Gilbert Glenn Brown
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Gilbert Glenn Brown
Genoa City Presence
Jett Slade
March 19, 2019 to present
At A Glance

Gilbert Glenn Brown is an actor and director who joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as singer Jett Slade in 2019. Though he is new to daytime, he has a long resume that includes series like The Inspectors, Stranger Things, Mercy, ER, The O.C., The Shield, and Roswell. The actor, who holds a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, also has done lots of voice-over work for various projects, including one for the NFL.

In addition to television work, Brown has over 15 years of theatrical experience. Some of his stage credits include When Jazz Had the Blues (CEK Productions/The Matrix Theatre), Harriet Jacobs (Kansas City Rep), Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre), TopDog/UnderDog (Seattle Rep/Center Theatre Group), Spunk (True Colors Theatre Company), and Charleston Olio (Goodman Theatre & National Black Theatre Festival).

Brown was a creative child who wrote stories and scripts and drew his own comic books. His love of acting developed when he saw a youth theatre company called PYT (Positive Youth Troupe) from the Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center in the Bronx, perform at his high school.

Much to many Y&R viewers' surprise, Brown isn't a professional singer. However, he has kept his vocal skills fresh over the years just in case an acting job calls for it.

In early 2019, Brown revealed that he is working on a web series that he co-created, wrote and stars in.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION

The Young and the Restless
Jett Slade
2019

The Passage
Sheriff
2019

Dynasty
Pastor
2018

The Resident
Chastain Lawyer
2018

Down for Whatever (TV Movie)
Doctor Parker
2018

Valor
Bashiir
2017

Queen Sugar
Luther Briggs
2017

Stranger Things
Cop #4
2017

Mr. Mercedes
Fire Captain Duncan
2017

Good Behavior
Thom Davidson
2017

Survivor's Remorse
Edward Pain
2016

Drumline: A New Beat (TV Movie)
Jimmy LaPierre
2014

Hood Tales
Dad
2011

Mercy
Maintenance Man
2010

ER
Lou Smith
2006

Shark
Detective
2006

CSI: Miami
Ambulance Driver
2006

The O.C.
Officer Patrick
2005

Cold Case
Renaldo Copely
2004

The Shield
Lops
2003

The Parkers
Rapper #2
2002

Roswell
Security Guard
2001

The Inspectors
Dean Evan Foley
2015

Acting Portfolio: FILM

The Best of Enemies
Howard Clement
2019

Soul Mates (Short)
Reginald
2013

Death and the Red Dress (Short)
Sam
2012

A Long Night (Short)
Michael
2010

Concrete River (Short)
James
2009

I Can't Pretend (Short)
Him
2008

Dreamgirls
Man with Gun
2006

The Eavesdropper
Leon/Night Nurse
2004

The Good Fight
Jack Cook
2004

Romeo & Juliet Revisited
Romeo
2002

Rain (Short)
Capt. Isaiah Nelson
2001

The Playaz Court
Detective
2000

Children of the Struggle
David Lee
1999

Bobby G. Can't Swim
Reggie
1999

Raising the Heights
Michael Stallworth
1998

Detention (Short)
Tre Williams
1995

Game of Survival (Short)
Teenage Victim
1993

Awards & Acclaim

NAACP Theatre Awards (Two Lead Male nominations, two Best Supporting Male nominations, four Best Ensemble nominations)

Audelco Awards (One Lead Male Performance in a Musical nomination)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (Two Best Ensemble awards)

Ovations Awards (Two Best Ensemble nominations)

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center and the Coalition of Theatres of Color (Outstanding Alumnus of Mind-Builders)

Colsac Awards (Best Lead Male Performance)

LA Weekly Theatre Awards (Twp Best Ensemble nominations)

Stage Raw (Best Ensemble award and one Best Ensemble nomination)

Vital Statistics

PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York (but he grew up in Queens and the Bronx)
ROOTS: Brown is a first-generation American, with both of his parents hailing from Jamaica

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