Georg Stanford Brown
Cuban-American Emmy winner Georg Stanford Brown began his career in the mid-1960s as a working actor, appearing on shows like the acclaimed crime dramas "Dragnet 1967" and "Judd for the Defense" until 1968 when he landed a minor role in the Steve McQueen Oscar-winning smash "Bullitt. " After a string of TV dramas like the Golden Globe-winning "Medical Center" and spy adventure "Mission: Impossible," Brown won the role of Officer Terry Webster on the hit cop series "The Rookies." The show lasted for four seasons, after which he portrayed Tom Harvey, the great-grandson of Kunta Kinte in the groundbreaking slavery-centric mini-series "Roots" in 1977 and in "Roots: The Next Generations" in 1979. Two years later, he had a major role in "Stir Crazy," the comedy smash starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. In 1985 he started working behind the camera, eventually directing several episodes of cop dramas like "Hill Street Blues" and "Cagney and Lacey," which won him his first Emmy for Best Directing. Brown went on to direct several TV movies throughout the 1990s and the first half of the 2000s, occasionally popping up in front of the camera on TV series like the family law drama "Judging Amy" and the female-driven medical drama "Strong Medicine." His most recent major role was as James Sutherland on "Nip/Tuck," a drama series created by Ryan Murphy that centers on two plastic surgeons the decadence that surrounds them.