WREN T. BROWN
A versatile actor with a deep melodious voice, Wren T. Brown is a fourth generation Angeleno, and also a fourth generation theatrical. He is very proud to be in his fourth decade as an Actor, Producer, and Director.
Among Wren’s film appearances are: “Beyond the Lights,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “Heart and Souls,” “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory,” “The Dinner,” “Hollywood Shuffle,” “Biker Boyz,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “Midnight Clear” and David Mamet’s “Edmond.”
On television, Wren co-starred as Whoopi Goldberg’s brother and comic foil in NBC’s “Whoopi” and was a regular in “Flipper: The New Adventures,” as well as CBS’s “Bless This House.” He has also guest starred or recurred on: “The West Wing,” “The Practice,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Frasier,” “Seinfeld,” “Charmed,”
“Star Trek: Voyager,” ” Eli Stone,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Women’s Murder Club,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “The Game,” and as Professor Wilkins on “Half & Half.” Wren also starred opposite John Larroquette in Hallmark’s “McBride: Tune in for Murder.” Most recently, Wren has also been seen on “ Being Mary Jane,” “Grey’s Anatomy” (recurring), and as the voice of Virgil Simpson, on “The Simpsons.”
Some of his theatre credits include: Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” (Drama-Logue Award winner), “On Borrowed Time,” “Burning Hope,” and his NAACP Image Award-nominated performance in “Jeffrey’s Plan.”
Wren has a broad range of commercial, voice-over and spoken word projects including being tapped by acclaimed pianist Billy Childs to recite the classic Langston Hughes poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” on Childs’ GRAMMY Award nominated album “I’ve Known Rivers.” He narrated The History Channel’s “U.S.S. Constellation: Battleground Freedom,” The Learning Channel series “Scene of the Crime,” and ‘E! Entertainment Television’s E! True Hollywood Story” on the life of Diana Ross. He also voiced Disney’s Br’er Rabbit for various projects.
In his directorial debut, he directed over thirty-five actors and actresses in their performances in “Inspired By…The Bible Experience,” winner of the 2007 Audie Award for Audio book of the Year. For that project, Wren also narrated the book of Matthew. In 1999, Wren made his debut as a producer with the critically acclaimed feature film, “Boesman & Lena” starring Danny Glover and Angela Bassett, followed by Dianne Reeves’ concert film of her GRAMMY Award winning CD, “In the Moment: Live in Concert.” He has produced an array of short films for new directors.
In 2007, Mr. Brown founded Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT), the first African American professional theatre company in Los Angeles history. ERT, under Mr. Brown’s leadership, has produced Ovation Award and NAACP Theatre Award winning productions of “Two Trains Running, “Crowns,” “A Raisin In the Sun,” “Fraternity,” “Robeson,” and the “Gospel at Colonus.”
Brown currently serves on the board of Antioch University, Los Angeles. He has formerly served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, the Friends of Washington Preparatory High School, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and the Charles R. Drew University.