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W. Earl Brown (born September 7, 1963) is an American actor who portrayed Dan Dority on HBO's Deadwood, and later reprised his role in Deadwood: The Movie. He also served as the writer for the tenth episode of the third season.

Biography[]

After his breakout performance in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's outreach staging of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, Brown began working in television and film. He appeared in films such as Backdraft, The Babe, Excessive Force, and Rookie of the Year. In 1993, he moved to Los Angeles and was cast in Wes Craven's New Nightmare. He also had a minor role in Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, and a bigger one as a news cameraman working for Gale Weathers in Craven's Scream. He played Warren in the 1998 comedy film There's Something About Mary and later took roles in Being John Malkovich, Vanilla Sky, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, The Alamo, and The Big White.[1]

In 2009, Brown wrote, produced, and appeared in the film Bloodworth. His 2010s film credits include The Master, The Sessions, The Lone Ranger, Brother's Keeper, and Wild. On television, he is best known for his portrayal of Dan Dority on the HBO series Deadwood (2004–2006). He has also guest starred on Bates Motel, Rectify, Luck, American Horror Story, Justified, Six Feet Under, NYPD Blue, X-Files, The Mentalist, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ellen, Seinfeld, True Detective, and others. He also portrayed singer Meat Loaf in VH1's television film Meatloaf: To Hell and Back. In 2013, he performed the voice and motion capture of Bill in the critically acclaimed video game The Last of Us.[1]

Brown also writes and performs with the country music band Sacred Cowboys.[1]

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Filmography[]

Films[]

  • Backdraft as Paramedic (1991)
  • The Babe as Herb Pennock (1992)
  • The Woman Who Loved Elvis as Pete (TV Movie, 1993)
  • Angel Street as Patrolman (TV Movie, 1993)
  • Excessive Force as Vinnie DiMarco (1993)
  • Rookie of the Year as Frick - Bullpen Catcher (1993)
  • Murder Between Friends (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare as Morgue Attendant (1994)
  • Dead Air as Ken (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Lily in Winter as Sherrif Boyd (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Vampire in Brooklyn as Thrasher (1995)
  • Without Evidence as Grace (1995)
  • Project: ALF as Ernie (TV Movie, 1996)
  • Wiseguy as Dubois (TV Movie, 1996)
  • The Cherokee Kid as Calloway (TV Movie, 1996)
  • Scream as Kenny (1996)
  • Kiss the Girls as Locksmith (1997)
  • Bella Mafia as Fredrico Luciano (TV Movie, 1997)
  • Deep Impact as McCloud (1998)
  • There's Something About Mary as Warren (1998)
  • Being John Malkovich as First J.M. Inc. Customer (1999)
  • Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back as Meat Loaf (TV Movie, 2000)
  • Dancing at the Blue Iguana as Bobby (2000)
  • Lost Souls as William Kelson (2000)
  • Sugar & Spice as Hank 'Terminator' Rogers (2001)
  • Vanilla Sky as Barman (2001)
  • Pauly Shore Is Dead as Bucky From Kentucky (2003)
  • Dunsmore as Ronny Roy Pritcher (2003)
  • The Alamo as David Burnet (2004)
  • Killer Diller as Holister (2004)
  • The Last Shot as Willie Gratzo (2004)
  • The Big White as Jimbo (2005)
  • Kids in America as Boss McGinn (2005)
  • The Minister of Divine as Buzz (TV Movie, 2007)
  • Suspect as Jimmy (TV Movie, 2007)
  • 1% as Sailor (TV Movie, 2008)
  • Bloodworth as Brady Bloodworth (2010)
  • Pickin' & Grinnin' as Parson (2010)
  • The Last Rites of Ransom Pride as Matthew (2010)
  • The Sessions as Rod (2012)
  • Blue-Eyed Butcher as Thomas Dean (TV Movie, 2012)
  • The Master as Fighting Businessman (2012)
  • A Single Shot as Puffy (2013)
  • The Lone Ranger as Mustached Ranger (2013)
  • Beneath the Harvest Sky as Roger (2013)
  • Knights of Badassdom as Randy (2013)
  • Brother's Keeper as Turner Monroe (2013)
  • The Sixth Gun as General Oliander Hume (TV Movie, 2013)
  • After the Fall (2014)
  • Chasing Ghosts as Roger Simons (2014)
  • Draft Day as Ralph Mowry (2014)
  • Wild as Frank (2014)
  • Black Mass as John Martorano (2015)
  • Spaceman as Dick Dennis (2016)
  • The Highwaymen as Ivy Methvin (2019)
  • Deadwood: The Movie as Dan Dority (TV Movie, 2019)
  • American Sausage Standoff as Jimmy Jerry Lee Jones Jr. (2019)
  • No Man of God as Warden Wilkenson (2021)
  • The Unforgivable as Mac Whelan (2021)

TV Series[]

  • The Untouchables as Jack Zuta (1993)
  • Bakersfield P.D. as Hood (1993)
  • Seinfeld as Al (1994)
  • Murder, She Wrote as Guard (1994)
  • Ellen as Customer #3 (1995)
  • The Single Guy as The Cabbie (1995)
  • Nowhere Man as Roy (1995)
  • A Season in Purgatory as Fatty Malloy (1996)
  • Caroline in the City as Floyd Gerber (1996)
  • Diagnosis Murder as Dusty Wilton (1997)
  • Smart Guy as Sonny (1997)
  • Profiler as Raymond Boudreaux (1998)
  • Martial Law as Larry Gambozza (1999)
  • Sugar Hill as Vic (1999)
  • Chicago Hope as Harry Cram (2000)
  • FreakyLinks as Falcon (2000)
  • Angel as Menlo (2000)
  • NYPD Blue as Mike / Terry Parkhurst / Bruce Rhodes (2000, 2003)
  • Charmed as Shadow / Warlock (2001)
  • Dead Last as Victor 'Dizzy' Korsky (2001)
  • Wolf Lake as Bruce Cates (2001)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Slick / Thomas Pickens / Roger Peet (2001, 2009)
  • Philly as Billy Temple (2002)
  • The X-Files as Robert M. Fassl (2002)
  • Six Feet Under as Pete (2002)
  • Push, Nevada as Shadrach (2002)
  • Cold Case as Victor Lake (2004)
  • Deadwood as Dan Dority (2004-2006)
  • CSI: Miami as Jesse Kramer (2005)
  • Standoff as Doug Frohmer (2006)
  • Numb3rs as Abner Stone (2007)
  • Psych as Dwayne Tancana (2007)
  • The Mentalist as Rulon Farnes (2008)
  • Hawthorne as Mr. Deegan (2009)
  • Justified as Cal Wallace (2010)
  • Miami Medical as Jesse (2010)
  • Breakout Kings as Cliff Krauss (2011)
  • Burn Notice as Zechariah (2011)
  • American Horror Story as Phil Critter (2011)
  • Luck as Mulligan (2012)
  • Perception as Frank Prentice (2012)
  • Major Crimes as Jim Martino (2012)
  • Bates Motel as Keith Summers (2013)
  • Rogue as Charlie (2013)
  • Rectify as The Stranger (2013)
  • Longmire as R.J. Watts (2013)
  • Ground Floor as Digger Tomkins (2014)
  • Grey's Anatomy as Herb Cramer (2014)
  • Chicago Fire as Dave Bloom (2014)
  • American Crime as Tom Carlin (2015)
  • True Detective as Detective Teague Dixon (2015)
  • Documentary Now! as Mitch Dagonda (2015)
  • Wicked City as Captain Dan Wilkinson (2015)
  • Archer as Head Biker (voice) (2016)
  • Roadside Picnic as Buzzard (2016)
  • Preacher as Hugo Root (2016-2017)
  • Training Day as Chief Wade (2017)
  • Red Blooded as Deputy Joe Paul (2017)
  • I'm Dying Up Here as Teddy (2017)
  • Superstition as The Dredge (2017-2018)
  • Reprisal as Witt (2019)
  • The Left Right Game as Rob (voice) (2020)
  • Hoops (voice) (2020)
  • The Mandalorian as Weequay Proprietor (2020)
  • The Book of Boba Fett as Weequay Proprietor (2022)
  • Hacks as Michael (2022)
  • Five Days at Memorial as Ewing Cook (2022)

Video Games[]

  • The Last of Us as Bill (voice) (2013)

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