Kevin Navayne

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Kevin Navayne
Born Kevin Niviaen Brown
(1977-08-20) August 20, 1977 (age 39)
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.

Early life[edit]

Kevin was born in the city of Spanish Town, on the 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. Navayne is also father of Kevyn Malik Brown



He first appeared in the film Disappearing Acts as an extra. He then was 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 film, Days of Wrath, and modeled for the BET show Rip the Runway, and appeared in an 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 shows: Law & Order SVU, One Life to Live, and, The Cleveland Show. Kevin's next feature film will see will also star in another biopic while using his Jamaican background to play the civil rights hero Marcus Garvey.[4] Kevin stars in the upcoming film "The Onyx of Wall Street" in which Kevin will play an inner city drug dealer who eventually becomes one of Wall Street's most successful Hedge Fund Managers. Kevin has also produced films, Swim, The Big Heavy, and the just announced film based on the true story "No Name Gang."


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 The Onyx of Wall Street Malcom Jennings Film
2017 Marcus Garvey Biopic (Working Title) Marcus Garvey Film
2019 The No Name Gang Agent Johnson 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 5 episodes
2012 The Cleveland Show Guy at Park 1 episode
2015 Transport Director 1 episode
2016 Gods of Medicine Dr. Ruben Jacobi
2017 Madiba


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Kevin Navayne at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]

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