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Original 'Captain America'


In the New Movie

8/21/2011 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reb Brown -- the guy who played Captain America in two TV movies in the 1970s -- feels the producers of this summer's remake violated an unspoken rule ... by not asking him to make a cameo in the new film.

Brown tells TMZ that at one pint ... the producers told his rep they were into the idea of having him make an appearance in the movie. But before he knew it ... he was reading about production getting underway in London without a single call coming his way.

What irks Brown the most is that Lou Ferrigno got to make a cameo in the 2003 terrible remake of "Hulk."

Brown says he'd love to be in the sequel (if there is one) and would take any role he could.

Marvel had no comment, but a source tells us this is the first they've heard of Brown's displeasure.


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Like most people, I'm asking--who is Reb Brown?

1157 days ago

Uncle Rufus    

I hear the reason was, they wouldn't INSURE him AND his WALKER.

1157 days ago


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1156 days ago

Atomic Kommie Comics    

He's not the "original" Captain America!
**** Purcell played Captain America in the 1940s movie serial which was immortalized in an issue of Captain America Comics...

1156 days ago

Al Golden    

I remember Reb from those 2 Captain America movies on CBS back in the day as well as from "TOR", "Three's Company", "Happy Days" and other projects. Always enjoyed his work and thought he made a cool Captain America & looked very much like the comic book depictions of the character. Tremendous physique and talent. A cameo by him would be cool in any Marvel film.

1155 days ago

Mary Wilson     

I don't blame Reb Brown for being pissed he is not in the new Captain America! It is a total disrespect to him!

846 days ago

Dan Zelic Levy    

I played Captain America once when my gf wanted to role play... can i be in the sequel?

459 days ago


as someone who's seen both captain america movies as well as reb's other works, I personally would have loved to see him at least get a cameo in the movie. Okay, he never made it big & he's not exactly the best actor, but with the right director he SHINES. he's got a battle-cry that can make balls drop in fear & there's not a single man that can touch him in your whole damn army.

385 days ago
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