Windell Middlebrooks

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Windell Middlebrooks
Born Windell Dwain Middlebrooks, Jr.
(1979-01-08)January 8, 1979
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Died March 9, 2015(2015-03-09) (aged 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Pulmonary Embolism
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–2015

Windell Dwain Middlebrooks, Jr. (January 8, 1979 – March 9, 2015) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Middlebrooks was born in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] He was an alumnus of Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas and University of California, Irvine, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting in 2004.[1]


For one season, he worked at the famed TEXAS Musical Drama as hospitality, yet he would have a tremendous acting career on the stage. Middlebrooks worked on The Suite Life on Deck, Hannah Montana, My Name is Earl, and Chocolate News. He is best-known for his Miller High Life beer ads, playing a deliveryman who, if he considers the situation to be adverse to "the high life" (such as an $11.50 hamburger), will confiscate all the Miller High Life from the location. He appeared in HBO's Entourage and portrayed a recurring character in the ninth season of Scrubs.[2]

Middlebrooks was a guest on Adam Carolla's podcast on April 2, 2009. He also appeared on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a character who marries a transsexual ex-love of Mac and has a child with her, of which Dee is the surrogate mother. He appeared as a regular cast member in the medical/procedural drama television series Body of Proof, which premiered on ABC in March 2011 and ended in May 2013.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Middlebrooks was a Christian,[4][5][6] who said that he was built on his faith.[7]


On March 9, 2015, Middlebrooks was found unconscious at his home in the San Fernando Valley, pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital[where?] aged 36.[8] An autopsy revealed that he suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Weekends at the DL Reggie Shanks/Mohammed 2 episodes
The Bernie Mac Show Boogie 1 episode
2006 Julie Reno: Bounty Hunter Windelle Pilot episode
All of Us Sugar Scoops Ice Cream Man 1 episode
2007 My Name is Earl Landlord 1 episode
Veronica Mars Big Scary Man/Happy 1 episode
Hannah Montana Plumber 1 episode
Entourage Delivery Guy 1 episode
2008 Chocolate News Black Ice 2 episodes
ER Arnie 1 episode
2009 Ace in the Hole Don Braxton TV movie
Miss March Bouncer #1 Movie
Parks and Recreation Brian 1 episode
Enlightened! Free Bird Short
2009-2010 Scrubs Captain Duncook 6 episodes
2010 Cougar Town Gerald 1 episode
2008-2010 The Suite Life on Deck Kirby Morris 10 episodes
2010 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Nick 2 episodes
2012 Body of Proof: The Musical Curtis Brumfield Short
Heckle or Hell Levontay Jenkins Short (Executive Producer)
2011-2013 Body of Proof Curtis Brumfield Main cast
2013 TMI Hollywood Host/Various 1 episode
2014 The Mason Twins Chance TV movie
Mighty Med Mr. Patterson/Agent Blaylock 2 episodes
2015 Road Hard Reggie Movie (Premiered three days before his death)


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