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
Himself (Voiced)
1
Lou De Long
1
Hostage Negotiator (Voiced)
1
Himself
1
James Brown
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:




TRIVIA:
  • 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).
  • Some radicals criticized him for his patriotism and he received death threats after playing to US troops in Vietnam in 1972.
  • 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.
  • Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in December 2004.
  • Life-long friend of 'Little Richard' (qv), since they were both teenagers.
  • (January 1998) Released from hospital following treatment for addiction to painkillers.
  • Singer, songwriter, band leader and record producer.


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