Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$50 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1936
SpouseMonique Brown, Sue Brown
FactBorn to a devoutly Baptist family.
PaymentsEarned $37,000 from Rio Conchos (1964)

Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is an American former professional football player who was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) from 1957 through 1965. Considered to be one of the greatest professional football players of all time, Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season he was in the league, was recognized as the AP NFL Most Valuable Player three times, and won an NFL championship with the Browns in 1964. He led the league in rushing yards in eight out of his nine seasons, and by the time he retired, he had shattered most major rushing records. In 2002, he was named by The Sporting News as the greatest professional football player ever.

Brown was born in St. Simons Island, Georgia, and grew up in Manhasset, New York. He played college football at Syracuse University, where he was a two-time All-American. He led the nation in rushing and scoring his senior year and was the sixth overall pick in the 1957 NFL Draft.

Brown began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns in 1957. He quickly became a star, leading the league in rushing his rookie year and being named the NFL Rookie of the Year. He continued to be a dominant force on the Browns’ offense, leading the league in rushing eight times in his nine-year career. He was also a versatile player, catching passes out of the backfield and even throwing touchdown passes on occasion. Brown’s greatest season came in 1963, when he rushed for 1,863 yards and scored 21 touchdowns. He was named the NFL MVP that year and led the Browns to a championship.

After nine seasons with the Browns, Brown retired from football in 1966 to pursue a career in acting. He appeared in a number of films over the next few years, including The Dirty Dozen and The Running Man. He also starred in a short-lived television series called The Jim Brown Show. In recent years, Brown has been active in philanthropy and has served as a mentor to young athletes.

Brown’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million. He has been married twice and has four children.

General Info

Full NameJim Brown
Net Worth$50 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1936
Height1.88 m
Weight105 kg
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Film director, American football player
EducationManhasset Secondary School, Syracuse University


SpouseMonique Brown, Sue Brown
ParentsSwinton Brown, Theresa Brown


AwardsNational Football League Most Valuable Player Award, All-Pro, National Football League Rookie of the Year Award, College Football All-America Team, AP Most Valuable Player, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, SI's All-time College All-Stars
Music GroupsThe Famous Flames, Sennen, It's A Man's Man's Man's World, I Got You, Living in America
NominationsHeisman Trophy, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Movies100 Rifles, The Dirty Dozen, Three the Hard Way, Rio Conchos, Ice Station Zebra, Any Given Sunday, Mars Attacks!, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Take a Hard Ride, The Running Man, Original Gangstas, Jim Brown: All-American, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, Dark of the Sun, The Condor, She Hate Me, The Slams, Blac...
TV ShowsHammer, Slammer, & Slade

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100 Rifles (1969)$200,000
Rio Conchos (1964)$37,000


1Had been given an offer by a group of businessmen to channel his size, strength and speed into seriously training to become the World's Heavyweight Boxing Champion; an offer that he respectfully passed on.
2Father of Karen Brown Ward, Jim N. Brown Jr., Kim Brown, and Kevin Brown.
3Godfather of Meagan Good.
4Even though, he had retired from the NFL after the 1965 Season, he remained on the Reserve/Retired List of the Cleveland Browns until 1975.
5He was a close friend of the late actor Lee Marvin.
6Posed for a nude centerfold in the September 1974 issue of Playgirl Magazine.
7His favorite films of his own are The Dirty Dozen, Slaughter, and Mars Attacks!.
8He was selected as All American in both Football and Lacrosse from Syracuse University.
9Brown starred in 100 Rifles (1969), with Burt Reynolds which featured one of the first interracial love scenes in film (with Raquel Welch).
10Inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, making him one of the few athletes in more than one hall of fame. Brown was unanimously named the Rookie of the Year in 1957. He was recognized that season as the NFL's Most Valuable Player by many media organizations. In all, he earned league MVP honors four times (1957, 1958, 1963, and 1965).
11Born to a devoutly Baptist family.
12Ranks 4th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (106).
13Ranks 2nd on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (5.219).
14Ranks 8th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (12,312).
15Ranks 17th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,359).
16First Cleveland Browns player to rush for 1,000 yards (1,527 in 1958).
17In 1984 both Walter Payton and Franco Harris stood to break his NFL record of career rushing yards. Brown vowed to come back and play after 19 years of retirement if Harris broke the record because he didn't like the fact that Harris often ran out of bounds instead of fighting for every yard he could get.
18Despite only playing nine seasons, he retired as the all-time NFL career rushing leader with 12,312 yards. The record stood for 19 years.
19Never missed an NFL game in his career due to injury.
20Considered by many to be the greatest ever to play in the history of the National Football League. One defensive lineman's response as to the best way to tackle Brown: "Grab a hold of him and wait for help."
21Only man to be inducted during his lifetime into three sports Halls of Fame: Pro Football, College Football, and Lacrosse.
22Played fullback for the National Football League's Cleveland Browns, 1957-1965. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971.
23Was a great Lacrosse player for Syracuse University. He was also inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, in 1983.




Sucker Free City2004TV MovieDon Strickland
She Hate Me2004Geronimo Armstrong
Soul Food2004TV SeriesWillie White
On the Edge2002Chad Grant
New Jersey Turnpikes1999
Any Given Sunday1999Montezuma Monroe
Small Soldiers1998Butch Meathook (voice)
He Got Game1998Spivey
Mars Attacks!1996Byron Williams
Original Gangstas1996Jake Trevor
The Divine Enforcer1992VideoKing
Killing American Style1990Lt. Sunset
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV MovieSlammer
Twisted Justice1990Morris
Crack House1989Steadman
L.A. Heat1989Captain
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Slammer
The Running Man1987Fireball
The A-Team1986TV SeriesSteamroller
Lady Blue1985TV SeriesStoker
Lady Blue1985TV MovieStoker
Cover Up1984TV SeriesCalvin Tyler
T.J. Hooker1983-1984TV SeriesDetective Jim Cody / Frank Barnett
Knight Rider1984TV SeriesC.J. Jackson
CHiPs1979-1983TV SeriesRomo / Parkdale H.S. Shop Teacher John Casey
One Down, Two to go1982J
Pacific Inferno1979Clyde
Police Story1977TV SeriesPete Gerard
Take a Hard Ride1975Pike
Three the Hard Way1974Jimmy Lait
Soul Train1972-1974TV SeriesGuest
The Slams1973Curtis X. Hook
I Escaped from Devil's Island1973Le Bras
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off1973Slaughter
Black Gunn1972Gunn
El Condor1970Luke
The Grasshopper1970Tommy Marcott
...tick... tick... tick...1970Jimmy Price
100 Rifles1969Lyedecker
Riot1969Cully Briston
Ice Station Zebra1968Capt. Leslie Anders
The Split1968McClain
Kenner1968Roy Kenner
Dark of the Sun1968Ruffo
The Dirty Dozen1967Robert Jefferson
I Spy1967TV SeriesTommy
Rio Conchos1964Sgt. Ben Franklyn
Old School Gangstaspre-productionJ.B.
Draft Day2014/IJim Brown
Dream Street2010
Sideliners2006TV MovieMonroe


Frontliners2010Documentary executive producer
Richard Pryor... Here and Now1983Documentary executive producer
Pacific Inferno1979executive producer
The Magnificent Magical Magnet of Santa Mesa1977TV Movie producer


Keeping the Music Alive1999TV Movie


VH1 Rock Docs2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
The Express2008the filmmakers wish to thank
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary short special thanks - 1 episode


A Football Life2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy2016DocumentaryHimself
Jim Brown's Amer-I-Can Dream2016DocumentaryJim Brown
O.J.: Made in America2016DocumentaryHimself
Revisiting Basic Call to Consciousness: Peace, Equity and Friendship2016DocumentaryHimself
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2015TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself - Featured Audience
60 Minutes Sports2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Former NFL Player (segment "Bobby Mitchell")
The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle2014Video shortHimself - Former NFL Star and Civil Rights Activist
I Am Ali2014DocumentaryHimself
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Click on This2013TV SeriesHimself
Glickman2013TV Movie documentary
Couldn't You Wait?2013DocumentaryHimself
NFL Rush Zone2013TV SeriesHimself
Occupy Ball Street2012ShortHimself
Connected2012TV MovieHimself
The Making of a First Rounder: The DeSean Jackson Story2011Video documentary
Third and Long: The History of African Americans in Pro Football 1946-19892011DocumentaryHimself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel2009DocumentaryHimself: Social Activist / Retired NFL Player
Trash to Treasure2009Documentary
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America2009DocumentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2009TV SeriesHimself - Former Football Player (segment "Legends")
From Hollywood to Syracuse: The Legacy of Ernie Davis2009ShortHimself
The Express: Making History - The Story of Ernie Davis2009Video shortHimself
The Black Candle2008DocumentaryHimself
Crips and Bloods: Made in America2008DocumentaryHimself
Directors on Directing 2: The Story of the Storytellers2008DocumentaryHimself
Say It Loud2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Stars on Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Armed and Deadly: The Making of 'The Dirty Dozen'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHimself
The Outsider2005DocumentaryHimself
Fox NFL Sunday2005TV SeriesHimself - Declaration of Independence Reciter
ABC News Nightline2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted2004DocumentaryHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHimself
Beef2003DocumentaryHimself - NFL Hall of Famer, Gang Mediator
O.J.: A Study in Black & White2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Hall of Fame Running Back
Jim Brown: All American2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Heroes of Black Comedy2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Dick Schaap: Flashing Before my Eyes2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Arli$$2000TV SeriesHimself
Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... Divisible2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bill Russell: My Life, My Way2000TV Movie documentaryHimself - Cleveland Browns 1957-1965
Unitas1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1999TV Series documentary shortHimself
Between Brothers1998TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1997TV SeriesHimself
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine1996TV SpecialHimself
Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fields of Fire: Sports in the 60s1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Player
UFC VI: Clash of the Titans1995TV SpecialHimself
UFC 5: The Return of the Beast1995TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors1994TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
UFC 3: The American Dream1994TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
UFC 2: No Way Out1994TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime1994TV SeriesHimself
UFC 1: The Beginning1993TV SpecialHimself - Fight Commentator
Good Sports1991TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1989TV SeriesHimself
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHimself
Playboy Mid Summer Night's Dream Party 19851985TV MovieHimself
I Challenge You1985TV MovieHimself
Black Hollywood1984TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual Black Achievement Awards1984TV SpecialHimself
Playboy's Roller Disco & Pajama Party1979TV SpecialHimself
The Hollywood Squares1967-1979TV SeriesHimself
Disco Fever: 'Saturday Night Fever' Premiere Party1977TV MovieHimself
Muhammad Ali vs. Ron Lyle1975TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
HBO Boxing1974TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1967-1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Flip1972TV SeriesHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1961-1972TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Ex Football Player / Actor / ...
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Short Subject, Cartoons & Live Action
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1966-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1969TV SeriesHimself
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHimself
The Man Who Makes the Difference1968Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Operation Dirty Dozen1967Short documentaryHimself
The Woody Woodbury Show1967TV SeriesHimself
Dateline: Hollywood1967TV SeriesHimself
The Milton Berle Show1966TV SeriesHimself
World Heavyweight Championship: Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo1966TV MovieHimself - Ringside Guest
1966 East-West Pro Bowl1966TV MovieHimself - Eastern Conference Fullback(Co-MVP)
1965 NFL Championship Game1966TV SpecialHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
Valentine's Day1965TV SeriesHimself
1964 NFL Championship Game1964TV SpecialHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
The Ed Sullivan Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The NFL on CBS1962-1964TV SeriesHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
1957 NFL Championship Game1957TV SpecialHimself - Cleveland Browns Fullback
1957 Cotton Bowl1957TV MovieHimself - Syracuse Orangemen Running Back

Archive Footage

Missing Reel2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
A Football Life2012TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Race: The Power of an Illusion2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Former Cleveland Brown
Baadasssss Cinema2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Huey P. Newton Story2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin2000TV Movie documentaryRobert Jefferson
Classified X1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Lionpower from MGM1967Short uncredited
The Fortune Cookie1966Running Back - Number 32 (uncredited)


Won Awards

1970Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion PictureEl Condor (1970)

Nominated Awards

1997MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightMars Attacks! (1996)

2nd Place Awards

1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Supporting PerformanceThe Dirty Dozen (1967)

3rd Place Awards

1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale New Face

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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