Brown, Peter 1935–

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BROWN, Peter 1935


Original name, Pierre de Lappe; born October 5, 1935, in New York, NY; son of Mina Reaume (a radio and stage actress); stepson of Albert Brown; married Diane Jergens, September 6, 1958 (divorced, 1959); married Sandra Edmundson, 1964 (divorced); married Yvette Safargy (a model), November 14, 1971 (divorced, 1974); married Mary, 1986 (marriage ended, c. 1998); children: (second marriage) Matthew; (with Amber Karlson) one son; some sources cite a third child. Education: Studied acting at University of California, Los Angeles, beginning 1956. Avocational Interests: Horses, outdoor activities, tennis and other sports.

Addresses: Agent Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Appeared on children's radio programs, early 1940s; owner of a production company. Participant in celebrity charity sporting events. Military service: U.S. Army, Infantry, 195456.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Voice of airman interviewing Major Gruver, Sayonara, Warner Bros., 1957.

Clark, Onionhead (scenes deleted), Warner Bros., 1958.

Rollo Burns, Darby's Rangers (also known as The Young Invaders ), Warner Bros., 1958.

(Uncredited) Alex, Marjorie Morningstar, Warner Bros., 1958.

Voice of sentry outside army tent, Westbound, Warner Bros., 1959.

Bullseye, Merrill's Marauders, Warner Bros., 1962.

Bill Martin, The Commies Are Coming, the Commies Are Coming (also known as Red Nightmare ), Warner Bros., 1962.

Tom Hamilton, Summer Magic, Buena Vista, 1963.

Vern Goodman, A Tiger Walks, Buena Vista, 1964.

Chase Colton, Ride the Wild Surf, Columbia, 1964.

Ron, Kitten with a Whip, MCA/Universal, 1964.

Texas Ranger Chad Cooper, Three Guns for Texas, Universal, 1968.

Texas Ranger Chad Cooper, Backtrack!, Universal, 1969.

Abie, HaPritza Hagdola (also known as The Big Escape, Eagles Attack at Dawn, From Hell to Victory, Hostages in the Gulf, and Hanesharim Pashtu im Shachar ), 1970, dubbed version, Allied Artists, 1974.

Al, Chrome and Hot Leather, American International Pictures, 1971.

Jim Pendrake, Piranha, Piranha!, American National Enterprises, 1972.

Winston, Memory of Us, Cinema Financial, 1974.

Slashed Dreams (also known as Sunburst ), Academy Entertainment, 1974.

Jack, Rape Squad (also known as Act of Vengeance and The Violator ), American International Pictures, 1974.

Steve Elias, Foxy Brown, American International Pictures, 1974.

Danny, The Concrete Jungle, Pentagon Films, 1982.

Teenage Tease, 1983.

Sheriff, The Aurora Encounter, New World, 1986.

Admiral, Demonstone, Fries Distribution, 1989.

Max, Fists of Iron, Live Entertainment, 1995.

Dr. Frank Myers, Asylum, Norstar Entertainment, 1996.

Wilkerson, Wasteland Justice, Apocalypse Productions, 1999.

Glenn, Y.M.I., Temple 4 Films, 2002.

Film Work:

Executive Producer, Gentle Savage (also known as Camper John ), Cinemation Industries, 1973.

Television Appearances; Series:

Deputy Johnny McKay, Lawman, 19581962.

Chad Cooper, Laredo, NBC, 19651967.

Dr. Greg Peters, Days of Our Lives (also known as Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives, Days, and DOOL ), NBC, 19721979.

Robert Laurence, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y & R ), CBS, 19811982, 19891991.

Roger Forbes, Loving, ABC, 19831984.

Charles Sanders III, One Life to Live (also known as One Life to Live: The Summer of Seduction ), ABC, 19861987.

Doctor, Generations, 1989.

Blake Hayes, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Belleza y poder ), CBS, 19911992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Chris Semple, "Point Blank," Maverick, ABC, 1957.

Dave, "The Peacemaker," Colt .45, ABC, 1957.

Rip Fallon, "Stage West," Maverick, ABC, 1957.

Clay, "Top Hand," Cheyenne, ABC, 1957.

Jed Wayne, "Renegades," Cheyenne, ABC, 1958.

"Ghost of Cimarron," Cheyenne, ABC, 1958.

Davey, "Hideout," Sugarfoot, ABC, 1958.

Johnny McKay, "The Trial of the Canary Kid," Sugarfoot, ABC, 1959.

Deputy Johnny McKay, "Hadley's Hunters," Maverick, ABC, 1960.

Teo, "Lalama Lady," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1962.

Ross Andrews, "Pocketful of Stars," Cheyenne, ABC, 1962.

Trace Morgan, "Wolf, Cried the Blonde," 77 Sunset Strip, 1962.

Timmy Ellison, "The Gang's All Here," 77 Sunset Strip, 1962.

"Forecast: Low Clouds and Coastal Fog," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963.

Lieutenant Hodges, "The Bridge," The Gallant Men, ABC, 1963.

Benedict O'Brien, "The Adam MacKenzie Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1963.

"Death of a Cop," The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, CBS, 1963.

Johnny Porter, "The Blooded Bull," Redigo, NBC, 1963.

Aaron Balfour, "The Geneva Balfour Story," Wagon Train, ABC, 1964.

Lieutenant Ben Hollister, "The Action of the Tiger," Kraft Suspense Theatre, 1964.

Craig Ryan, "Return a Stranger," The Virginian, NBC, 1964.

Chad Cooper, "We've Lost a Train," The Virginian, NBC, 1965.

The prince, "A Prince of a Ranger," Laredo, NBC, 1966.

Tom Conlan, "A Small Taste of Justice," The Virginian, NBC, 1967.

Franklin, "The Debt," The Mod Squad, ABC, 1969.

Scott Norton, "War Games," The Most Deadly Game, ABC, 1970.

Johnny Brown, "Blind," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1971.

"Deadlock," Medical Center, CBS, 1972.

Stan Conners, "Tennis, Emily?," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1972.

Ray Weaver, "The Vanishing Lady," The Magician, NBC, 1973.

"Love, Mabel," Policy Story, NBC, 1974.

"The Covenant," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1975.

"Murder on Ice," Matt Helm, ABC, 1975.

Officer Brady, "One Last Trick," The Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1977.

Tim Bolt, "Hot Wheels," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

Mark Correll, "Angels Ahoy," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

Richie, "The Pageant," Vega$, ABC, 1978.

Floyd Baker, "Officer Daisy Duke," The Dukes of Hazzard, CBS, 1980.

Patrick, "Elizabeth's Baby/The Artist and the Lady," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Robert Brighton, "Heal Thyself," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982.

Ray Martin/Dr. Scott, "As the Hart Turns," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1983.

Carl McGhan, "High Stakes," Manimal, NBC, 1983.

Frank Kenniman, "The Dillinger Print," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

"Father's Day," Whiz Kids, CBS, 1984.

Fred Cushing, "Peter Pan Is Alive and Well," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

"Till Death Do Us Part," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1985.

Jason Nelson, "Knight behind Bars," Knight Rider, NBC, 1985.

Herb Waldrem, "Little Wolf," Airwolf, CBS, 1986.

"The Theory of Revolution," The ATeam, NBC, 1986.

"Caught in the Draft," 1st & Ten, HBO, 1988.

"Partners," Hunter, NBC, 1989.

Bucky Allen, "Shark Derby," Baywatch, syndicated, 1990.

"Along Came a Spider," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994.

Bill Layton, "Real Deal SEAL," JAG, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Other:

Raymond Pera, Hunters Are for Killing (also known as Hard Frame ), 1970.

Bill Kelly, Salvage, 1979.

McCain, Top of the Hill, 1980.

Bodyguard, The Girl, the Gold Watch, & Everything (movie), syndicated, 1980.

Cover Up (pilot), CBS, 1984.

Himself, The Calendar Girl Murders (also known as Insatiable and Victimized ), 1984.

Sando, TanameraLion of Singapore (miniseries), Ten Network (Australia), 1988.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions of Desire under the Elms, Horseshoe Theatre; and Teach Me How to Cry, Gallery Theatre.



Official Peter Brown Fan Site,, July 6, 2003.

Brown, Peter 1979–

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Brown, Peter 1979–


Born 1979, in Hopewell, NJ. Education: Attended Art Center College of Design.


Home and office—Brooklyn, NY. E-mail—[email protected].


Author and illustrator.



Flight of the Dodo, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2005.

Chowder, Little, Brown (New York, NY), 2006.


Cat Weatherill, Barkbelly, Knopf (New York, NY), 2006.

Cat Weatherill, Snowbone, Knopf (New York, NY), 2007.


For author and illustrator Peter Brown, creating children's books is an ideal job. In an online interview with Embracing the Child, Brown noted his love for painting, drawing, and writing: "For me the most satisfying part of making picture books is finding the perfect balance of storytelling with words and storytelling with art." Brown's illustrations, which appear in his original picture books Chowder and Flight of the Dodo, combine a unique combination of contemporary and folk elements, an aspect "which has pushed my art in two seemingly opposing directions," as Brown explained on the Hachette Book Group Web site. According to Brown, his ultimate goal as an artist is to "make paintings with the perfect balance of clean, contemporary design and the awkward but appealing traits of naïve art."

In Chowder, Brown shares with readers a unique story about an English bulldog who does not display the usual characteristics of a typical family pet. Instead of burying bones and playing with canine toys, Chowder prefers to surf the Internet and read the daily newspaper. "I thought it would be funny if there was a dog, who was still clearly a pet, but who reacted … with the personality of a curious, resourceful child," remarked Brown in his Embracing the Child interview. In Booklist Ilene Cooper commented on the author/illustrator's ability to pair "tongue-in-cheek humor" with "distinctive acrylic-and-pencil artwork" and praised the book's "winsome protagonist." Wendy Lewis, writing in School Library Journal, deemed Chowder a "wacky comedy" and noted that Brown's decision to repeat visual patterns "yield strong designs."

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, May 15, 2006, Holly Koelling, review of Barkbelly, p. 59; September 1, 2006, Ilene Cooper, review of Chowder, p. 126.

Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2005, review of Flight of the Dodo, p. 1022; May 15, 2006, review of Barkbelly, p. 525; August 15, 2006, review of Chowder, p. 836.

Publishers Weekly, November 7, 2005, review of Flight of the Dodo, p. 72; September 4, 2006, review of Chowder, p. 65.

School Library Journal, December, 2005, Blair Christolon, review of Flight of the Dodo, p. 101; July, 2006, Sue Giffard, review of Barkbelly, p. 90; September, 2006, Wendy Lukehart, review of Chowder p. 160.


Embracing the Child Web site, (September, 2006), interview with Brown.

Hachette Book Group Web site, (March 28, 2007), "Peter Brown."

Peter Brown Home Page, (March 28, 2007).