Graham Brown

Graham Brown (October 24, 1924 – December 13, 2011) was an American actor best known for his work in theatre.

Born Robert E. Brown in New York City, he was a one-time boxer. He attended Howard University where he earned a BA in theater. He also studied method acting at the Actors Studio in New York. He began his career as a Shakespearean actor at Guthrie Theater where he appeared in productions such as Hamlet and Richard III. Brown was an original member of Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) and played in many NEC productions like: Malcochon by Derek Walcott, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men by Lonne Elder III, District Line and The River Niger both by Joseph A Walker. He was part of the original cast of controversial play Song of the Lusitanian Bogey by Peter Weiss which toured Europe and was subject to a riot in a London theatre in August 1968. Graham Brown was often cast as professional and/or highly educated people such as doctors and clergymen.

One of his best remembered roles was as “Jared Philibert”, the 50-year-old patriarch of a Caribbean-American family in Steve Carter’s critically acclaimed play, Nevis Mountain Dew. He originated the role in NEC’s Off-Broadway production and reprised the role in the West Coast premiere of the play. For the latter he received a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance.

Brown died on December 13, 2011 of pulmonary failure at the Lillian Booth Actors’ Fund Nursing Home. –Wikipedia

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Gilbeau 1975-76 Season