Windell Middlebrooks

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Windell Middlebrooks
Windell Middlebrooks.jpg
Middlebrooks in the Miller High Life beer ad
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 and singer. He was most well known for his role in The Suite Life on Deck as Kirby Morris, a security guard on the cruise ship. He also starred in Body of Proof and Ace in the Hole.

Early life[edit]

Middlebrooks was born in Fort Worth, Texas.[1] He was an alumnus of Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Theatre/Communications[2], the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, and University of California, Irvine, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting in 2004.[2]

Career[edit]

Middlebrooks in Body of Proof with Jeri Ryan.

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.[3]

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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Middlebrooks was awarded the Chancellor's Club Fellowship at University of California, Irvine, despite the 1,000 other applicants.

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

Death[edit]

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. An autopsy revealed that he suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism.

Filmography[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Births, 1926-1995, Windell Dwain Middlebrooks, Jr.
  2. ^ a b "Windell D. Middlebrooks". www.windelldmiddlebrooks.com. Retrieved 2015-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Listings - TheFutonCritic.com - The Web's Best Television Resource". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "ABC Adds "Body of Proof," "Off the Map" to Roster". The Futon Critic. May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ [Real/status/458127985288032256 "Windell Middle Brooks"] Check |url= scheme (help). 
  6. ^ "windell4real". 
  7. ^ "Windell Middlebrooks". 

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