James Brown (II) (1920–1992)

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James Brown was born March 22, 1920 in the small town of Desdemona, Eastland County, Texas. He graduated from The Desdemona School (grades 1-12), which was built in 1922 (it closed in 1969). Very athletic, Brown became a tennis pro before there was any money in it. He entered films in 1941. Clearly a man of unlimited athletic prowess, he appeared ... See full bio »

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Going My Way Ted Haines Jr.
Objective, Burma! SSgt. Treacy
Air Force Pursuit Pilot - Passenger
The Big Fix Ken Williams


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 1979-1988 Dallas (TV Series)
Det. Harry McSween / Harry McSween
- No Greater Love (1988) ... Det. Harry McSween (as James L. Brown)
- Malice in Dallas (1988) ... Det. Harry McSween
- Hustling (1987) ... Harry McSween
- Mummy's Revenge (1987) ... Harry McSween
- The Son Also Rises (1987) ... Det. Harry McSween
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Dr. Church
- Mourning Among the Wisterias (1988) ... Dr. Church (as James L. Brown)
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
- In the Best of Families (1982) ... Executive (as James L. Brown)
 1981 Miracle on Ice (TV Movie)
Reporter #1
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
 1979 The Swap
Lt. Benson (new scenes)
 1978 Sparrow (TV Movie)
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
R.J. Crow
- Bloodbath (1977) ... R.J. Crow
 1976 Gus
Mammoth Coach
 1976 I Will... I Will... For Now
Reservations Clerk
 1975 Adiós Amigo
 1975 Mean Johnny Barrows
Police Sergeant
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Mr. Stroud
- An Iron-Clad Plan (1975) ... Mr. Stroud
 1975 Whiffs
State Trooper
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series)
Sheriff Lynch
- Powderkeg (1971) ... Sheriff Lynch (as Jim L. Brown)
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- The Maze (1969) ... Thompson
 1968 Targets
Robert Thompson Sr.
 1962-1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mark Fallon / Lou Sebastian / Lucky
- Linda (1966) ... Mark Fallon (as James Bowen Brown)
- The Brazos Kid (1964) ... Lou Sebastian (as J.B. Brown)
- West (1962) ... Lucky
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series)
Luke Henderson
- It Takes Only One to Suffer (1966) ... Luke Henderson (as James Bowen Brown)
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Buster Macon
- Come to Me, My Litigation Baby (1966) ... Buster Macon
 1965 Space Probe Taurus
Col. Hank Stevens (as James B. Brown)
 1965 Town Tamer
 1965 Black Spurs
 1964 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Sergeant Quincy
- Not in Our Stars (1964) ... Sergeant Quincy (uncredited)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Prison Guard
- Water's Edge (1964) ... Prison Guard (as J.B. Brown)
 1960-1964 Route 66 (TV Series)
Mr. Newton / Royce / Paul School / ...
- Cries of Persons Close to One (1964) ... Mr. Newton
- Two Strangers and an Old Enemy (1963) ... Royce
- ...Shall Forfeit His Dog and Ten Shillings to the King (1963) ... Sheriff Jimmy Haskell
- Kiss the Maiden All Forlorn (1962) ... Sheriff
 1963 The Ceremony
6th gendarme
 1963 Lassie (TV Series)
Forest Ranger Mike McBride / Forest Ranger Rick McBride
- Lassie and the Winged Enemy (1963) ... Forest Ranger Mike McBride
- The Treasure: Part 2 (1963) ... Forest Ranger Rick McBride
- The Treasure: Part 1 (1963) ... Forest Ranger Mike McBride
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series)
- The Day of the Skinners (1963) ... Skinner
 1963 Irma la Douce
Customer from Texas
 1963 This Is the Life (TV Series)
Dr. Rolf Bergstrom
- The Operation (1963) ... Dr. Rolf Bergstrom
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Quint's Indian (1963) ... Feeney
 1962 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Andrews - Ranch Foreman
- Penelope (1962) ... Andrews - Ranch Foreman
 1962 Shannon (TV Series)
Father Harry Trill
- Conspiracy of Silence (1962) ... Father Harry Trill
 1962 Bronco (TV Series)
- A Town That Lived and Died (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1961 Gun Street
Sheriff Chuck Morton
 1961 20,000 Eyes
Jerry Manning
 1961 When the Clock Strikes
Sam Morgan
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Lon MacRae
- Strange Company (1961) ... Lon MacRae
 1961 Gun Fight
Wayne Santley
 1961 Wings of Chance
Steve Kirby
 1961 Police Dog Story
Norman 'Norm' Edwards
 1960 Five Guns to Tombstone
Billy Wade
 1959 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Andy Clinton
- Moochie of the Little League: Wrong Way Moochie (1959) ... Andy Clinton (as Jim L. Brown)
- Moochie of the Little League: A Diamond Is a Boy's Best Friend (1959) ... Andy Clinton (as Jim L. Brown)
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Capt. Doug Blair
 1954-1959 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series)
Lt. Rip Masters
- The Failure (1959) ... Lt. Rip Masters (as Jim L. Brown)
- The Luck of O'Hara (1959) ... Lt. Rip Masters (as Jim L. Brown)
- Apache Stampede (1959) ... Lt. Rip Masters (as Jim L. Brown)
- The Ming Vase (1959) ... Lt. Rip Masters (as Jim L. Brown)
- Pillajohn's Progress (1959) ... Lt. Rip Masters (as Jim L. Brown)
 1958 The Challenge of Rin Tin Tin
Lt. Ripley 'Rip' Masters
 1957 Jet Pilot
Sergeant (uncredited)
 1954 Hazard House (Short)
 1954 A Star Is Born
Glenn Williams
 1953-1954 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lt. Fox
- Delay at Fort Bess (1954) ... Lt. Fox
- Point of Honor (1953)
 1954 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Jim Carson
- Around the World with Superman (1954) ... Jim Carson
 1953 Crazylegs
 1953 Flight Nurse
Flight Engineer
 1953 Thunder Over the Plains
 1953 Sea of Lost Ships
Ice Patrol Boat Executive Officer
 1953 My Little Margie (TV Series)
- My Little Clementine (1953) ... Bill
 1953 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Impatient Heir (1953)
 1953 The Charge at Feather River
Pvt. Connors
 1952-1953 Big Town (TV Series)
Jed Miller / Rick Darnell
- Secret Past (1953) ... Jed Miller
- Paint Set (1952) ... Rick Darnell
 1953 Woman They Almost Lynched
Frank James
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Lt. Catliff (uncredited)
 1952 The Doctor (TV Series)
- The Guest (1952)
 1952 Springfield Rifle
Pvt. Ferguson (uncredited)
 1952 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Deputy Sandy Clifford
- Desperado at Large (1952) ... Deputy Sandy Clifford
 1952 Sky King (TV Series)
Matt Reynolds
- The Man Who Forgot (1952) ... Matt Reynolds
 1952 The Pride of St. Louis
 1951 Starlift
Non-Com (uncredited)
 1951 The Wild Blue Yonder
Sgt. Pop Davis
 1951 The Sea Hornet
Pete Hunter
 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
Steve Hall
 1951 Missing Women
Sgt. Mike Pernell
 1950 The Fireball
 1950 Between Midnight and Dawn
Officer Haynes (uncredited)
 1950 Chain Lightning
Maj. Hinkle
 1950 Montana
Tex Coyne
 1949 Sands of Iwo Jima
Pfc. Charlie Bass
 1949 Brimstone
Bud Courteen
 1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Tony Cresnovitch
 1949 Anna Lucasta
 1949 The Younger Brothers
Bob Younger
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Tom Banner
 1947 The Fabulous Texan
Shep Clayton
 1947 The Big Fix
Ken Williams
 1946 Our Hearts Were Growing Up
Avery Moore
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
James Brown
 1945 Objective, Burma!
SSgt. Treacy
 1944 Our Hearts Were Young and Gay
Avery Moore
 1944 Reward Unlimited (Short)
 1944 Going My Way
Ted Haines Jr.
 1943 Corvette K-225
Lt. Paul Cartwright
 1943 The Good Fellows
Tom Drayton
 1943 Young and Willing
Tony Dennison
 1943 Air Force
Pursuit Pilot - Passenger
 1942 The Forest Rangers
George Tracy
 1942 Wake Island
Wounded Marine First Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride
Medic (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Song: Had a hit song with "The White Buffalo", the title of an episode of his The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (1954) series. See more »

Alternate Names:

J.B. Brown | James B. Brown | James Bowen Brown | James L. Brown | Jim L. Brown


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