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Meet the Browns (TV Series –) cast and crew credits, including actors, Vera Brown 5 episodes, . Hispanic Man 1 episode, Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns with exclusive news, pictures, Tamela Mann Cora Brown Tory O. Davis Man. Meet the Browns is a play written by Tyler Perry in In it, Cora (Madea's daughter) and Mr. She tells them that she is pregnant and the father is a married man. . David Mann and Tamela Mann, stars in the stage play's spin-off Meet the Browns, where Brown opens up his father's home and turn it into a retirement.
At the end of Season 1, Brianne Gould left the series for undisclosed reasons and Logan Browning took over the role from the beginning of Season 2. Gunnar Washington as Joaquin Ortiz: Joaquin is Brianna's year-old brother. As the siblings are veterans of the foster care system, Joaquin in particular is very anxious to find a good home and feel settled. He and Brianna have their moments of discord, but mainly they look after each other.
Overall, he just wants to be loved. Vaughn as Renee LaToya Smith: A nurse at the hospital where Will, Sasha, Brown, and Derek work. She also appears as a close best friend and confidentae to Sasha, despite the two constantly butting heads at work.
She considers herself as part ghetto. Renee was a recurring character in Season 3 who became a regular in Season 4. She claims to have four kids. Recurring characters Robert Ri'chard as Derek Porter: A Dominican frat student who lives next door to Brown Meadows and often helps out there, in between masterminding or participating in Brown's antics. He made his debut in Season 3 and has been a recurring character throughout the series' run.
Jenifer Lewis as Vera Brown: Brown's younger sister and Will's mother. Vera means well but she is a loud, controlling alcoholic who spoils Will and subtly despises Sasha. She appeared with Mr.
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Brown, Cora, and Will in the Meet the Browns feature film. In one episode, Vera and Brown have an argument and Vera says, "I'm about to be an only child," which indicates that their brother LB does not exist in the television universe or may be a non-canonical reference, to the fact that Mr.
Brown has mentioned LB in the series. Tasha Smith as Tanya Ortiz: Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, who only wants them back for money. She is either in denial or simply ignoring the fact that one of her former boyfriends molested Brianna.
She serves as a major antagonist to the series during her first few appearances, but during her later appearances, she becomes less of an antagonist when she improves on being a better mother to Joaquin and Brianna and helps Cora with some of the household chores when she spends a couple of nights there. She also tries hitting on Will, while he and Sasha go through some marriage issues. After Brianna gave her a makeover for her date, she has not been seen or mentioned since.
Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Karen: The Colonel's pushy daughter. She was estranged from her father when she put him in a nursing home after the death of her mother.
The two eventually reconciled.
Ciara Wilson as Simone Taylor: Brianna's dimwitted, somewhat childish best friend who became pregnant. She is similar to Mr.
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Courtney Gray as Jamal: Brianna's male best friend. In one episode, Brianna noticed that he'd been eating very frequently. Later, the Browns caught him stealing food from them. He is confronted by Brianna at school and he reveals that his parents recently split up, he stayed with his mother, who lost their house, and they'd been living in their van without food, so he began stealing food.
Bernard Jones as Milo: A detention-prone student at Cora's school. Jones as Gordon Bob: Cora's ex-love interest from college and the principal at her school. He still has feelings for her but can't get her to leave Reggie for him. Smith as Reggie Brooks: Cora's off-and-on boyfriend, the school's football coach.
He lives with his mother, Thelma. Laura Hayes as Mrs. Reggie's sometimes overbearing, sometimes caring, mother. In "The Cheating Liver", it is revealed that she has a crush on Mr. Brown and so on. Njema Williams as "Benny": A local bum who is usually hustling with or against Brown. Daisy is a former B-movie actress and "legend in her own mind"; she really misses her career. She has made a lot of money but she's frugal.The original cast of Meet the Browns
Whenever someone tries to talk to her about money or anything else she doesn't want to discuss, she "goes into character" to avoid the conversation. She will often act like she believes she is in Manhattan or Los Angeles, etc. She never married due to never finding anyone like her high school crush, but she has dated the best of them. In season 3, she moved to Palm Beach, Florida with her cousin Lorraine the late Rue McClanahan after she realized that she had Alzheimer's diseasebut she made a trip back to attend Edna and Colonel's Season 4 wedding.
Antonio Jaramillo as Jesus Hernandez: Jesus is a handyman who worked at Brown Meadows to save up for law school; in Season 3, Brown fired him to save money. When he comes back in Season 4 for Edna and Colonel's wedding, he claims that he has become a lawyer and is doing well. Arielle Vandenberg as London Sheraton: London is a very privileged celebrity who is famous for absolutely no reason.
Although she has no clue about hard work, she has to do community service at Brown Meadows, due to having several DUIs. She may appear dim, but at times she shows almost startling intelligence.
In Season 2, her family forces her to move after her probation, but she occasionally visits Brown Meadows, like for Edna and Colonel's Season 4 wedding.
The characters that cycle through the show are predictable caricatures, each person nothing more than an amplification of their most easily identifiable characteristic. Essentially, the humor is derived from the recognition of this overly dramatized type, as if the simple identification of a stereotype was in and of itself funny. It never challenges or surprises the audience, fusing two unexpected parts of your brain together in a flash of comedic genius, but chooses instead to lead you down the same trusted path that you've followed a million times before.
What we're actually served is something that looks like it could be a teaching implement for ESL students.
Simple and direct, it's vividly physical and easily understood by anybody. And if for some reason the humor eludes you, there is always an intrusive, almost insulting laugh track to point you in the right direction. The vibe is so familiar and safe that the studio audience erupts into delighted hoots and applause whenever a favorite appears on the set. That's all it takes to please this crowd, and the production team makes sure to ask nothing more from them than a surface reflex that's little more than an instinctive shudder.
There's never anything original about the characters, and this predictability is presumably the appealing foundation of the show. The Colonel will always have a gruff exterior and a mushy heart, Will and Sasha will always be bland role-models, so square as to feel written by some white guy trying to imagine the kind of black person that he doesn't actually believe exists and Joaquin will always be the cutely precocious foster-child who looks too much like a baby version of the Night Stalker, serial killer Richard Ramirez, for my taste who just needs some good direction.
No matter, they're just window dressing, anyway, for the show is all about David Mann, the lead actor who plays Leroy Brown. Employing a high-pitched voice and a slightly effeminate manner, Mann always plays the clown.
Integral to this is his wardrobe, which is always stretching to reach new levels of thrift store absurdity. Recently, I saw him clad in a now almost hip 's sweater, suspenders and the sort of pants you would have seen on Robin Williams back on Mork and Mindy.
A pageant of digressions, malapropisms, lame puns and shout-outs to the Lord, Brown is a kind of Speaking in Tongues version of Forrest Gump. But the really funny thing about this character, and I don't mean Ha-Ha funny, is that he's supposed to be in his mid 60's. To accommodate this fiction, they've given him a little grey goatee, but it looks like it was hastily dyed by a kid from the high school drama club.
Further, Mann looks just as strong as hell.
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His bald head, far from making him look aged or infirmed, makes him look like a bullet, and there's simply no mistaking the powerful build of the guy beneath the ridiculous, and ridiculously tight clothes he's made to wear.