Charlie Murphy hit the comedy scene in 2003 in a huge way with his weekly cameo appearances on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show." During the second season, Murphy became a breakout stary with his outrageously autobiographical sketches called, "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories." The segments describe his experiences working as a body guard for his famous brother, Eddie Murphy and his encounters with celebrities during the 80's, including 'the crazy adventure of Kung Fu fighting' with Rick James and playing basketball with Prince.
Charlie has also achieved success in Hollywood as a screenwriter for the 1995 Wes Craven film "Vampire in Brooklyn with Eddie Murphy and in 2002, he co-wrote and acted in "Paper Soldiers," starring rappers Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek. Murphy's acting career began in 1989 in the movie "Harlem Nights" opposite Richard Pryor. In 1990, Murphy played the character "Eggy" in Spike Lee's film "Mo' Betta Blues" which starred Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes. He teamed up with Spike Lee again to do "Jungle Fever" as the character "Livin' Large," alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and Wesley Snipes.
In 2005 Charlie Murphy returned to the big screen in the 1970ish comedy "Roll Bounce" with Bow Wow. In the spring of 2//7, Murphy had supporting roles in two movies. He played the cab driver in "Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller and once again worked with his brother Eddie in the comedy "Norbit".
He is also the new host of BET's controversial summer show "We Got to Do Better," originally known as "Hot Ghetto Mess."
Added by lukwam on September 9, 2007