Rob Brown

Actor
Actor Rob Brown burst onto the scene in a major way in 2000. He found a flyer at his school asking for extras for an upcoming movie. When he went to try out he found himself landing a starring role playing a young ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1984 in Harlem, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (11)

Blindspot 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Activities 2015 (Movie)

Bryce (Actor)

The Orphan King 2014 (Movie)

Tye (Actor)

Tremé 2009 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Don Jon 2013 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Isaac "Eyeball" Butler (Actor)

The Express 2008 (Movie)

Ernie Davis (Actor)

Live! 2006 (Movie)

Byron (Actor)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

Rock (Actor)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

Kenyon Stone (Actor)

Finding Forrester 2000 (Movie)

Jamal Wallace (Actor)

Biography

Actor Rob Brown burst onto the scene in a major way in 2000. He found a flyer at his school asking for extras for an upcoming movie. When he went to try out he found himself landing a starring role playing a young writing prodigy, alongside Sean Connery, in the Gus Van Sant film"Finding Forrester." His next acting role came along in the 2005 basketball film "Coach Carter," where he once again had a lead role playing a high school basketball star. In 2006, he appeared alongside Antonio Banderas in the film "Take the Lead," which was based on a true story about a dance teacher who takes some difficult troublemakers under his wing to teach them to dance and help improve their lives. In 2007, he got away from the troubled teen roles, when he appeared in the mockumentary "Live!," about a reality program where the contestants play a game of Russian roulette. Following this performance he went on to appear in the 2008 war drama "Stop-Loss" and to star in another sports film, 2008's "The Express," where he drew on his experience as a college football player to play Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy. 2010 marked his first foray into television, when he took on a regular role as a trumpet player in the New Orleans-based drama "Treme."

EDUCATION

Poly Prep Country Day School

Brooklyn , New York 2002

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts
Played football

Milestones

2010

Cast as Delmond Lambreaux in HBO's post-Katrina New Orleans series "Treme"

2008

Co-starred in the Iraq war drama "Stop-Loss"

2008

Portrayed Ernie Davis, the first African American Heisman Trophy winner, in "The Express"

2006

Co-starred with Antonio Banderas in "Take the Lead"

2005

Played a leading role, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, in "Coach Carter"

2000

Made his film debut playing the lead role, opposite Sean Connery, in "Finding Forrester"

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