Jim Brown

Actor, Producer, Professional football player
Considered by many to be the single greatest player in the history of football, Jim Brown left a record-breaking nine years with the Cleveland Browns at the peak of his abilities to become the strong and silent hero of ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1936 in St. Simons, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Playmakers of New Orleans 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

I Am Ali 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

New Jersey Turnpikes 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Youngstown Boys 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Glickman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2009 (Movie)

AmerIcan (Actor)

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Animal 2004 (Movie)

Berwell (Actor)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

Geronimo Armstrong (Actor)

Soul Food 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

O.J.: A Study in Black and White 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Jim Brown: All American 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Super Bowl XXXVI 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

George Foreman: Blow By Blow 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Indivisible 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Montezuma Monroe (Actor)

Between Brothers 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

He Got Game 1998 (Movie)

Spivey (Actor)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

of Butch Meathook (Voice)

Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

Byron Williams (Actor)

Original Gangstas 1996 (Movie)

Jake Trevor (Actor)

In This Corner... Boxing's Historic Battles 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The NFL at 75: An All-Star Celebration 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The Divine Enforcer 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twisted Justice 1990 (Movie)

Morris (Actor)

Crack House 1989 (Movie)

Steadman (Actor)

L.A. Heat 1989 (Movie)

Captain (Actor)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Slammer (Actor)

The Running Man 1987 (Movie)

Fireball (Actor)

Abducted 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Black Champions 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Lady Blue 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

One Down Two to Go 1981 (Movie)

J (Actor)

Pacific Inferno 1981 (Movie)

Clyde Preston (Actor)

Fingers 1978 (Movie)

Deems (Actor)

Kid Vengeance 1976 (Movie)

Isaac (Actor)

Adios Amigo 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mean Johnny Barrows 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Take a Hard Ride 1974 (Movie)

Pike (Actor)

I Escaped From Devil's Island 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three the Hard Way 1973 (Movie)

Jimmy Lait (Actor)

Slaughter's Big Rip-Off 1972 (Movie)

Slaughter (Actor)

The Slams 1972 (Movie)

Curtis Hook (Actor)

Black Gunn 1971 (Movie)

Gunn (Actor)

Slaughter 1971 (Movie)

Slaughter (Actor)

El Condor 1970 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

The Grasshopper 1970 (Movie)

Tommy Marcott (Actor)

100 Rifles 1969 (Movie)

Lyedecker (Actor)

Tick, Tick, Tick 1969 (Movie)

Jimmy Price (Actor)

Ice Station Zebra 1968 (Movie)

Capt Leslie Anders (Actor)

Riot 1968 (Movie)

Cully Briston (Actor)

The Split 1968 (Movie)

McClain (Actor)

The Dirty Dozen 1967 (Movie)

Robert Jefferson (Actor)

Rio Conchos 1964 (Movie)

Sgt Ben Franklyn (Actor)

Hammer, Slammer, and Slade (TV Show)

Actor

Unitas (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Richard Pryor Here and Now 1982 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pacific Inferno 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (1)

Biography

Considered by many to be the single greatest player in the history of football, Jim Brown left a record-breaking nine years with the Cleveland Browns at the peak of his abilities to become the strong and silent hero of numerous action films in the 1970s and 1980s, including "The Dirty Dozen" (1968), "Slaughter" (1972) and "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka" (1987). A fierce, unstoppable combatant on the football field, Brown's athleticism and confidence carried over to his movies, most notably the "blaxploitation" films like "Slaughter" and "Black Gunn" (1972), which minted him as an action hero for the African-American community. Brown served that demographic both on and off the screen through a variety of social programs of his own devising, including the Black Economic Union and the Amer-I-Can Program, which supported black businesses and ex-convicts looking to start their lives over. As a sports hero, screen icon and civil rights activist, Jim Brown led one of the most accomplished lives of the late 20th century.

Relationships

Monique Brown

Wife
born c. 1974

Aris Brown

Son
mother, Monique Brown

Sue Brown

Wife
married in 1959 divorced in 1972

Ola Ray

Companion
appeared in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video had brief relationship c. 1994-95

EDUCATION

Manhasset High School

Manhasset , New York

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York
was an all-American in both football and lacrosse and a letterman in basketball

Milestones

2004

Appeared in the comedy "She Hate Me" directed by Spike Lee

2002

Was subject of documentary "Jim Brown: All American", directed by Spike Lee; produced under auspices of HBO Sports; released theatrically in March

1999

Played a football coach in "Any Given Sunday"

1998

Acted in "He Got Game", directed by Spike Lee

1998

Provided character voice for one of the titular "Small Soldiers"

1996

Had featured role in "Original Gangstas"

1990

Played one of the three starring roles on the ABC action comedy pilot, "Hammer, Slammer and Slade"; series was not picked up by ABC

1986

First non-US feature credit, the Canadian-produced action film, "Abducted"

1985

TV-movie acting debut, "Lady Blue"

1983

Served as president of another Richard Pryor company, a film production unit entitled The Pryor Company; executive produced the in-concert comedy performance film, "Richard Pryor Here and Now"

1982

Returned to films in "One Down Two to Go"

1977

Last films for five years, "Fingers" and "Kid Vengeance"

1968

First received top billing in "The Riot" and "The Split"

1967

Began acting career in earnest with second film, "The Dirty Dozen"

1966

Retired from professional football

1964

Made film acting debut, "Rio Conchos"

1957

Played professional football with the Cleveland Browns

Served as president of Richard Pryor's company, Indigo Productions, in the early 1980s

First producing credit, executive producing "Pacific Inferno"

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with actor James Brown, who played leads in films during the 1940s or singer James Brown.

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Inducted into the Football Hall of Fame

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In January 2000, Brown was sentenced to six months in prison for refusing to undergo domestic violence counseling stemming from an incident involving the vandalizing of his wife's car.

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