8 Things You Didn’t Know About W. Earl Brown

W. Earl Brown is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, musician, and songwriter. He was born on September 7, 1963. He is likely most recognised for his performances as Kenneth “Kenny” Brown in Scream (1996) and Warren in There’s Something About Mary (1998) and many others.

If you are getting curious to know more about this talented man, then you may find these 8 unknown facts interesting. 

W. Earl Brown
W. Earl Brown

8 Things You Didn’t Know About W. Earl Brown

1. Best Known For

He is doubtlessly a phenomenal actor who is famous for his portrayal in the series  including The Mandalorian (2019), Luck (2011), Seinfeld (1995), American Horror Story (2011), Justified (2009), X-Files (2002), Six Feet Under (2001), and NYPD Blue (2000 & 2005). [1]

W. Earl Brown in The Mandalorian
W. Earl Brown in The Mandalorian

2. His Favorite Music

He loves music a lot. His musical preferences range widely, from Miles Davis to Metallica to Willie Nelson. If he had to choose one song in particular, he would have to select anything by his friend and hero, Steve Earle.

3. His Favorite Films

The three films he saw—Animal House, Halloween, and Star Wars—all inspired him to pursue a career in acting. Aged 14, he thought they were fantastic. But if forced to choose, he would claim The Godfather I & II is the best movie ever created.

4. His Favorite Television Program

He is a huge TV series lover and he loves the tv program The Sopranos. Plus, not being one for false modesty, he put Deadwood alongside it as “the best thing on television.”

5. Books That He Likes The Most

He enjoys Tom Franklin’s novel Hell at the Breech. Also, he read Lord of the Flies or Of Mice and Men. They are the works he was required to read in high school that got him interested in literature. He adored those books, in contrast to the majority of the given material with which he was utterly bored. They encouraged him to read.

6. What Would He Change In The Industry

W. Earl Brown once stated in an interview that if he could alter anything about the business world, it would be to make it more just and equitable. That won’t ever occur. Hence, get a competent manager, attorney, publicist, and agency while you wait.

7. The Biggest Influencer Of His Career

The biggest influencer in his life who really encouraged him about his acting career was John Belushi. John Belushi made him want to be an actor. Also, Robert Duvall shows him what a great actor can be.

8. Projects He Wanted To Do

He has always wanted to play Ignatius Reilly in Confederacy of Dunces. At this moment, Will Ferrell is attached to it. But if he falls out… hopefully Scott Rudin will know who he is by that time.


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