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Rob Brown (VI)

Highest Rated:   81% Don Jon (2013)
Lowest Rated:   44% Live! (2007)
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Birthplace:   Harlem, New York, USA
Born in 1984, genial actor Rob Brown instantly bypassed bit parts and supporting roles in features by debuting with a lead in a Hollywood A-lister. In 2000, Brown took his first screen bow as Jamal Wallace, a young African-American basketball player with more than a passing flair for writing who develops a surprising friendship with a crusty, agoraphobic novelist (Sean Connery) in Gus Van Sant's gentle coming-of-age drama Finding Forrester. It marked an auspicious beginning to a promising career, and an unpredictable one. With absolutely no formal acting experience, Brown attended the audition with plans to try out as an extra (allegedly because he simply wanted extra money to pay his cell phone bill) and scored the lead. In the process, the neophyte thespian beat out thousands of young hopefuls and prompted Van Sant to later reflect, "[Brown] handled himself so beautifully that I'm not sure how he did it with no previous acting experience -- not even a lesson. We were all amazed." Brown waited five years to tackle another effort on-camera, and in the interim finished his own tenure at preparatory school in Manhattan. His sophomore outing, the gentle, sports-themed inspirational drama Coach Carter (2005), earned favorable if not unanimously positive reviews, and teamed him up with Samuel L. Jackson. Two additional features, Liz Friedlander's urban dance drama Take the Lead (2006) and Gary Fleder's period sports drama The Express (2008), both recalled Forrester with their similar tales of underdogs who far surpass the expectations thrust onto them thanks to the guidance of a visionary mentor. In 2008, Brown also appeared in Kimberly Peirce's Iraq War drama Stop-Loss in the supporiting role of Isaac "Eyeball" Butler.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% Criminal Activities
  • Bryce
2015
No Score Yet Salvation
  • Miles Strickland
2015
81% Don Jon
  • Bobby
2013
61% The Express
  • Ernie Davis
$9.6M 2008
64% Stop-Loss
  • Isaac "Eyeball" Butler
$10.8M 2008
44% Live!
  • Byron
2007
44% Take the Lead
  • Rock
$34.8M 2006
No Score Yet Headfirst: A Year in the Life of the Surf
  • Actor
2006
65% Coach Carter
  • Kenyon Stone
$67.2M 2005
No Score Yet The Orphan King
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Inside Out in the Open
  • Actor
2001
74% Finding Forrester
  • Jamal Wallace
$51.4M 2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
44% Shooter
2016
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2016
67% Blindspot
2015
  • Edgar Reed Edgar Reade
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
98% Treme
2010-2013
  • Delmond Lambreaux
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Treme
  • Delmond Lambreaux

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