Marcus Brown (Marcus Marcelus Brown)
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BiographyRockford, Illinois, USA
At 6' 6", 255lbs with a silky smooth, bass-baritone voice, Actor Marcus Brown commands your attention when he steps into any audition. His tall stature and masculine presence alone evokes Hollywood's never-ending search for the next leading male action hero, athletic super-star or romantic comedy love interest. Born on the West End of Rockford, IL, Brown moved to Los Angeles in 1987. During his early years, while watching television sitcoms, he told his parents, "I can do that... Read more... "day of their meeting. The following day, not yet a member of the Screen Actor's Union, he booked his first TV show, on the Fox Network, police drama, "DEA". After his short stint with his first talent agency, Marcus made his move to the 45 year old industry powerhouse of Cunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty (CESD), theatrical, commercial and voice over divisions. He's honed his acting skills under the tutelage of theatrical, Scene Study Coaches Kevin McDermott, Annette Cardona, Adam Keefe, and Cold Reading Coach Joey Paul. Throughout the 17 years at CESD, his agents booked him for guest and feature roles on many of the award-winning, prime time family sitcoms, action, mystery and crime dramas, along with motion picture theatrical releases. Though not a household name, Marcus Brown's body of work mirrors that of a who's who of hit advertising, television & film production credits: Commercials: Known for his comedic construction worker role, in the now classic hit Super Bowl Subway commercial, McDonald's, 7Up, and Budlight; Television: ABC's "Modern Family", Picture Day Prod., 20th. Century Fox, CBS's "CSI: Miami", Executive Producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Anthony Zuiker, Paramount, "Sister Sister" DePasse Ent., Paramount, Fox Television's "24" Imagine Ent., 20th. Century Fox, "Dragnet" DiNovi Pictures, Universal, "The George Lopez Show", Warner Bros. Television, "NYPD Blue", Steve Bochco Productions, Fox Television, ABC's "Rodney", Touchstone Television, "Monk", NBC/Universal, CBS's "The Game", Grammnet Prod., Paramount, "ER", John Wells Prod., Amblin Ent., "In Plain Sight", Universal Cable Prod., "Eli Stone", After Portsmouth Prod., Berlanti Television, CBS's "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigation Services" Belisarius Productions, Paramount; Feature Films: In order for Marcus to land his very first feature film role in, "New Jersey Turnpikes" (Dir., Brian Buckley, Universal Pictures), Executive Producer Paul Neeson auditioned Brown in a game of one-on-one basketball. If Marcus won the game, Neeson, promised Marcus a part, in the film. Marcus won and was on a flight to the film's location, in a matter of an hour! Although Universal Pictures did not release "New Jersey Turnpikes" to major distribution, the young neophyte actor continued to audition with encouragement, of industry veteran, Executive Producer Bob Myers of ABC Productions. Brown went onto land film roles in the all star casts of: "Something New", Preston Holmes, Focus Features, Sony Pictures, "Joshua Tree", Dir., Victor Armstrong, Epic Prod., 20th. Century Fox Films and "McBride: Semper Fi", Dir., John Larroquette, Larry Levinson Prod., the Hallmark Channel, and "Army of One" a Columbia Pictures release.