W. Earl Brown
William with his wife (Carrie Paschall) at Emmy Awards (2005)
Name W. Earl Brown
Date of Birth September 7, 1963
Age 55
Origin Murray, Kentucky, United States
Nationality American
Years Active 1991-present
Occupation(s) Actor
Character(s) Kenny Jones

W. (William) Earl Brown is a successful American character actor who portrays Kenny Jones in Scream.


Brown was one of the first people to be cast for the movie. He landed the role of Kenny, one of the major adult characters. At the time, he was a normal weight for someone his size but the script called for Kenny to be overweight, so Brown gained twenty pounds. 

His wife, high school sweetheart Carrie, visited the set and he played a prank on her by tilting his neck up, revealing the opened gash in his slit throat makeup. He also criticized why his character's death scene was cut. According to the MPAA, Kenny's death wasn't too graphic, but too "disturbing". Brown says that because it's murder, it should be disturbing. He has many fond memories from working on the film. 

Aside from Scream, Brown has had quite a rewarding career in both film and television. Brown has also been in films like There's Something About Mary and Being John Malkovich. He was born in Kentucky in 1963 and he prefers to be referred to by his middle name, Earl. 

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