—Reb Brown in pretty much every movie he's in.
Reb Brown 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). 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.
Movies starring Reb Brown:
- Yor, the Hunter from the Future
- Made for TV Movie: Captain America and its sequel, Captain America II: Death Too Soon
- Space Mutiny
- Strike Commando
- Uncommon Valor
- The Howling II: Stirba Werewolf Bitch
- Night Claws (most recent film)
- Death of a Soldier
Tropes associated with Red Brown and his characters:
- The Danza: As Reb Gustafson in the Miami Vice episode "Viking Bikers from Hell" .
- More Dakka: In Robowar, he and his team (the Big Ass Motherfuckers) fire randomly into the woods... every six minutes or so. It happens again in some of the other films, like Strike Commando and Mercenary Fighters.
- Playing Against Type: He's known for playing Screaming Warrior type guys, but in Death Of A Soldier he played an insane serial killer soldier guy with a nasty habit of killing random women in alleyways.
- Post Mortem One Liner: After pinning an enemy soldier to a wall with a thrown knife: "Don't move." A running joke on The Spoony Experiment has Spoony repeatedly pointing out that Reb's characters always follow up a major kill with unremarkable non sequiturs rather than bad-ass one-liners.
- Reclusive Artist: According to IMDB, it's been 13 years since he's been on-screen.
- Romance on the Set: Reb met and fell in love with his wife Cissie Cameron on the set of Space Mutiny.
- Screaming Warrior: See page quote.
- Screams Like a Little Girl: His screams tend to be shrill and high-pitched, though the man can still somehow pull it off.
- Shouting Shooter: The GOD of this trope.
- Testosterone Poisoning: Warning: What follows is the manliest thing ever recorded on film. Your balls may drop off in shame at the mere knowledge that you will never in your entire life do something half as manly.