Charlie Murphy (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Charlie Murphy Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 98 kg
Date of Birth July 12, 1959
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Died April 12, 2017

Charlie Murphy was an American comedian and actor who was best known to be the older brother of veteran comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Besides that, Charlie was also known for his contribution as a writer and for being a member of the cast of Chappelle’s Show and Black Jesus.

Born Name

Charles Quinton Murphy

Nick Name

Charlie, Omar

Charlie Murphy as seen in a picture taken at an event to promote his book The Making of a Stand Up Guy in December 2009
Charlie Murphy as seen in a picture taken at an event to promote his book The Making of a Stand Up Guy in December 2009 (Timothy M. Moore / Flickr / CC BY 3.0)

Age

He was born on July 12, 1959.

Died

Charlie died on April 12, 2017, at the age of 57, in New York City, New York, the United States due to leukemia.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Occupation

Actor

Family

  • Father – Charles Edward Murphy (Transit Police Officer, Part-time Actor, Comedian)
  • Mother – Lillian Murphy (Telephone Operator)
  • SiblingsEddie Murphy (Older Brother) (Comedian, Actor, Singer)
  • Others – Vernon Lynch (Step-Brother) (Producer, Writer), Nicole Mitchell Murphy (Ex-Sister In-Law) (Actress), Ray Murphy Jr. (Cousin Brother) (Producer), Uncle Ray Murphy (Uncle) (Actor)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

98 kg or 216 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Charlie’s named had been linked to –

  1. Tisha Taylor Murphy (1997-2009) – Tisha and Charlie were married to one another from 1997 to 2009. However, Tisha’s life came to an untimely end in December 2009, due to cervical cancer.
Charlie Murphy as seen in a picture taken with his brother Eddie Murphy in the past
Charlie Murphy as seen in a picture taken with his brother Eddie Murphy in the past (New York Times)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thin eyebrows
  • Sported a boxed shaped beard
  • Nubian nose shape

Charlie Murphy Facts

  1. He was brought up in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
  2. Charlie’s mother worked as a telephone operator and his father was a transit police officer. However, he passed away in 1969.
  3. He was a teenager when he was arrested and sent to prison for 10 months. He was released in 1978.
  4. The day he was released from prison, Charlie applied to the United States Navy and served in the navy for 6 years as a boiler technician.
  5. He was part of the hip hop group K-9 Posse and worked as a songwriter and executive producer. Charlie also wrote the song Somebody’s Brother and Say Who Say What.
  6. Murphy used to practice karate.
  7. He made his first TV show appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1984.
  8. Charlie got his nickname “Omar” during his teenage years.
  9. He was part of a street gang during his early life.

Featured Image By Timothy M. Moore / Flickr / CC BY 3.0

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