Edgar Reade

Played by Rob Brown

Actor Bio

Rob Brown plays Edgar Reade on the NBC drama "Blindspot."

Brown first achieved both national recognition and critical acclaim when Gus Van Sant chose him to star opposite Sean Connery in the Columbia Pictures feature film "Finding Forrester." Over the next few years, Brown deftly handled the challenge of balancing his education with his burgeoning acting career.

While attending college at Amherst, he also managed to star alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Paramount's feature "Coach Carter" and alongside Antonio Banderas in New Line's feature "Take the Lead." In 2009, Brown starred opposite Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Paramount feature film "Stop-Loss"; the independent feature "Live!" opposite Eva Mendes; and played the title role in the Universal feature "The Express" opposite Dennis Quaid, for which he was nominated for an NAACP best actor award for his performance.

On the TV side, Brown played one of the lead series regular roles for four seasons on the critically acclaimed HBO series "Treme," which David Simon created; the show ended its run in 2014. Brown was in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon," opposite Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. The film premiered at Sundance 2013 and sold to Relativity, which released the film in September of 2014.

Brown can be seen in the independent feature "Criminal Activities," directed by Jackie Earle Haley and starring John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens.

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