Brandon Hammond Actor

Brandon Hammond (born February 6, 1984) is an American former child actor who appeared in a string of high profile projects in the 1990s. Hammond's first film role was in Menace II Society where he played the younger version of the main character Caine. He followed this up with major roles in Strange Days, Waiting to Exhale, The Fan and Mars Attacks!, usually playing the son of one of the main characters. He also appeared in Space Jam playing Michael Jordan as a child. His most well-known role is that of Ahmad in the hit film Soul Food. He had a recurring role on the TV series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman as Anthony. He simultaneously starred in the short-lived sitcom The Gregory Hines Show as Hines' son. His last role to date was in the 2002 Showtime film Our America. He has not appeared in any feature film or television roles since turning 18.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 6th, 1984
Place of birth
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Louisiana , United States, with Territories
pop. 4,625,470 (2013)

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy46.23
Drama86.87
Crime37.07

1. Our America (2002)

Drama
played Lloyd "Boo" Newman
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0
Eda Godel Hallinan
6 Show list 2 Show list

Our America is an award-winning film based on the book Our America: Life And Death on the South Side of Chicago. It premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on American television later that year.

Awards

2003 WGA Award for Best Children's - Long Form or Special - Television
2003 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film Or Electronic)

Top cast

Graham Ellis
June Jones
Dave Isay
Paxton Wade
Sandra Williams
Gary Covino
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Resa McConaghy
English
United States of America, Canada

2. Blue Hill Avenue (2001)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
120.0
Craig Ross Jr.
1 Show list $1.2M

Blue Hill Avenue is a 2001 American crime film directed and written by Craig Ross, Jr., and starring Allen Payne. Ross Jr. also edited and executive produced the film.

Awards

Top cast

Billy 'Schlep Rock' Brown
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. Soul Food (1997)

Comedy, Drama
played Ahmad
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
114.0
, , ,
Llewellyn Wells
,
Michael McQuarn
15 Show list 3 Show list $7.5M

Soul Food is a 1997 American comedy-drama film, produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Tracey Edmonds, and Robert Teitel, and released by Fox 2000 Pictures. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film stars Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey D. Sams, Irma P. Hall, Gina Ravera, and Brandon Hammond. Written and directed by George Tillman, Jr., the film centers on the trials of an extended African-American family, held together by longstanding family traditions which begin to fade as serious problems take center stage. Tillman based the family in the film on his own, and Soul Food was widely acclaimed for presenting a more positive image of African-Americans than is typically seen in Hollywood films. In 2000, Showtime premiered a one-hour television series based upon the film.

Awards

1998 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
1998 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1998 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture

Top cast

Maxine
Uncle Pete
Josephine Joseph
Bird
Studio Engineer
Faith
Reverend Williams
Band Member #2
Simuel
Teri's Secretary
Band Member #5
Band Member #4
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Soul Food
English
United States of America

4. Mars Attacks! (1996)

Comedy, Sci-Fi
played Neville Williams
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
106.0
, ,
Laurie Parker
38 Show list 1 Show list $70M

Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comedy science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film stars Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, and Danny DeVito with supporting roles played by Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Lukas Haas, Natalie Portman, Jim Brown, Lisa Marie Smith, and Sylvia Sidney. The film is a parody of science fiction B movies with elements of black comedy and political satire. Alex Cox had tried to make a Mars Attacks! film in the 1980s before Burton and Gems began development in 1993. When Gems turned in his first draft in 1994, Warner Bros. commissioned rewrites from Gems, Burton, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski in an attempt to lower the budget to $60 million. The final production budget came to $80 million, while Warner Bros. spent another $20 million on the Mars Attacks! marketing campaign. Filming took place from February to November 1996. The film was shot in California, Nevada, Kansas, Arizona and Argentina.

Awards

1997 Saturn Award for Best Music

Top cast

Taffy Dale
Rude Gambler
Texan Investor
Art Land
Jason Stone
Richie Norris
Professor Donald Kessler
Mitch
First Lady Marsha Dale
Barbara Land
Corporate Guy
Sue Ann Norris
Dr. Zeigler
Press Secretary Jerry Ross
Richie's Dad
GNN Boss
Nathalie Lake
General Casey
Louise Williams
General Decker
Martian Girl
Hooker #2
TV Director
Byron Williams
Reporter #2
Hispanic Colonel
Grandma Florence Norris
Speaker of the House
Mr. Brian
White House Decorator
Doctor #2
GNN Reporter #1
Cedric Williams
White House Tourist
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Flying saucer
Mars Attacks!
English, French
United States of America

5. Space Jam (1996)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy
played Michael Jordan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
, ,
Daniel Goldberg
Steve Rudnick
,
Leo Benvenuti
, ,
Timothy Harris
37 Show list $80M

Space Jam is a 1996 American live-action/animated sports family/comedy film starring Michael Jordan and featuring the Looney Tunes characters. The film was produced by Ivan Reitman, and directed by Joe Pytka, with Tony Cervone and Bruce W. Smith directing the animation. Nigel Miguel was a basketball technical advisor. A fictional account of Jordan's first retirement from the NBA, the film was released theatrically by Warner Bros. under the Family Entertainment brand label on November 15, 1996. It plays out as an alternate story of Jordan's initial return to basketball, this time with him being inspired by Bugs Bunny and friends. Despite mixed critical reviews, Space Jam opened at #1 in the US and grossed over $230 million worldwide.

Awards

Top cast

Porky Pig, Marvin the Martian, Tweety, Herbie, Bert
Bill Murray
Swackhammer
Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester
Male Fan
Bull, Daffy Duck, Tasmanian Devil
Stan Podolak
Stars Catcher
Nerdluck Bupkus
Pepé Le Pew
James Jordan
Baron's Manager
Lola Bunny
Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny
Granny
Monstar Bupkus
Baron's Coach
Police Assistant
Owner's Girlfriend
Juanita Jordan
Monstar Nawt
Daffy Duck
Player #2
Woman Fan
Jasmine Jordan
Monstar Bang
Photographer
Psychiatrist
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Basketball
Space Jam: Motion Picture Score, Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture
English
United States of America

6. The Fan (1996)

Action, Drama, Sport
played Sean Rayburn
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
116.0
Phoef Sutton
12 Show list $55M

The Fan is a 1996 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Abrahams. The Fan is a psychological thriller that revolves around the sport of baseball, exploring the overt dedication of some of its followers.

Awards

Top cast

Gil Renard
Broadcast Technician
Juan Primo
Scalper
Bernie
Bobby Rayburn
Stook
Jewel Stern
Ellen Renard
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Baseball
Daniel Orlandi
,
Rita Ryack
The Fan
English
United States of America

7. No Easy Way (1996)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0
Jeffrey Fine
1 Show list

Awards

Top cast

Diana Campbell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played John Harris, Jr.
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
121.0
, ,
Deborah Schindler
,
Ezra Swerdlow
18 Show list 3 Show list $16M

Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by Terry McMillan. Loretta Devine, Lela Rochon, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Beach, Gregory Hines, Donald Faison, and Mykelti Williamson rounded out the rest of the cast. The original music score was composed by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. The story centers on four female friends living in the Phoenix, Arizona area and their relationships with men and one another. All of them are "holding their breath" until the day they can feel comfortable in a committed relationship with a man. The film is notable for having an all-African-American cast. The Los Angeles Times called it a "social phenomenon".

Awards

1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture
1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
1996 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Top cast

Bernadine Harris
David Matthews
James Wheeler
Kenneth Dawkins
Kathleen
Michael Davenport
Gloria Matthews
Tarik Matthews
John Harris, Sr.
Robin Stokes
Russell
Marvin King
Minister
Denise
Onika Harris
Herbert Webster
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Judy L. Ruskin
Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album
English
United States of America

9. Strange Days (1995)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
145.0
7 Show list 1 Show list $42M

Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Co-written and produced by her ex-husband James Cameron and co-written by Jay Cocks, it stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Michael Wincott. It was a commercial failure, earning only a fraction of its production cost in its domestic release. The film was nominated for five Saturn Awards including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Writing for Cameron and Cocks and Best Actor for Fiennes, with Bassett winning Best Actress and Bigelow becoming the first woman to win the Saturn Award for Best Director.

Awards

1996 Saturn Award for Best Director

Top cast

Lenny Nero
Dwayne Engelman
Max Peltier
Faith Justin
Mace Mason
Philo Gant
Jeriko One
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Virtual reality
Ellen Mirojnick
Strange Days
English
United States of America

10. Tales from the Hood (1995)

Horror, Thriller
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
$6M

Tales From the Hood is a 1995 horror anthology film directed by Rusty Cundieff, and executive produced by Spike Lee. The film presents four short African American-themed horror stories, presented within a frame story of three drug dealers buying some "found" drugs from an eccentric and story-prone funeral director.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Tales From the Hood
English
United States of America

11. Menace II Society (1993)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Darin Scott
Albert Hughes
,
Allen Hughes
Tyger Williams
11 Show list 2 Show list $3.5M

Menace II Society is a 1993 drama/hood film and the directorial debut of twin brothers Allen and Albert Hughes. Set in South Central Los Angeles, the film follows the life of a hoodlum named Caine Lawson and his close friends. It gained notoriety for its scenes of violence, profanity, and drug-related content. Menace II Society was released in May 1993 to critical acclaim for its gritty portrayal of urban violence and its powerful underlying messages.

Awards

1994 Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Movie

Top cast

Tat Lawson
Mr. Butler
Pernell
"O-Dog"
Chauncy
Karen Lawson
Caine
A-Wax
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Lisa Rinzler
Sylvia Vega-Vasquez
Menace II Society
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. The Gregory Hines Show

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
Nat Bernstein
Mitchel Katlin
September 15th, 1997 February 27th, 1998 1 English

Guest TV appearances

Dave's World

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Dave's World is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1993 to 1997. The series is based on the writing of Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E15 January 16th, 1995 ,

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Program genre

History
Drama
Family
Western

Official site

External resources

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E20 May 2nd, 1998
S06-E05 October 25th, 1997
S06-E04 October 18th, 1997
S06-E06 November 1st, 1997
S05-E10 November 23rd, 1996
S05-E05 October 19th, 1996

Early Edition

Program genre

Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy

External resources

Early Edition is an American television drama series that aired on CBS broadcast network from September 28, 1996 to May 27, 2000. Set in the city of Chicago, Illinois, it follows the adventures of a man who mysteriously receives each Chicago Sun-Times newspaper the day before it is actually published, and who uses this knowledge to prevent terrible events every day. Created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, and Vik Rubenfeld, the series starred actor Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson, and featured many real Chicago locations over the course of the series' run. Despite fan efforts to save the show, it was cancelled in May 2000, and it began airing in syndication on Fox Family Channel that same month. Fan conventions about the show were held for multiple years, and CBS Home Entertainment later released the first and second seasons on the DVD format in the United States in 2008 and 2009.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E21 May 16th, 1998

The West Wing

Program genre

Political drama
Serial drama
Drama

Official site

External resources

The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin that was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet.nThe West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television. For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Aaron Sorkin; Thomas Schlamme; and John Wells. After Sorkin left the series, Wells assumed the role of head writer, with later executive producers being directors Alex Graves and Christopher Misiano, and writers Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. and Peter Noah.nThe series first aired on NBC in 1999 and has been broadcast by many networks in several other countries. The series ended its seven-year run on May 14, 2006.nThe West Wing received positive reviews from critics, political science professors, and former White House staffers.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E17 March 22nd, 2000 , ,

Wikipedia

Check Brandon Hammond on wikipedia.

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