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W. Earl Brown stars in "American Crime" on ABC as Tom.

Born in Golden Pond, Kentucky, W. Earl Brown comes from a long line of bootleggers and used car dealers — the perfect lineage for becoming a writer and actor. Earl received his MFA from DePaul University's Theatre School in 1989. After graduation, he performed in numerous plays around Chicago, but it was his performance in "A View from the Bridge" at the Steppenwolf Theatre that catapulted his career into television and film.

On the big screen, Brown has been seen in "The Babe," starring John Goodman, Daniel Stern's "Rookie of the Year," alongside Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey, Wes Craven's "Scream," opposite Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Mimi Leder's "Deep Impact," alongside Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni and Elijah Wood, Bobby and Peter Farrelly's "There's Something About Mary," starring Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon, Spike Jonze's "Being John Malkovich," starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, Michael Radford's "Dancing at the Blue Iguana," "Lost Souls," opposite Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin, Cameron Crowe's "Vanilla Sky," starring Tom Cruise and Penélope Cruz, "Pauly Shore Is Dead," John Lee Hancock's "The Alamo," alongside Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton, and "The Big White" with Robin Williams. More recently, Brown has appeared in "The Sessions," starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy, Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams, "A Single Shot," alongside Sam Rockwell and Jeffrey Wright, Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger," starring Johnny Depp, and "Beneath the Harvest Sky," opposite Emory Cohen and Callan McAuliffe. Brown made his feature film debut playing a paramedic in Ron Howard's "Backdraft," starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin and Robert De Niro.

On television, Brown has made guest appearances in "Chicago Fire," "Grey's Anatomy," "Ground Floor," "Longmire," "Rectify," "Rogue," "Bates Motel," "Major Crimes," "Perception," "Luck," "American Horror Story," "Burn Notice," "Breakout Kings," "Justified," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Hawthorne," "The Menatlist," "Psych," "Numb3rs," "CSI: Miami," ""X-Files," "Charmed," "Cold Case," and "Seinfeld."

In addition to acting, Earl is also a writer and producer. He wrote and produced the independent film "Bloodworth," starring Val Kilmer and Kris Kristofferson.

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Age: 53 years old
Birthday: September 7, 1963
Birthplace: Golden Pond, KY

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