Actor Andre Rosey Brown

Andre Rosey Brown (February 7, 1956 – July 18, 2006) was an American film, television actor, police officer and football coach.

Life and career

Brown was born in Rockford, Illinois. He was a police officer for Inglewood Police Department.

Brown began his television career in 1985, as appearing in the police procedural television series Hill Street Blues, playing the role of the “Wrestler”. He also began his film career in the television film The Return of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, where he got a call for the role of the tough-guy role “Big Black Man”, in 1986.

In 1988, Brown retired from being a police officer for Inglewood Police Department, where he served for 14 years. After retiring, he continued playing roles in his film and television career.

In 1990s–2000s, Brown appeared and guest-starred in numerous film and television programs, including, Designing Women, Caddyshack II, Throw Momma from the Train, Night Court, The Golden Girls, What’s Happening Now!!, Canadian Bacon, Full House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Frasier, Meet Wally Sparks, Dave’s World, The Drew Carey Show, Friends, Back in Business, Matlock, Off the Mark, Class Act, Daddy Dearest, Barb Wire, Car 54, Where Are You?, Step By Step, Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult, ER, The Wayans Bros., Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Money Talks, The Jamie Foxx Show, Pros & Cons, Big Fat Liar, Space Jam and Forget Paris. He also played the main role of “Morgan Washington” in the crime drama television series 413 Hope St., appearing in eight episodes.

Brown retired his career in 2002, last appearing in the film Devious Beings.


Brown died in July 2006, of a short illness in Northridge, California, at the age of 50.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Return of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer Big Black Man TV Movie
1987 Dutch Treat Tyrese Baxter
1987 Student Confidential Stick
1987 Who’s That Girl Record Store Security Guard
1987 Off the Mark Sonny
1987 Throw Momma from the Train Rosey
1988 Caddyshack II Construction Worker
1989 Peter Gunn Bouncer TV Movie
1989 Warm Summer Rain Ticket Agent
1989 Tango & Cash Cash’s Cellmate
1990 Taking Care of Business Heavy G
1990 Night Visions Wedding Security Guard uncredited
1991 Night of the Warrior Fat Man
1991 Hi Honey – I’m Dead Guard TV Movie
1991 Driving Me Crazy Bluto
1991 The Story Lady Security Guard TV Movie
1992 Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight Clint
1992 In the Heat of Passion Unemployed Man
1992 Mirror Images Detective Anders
1992 Class Act Jail Guard
1992 Hitz Moso
1992 The Finishing Touch Jace
1994 Car 54, Where Are You? Fat Prisoner Being Poisoned from Food uncredited
1994 The Silence of the Hams Motorcycle Cop
1994 Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult Corridor Guard
1995 The Demolitionist Big Frank
1995 Fist of the North Star Sandman
1995 Canadian Bacon Man uncredited
1995 Forget Paris Huge Bodyguard
1995 Amanda and the Alien Trucker No. 1 TV Movie
1996 If Looks Could Kill Black Buddah TV Movie
1996 One Good Turn Salako
1996 Barb Wire Big Fatso
1996 Kingpin Skidmarks Friend
1996 Space Jam Umpire
1997 Meet Wally Sparks Teamster
1997 Back in Business Muffin
1997 Money Talks Aaron Bodyguard
1997 Moonbase Sanitation Engineer
1999 Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Guard No. 2
1999 Pros & Cons Big Jim
2000 American Tragedy Rosie Grier TV Movie
2001 Perfect Fit Packy
2002 Big Fat Liar Security Guard
2002 Devious Beings Tiny


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Hill Street Blues Wrestler 1 episode
1986 L.A. Law Driver No. 1 1 episode
1986–1990 Hunter Purly/Pearlie/Lester’s Body Guard 3 episodes
1986 The New Mike Hammer Video Security Guard 1 episode
1987 Designing Women Wendell Mack 1 episode
1987 The Tortellis Mr. Jackson 1 episode
1987 The New Gidget Max 1 episode
1987 What’s Happening Now!! Lou Holiday 1 episode
1988–1989 The Golden Girls Bodyguard/Bodybuilder 2 episodes
1989 Matlock Carter Evans 1 episode
1990 Night Court Burly Guy 1 episode
1991 Good Grief Guard 1 episode
1991 Anything But Love 1 episode
1991 The New Adam-12 1 episode
1993 Step By Step Security Guard 1 episode
1993 Martin Big Convict 1 episode
1993 Living Single The Doorman 1 episode
1993 Daddy Dearest Doctor 1 episode
1993–1995 Full House Bodyguard/Weeb 2 episodes
1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Tiny 1 episode
1996 Friends Delivery Man 1 episode
1997 Dave’s World Bouncer 1 episode
1997 Frasier Prisoner 1 episode
1997 The Drew Carey Show The Bodyguard 1 episode
1997–1998 413 Hope St. Morgan Washington 8 episodes
1998 Smart Guy Mr. Jerome 1 episode
1998 The Jamie Foxx Show Thick Neck 1 episode
1999 MADtv Ricky Martin’s Bodyguard 1 episode
2000 ER Sick Guy 1 episode
2000 18 Wheels of Justice Johnny Keller 1 episode
2002 The Parkers Lamar 1 episode
2002 My Wife and Kids Burly Man 1 episode

External Links

Actor Andre Rosey Brown – Wikipedia

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