Johnny Brown

Active - 1966 - 1998  |   Born - Jun 11, 1937 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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  • Began professional stage career in 1952 at a nightclub in Greenwich Village.
  • Originated the role of Ronnie in the 1964 Broadway musical Golden Boy
  • Made film debut in the 1966 drama A Man Called Adam.
  • Was a cast member on the 1969 CBS variety program The Leslie Uggams Show.
  • Starting in 1970, appeared on the NBC comedy series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In for two seasons.
  • Appeared alongside mentor Sammy Davis Jr.  in the 1975 variety program Sammy and Company.   
  • Played Nathan Bookman on the CBS comedy Good Times; appeared on the show from 1977 to the end of the series.