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Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (born on July 12, 1959 in New York, NY) is an American actor, comedian, and writer, best known for his role on the sketch-comedy series, Chappelle's Show. He is the older brother of famed actor and comedian Eddie Murphy.
Murphy was born in Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Lillian, was a telephone operator, and his father, Charles Edward Murphy, was a transit police officer, and amateur comedian. Murphy's father left the family and was later stabbed to death. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Vernon Lynch, and he is the brother of actor/comedian Eddie Murphy and half brother of Vernon Lynch Jr. He served in the United States Navy until 1984. Murphy currently resides in Tewksbury Township, NJ.
Murphy achieved fame as a recurring performer on Chappelle's Show, particularly in the Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories sketches. In these, Murphy recounts his misadventures as part of his brother Eddie's entourage, including encounters with various celebrities such as Rick James and Prince.
After Chappelle's Show host Dave Chappelle left the show, Murphy and Donnell Rawlings hosted the "lost episodes" compiled from sketches produced before