Eric Brown (actor)

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Eric Brown
Born (1964-12-17) December 17, 1964 (age 51)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974 - 1989
Spouse(s) Janine Paver

Eric Brown, (born December 17, 1964, in New York), is an American film and television actor.[1]

Brown is best known for his role as Phillip Fillmore in the coming of age motion picture Private Lessons and as Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr. in the syndicated American TV show Mama's Family.

Personal life and current activities[edit]

Eric Brown attended the Professional Children's School in NYC. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master's of Liberal Arts from Stanford University, where his research focused on politics in Rwanda.

He was press secretary and speechwriter for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, a seven-term member of Congress from New York. As a political media consultant, Brown produced hundreds of television and radio ads for U.S. Senate, Congressional, and statewide campaigns for Alexandria, Virginia-based Murphy Putnam Media.

He is also a contributing author of Take Back Your Time (2003, Berrett-Koehler).

He previously worked in Washington, D.C. as communications director for the Center for a New American Dream, a nonprofit organization that "helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice".

Eric Brown was the communications director for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2003 to 2014. He is currently the principal of Brownbridge Strategies, a strategy and communications consulting firm that works with nonprofit organizations and foundations. He presently resides in California with his wife Janine, and their daughter Maggie, who was born in January 1996.


Year Title Role
1978 The Dain Curse
Mini-series (TV)
1981 Private Lessons Phillip Fillmore
1983 Mama's Family (TV)
27 episodes (1983–1985)
Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr.
1984 Remington Steele (TV)
Blood Is Thicker Than Steele
Chris Gallen
1984 They're Playing with Fire Jay Richard
1985 Student Court (TV) Ed
1988 Video Murders David Lee Shepherd
1988 Waxwork James
1989 Rock-A-Die Baby Steven
1989 Stepfather II Hotel Attendant


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