Arvin Brown is both a prolific and significant Hollywood/New York television director as well as a Tony-Award nominated theater director.
Arvin Brown (IMDB) is both a prolific and significant Hollywood/New York television director as well as a Tony-Award nominated theater director. Mr. Brown has directed the likes of Al Pacino in American Buffalo and Meryl Streep in A Memory of Two Mondays / 27 Wagons Full of Cotton on stage. His high-end television includes serving as Executive Producer/Director with Jada Pinkett Smith on Hawthorne. His recent television work includes Lie To Me, Private Practice, Rizzoli & Iles, and Leverage. Additionally Arvin has directed multiple episodes of The Closer, NCIS, The Practice, Ally McBeal, the highly acclaimed pilot Kevin Hill and it’s season finale starring Taye Diggs and many others. He also lent his talents to the world of long-form movies and has directed twelve stars including Mel Gibson, Kevin Spacey, and Benecio Del Toro in a film reading of Declaration of Independence executive produced by Norman Lear and Rob Reiner. Other high-end television films include Open House starring Christine Lahti and Daniel Baldwin, The Gin Game starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. As a theater director, Arvin has been associated with Long Wharf Theatre since its inception and served as the Artistic Director for many years. Mr. Brown has won the Vernon Rice Award and the Variety Critics Poll for his work Off-Broadway. He has received the Connecticut Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation “Mister Abbot Award,” named for George Abbot. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Theatre Institute since 1976. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Bristol, England, and has studied at the Yale School of Drama.