‘Good Times’ Actor Johnny Brown Dies At 84

  • Actor Johnny Brown has died aged 84.
  • He was best known for his role on the show ‘Good Times.’
  • He also guest-starred on a number of popular shows.


Johnny Brown, an actor best known for his role on the show Good Times, has died at age 84. His daughter, Sharon Catherine Brown, broke the sad news to everyone in a statement, saying, “Johnny Brown June 11, 1937 – March 2, 2022. Our family is devastated. Devastated. Devastated. Beyond heartbroken.”


“Barely able to breathe. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time because we need a minute to process the unthinkable. To articulate the depths of profound sadness.This is my mom’s husband for sixty one years, mine and JJ’s dad, Elijah and Levi’s Pop Pop, older brother to George and brother in law to Pat and extended family to Chris, Hihat, Damian and Derell.”


Remembering Johnny Brown, an actor who frequented many popular shows

She continues, “It’s too terrible. It will never not be. It’s a shock. He was literally snatched out of our lives. It’s not real for us yet. So there will be more to say but not now. Dad was the absolute best. We love him so very much.”

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Aside from his role in Good Times, he also appeared in The Leslie Uggams Show and Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and appeared in the Broadway shows Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights and Golden Boy. We also saw him in A Man Called AdamThe Wiz, Hanky Panky, Life and Town & Country.

GOOD TIMES, Johnny Brown, 1974-79. / Everett Collection

Brown was a guest star as well, frequenting many guest star slots on shows like Julia, Maude, The Rookies, Lotsa Luck!, The Jeffersons, Archie Bunker’s Place, Family Matters, Sister, Sister, Moonlighting, and Martin.

Rest in peace.

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