Orlando Brown is an American actor known for his roles in several Disney television shows as well as movies. He is also a voice actor, rapper, and singer. His name became a fan favorite after he appeared in Disney’s That’s So Raven as Eddie, for whom he won a Young Artist Award for outstanding young actors in a television series in 2005. Other of his outstanding works include 3J in Family Matters, Tiger in Major Payne, and Max in Two of a Kind.
Although he hasn’t appeared regularly on screen lately, he hasn’t lost his place in the spotlight for other reasons besides his acting career. He has had many run-ins with the law for reasons ranging from a misdemeanor, domestic violence, obstruction of justice, drug possession to resisting a police officer.
Orlando Brown’s Bio
He was born on December 4, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, but moved with his grandmother to Perris, California. Brown made his television debut as a child actor in 1995 on the Coach program. After his debut, he was cast in other works, including the television movie Family Values as Chuckie and Major Payne, in which he played the role of Tiger.
In no time Brown found his feet in the show arena and was cast more regularly. His groundbreaking roles came in 1996 in the TV series Waynehead (1996-1997) as Damey Wayne and Family Matters (1996-1998) as 3J. He also got small roles in series like Malcolm & Eddie, Sister, Sister, The Pretender, The Wayans Bro, Friend and Foes, One on One, and Hell’s Kitchen.
Orlando Brown got more regular roles in these series: Max in Two of a Kind (1998-1999), Nelson in The Jamie Foxx Show (1998-2001), and Safe Harbor (1999) as Chris. For his performance in Safe Harbor, he was nominated for the award for best performance in a television series in 2000.
His talent and skills were more widely recognized and earned him roles on the big screen in the early 2000s. His films include Perfect Game (2000), a dubbing role in The Tangerine Bear (2000), Max Keebles Big Move (2001), Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off (2003) and Suits on the Loose (2005).
Orlando became a Disney star in 2001 after appearing as Travis Elliot in an episode of the series Lizzie McGuire. He then sang the roles of Sticky Webb in the Disney animated series The Proud Family (2001-2005) and the title character Cornelius Fillmore in Filmore (2002-2004), and also appeared as himself in Express Yourself (2002-2007). His claim to fame came when he portrayed Edward “Eddie” Thomas in the popular sitcom That’s So Raven from 2003 to 2007.
He also started his musical career in collaboration with the Disney Channel. Orlando Brown was part of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars and recorded many songs, including theme songs from That, ‘s So Raven, Circle of Life (2004), Little By Little (2006), and A Dream Are a Wish Your Heart Makes (2008). Following his Disney career, he went solo, explored the rap and hip-hop genre, and released his debut album Trade it All in 2006 and the single Fuck My Fame in 2016. He has also worked with artists such as Akon, Sean Kingston, Raven Symoné, and Rayven Justice.
After That’s So Raven his career shrank. He failed at the box offices like We the Party (2012), American Bad Boy (2015), and Bloody Hands (2016) and was not re-cast as Eddie Thomas in the offshoot of That’s So Raven, Raven’s Home, in 2017.
Wife, Girlfriend, Baby Mother, Kids
Orlando Brown is not married. However, he has been in a number of relationships that have served as fodder for the media due to their controversial nature. He has also been arrested several times and charged with assaulting a spouse for not talking about his drug possession and misdemeanor. Makes you wonder who his girlfriend is or rather was.
He was arrested for domestic violence in February 2016, then on January 18, 2018, after an alleged fight with his girlfriend, and for the third time on June 5, 2018, in Las Vegas after he was found in possession of bags of drugs identified as a crack and arrested for possession of heavy drugs, drug paraphernalia and resisting a police officer.
After much investigation, we found out that the alleged girlfriend is Omena Alexandria, with whom he was once engaged. Omena worked as a surrogate mother for families but had to quit her job to start a family with Orlando, according to Shaderoom. In April 2016, he shared a video in which he announced that he and Omena were expecting a baby, but after he was born in December 2016, he again denied paternity to the said baby.
Before Omena, he had been associated with his co-stars, Anneliese Van der Pol and Raven Symone. Although he was reported with the former from 2001 to 2004, he never seemed to have been associated with Raven. He recently debuted with a tattoo of her face on his chest, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything going on between the two.
Orlando Brown Net Worth
The actor with the singer is no longer regularly seen on our screens, but he has managed to accumulate a six-figure fortune. It’s estimated at $200,000, which could increase if he ever decides to make a comeback or probably move into other business areas.