73 (passed away Dec. 25th, 2006)
May. 3rd, 1933
Barnwell, South Carolina, USA
James Brown's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - 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
Lou De Long
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
Himself - Musical Guest
- One of the personalities mentioned in the song "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club. The others were 'Bob Marley (I)' (qv), 'Smokey Robinson' (qv), Hamilton Bohannon, 'George Clinton (I)' (qv), 'Bootsy Collins' (qv), 'Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar' (qv) and 'Robbie Shakespeare' (qv) (as Sly and Robbie), and 'Kurtis Blow' (qv).
- (11 June 2001) Son, with girlfriend 'Tommy Rae Brown' (qv), James Brown II, was born.
- Was a friend of 'Elvis Presley' (qv).
- He served 26 months in prison for leading police on a high speed chase in Georgia in 1988.
- Got his start in music singing with 'Bobby Byrd (I)' (qv)'s group the Famous Flames.
- Coordinated his dance moves to lead his band. Each movement was actually an instruction to the band.
- Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
- Rev. 'Jesse Jackson (I)' (qv) regularly visited Brown while he served time for leading the police on a car chase and other various offenses in South Carolina in 1988.