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Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns the show is also based on characters from the play and film 'Meet the Browns. Meet the Browns (TV Series –) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. from 'Tyler Perry's House of Payne.' Created and executive produced by Perry, the show is also based on characters from the play and film 'Meet the Browns.'.
Production history[ edit ] As season 2 began, Brianne Gould, who played Brianna, was removed from the series for undisclosed reasons. She was replaced by Logan Browning. In the series, Eddie Walker, one of Will's former friends, who was close to molesting Joaquin, became the first on-screen character to die.
He suffered stab wounds and the surgery done to try to save his life was performed by Will himself. Also, in season 4, Brianna's friend Antonio, is killed in a car crash involving texting while driving. David Mann is the only cast member who appears in every episode.
Mabel "Madea" Simmonsa recurring character in many of Tyler Perry's works, is an unseen character in this series though mentioned many times.
Throughout the show's seven seasons, she never made an on-camera appearance. Other unseen characters include Brown's brother and sister-in-law, LB and Sarah.
Both appeared in the stageplay and film adaptation of Meet the Browns but they've never graced the series. However, LB was mentioned once in the backdoor pilot episode which aired as an episode of House of Payne. In NovemberTBS suddenly announced that the series finale would be airing since it was canceled. The final two episodes aired on November 18,concluding the series with episodes in total.
Cast and characters[ edit ] Main characters[ edit ] The show revolves around the misadventures of the multi-generational Brown family. They live in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. All main cast members are credited only for the episodes in which they appear. David Mann as Leroy S.
The show's main protagonistMr. Brown is a church deacon who's very proud about being saved. He has one brother, Larry "L. He was married years ago, but his wife died; in the original Tyler Perry plays, they had a daughter, but the character was never mentioned in the films and only shown in the play "Madea's Family Reunion".
Brown isn't overbright mentally, that is; the word more aptly describes his outrageous dress sense and he has the wiseguy role, making fun of characters like Edna and Reggie; but he is a nice, caring, giving man. He works part-time as a hospital janitor and also as a school enforcement officer he once beat up a teacher he thought had done something wrong. He is somewhat good at karate, busting out his "Kangaroo" move. His catchphrases include "Stop being nasty! In one episode Brown begins to deal with his diabetes.
Although he has used many variations to what the middle initial "S" is in his name, in one episode it is revealed his middle name is Sakagawea pronounced sah-kuh-jeh-wee-uh. However, this is not in the same continuity as the series. Cora Simmons is Brown's daughter with Madea. She is a teacher and a praying woman who is very active in her church, but when angered, she shows aspects of her mother, Madea.
A childless widow, she later becomes engaged to Reggie Brooks, the football coach at her school who lives with his mother, Thelma In the play and movie, Cora had 2 adult daughters. Her age is never flat-out revealed in the series; she comes closest to blurting it out in "Meet the Big Wedding" "Mr. Brown, I am" [covers mouth] "years old! In the TV series' continuity, Cora has known for many years that Mr. Brown is her father, and he often references raising and being there for her; in the Madea's Big Happy Family movie, Madea claims that Mr.
It was also discovered that Cora may not be Brown's daughter after appearing on Mauryin the episode "Meet the Baby Daddy", a man claimed to be Cora's father but it was revealed that Mr.
Brown was Cora's father after all. Will is Brown's nephew, a doctor who loves his uncle so much that he provides free medical services to the retirement-home residents. He and his wife Sasha have become adoptive parents to Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz. Will never met his father; Vera, his alcoholic mother, met his father while she was drunk. Sasha, Will's wife, is a nurse who decides to work for Brown helping to look after the retirement-home residents.
Sasha and Will start their family by adopting Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz. In one episode Sasha becomes pregnant, then miscarries. She is also very good at giving advice. Tony Vaughn as Colonel Cleophus Jackson: The Colonel is a former military man who still lives as if he's in the military.
His motto is "Shoot now, ask questions later. His wife died several years ago and he's estranged from their only child, daughter Karen. He takes up with Edna Barnes; in Season 3 they moved out of Brown Meadows to a house down the street. He finally weds Edna in Season 5. Most of her close friends and relatives have passed. She's extremely in touch with her sexuality—she can relate everything to sex—and acts like "late 60s" is the new A running gag involves Brown comparing Edna to various animals.
She finally weds the Colonel in Season 5. In the series pilot she had a crush on Brown, telling him to come in his bed with her plus showing him her full body naked. Brianna is a foster child who comes from a broken home and an unsafe foster environment. At age 16, she knows the foster care system too well. She's very bright, but has anger problems that stem from her tragic childhood. The only relationship she nurtures is with her brother Joaquin; she feels like they are alone in the world.
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: Sasha is married to Will. Sasha is a nurse and decides to work for Brown helping with the medical needs of the residents.
Having been married to Will for a couple of years she is ready to start having a family. She and her husband, Will, are adopted parents to Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz. In one episode Sasha becomes pregnant however has a miscarriage. Tony Vaughn as Colonel Cleophus Jackson: Underneath his hard exterior however, he has a soft heart.
He is engaged to Edna Barnes. In season 3, they moved out of Brown Meadows to a nearby house down the street. Edna is a year old woman.
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She has always wanted to be a singer, but never really pursued it. The majority of her close friends and family have passed. Everything to her somehow relates to sex. Her fiance is the Colonel. A running gag includes Brown saying that Edna is like an animal i.
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Brianna is a foster child who comes from a broken home, and an unsafe foster environment. Because of her tragic childhood, Brianna has developed anger problems and often carries a chip on her shoulder. Feeling she and her brother, Joaquin, are alone in the world, it is the only relationship she nurtures.
Brianna was portrayed by Brianne Gould in season 1. At the end of the first season, Gould left the series for undisclosed reasons and, from the start of season 2, Logan Browning took over the role. Gunnar Washington as Joaquin Ortiz: He is a foster child who comes from a broken home.
He and Brianna have been moved from foster home to foster home. As a result, he is anxious to find a good home and be settled. Joaquin is a smart, sarcastic and loving little boy who sometimes lets his mischievous ways get him into lots of trouble. Overall, he just wants to be loved.
He loves to make his sisters life miserable. Vaughn as Renee LaToya Smith: Renee is a loud-mouthed nurse at the hospital where Will, Brown, Derek and Sasha work.
She joined the cast as a regular in Season 4, after being a recurring cast member in Season 3. She says to have 4 kids. Robert Ri'chard as Derek: A buffoonish frat student who lives next door to Brown Meadows. He often provides service to Brown Meadows, and is often either the mastermind or participant in Brown's antics. He debuts in Season 3 as a recurring character, and in the fourth season, is promoted to a main character.
Brown's younger sister and Will's mother. Vera means well but she is very loud, controlling and is an alcoholic. She spoils Will and subtly despises Sasha. She along with Mr. Brown, Cora and Will appeared in the film version of the series. In one episode, Vera and Brown get into an argument, and Vera says "I'm about to be an only child," which either indicates that their brother, LB, has died or does not exist. Tasha Smith as Tanya Ortiz: The biological mother of Joaquin and Brianna, who originally only wants them back for money.
She is either in denial or simply ignoring the fact that Brianna was molested by a former boyfriend of hers.
She served as a major antagonist to the series in her first two appearences. Then later tries to redeem herself and make amends to everyone except for Sasha as they despise one another. Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Karen: Karen is the Colonel's pushy daughter.
Ciara Wilson as Simone Taylor: Brianna's dimwitted and somewhat childish female best friend who got pregnant. She is similar to Mr. Courtney Gray as Jamal: Brianna's male best friend. Bernard Jones as Milo: A student in the school Cora teaches at, who often ends up in detention.
Jones as Gordon Bob: The principal at the school where Cora teaches. He still has feelings for Cora, but he can't get her to leave Reggie for him. Smith as Reggie Brooks: Cora's fiancee, who is the school's football coach. He lives with his mother, Thelma. Laura Hayes as Mrs. Reggie's sometimes overbearing, sometimes caring, mother Njema Williams as "Benny": Daisy is a former B-movie actress who was big in her day in her own mind.
She really misses her former career so she tries to hold onto it in every way possible. She never married due to never finding anyone like her high school crush, but she has dated the best of them.