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Ingeniously funny and extraordinarily talented are understatements when it comes to the multifaceted actor DAVID MANN (Brown). A native of the "Bible belt" state of Texas, David masterfully showcases his God-given talents in today's most dynamic and distinguished genre.

Accentuating his already natural gift of making people laugh as a youth, David set his sights on acting. As a free-spirited adolescent, the self-possessed 15 year-old discovered a way to employ his unsuspecting antics by involving himself in various high school activities including contemporary drama where he permeated the stage world by becoming a budding thespian. Finding his natural element, David was commonly cast as the production's funnyman where his infectious comedic flair was visibly realized and fittingly unleashed. From high school to local community theater, David's accomplished performances quickly gained notable recognition advancing his diversified image into public notice.

In 1996, David was cast in the urban stage play "He Say...She Say...But What Does God Say?” He delivered a rousing portrayal of a high-strung, obnoxious gangster named "Forty Ounce" who caused audiences to split their sides laughing as he injected them with slapstick humor. The wonderfully composed drama/comedy was later adapted for television on the UPN sitcom "Good News.”

In short order David joined forces with one of America's funniest actors and critically acclaimed playwrights, Tyler Perry. The illustrious multi hyphenate had written, directed, and produced numerous plays including the stage play hit "I Can Do Bad All By Myself” where David remarkably immortalized the intrusively nosey, wisecracking, ashy-kneed and outrageously funny neighbor, ‘Mr. Brown.' As was apropos, David's bravo performance led the way for "Mr. Brown” to become a principal character in many of Perry's other hilarious stage and film comedies, including the play and motion picture, "Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns,” in which David reprised the role of ‘Mr. Brown' for mass audiences. Both properties were sure-fire hits, playing to packed theaters and grossing millions. "If you thought Madea's family was crazy, wait till you meet the Browns” became the tag line for the new TBS comedy modeled after the film and starring David as the beloved ‘Mr. Brown.'

David Mann's musical and theatrical talents brilliantly epitomize ingenuity at its best. When David is not shooting "Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns,” he brings his live comedy show to venues around the country playing to sold-out crowds and is a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. When David is not on tour, he enjoys the restful company of his devoted wife Tamela Mann, and their fun-loving children.


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