Gerard Brown is most known for his role as the screenwriter for the hip-hop classic, JUICE, starring Tupak Shakur and Omar Epps.
A native of Asbury Park, NJ, Gerard started writing stage plays while attending Howard University. His first full length, JONIN’, was produced by Joseph Papp at the prestigious NYC Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
He conceived and co-produced the 1990 season premiere for the PBS Great Performances series, their first a cappella special, hosted by Spike Lee and Debbie Allen.
Gerard was a series writer for two of HBO’s animated series: Spawn, a series based on the comics of Todd McFarlane, and the perennially-popular children’s series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, where he featured the vocal talents of Denzel Washington, Whoopie Goldberg, Will Ferrell, Jasmine Guy, Sherman Hemsley, Roscoe Lee Brown, Tisha Campbell, Raven Symone, Alfre Woodard, David Allen Grier, Robert Guillaume, and Robert Townsend, among others.
Gerard currently lives in New York City and teaches screenwriting at both The New School and Long Island University.