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Charlie Murphy

Highest Rated:   81% Jungle Fever (1991)
Lowest Rated:   2% King's Ransom (2005)
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Birthplace:   New York City, New York, USA
Though he wouldn't enjoy a hint of his brother Eddie Murphy's mainstream and financial success until 2003, Charlie Murphy has been an active participant in a variety of films: sometimes as an actor, often as a writer, and occasionally as both. After offering small but indelible performances in Harlem Nights (1989) and Mo' Better Blues (1990), Murphy could be seen in the role of "Livin' Large" in Spike Lee's groundbreaking urban drama Jungle Fever. Despite the relative failure of Vampire in Brooklyn, which Murphy co-wrote, the young actor continued on with his career, and began to develop a devoted, if small, fan base. Ultimately, after more bit parts in African-American-oriented comedies (The Players Club [1998], The Pompatus of Love [1995]), Murphy got his big break as a writer and actor for Dave Chappelle's surprise TV hit Chappelle's Show. Though he is a key figure in many of the show's sketches, he gained the most notoriety for an allegedly true encounter involving Murphy and funk rocker Rick James.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% Meet the Blacks
  • Key Flo
2016
No Score Yet More Money, More Family
  • Key Flo
2015
No Score Yet Moving Day
  • Actor
2012
34% Lottery Ticket
  • Semaj
$24.8M 2010
13% Our Family Wedding
  • T.J.
$18.7M 2010
No Score Yet Freaknik: The Musical
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Frankenhood
  • Franklin
2009
No Score Yet Bar Starz
  • Clay the Doorman/Arnie
2008
No Score Yet Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics
  • Actor
2008
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • J-Jizzy
$5.8M 2007
No Score Yet Unearthed
  • Hank
2007
9% Norbit
  • Floyd the Dog
  • Screenwriter
$95.4M 2007
No Score Yet Universal Remote
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Three Days to Vegas
  • Andre
2007
43% Night at the Museum
  • Taxi Driver
$249.3M 2006
64% Roll Bounce
  • Victor
$17.4M 2005
2% King's Ransom
  • Herb Clarke
$4.0M 2005
47% Death of a Dynasty
  • Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head
2003
No Score Yet Paper Soldiers
  • Johnson
  • Screenwriter
2002
31% The Players Club
  • Brooklyn
1998
17% The Pompatus of Love
  • Saxaphone Man
1996
52% CB4
  • Gusto
1993
81% Jungle Fever
  • Livin' Large
1991
73% Mo' Better Blues
  • Eggy
1990
27% Harlem Nights
  • Jimmy
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% Black Jesus
2014-2015
  • Actor
  • 2015

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