Reb Brown

Reb Brown

Highest Rated: 67% Big Wednesday (1978)

Lowest Rated: 17% Yor, the Hunter From the Future (1983)

Birthday: Apr 29, 1948

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Despite earning some acclaim in dramatic roles, actor Reb Brown has the dubious distinction of being best remembered for a couple of critically bashed science fiction fantasy films that have developed modest cult status. After being spotted by a talent scout, Brown played a supporting role in his first feature, "Sssssss," the 1972 low-budget serpentine horror film featuring Strother Martin and Dirk Benedict. Guest spots on TV series followed, including a recurring run on the police drama "CHiPs," leading to a more visible part playing the famous patriotic Marvel superhero "Captain America" in two 1979 TV movies. In 1983, Brown landed his first big screen lead as the title character in the fantasy "Yor, the Hunter from the Future," which earned him a Razzie Award nomination for Worst New Star, though the film would go on to be a cult favorite. Brown worked next on more reputable films, first as a demolitions expert on a POW rescue mission led by Gene Hackman in "Uncommon Valor," and then as a serial killer defended in court by James Coburn in "Death of a Soldier." The critical acclaim he received for the latter role wouldn't come again for his subsequent action films, though the galactic adventure "Space Mutiny" would win a broader audience when subjected to jeers on an episode of "Mystery Science Theater 3000."

Highest rated movies

Big Wednesday
Uncommon Valor
Distant Thunder
Sssssss
Howling II ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf
Yor, the Hunter From the Future

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% Night Claws Sheriff Kelly (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cage II Scott (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet That's Action Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 22% Street Hunter Colonel Walsh (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 9% White Ghost Maj. Cross (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 40% Robowar Maj. Murphy Black (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 14% Mercenary Fighters D.J. Christian (Character) - 1988
43% 45% Distant Thunder Harvey Nitz (Character) $146.0K 1988
No Score Yet 13% Space Mutiny Dave Ryder (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 8% The Firing Line Mark Hardin (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 27% Cage Scott Monroe (Character) $430.9K 1988
No Score Yet 59% Strike Commando Sgt. Michael Ransom (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of a Soldier Pvt. Edward J. Leonski (Character) - 1986
31% 14% Howling II ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf Ben White (Character) - 1985
17% 46% Yor, the Hunter From the Future Yor (Character) - 1983
60% 61% Uncommon Valor Blaster (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood Brian Kilpatrick/Johnny Gems (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brave New World Henry (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 79% Captain America Captain America/Steve Rogers (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 77% Captain America II Captain America/Steve Rogers (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 59% Fast Break Bull (Character) - 1979
67% 87% Big Wednesday Enforcer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 11% Strange New World Sprang (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law Tommy Cicero (Character) - 1974
36% 25% Sssssss Steve Randall (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
87% 97% Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet 57% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
80% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life I.D. Checker (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Rebel E. Lee (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977