|Date of birth||March 1984|
|Birth place||Harlem, New York City, New York, USA|
|Years active||2000 to present|
|Seasons||1, 2, 3 & 4|
|First episode||"Do You Know What It Means"|
|Last episode||"... To Miss New Orleans|
|Credits||36 episodes (see below)|
Brown was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he graduated from Poly Prep in 2002. He is also a member of the academic program Prep for Prep, which provides opportunities for minorities in New York City and its surrounding area to attend elite independent schools. Brown attended Amherst College, where he played football.
Brown shot into the spotlight after starring opposite Sean Connery in the 2000 film Finding Forrester. He had neither professional nor amateur acting experience prior to taking this role. Brown tried out as an extra after finding a flyer hanging on a bulletin board in his school. Despite his lack of previous experience, he was given the lead role of Jamal Wallace.
In 2005, he played the role of Kenyon Stone, a basketball player for the Richmond High School Oilers in Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson. He was one of the lead roles alongside Ashanti.
Brown played Ernie Davis in the film The Express. The film was a biopic of Davis, the first African American Heisman Trophy winner and Syracuse University alumnus. Production began in March 2007, and the film was released in October 2008. Brown's college football experience aided him in playing Davis, one of his biggest roles to date.
In 2008, Brown was named the official spokesman of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. As spokesman, Brown appears in Light The Night publicity materials and public service announcements to help spread the word about the program.
|Season three credits|
|"Knock with Me – Rock with Me"||"Saints"||"Me Donkey Want Water"||"The Greatest Love"|
|"I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say"||"Careless Love"||"Promised Land"||"Don't You Leave Me Here"|
|"Poor Man's Paradise"||"Tipitina"|
|Season four credits|
|"Yes We Can Can"||"This City"||"Dippermouth Blues"|
|"Sunset on Louisianne"||"...To Miss New Orleans"|