Johnny Brown

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 62
John Brown is an American actor and singer. Brown is a nightclub and stage performer as well as a comic actor, and a regular cast member of the television series Laugh-in. Brown is mostly remembered for his chubby physique, wide ingratiating smile, mobile facial expressions, and easy pleasant joking style. Brown is most famous, however, for his role... read more

John Brown is an American actor and singer. Brown is a nightclub and stage performer as well as a comic actor, and a regular cast member of the television series Laugh-in. Brown is mostly remembered for his chubby physique, wide ingratiating smile, mobile facial expressions, and easy pleasant joking style. Brown is most famous, however, for his role as building superintendent Nathan Bookman on the 1970s CBS sitcom, Good Times. Bookman was often the brunt of fat jokes via the show's main character J. J. Evans. Brown portrayed Bookman until the series was cancelled in 1979. Other television shows Brown has appeared on include The Flip Wilson Show, The Jeffersons, Family Matters, Sister, Sister, The Jamie Foxx Show and Martin. Brown also used to go to school with Walter Dean Myers when he lived in Harlem as a boy.

Born

Friday, 11 June 1937

Died

Wednesday, 02 March 2022

Actor Filmography

In Da Cut Granddad 2013
Steve Harvey Self 2012
Man in the Mirror Wallace Jones 2008
I'm Through with White Girls Sam Moore 2007
Everybody Hates Chris Preacher 2005
TV Land Confidential Self - Interviewee 2005
Baby Bob Eddie 2002
Town & Country Chauffeur 2001
The Parkers Man 1999
Jackie's Back! Reverend Eustace Barnett (Pastor, Kinloch Baptist Temple) / Rev. Eustace Barnett (Pastor, Kinloch Baptist Temple) 1999
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

In Da Cut Granddad 2013
Steve Harvey Self 2012
Man in the Mirror Wallace Jones 2008
I'm Through with White Girls Sam Moore 2007
Everybody Hates Chris Preacher 2005
TV Land Confidential Self - Interviewee 2005
Baby Bob Eddie 2002
Town & Country Chauffeur 2001
The Parkers Man 1999
Jackie's Back! Reverend Eustace Barnett (Pastor, Kinloch Baptist Temple) / Rev. Eustace Barnett (Pastor, Kinloch Baptist Temple) 1999
Life Blind Reverend Clay 1999
Cousin Skeeter Reverend Daniels 1998
Linc's Self 1998
The Jamie Foxx Show Mr. Hartnabrig 1996
Kenan & Kel Uncle Louie 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Himself 1996
The Parent 'Hood Mr. Jordan 1995
The Wayans Bros. Bookman, Maurice 1995
Touched by an Angel Johnny Brown 1994
On Our Own Mr. Terwilliger 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self - Good Times (archive footage) 1994
Sister, Sister Smitty 1994
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Mr. Martz 1992
Out All Night Man at Reunion 1992
Martin Chubby 1992
Family Matters Pastor Fuller 1989
227 Cab Driver / Fiat 1985
Moonlighting Sam the Piano Player 1985
Punky Brewster Chuck 1984
Alvin & the Chipmunks (voice) 1983
Hanky Panky Bus Driver 1982
Gimme a Break! Rev. Digby 1981
Body and Soul Sports Announcer #2 1981
Archie Bunker's Place Mr. Johnson 1979
Plastic Man (voice) 1979
The Wiz Aunt Em's Party 1978
The Jim Nabors Show Self 1978
Fantasy Island Fingers 1977
Monster Squad Dandy Andy 1976
The Lost Saucer Leading Citizen 1975
The Ghost Busters Fat Man 1975
Rhyme and Reason Self 1975
Sammy and Company Self 1975
The Jeffersons Johnny Moore 1975
Dinah! Self 1974
Chico and the Man Big Bernie 1974
Good Times Nathan Bookman 1974
Get Christie Love! 1974
Get Christie Love! Lab Expert 1974
Lotsa Luck! Ronnie 1973
Match Game 73 Himself - Panelist 1973
Baffle Self 1973
NBC Follies Self 1973
Maude The Salesman 1972
The Rookies Huggy Bear 1972
The Mouse Factory Self, Self - Host 1972
Flip Self 1970
The Out of Towners Waiter - Train / Waiter in Train 1970
Night Gallery Man with Stake (segment "How to Cure the Common Vampire") 1969
Love, American Style Gordon (segment "Love and the Baby"), Omar (segment "Love and Double Trouble") 1969
The Leslie Uggams Show Self 1969
Della Self 1969
Julia Eubie 1968
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Regular Performer 1967
A Man Called Adam Blind Les / Les 1966
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show Self 1966
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself, Himself - Guest 1962
The Merv Griffin Show Himself 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Vocalist 1961
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