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Vernon Lynch, Eddie and Charlie Murphy | Source: Getty Images
Vernon Lynch, Eddie and Charlie Murphy | Source: Getty Images

Vernon Lynch Is Eddie & Charlie Murphy's Half-Brother Who Found Himself in Hip-Hop

Kudzai Allan Chidamwoyo
Mar 12, 2023
08:42 A.M.

Brothers Eddie and the late Charlie Murphy made a name for themselves in the comedy industry, Charlie as a writer and actor and Eddie as an actor and singer. However, not many know of their half-brother, Vernon Lynch Jr.

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Vernon Jr. and the Murphy brothers are related through their mother, Lilian Murphy. Lillian was first married to Charlie and Eddie's father, Charles Edward Murphy, who passed away when the boys were still young. After his death, Lillian married Vernon Lynch Sr, and Vernon Jr. was born from that marriage.

Because his older brothers gained fame while still young, he was introduced to the entertainment industry early. However, he followed a different path from his brothers by pursuing music and establishing a music group in the 1980s.

Vernon Lynch and Lillian Murphy during 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1993 | Source: Getty Images

Vernon Lynch and Lillian Murphy during 7th Annual Soul Train Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on March 9, 1993 | Source: Getty Images

Unfortunately, his journey in the music world ended in the early 1990s. However, the dynamic Vernon Jr. expanded his business sphere by going into film and television production, eventually creating his own production company. Nowadays, he also manages his son's boxing career.

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Vernon Jr. Had a Hip-Hop Group

In the mid-1980s, Charlie encouraged Vernon Jr. to form a hip-hop group. The group would include Vernon Jr.'s friend Wardell Mahone and Charlie would work behind the scenes, despite his aspirations to be an artist.

Vernon Jr. took his brother's advice and formed the group K-9 Posse. The group was formed at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and recorded several songs. Charlie was even featured in their video for "This Beat Is Military."

However, the group did not last long, going out of business in the early 1990s. After the group folded, Vernon Jr. and Snr. went on to establish a branding and merchandising firm, which, among other things, controlled the rights to Eddie Murphy's brand.

K-9 Posse (Vernon Lynch Jr.; Wardell Mahone) on March 7, 1991, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

K-9 Posse (Vernon Lynch Jr.; Wardell Mahone) on March 7, 1991, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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Vernon Launched a Production Company in 2012

Vernon Jr. had had a passion for the film industry for a long time. In the 1990s, he expanded his horizons and got into writing. He wrote a movie called "Vampire in Brooklyn" with Eddie and Angela Bassett in leading roles. The black comedy film was released in 1995.

He was the executive producer of "The Making of Delirious: 25th Anniversary Special." The TV program, hosted by Byron Allen, is based on Eddie's Delirious comedy tour from 1998.

Fast forward to 2012, the ambitious Vernon Jr. launched Lynch-Dyson Entertainment. The production company was formed through a partnership between Vernon Jr. and Jeff Dyson. The company had many ventures, including the reality series "Hollywood Exes."

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The show featured the exes of several celebrities, including Will Smith, Jose Conseco, Prince, and R. Kelly. Eddie's ex-wife Nicole Murphy also appeared. Additionally, the company also produced "Flex & Shanice." It followed the lives of singer Shanice and actor Flex Alexander.

Vernon Is Now the Manager of His Boxer Son

Little information about Vernon Jr.'s private life is available, including his wife and how many children he has. Nevertheless, he has a son named Brandyn, who is making a name for himself in the boxing ring.

Brandyn's rise to prominence has motivated his father to become his manager and help his son establish a great career. Vernon Jr. also doubles as Brandyn's coach.

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The duo has already witnessed success in the ring. In August 2021, Brandyn won a belt by KO in a competition graced by boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, a winner of world titles in five divisions. Brandyn, nicknamed "Bad News," has a record of 12 wins--12 of them by knockout--one draw, and one loss.

In 2022, Vernon Jr. announced that Brandyn would fight on the undercard at the ShowTime/Premier Boxing Championship. The event was hosted at Dignity Health Sports Arena in Carson, California. Brandyn is a hard worker and exceptionally dedicated to achieving big things.

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