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Middlebrooks in the Miller High Life beer ad
|Born||Windell Dwain Middlebrooks, Jr.
January 8, 1979
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 9, 2015
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pulmonary embolism|
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.
Middlebrooks was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He was an alumnus of Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Theatre/Communications, the Los Angeles Film Studies Center, and University of California, Irvine, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts in acting in 2004.
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.
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.
Middlebrooks was awarded the Chancellor's Club Fellowship at University of California, Irvine, despite the 1,000 other applicants.
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.
|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|
|2009||Ace in the Hole||Don Braxton||TV movie|
|Miss March||Bouncer #1||Movie|
|Parks and Recreation||Brian||1 episode|
|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||Blunt Talk||Terrence Hibert||1 episode|
|2015||Road Hard||Reggie||Movie (Premiered three days before his death)|
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