Jim Brown

Jim Brown

  • Highest Rated: 95% Sing Your Song (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 19% She Hate Me (2004)
  • Birthday: Feb 17, 1936
  • Birthplace: St. Simons Island, Georgia, USA
  • Born in Georgia and raised in a black Long Island ghetto, Jim Brown distinguished himself in high school athletics. Recruited from Syracuse University, Brown was signed with the Cleveland Browns in 1957, remaining with that organization as star fullback for ten years. Breaking any number of NFL records, Brown was named Rookie of the Year in 1958 and Player of the Year in 1960; he played in every Pro Bowl game from 1958 through 1965, and in 1971 was elected to the Football Hall of Fame. While still with Cleveland, Brown made his film debut in the 1963 Western Rio Conchos, an event deemed worthy of a four-page color spread in Life magazine. He became a full-time actor upon his retirement from the NFL in 1967, co-starring that year in The Dirty Dozen. Though he had trepidation about the climactic scene in which he blew dozens of helpless Nazi officers and their sweethearts to bits with hand grenades, it was this uncompromising sequence that truly "socked" Brown over with the audience. He rapidly rose to leading roles in such actioners as Ice Station Zebra (1968) and 100 Rifles (1969); in the latter film, he stirred up controversy by sharing several steamy scenes with white actress Raquel Welch. Brown also headlined the above-average crime capers Kenner (1969) and Black Gunn (1972) as well as the ultraviolent Slaughter series. He cut down on his film appearances in the late '70s, devoting most of his time to his many civic activities and business concerns; during this period, he also founded the Black Economic Union. After several years' absence from the screen, Jim Brown co-starred with fellow blaxploitation icons Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree in the delightfully "retro" action-fest Original Gangstas (1996).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

86% Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation Actor 2017
No Score Yet Free to Rock Director Producer Screenwriter 2017
No Score Yet The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End Director 2016
61% I Am Ali Actor $4.7K 2014
59% Draft Day Himself $21.2M 2014
No Score Yet Killing American Style Lt. Sunset 2014
No Score Yet A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia Director 2014
No Score Yet Sir Ivan: I Am Peaceman Director 2013
95% Sing Your Song Producer $48.2K 2012
61% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Actor $22.4K 2010
76% Crips and Bloods: Made in America Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Black Candle Actor 2008
No Score Yet Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing an Independent Black Cinema Actor 2008
95% Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Producer Director 2007
65% The Outsider Actor 2006
No Score Yet Animal Berwell 2005
19% She Hate Me Geronimo Armstrong $81.9K 2004
No Score Yet Sucker Free City Don Strickland 2004
No Score Yet South Central's Finest: Raw from L.A. Actor 2003
No Score Yet Harry Belafonte: An Evening With Harry Belafonte & Friends Director 2003
No Score Yet Adios Amigo Actor 2003
57% Jim Brown: All-American Himself 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Actor 2002
No Score Yet On the Edge Chad Grant 2000
52% Any Given Sunday Montezuma Monroe 1999
48% Small Soldiers Butch Meathook 1998
81% He Got Game Spivey 1998
53% Mars Attacks! Byron Williams 1996
53% Original Gangstas Jake Trevor 1996
No Score Yet Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia Concert Producer 1991
No Score Yet The Black Candle Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Divine Enforcer Actor 1991
No Score Yet Twisted Justice Morris 1990
No Score Yet In the Hank Williams Tradition Director 1990
No Score Yet Crack House Steadman 1989
No Score Yet L.A. Vice Actor 1989
64% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Slammer 1988
No Score Yet L.A. Heat Captain 1988
No Score Yet Abducted (Abduction) Actor 1986
No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' Director 1985
No Score Yet Pacific Inferno Clyde Preston Producer 1985
83% Richard Pryor Here and Now Executive Producer 1983
33% Doctor Detroit Himself 1983
No Score Yet One Down, Two to Go J 1982
No Score Yet The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time! Director 1982
No Score Yet Pacific Inferno Actor 1979
83% Fingers Deems 1978
No Score Yet Take a Hard Ride (Kid Vengeance) Pike 1977
No Score Yet Kid Vengeance Isaac 1977
No Score Yet Superbug Rides Again Actor 1975
No Score Yet Mean Johnny Barrows Actor 1975
No Score Yet Three the Hard Way Jimmy Lait 1974
No Score Yet The Slams Curtis Hook 1973
No Score Yet I Escaped from Devil's Island Le Bras 1973
No Score Yet Slaughter's Big Rip-Off Slaughter 1973
No Score Yet Black Gunn Gunn 1972
No Score Yet Slaughter Slaughter 1972
No Score Yet El Condor Luke 1970
No Score Yet Tick...Tick...Tick... Jimmy Price 1970
No Score Yet The Grasshopper Tommy Marcott 1970
No Score Yet Riot Cully Briston 1969
No Score Yet 100 Rifles Lyedecker 1969
No Score Yet Kenner Actor 1969
No Score Yet The Split McClain 1968
43% Ice Station Zebra Capt. Leslie Anders 1968
67% The Mercenaries (Dark of the Sun) Ruffo 1968
88% The Dirty Dozen Robert Jefferson 1967
50% Rio Conchos Sgt. Franklyn 1964

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet POV
1988
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Producer Director
  • 2016
  • 2008
No Score Yet Ball Boys
2012
Appearing Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Soul Food
2000-2004
Willie White
  • 2004
62% Arli$$
1996-2002
Himself
  • 2000
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Jim Brown
  • 1997
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Warren Brille
  • 1988
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Steamroller
  • 1986
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
C.J. Jackson
  • 1984
  • 1982
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Romo Jim
  • 1983
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1972

QUOTES FROM Jim Brown CHARACTERS

Amber Mendez
They were last season's winners!
Fireball Stalker
No, last season's losers.