Ken Brown

Ken Brown

Actor and Screenwriter

Chicago, Illinois

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April 2016
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About Ken

I'm an actor/writer/performer. I'm Irish/Croatian, born and raised in Chicago, from Bucktown/Westown, whatever town they're calling it these days. Close to downtown, Chicago and Ashland. Before it was a safe place to be. Lived in many other parts, including other cities, too. 

I've done films/tv/stage, some mild success and proud of the work I've done, but I wanted to expand as an artist. I broke off to do my own thing. To go with acting, I've always been a writer. Some philosophy, general stories, heavy journaling, as well as screenwriting. I take my craft seriously and felt the only way to really succeed was by doing my own thing. I wanted to come out with something far more than the norm of entertainment. I want to have an effect on people. Be an inspiration.

I've had a rough upbringing, multiple battles, bouts with alcohol, drugs, severe depression. I had to go to places I've always avoided. It wasn't easy. Face certain realities. The gloom, doom and bad memories. I also realized it's a problem I've always had. Only this time I had to face it. Very hard to break free. In doing so, I lost touch with a lot of people as I submerged to another realm. The lines became blurry of art imitating life or life imitating art. It took me so far down the rabbit hole, that sometimes, I'm still uncertain if I'm out of it.

I must admit, there were times I didn't think I was going to make it, not just in acting/writing, but life, period. All the things that were, at the time, most miserable, harsh and excruciating to experience, have turned out to be my best weaponry as an actor. It's from that tunnel of darkness I defined things I never could understand or put a finger on before. Such as how odd, dark, intense and disturbed I really am.
A way to make art out of it, which will be evident in my portrayals/illustration of Christopher Leadway.

I believe I've added more depth, as well an unusual take/understanding/uncanny ability to play a wider array of characters, especially darker roles. I also believe my writing will add more to my range in abilities as I set out to do more independent works.

I look forward to unveiling what I have feverishly been working on, unlike anything I've ever done before and excited to share the experience!

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