Neil Brown Jr. was born and raised in Orlando, Fla. where he was introduced to the arts at a young age and took up karate, which led to an appearance in the martial arts television series “WMAC Master” as a teenager. His love for acting brought him to Los Angeles, where he has appeared in the series “The Walking Dead,” “Suits” and “Weeds.”
In addition to starring in SEAL TEAM, Brown plays fan favorite Chad on the award-winning series “Insecure” on HBO.
In 2015 Brown starred as DJ Yella in Universal’s Oscar-nominated film “Straight Outta Compton.” His additional film credits include the blockbuster films “Fast and Furious,” “Battle: Los Angeles,” Joel Schumacher’s “Tigerland,” alongside Colin Farrell, Netflix’s “Sandcastle,” with Henry Cavill, Glen Powell, Nicholas Hoult and Logan Marshall Green, and the Swedish rom-com remake “Naked.”
Brown lives in Los Angeles with his wife, his two sons and his beloved dog. He loves animals, and his hobbies include working out, video games and martial arts. His birthday is June 19. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @NeilBrownJr.