Kevin Navayne

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Kevin Navayne
On the indy movie set of Into The Woods
Born Kevin Niviaen Brown
(1977-08-20) August 20, 1977 (age 37)
Spanish Town, Jamaica
Occupation Actor, Model
Years active 2008–present

Kevin Niviaen (Navayne) Brown (/nəˈvn/; born August 20, 1977) is a Jamaican-born fashion model, American actor and producer. He acts and models under the stage name which also happens to be his middle name of, Navayne or Navain.

Early life[edit]

Kevin was born in the city of Spanish Town, on the tiny island of Jamaica.[1] He arrived to the states with his family at the age of 6 years old and grew up in the town of East Hartford, Connecticut. He is the middle child of 3 and was raised by his parents who have been married for over 40 years.


He first appeared in the film Disappearing Acts as an extra. He was then discovered by a modeling agent and started modeling for designers Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Nautica, Sean John, Burberry, Versace, Givenchy, Hunter, John Varvatos, Ray Ban and Roberto Cavalli for print, editorial and commercial. He currently is represented by Ford Models, Group Model Management in Spain and models for MCQ Eyewear for Alexander McQueen.

In 2008 he appeared in the films Days of Wrath, and modeled for the BET show Rip the Runway, and appeared in episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

2009 saw Kevin appear in a series arch for the Lifetime Network hit show Army Wives.

In 2010 he obtained a recurring role as Detective Ray Jackson on CSI: NY.[2] Kevin also played Donovan in the Off Broadway play Foursome,[3] as well as appearing in an episode of the Syfy show Caprica[4] Kevin has signed on to play Charles McArther Emmanuel the son of the former Liberian President Charles Taylor in the move "American Warlord," in which Taylor became the first American to be convicted of a war crime. Kevin will also star in another bio pic while using his Jamaican background to play the civil rights hero Marcus Garvey.[5] Navayne is also in negotiations for an upcoming rags to riches film "The Onyx of Wall Street" in which Kevin will play an inner city drug dealer who eventually became one of Wall Street most's successful Hedge Fund Managers. Kevin has signed on to host a new travel and leisure show on the Travel Channel called, "Beddin' Breakfast" where Navayne will travel the country in searching for the best of the best Bed and Breakfast spots across the United States.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Days of Wrath Drug Dealer Film
2013 Swim Associate Producer Film
2014 The Big Heavy Executive Producer Short Film
2016 Marcus Garvey Biopic (Working Title) Marcus Garvey Film
2016 The Onyx of Wall Street Oliver Simon Film
2017 American Warlord Charles Taylor Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Man in Gray Suit 1 episode
2009 Army Wives Charles 2 episodes
2010 Detroit 187 Maurice Jones 1 episode
2010 Undercovers Marc Grace-Singer 1 episode
2012 One Life to Live Stuart Dillion Hart 3 episodes
2012 CSI:New York Detective Ray Jackson 4 episodes
2012 The Cleveland Show Guy at Park 1 episode
2013 Cult David 1 episode
2014 Beddin' Breakfast Host (himself) 8 episodes


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