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Roscoe Lee Browne

Highest Rated:   97% Babe (1995)
Lowest Rated:   2% Epic Movie (2007)
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Birthplace:   Woodbury, New Jersey, USA
Roscoe Lee Browne was already an internationally famous track star when he attended Vermont's Middlebury College and Columbia University. Browne taught comparative literature and French at Pennsylvania's Lincoln University before turning to acting in 1956. Refusing to limit himself to the subservient roles generally assigned to black actors in the 1950s, Browne established himself in the classics, beginning with his inaugural stage appearance in a New York Shakespeare Festival staging of Julius Caesar. He later appeared in such highly regarded New York theatrical productions as The Blacks and Brecht on Brecht. From his first film appearance in Shirley Clarke's The Connection (1962) onward, Browne projected a commanding, authoritative presence, even when playing "hired help" characters like camp cook Jedediah Nightlinger in The Cowboys (1972). His series-TV credits include the roles of Saunders on Soap (1980-1981 season) and Rosemont on Falcon Crest (1988-1989 season). Having never let a year go by without at least one theatrical engagement, Browne won a Tony award for his work in the 1992 production 2 Trains Running. Outside of his performing activities, Roscoe Lee Browne is an accomplished poet, short-story author, playwright, director, and musical arranger.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Actor
2010
66% Smiley Face
  • Roscoe Lee Browne
2007
2% Epic Movie
  • Narrator
$39.7M 2007
11% Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
  • the NarratorNarrator
$28.3M 2006
No Score Yet July '64
  • Narrator
2006
No Score Yet King
  • Actor
$0.2M 2006
No Score Yet Unknown Powers
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Miracle Healers
  • Actor
2005
69% Treasure Planet
  • Mr. Arrow
$38.2M 2002
No Score Yet Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Unchained Memories: Slave Narratives
  • Actor
2002
71% Hamlet
  • Polonius
2000
No Score Yet The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet The Premonition
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Morgan's Ferry
  • Pebo
1999
62% Babe: Pig in the City
  • Narrator
1998
43% Judas Kiss
  • Chief
1998
No Score Yet Forest Warrior
  • Clovis
1996
12% Dear God
  • Idris Abraham
1996
17% The Pompatus of Love
  • Leonard Folder
1996
No Score Yet Galapagos: Beyond Darwin
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Boston Kickout
  • Thug
1995
64% Last Summer in the Hamptons
  • Freddy
1995
97% Babe
  • Narrator
1995
No Score Yet Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X
  • Narrator
1995
42% Naked in New York
  • Mr. Reid
1994
No Score Yet You Must Remember This
  • Buck
1992
No Score Yet Eddie Presley
  • Doc
1992
83% The Mambo Kings
  • Fernando Perez
1992
No Score Yet Count Basie: Swingin' the Blues
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Gordon Parks: "Visions"
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Night Angel
  • Narrator
1990
No Score Yet Moon 44
  • Chairman
1990
44% Oliver & Company
  • Francis
1988
28% Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Archer Lincoln
1986
47% Legal Eagles
  • Judge Dawkins
1986
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers
  • Gloster Current
1983
No Score Yet Haunting of Harrington House
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Nothing Personal
  • Paxton
1980
88% Twilight's Last Gleaming
  • Forrest
1977
68% Logan's Run
  • Box
1976
71% Uptown Saturday Night
  • Congressman Lincoln
1974
No Score Yet The World's Greatest Athlete
  • Gazenga
1973
No Score Yet Superfly T.N.T.
  • Dr. Lamine Sanko
1973
No Score Yet Cisco Pike
  • Music Store Owner
1972
75% The Cowboys
  • Jebediah Nightlinger
1972
No Score Yet The Liberation of L.B. Jones
  • Lord Byron Jones
1970
64% Topaz
  • Philippe Dubois
1969
No Score Yet Me and My Brother
  • Photographer
1969
No Score Yet Up Tight!
  • Clarence
1968
27% The Comedians
  • Petit Pierre
1967
No Score Yet Black like Me
  • Christopher
1964
93% The Connection
  • J.J. Burden
1961
No Score Yet Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
  • Narrator
  • 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Linus
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Aaron Miller Balewa Sir Idris Balewa
  • 2003
  • 1992
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Rev. Matthew Lynn
  • 1999

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