James Brown

James Brown

Age
73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
Birthday
May. 3rd, 1933
Born in
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
Height
5' 6"

James Brown's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Soul Train TV Show
Soul Train
 

Main Movie Roles

2002 - The New Guy
2002 - The Tuxedo
2002 - Undercover Brother
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1998 - Holy Man
1996 - When We Were Kings
1985 - Rocky IV
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1980 - The Blues Brothers

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
2
Lou De Long
1
Himself (Voiced)
1
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
Himself - Musical Guest
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • Got his start in music singing with 'Bobby Byrd (I)' (qv)'s group the Famous Flames.
  • Lived in Beeach Island, South Carolina at the time of his death.
  • Often called the most sampled man in Hip-Hop music. The list of artists that sampled Brown ranged from 'Jay-Z' (qv) to 'Eric B.' (qv) & 'Rakim (I)' (qv) to 'Public Enemy' (qv).
  • Charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
  • Insisted on using the title Mr. or Ms. for everyone in his band. He felt it was a sign of respect if people called each other by their proper title.
  • Augusta's 9th street was renamed "James Brown Boulevard" by the city's mayor Charles DeVaney (11 November 1993).
  • He was diagnosed with heart disease in 2003.
  • Dismayed by the school shootings of the late 1990s, he spoke out against violence in schools, even writing a song, "Killing's Out and School's In.".


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