is a former American football player who later went on to become an actor known for his roles in various low budget action movies. He is most famous for his role as David Ryder in Space Mutiny
which was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000
He seems to have only two settings as an actor. On one hand, you have the emotionally sappy everyman Reb Brown who just wants a normal life (as caretaker of his mentally handicapped friend in Cage
, a soldier telling a little Vietnamese boy about Disneyland in Strike Commando
, or a wandering artist who just wants to see America in Captain America (1979)
). Then you have the Reb Brown who breaks loose and BLOWS SHIT UP! Its not uncommon to see both performances in the exact same movie.
A popular subject on The Spoony Experiment
. Though he loves poking fun at the films, Noah "Spoony" Antwiler has said that he really does love Reb as an actor and thinks he could have been one of the big action stars if only he'd had better roles.
Movies starring Reb Brown
If you're watching carefully, he appears as a fraternity pledge that nearly chokes to death in a prank, and has to be saved by Johnny Gage and Roy DeSoto in a fourth season episode of Emergency!
Tropes associated with Red Brown and his characters: