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W. Earl Brown

Actor Known for "Something About Mary," "True Detective" & "Preacher"

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W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to manual labor, he knew that farming life was not for him. The first theater he ever attended was on his grandparents' front porch, where, in following family tradition, they would entertain themselves after a day's work with songs and stories. He was much better suited to that part of Kentucky farm life rather than the fields and barns.

In high school, Earl was actively involved, and quite successful, in forensic competition where his coach fired a competitive spirit and taught his students the value of hard work and sacrifice. It was during those years, Earl's love of movies blossomed and he first had the dream of working in films; however, at the point in his life such an idea seemed impossible to achieve. The first in his family to go to college, Earl took an acting class on a whim at Murray State University and it was in that class that he found his Calling. He began performing in numerous productions on campus. It was in a production of "That Championship Season" in 1983 that he first had the experience of craft being elevated to art, and due to that, he was hooked.

Earl received his MFA from DePaul University's Theatre School in 1989. After graduation, he performed in numerous plays around Chicago. His first job on a film set was teaching dialect on "Backdraft" (1991). Not long after that, his performance in "A View From the Bridge" at the Steppenwolf Theatre catapulted his career as an actor into television and film. He landed numerous roles and within a couple of years had hit the proverbial glass ceiling. In 1993, he relocated to Los Angeles and started over.

Wes Craven was an early supporter of Earl's; he cast him in "New Nightmare" (1994), "A Vampire in Brooklyn" (1995) and the role of "Kenny" in the classic, "Scream" (1996). Two years after the success of "Scream," Earl played "Warren", Cameron Diaz's mentally challenged brother, in "There's Something About Mary" (1998). Among his many other film credits are the highly regarded films: "Being John Malkovich" (1999), "The Master" (2012), "The Sessions" (2012), "Wild" (2014), and "Black Mass" (2015).

On television, Earl has guest starred in many series, including: "Luck" (2011), "Seinfeld" (1995), "American Horror Story' (2011), "Justified" (2009), "X-Files" (2002), "Six Feet Under" (2001), and "NYPD Blue" (2000 & 2005). Among the TV movies he has been involved with, was the starring role in VH1's "Meatloaf: To Hell and Back" (2000). He played "Tom Carlin" in ABC's highly acclaimed anthology series "American Crime" (2015) and "Teague Dixon" in HBO's "True Detective" (2015). He is probably best known as "Dan Dority" in HBO's "Deadwood" (2003). During that series' second season, the show's creator, David Milch, invited him to join the writing staff. In 2007, Earl earned a WGA nomination for writing on a drama series and a SAG nomination for best drama ensemble acting. Establishing himself on a show as critically lauded as "Deadwood" opened doors for other writing projects, including the Sony release, "Bloodworth" (2011), which Earl wrote and produced.

In addition to his television and film work, Earl co-starred in Sony's "The Last Of Us," 2013 Video Game Of The Year. He also writes music and records with Sacred Cowboys, an LA based Americana band. In 2016, he was cast in the series "Preacher" alongside Dominic Cooper.

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W. Earl Brown

Actor Known for "Something About Mary," "True Detective" & "Preacher"

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W. Earl Brown Biography

W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to manual labor, he knew that farming life was not for him. The first theater he ever attended was on his grandparents' front porch, where, in following family tradition, they would entertain themselves after a day's work with songs and stories. He was much better suited to that part of Kentucky farm life rather than the fields and barns.

In high school, Earl was actively involved, and quite successful, in forensic competition where his coach fired a competitive spirit and taught his students the value of hard work and sacrifice. It was during those years, Earl's love of movies blossomed and he first had the dream of working in films; however, at the point in his life such an idea seemed impossible to achieve. The first in his family to go to college, Earl took an acting class on a whim at Murray State University and it was in that class that he found his Calling. He began performing in numerous productions on campus. It was in a production of "That Championship Season" in 1983 that he first had the experience of craft being elevated to art, and due to that, he was hooked.

Earl received his MFA from DePaul University's Theatre School in 1989. After graduation, he performed in numerous plays around Chicago. His first job on a film set was teaching dialect on "Backdraft" (1991). Not long after that, his performance in "A View From the Bridge" at the Steppenwolf Theatre catapulted his career as an actor into television and film. He landed numerous roles and within a couple of years had hit the proverbial glass ceiling. In 1993, he relocated to Los Angeles and started over.

Wes Craven was an early supporter of Earl's; he cast him in "New Nightmare" (1994), "A Vampire in Brooklyn" (1995) and the role of "Kenny" in the classic, "Scream" (1996). Two years after the success of "Scream," Earl played "Warren", Cameron Diaz's mentally challenged brother, in "There's Something About Mary" (1998). Among his many other film credits are the highly regarded films: "Being John Malkovich" (1999), "The Master" (2012), "The Sessions" (2012), "Wild" (2014), and "Black Mass" (2015).

On television, Earl has guest starred in many series, including: "Luck" (2011), "Seinfeld" (1995), "American Horror Story' (2011), "Justified" (2009), "X-Files" (2002), "Six Feet Under" (2001), and "NYPD Blue" (2000 & 2005). Among the TV movies he has been involved with, was the starring role in VH1's "Meatloaf: To Hell and Back" (2000). He played "Tom Carlin" in ABC's highly acclaimed anthology series "American Crime" (2015) and "Teague Dixon" in HBO's "True Detective" (2015). He is probably best known as "Dan Dority" in HBO's "Deadwood" (2003). During that series' second season, the show's creator, David Milch, invited him to join the writing staff. In 2007, Earl earned a WGA nomination for writing on a drama series and a SAG nomination for best drama ensemble acting. Establishing himself on a show as critically lauded as "Deadwood" opened doors for other writing projects, including the Sony release, "Bloodworth" (2011), which Earl wrote and produced.

In addition to his television and film work, Earl co-starred in Sony's "The Last Of Us," 2013 Video Game Of The Year. He also writes music and records with Sacred Cowboys, an LA based Americana band. In 2016, he was cast in the series "Preacher" alongside Dominic Cooper.

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  • There's Something About Mary - W. Earl Brown discusses his ...

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  • How to book W. Earl Brown?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like W. Earl Brown for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for W. Earl Brown, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for W. Earl Brown or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book W. Earl Brown?

    Booking fees for W. Earl Brown, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire W. Earl Brown, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for W. Earl Brown?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like W. Earl Brown for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book W. Earl Brown for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent W. Earl Brown or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for W. Earl Brown or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

W. Earl Brown is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book W. Earl Brown for your event is available upon request. W. Earl Brown generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sam Witwer, Miles Fisher, Anatol Yusef, Jackie Earle Haley and Alfonso Herrera. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling W. Earl Brown for an upcoming event.

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