Tyler Perry Star David Mann

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on October 13, 2012


Who plays Mr. Brown on the TV series Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”?
Pat Gangloff, Hobbs, N.M.
David Mann, 46, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, portrays Brown, a role he originated in 1999 in Perry’s stage play “I Can Do Bad All by Myself.” Mann also portrayed Brown in the movies “Madea Goes to Jail” and “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” In the TBS sitcom, which concluded last year, Mann played the father of Madea’s daughter Cora, who in real life is Tamela Mann, 46, his wife of 22 years. Formerly members of Kirk Franklin’s vocal ensemble The Family, the couple is working on their own reality show, “Hanging With the Manns.”