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"Meet the Browns" Meet the Football Coach (TV Episode ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, David Mann is the only cast member who appears in every episode . to Reggie Brooks, the football coach at her school who lives with his mother. Will Brown is Brianna and Joaquin foster Dad Meet the Browns follows the David Mann is the only cast member who appears in every episode. Cora later gets engaged to Reggie Brooks, a football coach at Cora's school who lives with his.
A nurse at the hospital where Will, Sasha, Brown, and Derek work. She also appears as a close best friend and confidentae to Sasha, despite the two constantly butting heads at work. She considers herself as part ghetto. Renee was a recurring character in Season 3 who became a regular in Season 4. She claims to have four kids. Recurring characters[ edit ] Robert Ri'chard as Derek Porter: A Dominican frat student who lives next door to Brown Meadows and often helps out there, in between masterminding or participating in Brown's antics.
He made his debut in Season 3 and has been a recurring character throughout the series' run. Jenifer Lewis as Vera Brown: Brown's younger sister and Will's mother.
Vera means well but she is a loud, controlling alcoholic who spoils Will and subtly despises Sasha. She appeared with Mr. Brown, Cora, and Will in the Meet the Browns feature film. In one episode, Vera and Brown have an argument and Vera says, "I'm about to be an only child," which indicates that their brother LB does not exist in the television universe or may be a non-canonical reference, to the fact that Mr. Brown has mentioned LB in the series. Tasha Smith as Tanya Ortiz: Joaquin and Brianna's biological mother, who only wants them back for money.
She is either in denial or simply ignoring the fact that one of her former boyfriends molested Brianna. She serves as a major antagonist to the series during her first few appearances, but during her later appearances, she becomes less of an antagonist when she improves on being a better mother to Joaquin and Brianna and helps Cora with some of the household chores when she spends a couple of nights there.
She also tries hitting on Will, while he and Sasha go through some marriage issues. After Brianna gave her a makeover for her date, she has not been seen or mentioned since.
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Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Karen: The Colonel's pushy daughter. She was estranged from her father when she put him in a nursing home after the death of her mother. The two eventually reconciled. Ciara Wilson as Simone Taylor: Brianna's dimwitted, somewhat childish best friend who became pregnant. She is similar to Mr. Courtney Gray as Jamal: Brianna's male best friend.
In one episode, Brianna noticed that he'd been eating very frequently. Later, the Browns caught him stealing food from them. He is confronted by Brianna at school and he reveals that his parents recently split up, he stayed with his mother, who lost their house, and they'd been living in their van without food, so he began stealing food. Bernard Jones as Milo: A detention-prone student at Cora's school. Jones as Gordon Bob: Cora's ex-love interest from college and the principal at her school.
He still has feelings for her but can't get her to leave Reggie for him. Smith as Reggie Brooks: Cora's off-and-on boyfriend, the school's football coach. He lives with his mother, Thelma. Laura Hayes as Mrs.
Reggie's sometimes overbearing, sometimes caring, mother. In "The Cheating Liver", it is revealed that she has a crush on Mr. Brown and so on. Njema Williams as "Benny": A local bum who is usually hustling with or against Brown. Daisy is a former B-movie actress and "legend in her own mind"; she really misses her career. She has made a lot of money but she's frugal. Whenever someone tries to talk to her about money or anything else she doesn't want to discuss, she "goes into character" to avoid the conversation.
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She will often act like she believes she is in Manhattan or Los Angeles, etc. She never married due to never finding anyone like her high school crush, but she has dated the best of them. In season 3, she moved to Palm Beach, Florida with her cousin Lorraine the late Rue McClanahan after she realized that she had Alzheimer's diseasebut she made a trip back to attend Edna and Colonel's Season 4 wedding.
Antonio Jaramillo as Jesus Hernandez: Jesus is a handyman who worked at Brown Meadows to save up for law school; in Season 3, Brown fired him to save money.
When he comes back in Season 4 for Edna and Colonel's wedding, he claims that he has become a lawyer and is doing well. Arielle Vandenberg as London Sheraton: London is a very privileged celebrity who is famous for absolutely no reason.
Although she has no clue about hard work, she has to do community service at Brown Meadows, due to having several DUIs. She may appear dim, but at times she shows almost startling intelligence. In Season 2, her family forces her to move after her probation, but she occasionally visits Brown Meadows, like for Edna and Colonel's Season 4 wedding.
Jeannette Sousa as Carmen Martinez: Carmen only appears in early Season 1 episodes; she is Brianna and Joaquin's social worker, and Sasha's good friend. Maestro Harrell as Antonio: Brianna's boyfriend from the foster home that was introduced in season 3. In season 4, he accidentally killed himself by texting Brianna while driving to a party according to the episode "Meet The Big Payoff".
The show's main protagonist.
Brown is in his mids, and he's a church deacon who's very proud about being saved. He was married years ago, but his wife died, and in the original Tyler Perry plays, Leroy Brown has another daughter with his now deceased wife. Brown is a very nice, caring, giving man, but not terribly bright. He also acts as the wise guy in the show, making fun of other characters like Edna or Reggie.
And his style of dress is beyond outrageous. He works part time as a Hospital janitor he also works as a school enforcement officer which he takes very seriously even to the point where he beats up a teacher who he thought did something wrong. He is somewhat good at karate.
He also has a move called "The Kangaroo". Brown also has catchphrases in the show, which are "Stop Being Nasty!
In one episode Brown becomes diabetic. A running gag involves Brown calling Edna a different kind of animal or vice versa to his alcoholic sister Vera. Another running gag is whenever Mr. Brown is making fun of Reggie's weight.
She is a praying woman who is very active in church, but shows aspects of her mother, Madea, when angered. In "Meet the Candlelight Dinner", it was revealed that Cora is allergic to laxative medicine. Cora later gets engaged to Reggie Brooks, a football coach at Cora's school who lives with his mother Thelma. Cora is also a widow with no children whereas in the play and movie she had two adult daughters.
In "Meet the Attraction", it was revealed that Cora is afraid of mannequins and test dummies. In seasons 3 and 4, Cora is caught in the middle of a love triangle between her Reggie and Gordon, and Cora chooses Reggie instead of Gordon. Her age is never said in the series, though in the episode "Meet the Big Wedding" she covers her mouth when she almost blurts it out 'Mr.
Brown I am "covers mouth" years old. In the television show continuity, Cora has known that Mr. Brown was her father for a very long time, and Mr.
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Brown has given her 18 dollars for Cora's first 18 years for Cora's child support. Lamman Rucker as Dr. William "Will" Brown, MD: He and his wife, Sasha, are adopted parents to Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz. According to Brown Will has nor will never get to meet his father as Vera his alcoholic mother met Will's father drunk. Sasha is married to Will. Sasha is a nurse and decides to work for Brown helping with the medical needs of the residents. Having been married to Will for a couple of years she is ready to start having a family.
She and her husband, Will, are adopted parents to Brianna and Joaquin Ortiz. In one episode Sasha becomes pregnant however has a miscarriage. Tony Vaughn as Colonel Cleophus Jackson: Underneath his hard exterior however, he has a soft heart. He is engaged to Edna Barnes. In season 3, they moved out of Brown Meadows to a nearby house down the street. Edna is a year old woman. She has always wanted to be a singer, but never really pursued it.
The majority of her close friends and family have passed. Everything to her somehow relates to sex. Her fiance is the Colonel. A running gag includes Brown saying that Edna is like an animal i. Brianna is a foster child who comes from a broken home, and an unsafe foster environment. Because of her tragic childhood, Brianna has developed anger problems and often carries a chip on her shoulder.
Feeling she and her brother, Joaquin, are alone in the world, it is the only relationship she nurtures. Brianna was portrayed by Brianne Gould in season 1. At the end of the first season, Gould left the series for undisclosed reasons and, from the start of season 2, Logan Browning took over the role.
Gunnar Washington as Joaquin Ortiz: He is a foster child who comes from a broken home. He and Brianna have been moved from foster home to foster home. As a result, he is anxious to find a good home and be settled.
Joaquin is a smart, sarcastic and loving little boy who sometimes lets his mischievous ways get him into lots of trouble.
Overall, he just wants to be loved. He loves to make his sisters life miserable. Vaughn as Renee LaToya Smith: Renee is a loud-mouthed nurse at the hospital where Will, Brown, Derek and Sasha work. She joined the cast as a regular in Season 4, after being a recurring cast member in Season 3. She says to have 4 kids. Robert Ri'chard as Derek: A buffoonish frat student who lives next door to Brown Meadows. He often provides service to Brown Meadows, and is often either the mastermind or participant in Brown's antics.
He debuts in Season 3 as a recurring character, and in the fourth season, is promoted to a main character. Brown's younger sister and Will's mother. Vera means well but she is very loud, controlling and is an alcoholic.