1990's

1990

Oscar plays a recurring role in Oprah Winfrey’s TV drama series, Brewster Place.

1990

Oscar Brown, Jr. is cast in the PBS Special for “American Playhouse,”Zora Is My Name, which celebrates the folklorist, Zora Neale Hurston, and co-starred Ruby Dee and Beah Richards.

1991

Oscar Brown, Jr. plays the role of  “Coach,” co-starring with Marla Gibbs, in the movie: Up Against the Wall.

1992

Oscar Brown, Jr. appears in a recurring role on the hit TV series Roc, starring Charles Dutton and Roscoe “Rocky” Carroll. 

1995

After 20 years since Oscar’s last album, California based indie recording label, Weasel Disc releases Then and Now on CD.

1995

Oscar Brown, Jr. plays the role of a store owner beaten for speaking up as a witness to a crime in the Original Gangsters movie with Jim Brown, Pam Greer, and Fred Williamson.

1996

Suffers loss of one of his sons, and musical partner, Oscar Brown, III, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver, in a fatal car accident on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.

1998

Oscar Brown, Jr records overseas for an independent German recording label. Minor Music releases Live Every Minute. Stanley Turnentine was a featured guest for what would be among the final recordings of both stalwarts of Jazz.

1999

Oscar is invited to serve as Regents Professor at the University of California, Riverside. There he meets Neil Sopata, the artist who made the animated video for Oscar’s “Bid ‘Em In.”

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