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Brian Copeland is an American actor, comedian, radio talk show host, playwright and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

He has been the opening act for such artists as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and Ringo Starr. For the past 12 years he has hosted a radio program for San Francisco ABC station KGO (AM).[1] His program is on Sunday mornings from 9 to 11, and he also fills in for other KGO talk show hosts occasionally.

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Not a Genuine Black Man

In 2004, Copeland premiered his first one man show, Not a Genuine Black Man, at The Marsh. The show is about his experiences growing up in the East Bay suburb of San Leandro, California in the 1970s, when it was considered a racist enclave due to its 99.4% white population and coordinated policies of housing discrimination and segregation.[2] The play, originally scheduled for a six-week run, went on to run 25 months, becoming the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history.[3]

In 2006, the publisher Hyperion released a memoir by Copeland based upon the play.[4]

Film career

In 2006, Copeland was cast in the Rob Reiner film The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, in the role of Freeman's son.[3]

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