Charles Quinton "Charlie" Murphy (born on July 12, 1959 in Long Island, New York) is an African-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.
After Chappelle's Show host Dave Chappelle left the show, Murphy and Donnell Rawlings hosted the "lost episodes" compiled from sketches produced before Chappelle's departure. In a radio interview, Charlie Murphy has stated that he will be starring in a new Comedy Central reality show with Rawlings. Murphy has done voiceovers for Budweiser radio commercials, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series The Boondocks and voiced a pimp named Jizzy-B in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game. Recently, Murphy provided the voice for Spock on the G4TV's Star Trek 2.0 shorts, and the dog in his younger brother Eddie's 2007 film, Norbit.
Charlie Murphy's new show, Hot Ghetto Mess, is based on the website of the same name. The show has already come under criticism for reportedly perpetuating black stereotypes, with advertisers State Farm Insurance Cos., and Home Depot pulling out before the scheduled debut on the BET network on July 25. The show will go on as planned with the name changed to We Got To Do Better.