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."