David Anthony Mann (born August 7, 1966) is an American stage actor, gospel singer, and stand up-comedian who has starred in many Tyler Perry plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What's Done in the Dark. His character Mr. Brown is the father of Madea's daughter Cora (wife - Tamela Mann). Mann also reprised his role as "Mr. Brown" in the movies Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail.
Mann was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the real life husband of Tamela Mann. Mann has been married for 26 years. Mann and his wife Tamela were members of Kirk Franklin's vocal ensemble "The Family" before working with Tyler Perry.