Roscoe Lee Browne

Roscoe Lee Browne

Highest Rated: 95% The Connection (1961)

Lowest Rated: 12% Dear God (1996)

Birthday: May 02, 1925

Birthplace: Woodbury, New Jersey, USA

With his commanding, mellifluous voice, actor of stage, film and television, Roscoe Lee Browne could easily have made a living as a dignified announcer and narrator. An entire generation of audiences would remember his touching narration of the feature film, "Babe," but his sly comic timing brought him a wealth of comedic roles as well, including the acerbic butler Saunders on the edgy sitcom, "Soap" and the sly Professor Foster on the seminal eighties sitcom, "The Cosby Show." Browne was also recognized for advancing the presence of African-Americans on the stage, with roles in the New York Shakespeare Festival as early as 1956. A well-rounded man, he was also an instructor of literature and French, as well as a gifted athlete, winning the 1951 world championship in the 800-yard run. An inspiration to countless actors over the decades, this true Renaissance man elevated all projects he was involved in, whether big and small.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 44% Smiley Face Self $8.8K 2007
69% 72% Treasure Planet Mr. Arrow (Voice) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
70% No Score Yet Hamlet Polonius (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 52% Morgan's Ferry Peabo (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 25% The Premonition Sebastian Allgood (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 47% Forest Warrior Clovis Madison (Character) - 1996
12% 28% Dear God Idris Abraham (Character) $7.1M 1996
17% 23% The Pompatus of Love Leonard Folder (Character) $37.6K 1995
64% 47% Last Summer in the Hamptons Freddy (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 50% Eddie Presley Doc (Character) - 1993
81% 69% The Mambo Kings Fernando Perez (Character) $6.5M 1992
No Score Yet 72% Columbo: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo Dr. Steadman (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stuck With Each Other Calhearn (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady in a Corner Omar DeLacy (Character) - 1989
50% 62% Oliver & Company Francis (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet PowerMasters Unknown (Voice) - 1987
29% 58% Jumpin' Jack Flash Archer Lincoln (Character) $24.5M 1986
44% 32% Legal Eagles Judge Dawkins (Character) $47.2M 1986
No Score Yet 75% For Us, the Living: The Medgar Evers Story Gloster Current (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 50% Nothing Personal Paxton (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is Everybody Happy but Me? Unknown (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Scorpion Dr. Cresus (Character) - 1978
62% 67% Logan's Run Box (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Rip-Off Silky Gideon Gibbs (Character) - 1975
67% 81% Uptown Saturday Night Congressman Lincoln (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rex Harrison Presents Stories of Love Mr. Secretary (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 34% The World's Greatest Athlete Gazenga (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 20% Superfly T.N.T. Dr. Lamine Sonko (Character) - 1973
79% 88% The Cowboys Jebediah Nightlinger (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 62% Cisco Pike Music Store Owner (Character) - 1971
67% 83% The Liberation of L.B. Jones L.B. Jones (Character) - 1970
69% 36% Topaz Philippe Dubois (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 83% Uptight Clarence (Character) - 1968
27% 49% The Comedians Petit Pierre (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 79% Black Like Me Christopher (Character) - 1964
95% 81% The Connection J. J. Burden (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Linus (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 1992
90% 96% The Shield Bryce Wyms (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 82% ER Rev. Matthew Lynn (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kirk Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The John Larroquette Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Falcon Crest Rosemont (Character) 1981-1990
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Dr. Steadman (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Dr. Hudsbeth (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soap Unknown (Character) 1980-1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Unknown (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Charlie Evans Jeffers (Guest Star) 1975
55% No Score Yet Planet of the Apes Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Times Reverend Sam (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1972-1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Yale Courtland Dancy (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Dr. Andrew Josephus (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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