|Raymond "Mondo" Browne|
|First appearance||"Gray Matter" (episode 4.05)|
|Last appearance||"You Bet Your Life" (episode 4.08)|
|Reason/Cause||Murdered by Chris Keller|
|Date of Conviction||April 10, 2000|
|Date of Death||August 30, 2000|
|Episode Count||4 Episodes (But was seen before actual 'introduction')|
|Portrayed by||Gano Grills|
Raymond Browne, better known as Mondo Browne, was a African American inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Gano Grills.
Life Before Oz Edit
Mondo Browne is a bisexual criminal who is sent to Emerald City. Like most characters in Oz, Browne's life on the outside is riddled with mystery. One thing we know from watching his flashback, is that he either; worked as a butcher, worked for a butcher, or knew a butcher, because in his flashback, he is seen pulling in a skinned human torso. Other than that little bit of information, his outside life is left ambiguous.
After Conviction Edit
Browne's first formal appearance is with his friend, Leroy Tidd. They watch another inmate, Bruno Goergen, exercise, then decide to confront him. Browne provokes Goergen by calling him 'white trash', which invokes Goergen to say the magic word to Browne and Tidd. After Goergen calls Browne and Tidd, 'jive niggas', They use him as a punching bag. As a part of Adebisi's takeover of Em City, Browne and his partner in crime, Tidd, were both transferred to Em City at the request of Adebisi. As their first action in Em City, they decide to try and rape Cyril O'Reily. Tidd trips Cyril, and Browne attempts to get him to give him fellatio, but Cyril isn't giving up easy. He fights back, and is able to fend off both Tidd and Browne, before the Correctional Officers break the fight up. Later, Cyril's brother, Ryan, pays a visit to Adebisi to express his outrage towards Tidd and Browne. Adebisi ensures O'Reily, that Tidd and Browne won't try anything like that again. O'Reily leaves giving the 'revenge point' to Browne. While in the showers, Browne gets 'permission' from Keller to use Beecher for sexual favors, which he does later in the night. Later, Browne gets into a confrontation with an Italian inmate named, Don Zanghi, Zanghi calls Browne a racial slur, and before a fight can break out, Zanghi is hauled off to solitary. As Browne and Tidd are playing a game of chess, they are confronted by Supreme Allah, who tells them that they are not selling enough drugs. Tidd then asked Supreme, who sold more than them. Supreme told them that Desmond Mobay was out-selling them both. They confront Mobay, but Mobay tells them that he isn't afraid of either of them. Which provokes Browne to attack, but before he can fully act, C.O. Adrian Johnson, pulled him back and told him that he was wanted for questioning about the murder of Bruno Goergen, Browne insists he knows nothing of Goergen's demise, but he is taken away to be questioned, anyway. During his interrogation, he discovers that the only reason he is there is because of his and Tidd's beat down on Goergen. Browne still insisted, that he didn't know who killed Goergen, but he remembered that Desmond Mobay was grieving Goergen's death. After his return to Em City, he and Supreme get into an tense stand-off, O'Reily and Keller notice their argument, and decide to take advantage of this incident. Later, while Browne waits for a truck shipment, which got a flat tire, Keller shows up and offers to give him oral sex. Browne gradly accepts Keller's offer, and successfully seals him own fate. Meanwhile, O'Reily visits Supreme Allah while in the showers, after stating to Supreme how troublesome Browne is, O'Reily steals Supreme's signature necklace. After Browne accepts Keller offer for oral sex, he is killed off-screen by Keller. After Browne is killed, O'Reily places Supreme's necklace at the crime scene in an effort to frame him for Browne's murder.
After Death Edit
After Browne is killed by Keller, Supreme is taken to a meeting with Querns and Adebisi. They confront Supreme about the murder of Mondo Browne, Supreme denies having any involvement in Browne's murder, but is then shown his signature necklace, which was found at the crime scene. Meanwhile, Keller takes the shank he used to kill Browne with and places it in Supreme's cell to bring everything full circle. As Supreme is shaken down by Adebisi and Querns, C.O. Johnson finds the bloody knife in Supreme's cell, which puts an end to Supreme's pleads of innocence. Adebisi, upon seeing the murder weapon with generous amounts of Browne's blood still on it, lays a beat down on Supreme. Which ultimately ends with Supreme being sent to solitary.
Kill Count Edit
- Unknown Person: Killed then chopped apart and skinned. (2000)
- Despite his date of conviction being in the Year 2000, Browne can be seen in Season 1 of Oz, which takes place in 1997.
- Browne's nickname, Mondo, comes from the term Mondo film. Mondo films, usually feature scenes of intense real graphic violence. A notable film of this genre is Faces of Death, which guides viewers through explicit scenes depicting a variety of ways to die and other violent acts. Browne's crime flashback features him showcasing a murdered person's skinned torso, which hints to how he earned his nickname.
Simon Adebisi - Burr Redding - Jefferson Keane - Kenny Wangler - Poet - Junior Pierce - Supreme Allah - Tug Daniels - Leroy Tidd - Mondo Browne - Reggie Rawls - Malcolm Coyle - Paul Markstrom - Desmond Mobay - Johnny Post - Curtis Bennett