Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Highest Rated: 81% Jungle Fever (1991)

Lowest Rated: 2% King's Ransom (2005)

Birthday: Jul 12, 1959

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 was 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 was 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. He had his own comedy series, Charlie Murphy's Crash Comedy, on the Crackle network in 2009 and continued working in both television and film. Murphy died in 2017, at age 57.

Highest Rated Movies



17% Meet the Blacks Key Flo 2016
No Score Yet More Money, More Family Key Flo 2015
No Score Yet Moving Day Actor 2012
35% Lottery Ticket Semaj $24.8M 2010
14% 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 Living Legends of Comedy: Real Talk Actor 2008
No Score Yet Pauly Shore's Natural Born Komics Actor 2008
17% The Perfect Holiday J-Jizzy $5.9M 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
No Score Yet Beef IV Narrator 2007
43% Night at the Museum Taxi Driver $249.4M 2006
65% Roll Bounce Victor $17.4M 2005
2% King's Ransom Herb Clarke $4M 2005
47% Death of a Dynasty Dick James/Dukey Man/Sock Head 2003
No Score Yet Paper Soldiers Screenwriter Johnson 2002
31% The Players Club Brooklyn 1998
17% The Pompatus of Love Saxaphone Man 1996
10% Vampire in Brooklyn Screenwriter 1995
55% CB4 Gusto 1993
81% Jungle Fever Livin' Large 1991
No Score Yet The Kid Who Loved Christmas Actor 1990
73% Mo' Better Blues Eggy 1990
21% Harlem Nights Jimmy 1989


No Score Yet Black Jesus
Victor "Vic" Hargrove 2019
No Score Yet Who Gets the Last Laugh?
Appearing 2013
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
54% The Boondocks
Voice 2008
No Score Yet One on One
Larry Eldridge 2004
96% Chappelle's Show


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