Dwier Brown

Dwier Brown (born January 30, 1959) is an American film and television actor. In the 1989 film Field of Dreams he played John Kinsella[1][2], the father of Kevin Costner's character, and he played Henry Mitchell in Dennis the Menace Strikes Again in 1998. Brown has appeared in several horror films, such as House (1986) and The Guardian (1990), the latter directed by William Friedkin, who also directed The Exorcist. He has also made appearances on several television series, including Firefly, Criminal Minds, and Ghost Whisperer. In 2014, he wrote a memoir entitled If You Build It... described as a book about "fathers, fate, and Field of Dreams.[3]"

Dwier Brown
Born (1959-01-30) January 30, 1959 (age 61)
Years active1982-Present
Spouse(s)Kim Maxwell-Brown (?-2009; divorced)
Laurie Lennon (2009-present)

Early lifeEdit

Brown was born in Wadsworth, Ohio. He graduated from Ashland University, in Ashland, Ohio.[4][5]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "'Field Of Dreams' Actor Reflects On Father-Son Relationships". www.wbur.org. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Thirty years later, 'Field of Dreams' dad is still answering 'Wanna have a catch?'". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.independent.com/news/2014/jun/11/if-you-build-it-explores-fatherson-relationships/
  4. ^ Dwier Brown
  5. ^ "Noted actor and Ashland University alumnus Dwier Brown to present 2019 Burton D. Morgan Lecture at AU". Ashland Times-Gazette. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Cast & Crew | We Shall Remain | American Experience | PBS". www.pbs.org. Retrieved 29 July 2016.

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