If you’ve been enjoying American Crime at 9:00 p.m. Thursdays on ABC, you might have recognized a Midlander….making his big break.
Lee High School graduate Kedrick Brown is now on ABC primetime. The series centers on race, class, and gender politics as it follows a racially charged murder and the trial.
Lee High School Theater/Arts Director, Scott Timms, played a big part getting Brown to where he is today. On the night when Brown’s character, Brad Joseph, has a bigger role in the show, Timms can sense the anticipation.
“I can tell you that today I’ve had tears of joy,” said Timms.
Before landing the prime-time gig, Brown appeared in multiple national TV commercials, including the Academy Sports commercials with NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.
And before commercials, he acted in plays.
“On stage he really showed that he had a lot of potential, a lot of chops in the field,” said Timms.
Timms said from the start, Brown had what it took to earn acting jobs in Hollywood.
“Kedrick is about the most motivated student I’ve ever had. He knew from day one that he wanted to be an actor,” said Timms.
Brown always showed lots of energy and creativity during his time at Lee High School.
“He was that guy whenever you play props, he could come up with 100 different things for what a block of wood could be,” said Timms.
Timms said he’s very happy for Brown, and he feels like a proud papa seeing brown make it to the big-time.
“I kind of feel like a giddy dad watching this kid take his first steps,” said Timms.