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Robert Curtis Brown (born 27 April 1957; age 65) is an actor who portrayed two different characters in Star Trek.

His first appearance was as Sorad in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine second season episode "Sanctuary", credited as Robert Curtis-Brown.

His second appearance as the Ledosian ambassador in the Star Trek: Voyager seventh season episode "Natural Law".

Work in the 1980s

Brown made his acting debut in the 1982 telefilm Pilgrim, Farewell (with Christopher Lloyd) which was not seen by many, but Brown got in on the box office success of his feature film debut in the 1983 mega-hit Trading Places (with Bill Cobbs, Nicholas Guest, and Ron Taylor). Also in 1983 was another telefilm, First Affair (with Robin Curtis and Charley Lang). Brown was seen next with David Clennon and Bruce French in 1986's crime-comedy Legal Eagles.

Work in the 1990s

Brown entered the decade in yet another telefilm, Children of the Bride (1990, with Conor O'Farrell). Brown got to work with fellow Voyager guest actors Robert Joy and Keith Szarabajka in Hyde in Hollywood (1991). Brown kept up the TV movie trend in 1992's Just My Imagination (with Cristine Rose) as well as Labor of Love: The Arlette Schweitzer Story (1993, with Bill Smitrovich). In 1995, Brown finally gained work on the big screen in the Saturday Night Live-based comedy Stuart Saves His Family (with Michael G. Hagerty, Aaron Lustig, Dakin Matthews, Camille Saviola, and Harris Yulin). Then it was back to TV movies in the 1995 biopic, Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story (with John de Lancie, Daniel Hugh Kelly, and Joel Polis). That same year, Brown worked with Michael Ensign in The Christmas Box. Brown received a role in Same River Twice (1996, with John Putch and Kevin Rahm). From 1996 onward, Brown kept active. Brown was seen in the same year in Full Circle based on the Danielle Steele novel of the same name. The film adaptation also boasted Corbin Bernsen, Nicholas Coster, Mark Kiely, and James Read. Brown ended 1996 in Rolling Thunder (with Yvonne Suhor and Cress Williams). 1997 started Brown off working again with Daniel Hugh Kelly in Stranger in My Home, also co-starring Leigh Taylor-Young. Another co-star from Brown's past was Harris Yulin in the the big-screen comedy Bean (with David Doty, Danny Goldring, and April Grace), which capped off that year. The only film work Brown had in 1998 was another telefilm, A WInd & a Prayer (with Jim Metzler and Leon Russom). 1999 saw Brown in Three Secrets (with Katy Boyer and Jason Brooks). Brown ended the year and the '90s working with another past co-star, Nicholas Coster in Love Happens (with Ryan Bollman and Vince Grant).

Work in the 2000s

Brown got to work in the 21st century early appearing in thee television movie Unauthorized Brady Bunch: The Final Days (2000, with Lisa Wilcox, David Selburg, and Antony Acker) and 2001's Zenon: The Zequel (directed by Manny Coto and co-starred Tom Wright). 2002 found Brown in the latest film adaptation of the Hannibal Lecter series, Red Dragon re-teaming Brown with David Doty. Joining Brown and Doty were John Billingsley, Michael Cavanaugh, Elizabeth Dennehy, Frank Langella, Mark Moses, John Rubinstein, and Brenda Strong. 2002 also had Brown acting in the big-screen biopic, Catch Me If You Can featuring Trek alumni Lilyan Chauvin, Thomas Kopache, J. Patrick McCormack, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Robert Symonds, and Trek legend Malachi Throne. Brown reunited with Mark Kiely in the 2003 comedy Bruce Almighty, and this film also had its share of Trek stars. In it were Michael Bofshever, Christopher Darga, Colby French, Max Grodénchik, and Annie Wersching. In 2004, Brown worked again with Mark Moses in the tropical adventure After the Sunset (with Rachael Harris). Brown was seen next in the 1960s period drama Dreamgirls (with Ivar Brogger and Vince Grant). Even in this decade, Brown could not avoid the television movie. This was the case with Brown in 2007's Pandemic (with Bob Gunton and Clyde Kusatsu). In that same year he again worked with Kusatsu in Drive Thru (with Gordon Clapp). Box office success did not elude Brown. He was among fellow Trek actors Paul Terrell Clayton, James Cromwell, Gregg Daniel, and Kirsten Dunst in Spider-Man 3. Next was Who's Your Caddy (with James Avery). Brown got to be known for his role as Vince Evans in High School Musical 2, also in 2007 (with Mark L. Taylor). Brown ended the decade by appearing in the military comedy The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009, with Glenn Morshower and Stephen Root).

Work in the 2010s

Brown kept his television movie career going in 2010's Healing Hands (with Deborah Van Valkenburgh) and Audrey (with Ethan Phillips), and in Cinema Verite (with Thomas Dekker and Dendrie Taylor).

He also appeared in an episode of Raven's Home.

Television guest appearances

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