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, New York, and 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.[2] 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