J. Anthony Brown

James Anthony Brown is an American comedian, actor and radio personality.

He received the Peabody Award and the NAACP Image Award.

Date of birth

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Early life

He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.


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Net worth

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Career and Education

He is a writer and actor, known for xXx┬▓: The Next Level (2005), Drumline (2002) and Think Like a Man (2012).

Brown started his career in Atlanta, Georgia, after relocating there from his home in South Carolina almost thirty years ago.Having attended Denmark Technical College, an HBCU in Denmark, South Carolina, Brown is a tailor by trade and aspired to be a clothing designer before putting together a comedy routine after entering a local 'gong show' contest in a local nightclub, Mr. V's Figure Eight. Invited back to host on a regular basis, Brown became a fixture, performing there for the next two years.

He left Atlanta for Los Angeles, California, in 1989 to pursue work in television, quickly finding a job as a staff writer for the nationally syndicated, late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show.

After five years, Brown found other writing assignments for such sitcoms as The Parenthood and Me and the Boys.

He has performed on Vibe, Def Comedy JamIt's Showtime at the ApolloAn Evening at the Improv and The Oprah Winfrey Show, and had recurring roles on MoeshaLiving Single and The Parenthood, as well as guest spots on The Parkers and Sparks.

His motion picture work includes roles in Def Jam's How to Be a Player, Pay the Price, Drumline and Mr. 3000. He has also warmed up audiences at the tapings of MartinSister, SisterRoc and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.

From 1996 until November 25, 2016, Brown appeared on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, a nationwide radio show broadcast from Dallas, Texas.

Brown is currently on the national radio show The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

Brown was awarded a NAACP Image Award and Peabody Award in 1993 for his contribution to reconstruction after the 1992 LA uprising.

Brown is working as executive producer for an upcoming reality competition TV show

In February 2020, it was announced that Brown is cast in Tyler Perry's Assisted Living which aired on BET on September 2, 2020. 

Other Ventures

Brown was initiated into Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, Eta Beta Sigma alumni chapter in Nashville. He is the owner of the J. Anthony Brown Collection, The J. Spot Clothing Store, and The J. Anthony Brown Comedy Store in Los Angeles, California.

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J. Anthony Brown
First Name James Anthony
Surname Brown
Home City Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
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