Miles Brown

Miles Brown: A Dance and TV Sensation

Discover Miles Brown's journey from dancer to TV star in 'Black-ish'. His multi-talented persona unites dance, acting, and more. Dive into his world here.


Dec. 3 2023, Published 10:16 p.m. ET

Miles Brown has grown right before our eyes as a series regular on Black-ish. Over the years, we've loved being entertained by his bubbly and, oftentimes, cheeky on-screen personality as Jack Johnson. However, his entertainment exploits span well beyond acting.

The son of rapper Wildchild (Jack Brown) is a multi-talented entertainer in the true sense of the word. He is a dancer, rapper, and actor. Notably, the young star is exceptionally good at everything he does.

Let's explore his journey as a dancer and a critically acclaimed actor.

Brown's Start – Dancer

While the vast majority of his global fan base was introduced to Brown when he was cast on Black-ish in 2014, he was a dancer before becoming an actor. He was part of the dance company – Alias Dance Company – between 2010 and 2014.

He appeared on the Nickelodeon show "Yo Gabba Gabba" and was featured in music videos such as "Loving You Is Killing Me" and "Yeah 3X" as a dancer.

When he was 5, he competed in Season five of America's Got Talent as one of the Future Funk dance duo contestants. He also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, and The Steve Harvey Show, showcasing his dancing chops.

He would make his first appearance in a movie as a dancer. In 2012, he would appear as part of the "Little Rascals Intro Battle Crew" in Battlefield America, a dance drama movie.

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Delving into Acting

On the acting front, Brown first made it on screen in a Disney commercial when he was 5 years old. He would make his television debut in 2012 with an appearance in Raising Hope as a Trick-or-Treater. He followed this with a 2013 appearance in Shameless in the role of Ashish.

In 2014, he was cast as Jack Johnson in the ABC show Black-ish, the older twin brother to Diane Johnson, played by Marsai Martin. Jack was a main character throughout the series' eighth season. His character in the Emmy-nominated show was a delight to the audience. Jack relied on his cuteness in the first few seasons to overcome hurdles, making for a cheeky and lovable character. However, his character evolved into an intelligent teen, bringing an almost new character to life.

Brown also made numerous appearances on television in Ridiculousness, Wild' n Out, The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, Nickelodeon's Unfiltered, Group Chat, Arcane (as Young Ekko), and Monster High (as Gillington Webber).

Between 2015 and 2021, Brown appeared in various movies, including Two Bellmen, Queens & Kings Shopping Cart Race, How to Catch a Ghost, Boy Genius, and Free Guy.

Competing in ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’

Brown was a contestant on the first season of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. Along with his dance partner, Rylee Arnold, he performed well, reaching the contest's final stage. Through the nine weeks of the competition, he exhibited a wide breadth of dancing skills, including Salsa, Argentine Tango, Charleston, Samba, Jazz, Foxtrot, Jive, Cha-cha-cha, and freestyle.

The dance duo placed second, despite Brown learning the dance choreography over Zoom while onset for Black-ish.

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