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Meet the Browns (TV Series –) cast and crew credits, including actors, Vera Brown 5 episodes, Pastor Jones 2 episodes, It stars Kendrick Mays, David Mann, and Nicci Gilbert as Vera. GOOD OL' Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (play). Edit Euclid Gray as Pastor Henry Olivers. Meet the Browns is a play written by Tyler Perry in In it, Cora (Madea's Soon only Cora is left in the church when Rev. Henry Oliver The only characters that appear in the film are Mr. Brown, Cora, LB, Sarah, Will, and Vera. LB is more.
Mike Jr rejects him and leaves, in an attempt to make money to help his mothers situation, he turns to his friend Calvin who is a drug dealer. Harry sees Mike Jr selling drugs and counsels him, while Harry and Brenda go on a date, Mike Jr tells his friend that he no longer wants to take part in illegal activities and he is shot.
This leads to a breakdown in the relationship between Brenda and her ex. Harry reaches out to the Browns to ask for help in getting her fathers old place for her and her kids and they renovate the home and surprise Brenda.
Despite this gesture, Brendas insecurities and family gossip lead to her doubts about Harrys motives 3. The show revolves around a family living under one roof in Decatur, Georgia led by patriarch Mr. The show premiered on Wednesday, January 7, and finished its run on November 18, on TBS and it is made in the model of his play and film of the same name.
The show stars David Mann and Tamela Mann, who starred in the stage play. As Season 2 began, Brianne Gould, who played Brianna, was removed from the series for undisclosed reasons and she was replaced by Logan Browning.
In the series, Eddie Walker, one of Wills former friends and he suffered stab wounds and the surgery done to try to save his life was performed by Will himself. Also, in season 4, Briannas 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 Simmons, a character in many of Tyler Perrys works, is an unseen character in this series though mentioned many times.
Throughout the shows five seasons, she never made an on-camera appearance, other unseen characters include Browns brother and sister-in-law, LB and Sarah. Both appeared in the stageplay and film adaptation of Meet the Browns, 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 finale would be airing since it was cancelled.
The final two episodes aired on November 18, concluding the series with episodes in total, 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. Brown, The shows main protagonist and he has one brother, Larry L.
Brown, who is never mentioned, and one sister, Vera. He was married years ago, but his wife died, in the original Tyler Perry plays, they had a daughter, recently he has learned that he has a daughter, Cora Simmons, the result of a prom-night escapade with Mabel Madea Simmons.
Brown isnt overbright and he has the role, making fun of characters like Edna and Reggie. He works part-time as a janitor and also as a school enforcement officer 4. Lamman Rucker — Lamman Rucker is an American actor. Rucker was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Malaya and he has partial ancestry from Barbados. Rucker spent his years in the greater Washington, DC. He hails from a dedicated and supportive immediate and extended family. He first had an interest in acting after he was placed in many child pageants and his first acting role was as Martin Luther King in the 4th grade.
He was in the club in 7th grade and then attended high school at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington. Rucker studied at Carnegie-Mellon University and Duquesne University and his major role came in when he assumed the role of attorney T. He later had a role on Perrys sitcom Meet the Browns reprising his role as Will from to He later had roles in a number of movies and TV movies.
Rucker also had regular role opposite Mena Suvari in the short-lived WE tv drama series, inRucker was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf. She began her career appearing in Broadway musicals and worked as a singer for Bette Midler, before appearing in films Beaches.
Louis, Missouri, to a nurses aide mother and a factory worker father. She is the youngest of seven children, Lewis also sang in her church choir at age five. She was cast in a Broadway musical called Eubie, Soon after she was offered to work on the famous musical Dreamgirls but was later recast by Jennifer Holliday.
After she went to work as a singer for Bette Milder. They worked together in live performances and in the film, Beaches and she was a Bette Midler Harlette. Inshe married Arnold Byrd who is a retired Marine 1st Sargent and she has a daughter named Charmaine Lewis from a previous relationship. Lewis has revealed she has Bipolar disorder, Lewis at first hid her disorder as she was ashamed of it.
But after 17 years of therapy and 10 years of being medicated for bipolar disorder, early works Soon after, she arrived in New York City, Lewis debuted on Broadway in a small role in Eubie, the musical based on the work of Eubie Blake. She also landed her first screen role as a result, appearing as one of the buxom chorines in the Otto Titsling production number in the Midler vehicle Beaches. Cooper, and Friends 6. The show revolved around a family living under one roof in Atlanta led by patriarch Curtis Payne.
The show premiered in syndication on June 21, and new episodes of a retooled version were broadcast exclusively on TBS from June 6, until August 10, While primarily a comedy sitcom, House of Payne was known for featuring dark themes and subject matter, such as substance abuse and it also had elements of slapstick.
The storyline of the show is serialized, with references to past episodes. An order of episodes was later requested by TBS, a cable record for sitcom airings was broken with 5. However, the audience has declined to a recent 4. The original format of the series centred around C. Robinne Lee had a recurring guest stint in Season 1—2 as Malik and Jazmines principal, Nicole Jamieson, Rochelle Aytes originally portrayed as Nicole Jamieson in the test pilot episodes, whereas she was Maliks math teacher.
In the test run, Ella and Curtis were originally C. The show was recorded in front of a studio audience. At the beginning of the season, China Anne McClain. The characters were written out, with Jazmine going away to a school for gifted children in North Carolina and Claretha marrying a prince, in real life, McClain and Burse left the series for undisclosed reasons.
Beginning with seventh season, China Anne McClain has appeared infrequently due to her schedule for A. Denise Burse was no longer credited as a regular cast member and she appeared in a recurring role. Even decades later, many still recognize her catchphrase, Were in troouu-ble, when the show began production, Fields was so short that the producers put her on roller skates during the first season so that they could avoid difficult camera angles.
It marked the first time in six years that Fields and Whelchel had seen each other, on August 18, it was announced that she would be joining the cast of Bravo reality television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta for season eight.
On March 21, she announced that she not return to the Atlanta Housewives for another season. On March 8, Fields was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars and she was partnered with professional dancer Sasha Farber. Are you crying, Mama? No no, I'm fine. We're gonna be all right, Ma. We've been here before, and don't we always make it? Let me cook this for you.
Here you go, Mama. It's one of them old songs. Do I have to listen to this? Yes, and you're gonna like it. You make me happy All we got to eat is oatmeal? Yes, and you're gonna like that too. Baby, this is for you. You eat that, all right?
I got honeys at school that'll give me breakfast. Michael, I want you to eat this. What would I do without you, hmm?
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Hey hey, man, come on. Come on, have a heart Go up, go up! That's what I'm talking about. Good job, my Mikey. Ma, you see me score? Saw those shoes too. Now don't worry about that, Ma. I told the guys on the team that they're my lucky shoes. I didn't know you were coming. No, you're staying in school, all right? But I can work and go to school, Ma. Listen, baby, I thought the same thing.
I end up having to drop out of school, working a bunch of dead-end jobs just to make ends meet. I don't want you working. I'm gonna make it work. One thing a black woman know how to do Good game tonight though.
I appreciate it, man. I just bought this. How you doing, Miss Brown? You want to roll with us? I've gotta walk my mom and my sisters home. I can give y'all a ride. You want a ride? Calvin, where you working? You know your mama'd turn over in her grave if she knew, don't you? All right all right, I'll holler, man. I don't want you hanging with them boys. I don't even want you talking to 'em.
But, Ma, you know me and Calvin been hanging since the third grade. Yeah, well, he done changed. Now I know them boys is in the dope game.
I don't want you with them. Do you hear me? Your coach wanted me to fly up here and see you play. You've got a lot of potential. That's what you call it? Mike's coach wanted me to see your brother play. We run a camp in the summer for high-school players. Are your parents around? I'd like to talk to them about Mike attending.
Look, mister, I don't know where you're from, but what his coach should've told you is that I don't want Mike to even think about basketball until after he gets into college, which, judging by his grades, might not even happen. Grades are important, especially the way Mike plays. Whoa whoa, what's that supposed to mean? It means you're talented, but talent's not enough. You need the right attitude plus skill. Hold on, I got skills. The reason that coach sent you over here by yourself is 'cause he knows he don't do nothing but tell these boys in this neighborhood that they can make it to the pros.
And when they end up with their hearts broken they walk around here mad at the world. That ain't happening to my son, okay? So you're gonna have to excuse me. I've got too much on my mind to deal with this. Girl, you got my money? No, but I was just wondering if you could keep her for just a few hours while I try and go get it?
Girl, do you think I'm crazy? Now you got to pay your money like all the other mothers in here. When you bring that baby, oh, she be starving, so I know you must be too. I don't know what's the matter with you young girls having all these babies you know you can't take care of. Look, I don't need no lecture from you. I know what I've done. They're here now, they're my responsibility. Oh, sit down, girly. I'm just talking to you. Eat and settle down.
I've got enough bad ones running through here to know that. Now what is going on with you? Somehow I always managed to make it through, but now it's just getting harder and harder.
It ain't somehow, it's the Lord. And all that means is you're getting close to a breakthrough. Till then you just keep praying. I try to pray and I try to live right, but where's it getting me? If you had seen the look on my babies' faces when that man turned my lights off Now you listen to me. Don't you ever get tired of doing the right thing, 'cause in the end, that's what pays off.
You're the best mother I have seen, that's why I'm gonna keep that baby. I wouldn't do that for these other ones here. At least they can afford to pay you, Miss Mildred. Honey, I don't want to know half of what they're doing to get that money. Take that with you. Thank you, just a couple of hours. Thank you, Miss Mildred.
Ladies, ladies, you can't be here. This is a hard-hat area. Hi, I'm looking for Michael Rose. You'd better go find him. I'm his baby mama, and if I don't find him, you are going to regret it.
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All right, all right. Brenda, what are you doing here? I've been calling you. You haven't returned my calls. What do you want? I lost my job, Michael. I've been raising your son by myself and in 17 years I ain't never asked you for nothing. You know, now I just need a little help. What, you don't know when someone is threatening you, huh? They turned my lights off, all right?
Your son, he needs some I'll tell you what I'll be right there. I can't go anywhere with you, Cheryl! I've been there, mamacita. Ai, we need money. I'm gonna rob a bank. Come on, be serious. Cheryl, why are you so crazy? Because it's fun, because I like it. I've been thinking a lot about your father.
I think you really should go down there to Georgia. Because I'm tired of getting my hopes up for things that don't happen. You have nothing to lose right now. Come on, there's the bus. Watch your step there. All right, have a good day now. You can say that again. Looks like we gonna see slaves at any minute. She look like she about to fight somebody. Uh, excuse me, you must be Brenda. I said to myself That's got to be her.
Girl, I'm Leroy Brown. Yeah yeah, how'd you know? Oh, look at you! Hey, who are you? Mommy, I like the clown. He looks like a flag. Oh no, that's my brother Larry Brown. They just call him That's my oldest brother on my daddy's side. He told me to come by here and get y'all. Y'all ready to go? Oh, I'm glad y'all made it safely. You need some help with that? Here, Cora, hold that.
My back is messed up. Y'all be careful now. He had to go to Bingo, I think. If y'all feel some jerking, that's my transmission. It just "snips" sometimes.
I got it fixed at church the other day. I said I'm gonna go get her, 'cause she's a friend of him, he's a friend of mine. So where you from?
That's where them big buildings is, ain't it? Yeah, they got a lot of big buildings. I miss my daddy. It's going to be all right, Mr. I just can't take it. Lord, take the wheel. I want you to look at the road, Mr.
Huh-uh, gimme the South. Yes, I like the trees of the South. I don't like it. There's too much smog and stuff there. I want you to watch the road. Oh wait, now watch the road! He just taught me so much. He taught me how to dance and swim. Oh, he was so handsome. So how you know our daddy? Oh, Lord, help me. Vera, will you get somewhere and sit down without all that drama?
Go on, y'all, daddy dead! Vera, get ahold of yourself now. Oh, Lord, oh, Lord, I just don't know what I'm gonna do, y'all. That would definitely help me. Got any rum in that? Oh Lord, who's this big yellow woman blinding me? Brown, I didn't know your soldiers marched. Yeah, you remember in school and you had on them tight pants, you had a pencil stuck in the pocket?
And then he fell. I got lead poisoning You gonna roll up on me? Hell to the no! I got my purse. I got something for you. That's your Aunt Vera. Ain't no auntie of mine acting like that. Nice to meet you. Brown, I want to know what these strangers are doing here during our time of bereavement. Hey, Brown, this your daughter too? I'm Brenda and this is Michael, Lena and Tosha. Brenda came down for the funeral. I'm gonna show you where you're gonna sleep. And, Vera, you all can sleep in Pop Brown's old room.
Oh, now I ain't sleeping in some room some dead man died in. I've been sleeping with a dead man for years. Oh yes, that's Harry. Sorry to hear about your daddy. People's dying that ain't never died before. Yeah, he's in a better place now. Mm-hmm, he gone to heaven. How you doing, man? Just came by to pay my condolences. Oh, you ain't got to pay for nothing. Yeah, Daddy left a big insurance policy for that much.
Hey, Mike, I was watching you from upstairs. He just needs to watch his elbow. Who are you to be giving me advice? Mike, this is Harry Belton And a pretty good professional player until he retired. All you know is that young boy "Lebanon" James, ain't it? Gimme the basketball, I'm gonna show you Harry's a high-school coach here now and college recruiter and does camps and develops talent over the summer, right?
Oooh, you're so "disrespected. We've got some talented kids like you. But they listen, so that would make 'em better than you. You got some money?
I'm gonna change into my good clothes. You don't know nothing about basketball. Whoo, I'm just coming in here to keep y'all company. Don't ask me to cook nothing. Last time I was in the kitchen I burned myself and cut myself. Dinner gonna be in a while. Miss Sarah's a great cook. Look like you been eating here for years. Oh look, you don't know me. I'd love to, but I gotta save some for my sister and brother. Well, it look like you ate it all. Something sure smells good.
I didn't mean to eat it all. It was just so good. Oh, honey, don't be upset. Old mean Vera here was just kidding. Tosha, sweetheart, do me a favor, go check on your sister. We've just been having it Well, get up there. I lost my job lately, but even before then, it was Sure wanna believe that. You must believe it, baby, and don't you be ashamed to speak out. We got your back. I don't have much family.
Stay out of her business. I wasn't trying to get in her business. I'm gonna help her out. Here, this should help you get a little bit. I can't take that. You can take it. It'll help out a little bit. No no no, thank you. I'm gonna go check on my kids. First of all, she gonna buy that kid a box of perm.
Let me spell that for you: Uh-oh, watch the tree. All right, this game's points. Aw, that's my baby. You said you want some of this? I got on my clothes, my basketball clothes. Harry, Brenda; Brenda, Harry. Harry's a friend of the family. She kicked me out of her house And what, you didn't believe him? If Harry says it's true, then it's the truth. So, what, you decided to stalk us? Harry, you see him foul me? You hit me on the leg.
Let me go ref this game. I'd still like to take you out to lunch. Dinner's ready, you guys. It's time for dinner.
I need you to wash up. You didn't hear that? What, is that your way of asking to stay for dinner? If you trying to holler at her, man, you need to come out of that sweaty shirt. Hey, I'll save you a seat. And that was when we all cried like babies. You don't know how to tell no stories. I remember it because it was like it was yesterday. I remember it was Christmas Eve, Daddy said he couldn't get us nothing for Christmas.
So he come in and he said, "I'm gonna get the truck ready. You know, we ain't have no engine in the truck. We just had a, you know, old one-horsepower truck.
We went down to that river. I didn't want to jump in right off. That water was below zero! Daddy got out there and he said, "Get in the water! I didn't want to be no disobedient. So I got to that water and I looked at it, and I teenched up there and then I teeter-tottered. Teeter-totter, next thing you know I never learned to swim.
I couldn't get the rhythm of the stroke. Why is it that I felt that I might choke? Harry, how is your mother? I'm glad she's good 'cause I know she almost had a heart attack when she heard about all that trouble you were in with all that illegal Gimme the part where they got that rum sopped up in there. Gimme just that rum piece.
I'm just glad to see you all right 'cause I was praying for you. That prayer didn't get no higher than the ceiling.
Young man, you know where you going? Excuse me a minute. Brenda, he seems like such a nice young man. I couldn't make it without him. Now just a minute, just a minute. Anybody else at this table want to know who this woman is? I want to know who this woman is. Huh-uh, the devil is a liar.
Oh, hell to the no. My daddy wasn't no rolling stone. Well, that's what my mama said. I don't know no Cassidy. I ain't got no reason not to tell the truth. Yeah, let's see what you got. She does look just like us. Look, I'm the baby of this family. She ain't coming up in here. All that attitude and carrying on. I got this letter and it told me to come down here.
Let me see this. Papa Brown been talking to you about her? Yes, her and her mother. You see, when Pop Brown got real sick, he started to tell me everything about his past life.
You know, before he got saved and became a deacon. So you mean to tell me Yep, and her mother was the love of his life in Chicago. What are you saying? You see, when Pop Brown was in Chicago, he was a pimp. And her mother was his bottom ho. You don't talk about my daddy. Hell to the no, this is blasphemy. He was not a pim She was a good girl Shirley, the one that used to make cupcakes for me when I was a child.
Please don't tell me Shirley was no ho. She's a double ho. Ain't nothing going on here but the truth. Brenda, you sure you okay? But it's a good thing this funeral's tomorrow - so I can get out of here. This is getting pretty full. I should take it out. You sure you want to do that? Ladies, I'm gonna say good night. Nice meeting you too. Around here men do that. Where I'm from women do it all. Well, then maybe you should live here.
What's wrong with my town? It's too quiet here. Then maybe you should let me show you how great a town it is. You know, I'm here for my father's funeral and you're flirting with me.
That is in poor taste. Well, we are here today to say - goodbye Daddy, you should've let me go with you! Mom, Mom, take it easy. And I need you to understand that God will see you through all this, sister. What the hell does he got on his head? He do, He do! I wanted to say something about my daddy.
I'm trying to do the sermon, please. Look at my daddy's face. You can let me say something about my daddy. Act like he your daddy. Now I have more to say, but right now his son Leroy Brown has a few words that he wants to say. Leroy Brown, come on and say something right up on that. I don't know what to say. You want me to say something, L.
I just was in my room and I jotted down a few things. I didn't plan on saying nothing. Let the church say "amend. I want to let everybody know today that Daddy died happy. I'm gonna miss my daddy. My daddy loved his people I'm getting sick of this. It don't take nobody that long to put nobody in the ground. I'm just sick of it. He'll always be right here, y'all, right here in my heart.
And I won't chatter no And we here to celebrate Daddy. And I'm telling y'all today, - my daddy was a happy man. We need peoples that'll stand up and be heroes for the Lord. I gotta stop smoking. Amazing Gra-a-a-ace How sweet, yes The sound One more time, Sarah. She got one more time. Vera's really getting on my nerves.
A wre-eeee-etch Like me-eee You wanna go with her? There's room for you too, you know? I'm the baby of this family and I deserve some respect. Everybody's act a fool.
Should have let them put the dirt on you too It was nice meeting all of you, but, um You have to stay till tomorrow for the reading of the will. Daddy ain't left her nothing. No, um, I really think we ought to be going. You can't leave, baby, 'cause You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna go change and I'm gonna be back in 15 minutes. I'm gonna take you and your kids to see my town.
All right, you know I don't know you that well, but you'd better watch out for him. Flashing that pretty smile He done broke a lot of women's hearts out here in these backwoods.
Brown, where you all at? Where that money you owe me? You didn't know I spoke Spanish, did you? Oooh, you should have got one. See, it's not so bad. One of your women? That don't mean nothing down here, do it? Why don't you have a woman, anyway? Six years, three kids and a whole lot of drama. My drama trumps your drama. Hey, step right up, step right up. Who can get the ball in the basket? How about you, young man? Yeah, you there, sir. Get the ball in the basket, you can win a cute little doll for the lovely lady back there.
The young man's going to clean me out of all my profits. I'm in, but I'll just play. Keep that elbow in, all right? That's what I'm talking, dawg. That's the difference right there, man. Come on, man, get some more, get some more animals, man Hey, man, here's your cut. Oh no, you keep it. Think I'm winning him over. Don't be so sure about that. He hasn't really had a real man in his life. And I sure can't afford to let another one come running in and out of it.
Is it his life or your life we're talking about? I don't know who you're protecting, you or him. Both of us, I guess. You really think he's that good? Well, how would that work? I mean, how would you coach him?
I mean, you're here. He's with me in Chicago. And look, he's not moving down here. I can make a few trips up there, give him some drills. Maybe in the summer, he can do a camp with me and some of the other players. Hmm, what about his education? I promise you he'll come back smarter than he left. Yeah, well, I'll think about it. Hey, thank you for the day. I really appreciate it. I'm just gonna go and pack.
No, you are gonna stay for the reading of the will, aren't you? Oh, no no no no. Daddy didn't leave her nothing. Come on, sit down. Come on in here now.
Come on, you'll probably thank me too. You're Daddy's child, you may as well. Sit down now, sit sit. What, you gonna have her sit and do tricks? Brother Sam, you read the last will and "testicles.
I got dressed up for this. Pop Brown's last will and testament. Must have been blind, crippled and crazy. I leave all my money He just leave us nothing but that?
I washed his toes and cleaned his nose! He's so happy he can't get his words out. I leave all my love.
You keep reading, baby. Keep reading 'cause I know there's more for me. I leave my house. I'd rather have the love. That house is tore up, Brown. We grew up in that house. Yeah, us and several families of rats and roaches. What the hell is that? I leave my old rental property. He left me a house? Do you think we're living here? Do you think we're living here now? Okay, well, it has potential. Potential to be torn down. Is this our house, Mama? Looks that way, baby.
I'd stay with you, brother. At least go inside. All right, but, Tosha, Lena, y'all wait in the car. Come on, go ahead. Looks dangerous in here. It got a welcome mat. What you looking at? It just needs a little work. This house don't need no little nothing. Can we please get out of here? I'm not trying to miss the bus.
Could you just give me a minute? Let me ask you something.