73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2006 - Glastonbury
2002 - The Tuxedo
2002 - Undercover Brother
2002 - The New Guy
1998 - Holy Man
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1996 - When We Were Kings
1991 - The Commitments
1985 - Rocky IV
1983 - Doctor Detroit
1980 - The Blues Brothers
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Team Captain
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- He served 26 months in prison for leading police on a high speed chase in Georgia in 1988.
- He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1501 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
- Singer, songwriter, band leader and record producer.
- He was voted the 7th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
- Voted the tenth greatest singer of the rock era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll in 2008.
- In 1991, the Techno group L.A. Style released a highly irreverent and controversial single entitled "James Brown Is Dead". There were two songs quickly made in response: "James Brown Is Still Alive" by Holy Noise, and "Who the F*** Is James Brown?" by Traumatic Stress.
- Coordinated his dance moves to lead his band. Each movement was actually an instruction to the band.
- Brown's hit singles like "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" and "Funky President" galvanized black youth during the turbulent '70's.