, (born December 17, 1964, in New York
), is an American film
actor of the 1980s.
Brown is best known for his role as Phillip Fillmore in the coming of age
motion picture Private Lessons
and as Vinton "Buzz" Harper, Jr.
in the syndicated American TV show Mama's Family
Personal life and current activities
Eric Brown attended the Professional Children's School
. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley
, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa
He was press secretary and speechwriter for Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez
, a seven-term member of Congress from New York. As a political media consultant, Brown produced hundreds of television and radio ads for U.S. Senate, Congressional, and statewide campaigns for Alexandria, Virginia-based Murphy Putnam Media.
He is also a contributing author of Take Back Your Time
He previously worked in Washington, D.C.
as communications director for the Center for a New American Dream
, a nonprofit organization that "helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice".
Eric Brown is currently the communications director for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
. He presently resides in California with his wife Janine, and their daughter Maggie, who was born in January 1996.