Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
Alias(es) Agent K
Appeared in Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men in Black III
Status Alive
Actor Tommy Lee Jones
Josh Brolin

Kevin Brown is a MIB veteran who is known as Agent K.


Before MIB

Originally, Kevin Brown, he helped found MIB between the mid 1950's and early 1960's. It was not until March 2, 1961, that contact was made outside New York City. After this, Kay became fully devoted to his work. After joining the MIB he left behind his wife in the process.

Men in Black

In the first film, K is seen with his partner attempting to find an alien disguised as an illegal immigrant.

He grabs a very suspicious man and along with his partner, K and the suspicious man talk where they cannot be seen. The suspicious man turns out to be an alien named Mikey. A police officer then spots the alien and Mikey attempts to attack the officer. Kay's partner Agent D fails to shoot the alien so K quickly grabs his weapon and kills Mikey himself. K then neuralyzes several police officers and instructs the other MiB personal to burn and dispose of all evidence of the alien including the blood and guts nearby. He then sits down next to his partner and listens to him explaining how beautiful the stars are and how the spirit is willing but the body can't keep up. Realizing his partner finally wants to retire he neuralyzes Agent D.

After an NYPD officer named James Edwards (later Agent J), chased down an unknown alien disguised as a human. K asks him a few questions in his Police Station. He asks if he saw the weapon the unknown alien had would he recognize it. Edwards replies "absolutely", so they both head to Jack Jeebs pawn shop. At first, Jeebs denies selling or having any weapons until K shoots his head, to the surprise of Edwards, he grows another head. Jeebs finally reveals his weapons and Edwards indicates the weapon that the alien he earlier chased down owned.

K tells Jeebs that they will confiscate all weapons or else he will shoot Jeebs where it doesn't 'grow back'. He follows Edwards outside and promises that he won't remember all this tomorrow and neuralyzes him, they later eat a restaurant and K gives J an MIB card with an address and says tomorrow at nine o'clock and leaves. When Edwards arrives he takes part in a MIB training course, while K watches from behind a 'mirror room'. After Edwards finishes the shooting test, Kay informs Zed that Edwards earlier chased down an alien on foot and that's got to be tough enough. Kay walks with Edwards explains how the U.S started up a small underfunded agency with the task of making contact with life that of Earth, Kay shows him photos of the alien contacts several years ago, (One of them features, Several MIB agents the tall aliens and a man dressed in casual presenting Flowers to one of the beings.) Edwards at first doesn't seem interested and doesn't take the aliens 'thing' seriously until Kay grabs a coffee from the Worms (a group of worm like aliens). After seeing the worms Edwards and Kay have a conversation and K explains 'the catch' in being an MIB Agent. Edwards later returns to MIB Headquarters and becomes the newest MIB agent, Agent J. As a rookie K has a number of nicknames for Jay such as Slick.

J and K both question an alien named Redgick who is suspiciously leaving Earth. As K begins to question the alien he leaves Jay with the responsibility in dealing with Redgick's pregnant wife. Kay asks why is he leaving Earth and if this would have anything to do with the unknown alien Crash that happened recently. Redgick doesn't answer until his wife gives birth, with the assist of Jay. K then begins to ponder on why would Redgick risk a warp jump with his wife pregnant. They both check the hotsheets and question a woman who believes an 'alien stole her husbands skin'.

The woman named Beatrice explains that her husband Edgar, walked in the house and acted different and demanded sugar water. K and J then neuralyze her, K then tests dirt from the site of the alien crash and the test reveals that it's a Bug that they are now dealing with. They later visit the Morgue and J with Luarel Weaver (later Agent L) discover an Arquilian inside a dead human 'suit'. It turns out to be an Arquilian Prince named Gentle Rosenberg, who slowly explains that to prevent war the Galaxy is on Orion's Belt. The Arquilian dies and after Neuralyzing Weaver they both head back to Headquarters. While Zed explains to Jay that Orien's Belt is a collection of Stars, Kay is busy watching a woman (His wife) gardening on his computer via world satellite. He then zooms in and pauses on the woman's face and smiles. Until Jay watches from behind and says 'pretty lady' K then exits the satellite picture. J asks K if that women didn't get the flowers he gave to the aliens many years ago and K shakes his head. J then says "it's better to have loved and to have lost, then to have ever loved at all". K responds by saying "try it".

They then question Frank the Pug, yet another alien who is using a dog disguise. At first Frank is reluctant to answer Kay's questions about the galaxy and the bug. However, after K grabs him and starts shaking him, Frank explains what he knows. He tells them that the galaxy is on Earth and is very small like a jewel. Jay later spots a cat, and realizes that the galaxy is on Rosenberg's cat Orion's nametag. Together they once again head to the Morgue but this time J goes in alone while Kay gives him a couple of minutes until he too enters. Kay spots a man 'stuck' on the ceiling and is covered in slime. K quickly enters and along with J draw their weapons as they encounter Edgar the Bug holding Laurel Weaver as a hostage. Kay also sees that the bug is in possession of the galaxy. The bug then uses his jumping ability to jump up out of the roof, and he forces Weaver to drive him in a taxi cab.

They both run out of the building and try to catch the bug. J realizes that he's in a cab and begins searching almost every cab he can see. K drives up and tells him to get in, and that he's not leaving the planet in a cab. They return to MiB Headquarters and discover that the Arquilian Battle Cruiser has fired a warning shot at the Earth. Kay goes over the Arquilian Battle Rules with Jay, and explains that they have a galactic standard week to respond which is an hour. K and Zed begin to discuss where the bug might find a ship to leave Earth. J calls them both but they ignore him, until Jay yells out "hey old guys", which immediately grabs their attention. Jay then points at the flying saucer's located at Queens and asks if they still work. K and J drive to the Queens in an attempt to stop the bug from leaving Earth, and retrieve the galaxy. Kay decides to use the tunnel which Jay says will be packed. K tells J to push the red button, and the car transforms into a much faster and advanced vehicle. K begins driving upside down on the roof at an incredible speed while avoiding all the traffic. K even plays some Elvis Presley music while driving.

When they both arrive, the bug has already taken off in one of the saucer's. They both grab large, powerful weapons from the trunk of their car. They aim and fire at the saucer causing it to crash almost directly in front of them. Edgar the bug then walks out of the ship while K and J explain the MiB arrest procedure, and J demands that the bug put his hands on his head. The bug pulls of his Edgar 'suit' and reveals himself. The bug swallows the duo's guns and pushes them aside. K tells J to keep the bug on this planet and says he's going to get his gun back. He approaches the bug and persuades him to swallow himself. After a couple of minutes K blasts the bug from inside the bug's own stomach by using the gun he swallowed earlier. After the bug explodes both K and J are covered in bug slime and J retrives the galaxy, K then calls Zed and tells him to inform the Arquilians that they have the galaxy. However, the bug isn't completely dead yet, and is about to attack Jay until Laurel Weaver (who was close by when all this took place) shoots and kills the bug by Jay's gun which which she retrieved after the bug exploded.

They later return to MiB Headquarters with Weaver. Jay asks Kay if they don't have to neuralyze Weaver, Kay grabs his neuralyzer and explains that she isn't the one getting neuralyzed, when it's Kay himself. K tells J that he hasn't been training a partner, when in fact he has been training a replacement. After K explains how to properly use the neuralyzer he hands it to J. Kay says that he has just been down the gullard of a cockroach and that's one of a hundred memories that he doesn't want. K says "see you around J", and smiles. J replies "no, you won't", and neuralyzes K. After K retires it is explained that he was in coma for all of those years, and returned to his wife, he left behind in 1961.

Men in Black II

In the next few years, Brown would reunite with his wife and go to Las Vegas with her, despite having no memory of the last thirty five years, Kevin Brown would look up at the stars and always have a gut feeling inside him like he knew what was going on in the Universe, this attitude caused K's wife to leave him. Five years later, K is now a Postal Worker in Massachusetts. Meanwhile Jay, Zed and the MiB are dealing with one of the most feared aliens in the universe, Serleena (who Kay once dealt with many years ago). She is searching for the Light of Zartha on Earth which K was given the task, to get it off the planet. Jay arrives at the Post Office and smiles when he spots Kay working at the front desk.

Since Kay was neuralyzed almost five years ago he does not remember Jay or MIB. Jay tries to convince him that they used to be partners and that the MIB needs his help. K still doesn't believe him until Jay communicates with Kay's fellow postal worker. J reveals that this worker is an alien (the Rapping Alien). After this almost all of his fellow Postal workers reveal themselves to be aliens. J convinces K to come with him to MiB Headquarters, and when K hears Frank speaking he simply stares at him. Once they arrive at the entrance of Headquarters K is greeted by the MiB Guard on the way to the elevator. Once they arrive K is greeted by almost everyone inside MIB Headquarters.

After K along with J talks to Zed, Jay takes K into the tech room. Here Jay gives him what Jay says is his 'favorite weapon', the Noisy Cricket. After this, K is suited up and J introduces him to the De-Neuralyzer at MiB Headquarters. As Kay is about to be De-Neuralyzed, until MiB is breached (Code 101 Lockdown) and both J and K are then flushed, and they end up in the middle of the city.

Jay's car arrives and they both get in, J confirms that MiB is lockdown and contacts Frank who was able to hide at Headquarters. Frank explains that some woman was the cause of the lockdown. K then finds a photo of himself in his pocket, and ponders why it was kept there. Jay then finds another De-Neuralyzer however this one is owned Jack Jeebs. They both enter Jeebs Pawn Shop and Jeebs is surprised to see K as he thought he was retired. Although K doesn't recognize Jeebs. At first Jeebs denies having the De-Neuralyzer, but after J aims his gun at Jeebs head he quickly shows them where it is. After Kay is strapped up and in the correct position to be De-Neuralyzed, Jeebs begins to start the De-Neuralyzer. When the process is finished K shoots Jeebs head, J now thinks K is back until K denies remembering anything. J asks "how did you know his head grows back"? K responds "it grows back?". Jeebs explains that it might take a minute or two for K to regain his memory. K then leaves the shop, he stands outside and looks around. He then looks up at the starts and begins to smile and he regains his memory.

K returns to the lower part of the store and J is being 'bended' and attacked by several aliens searching for him. Kay shoots the alien holding Jay with his Noisy Cricket. With the help of Jay, Kay defeats all the aliens. However even with K regaining his memory, he still has no memory of the Light of Zartha, as he admits he must have neuralyzed himself in order to keep the information secret. Together they begin to driving to the scene of the crime which is the Pizzeria which Laura Vasquez is employed and where the killing of her boss, an alien named Ben took place. While K questions Laura Jay realizes after filling in the missing part of a photo with a photo piece from K's coat that K left himself clues, K admits this in case he needed to have his memory restored in the event his replacement could not handle the situation. K and J leave the Diner place Laura with the worms in their Apartment, go to a locker at Grand Central Terminal where a locker is full of a small alien world, where Kay left a watch, Jay gives the locker his watch, the aliens also point out Kay left a business card for a video store in the locker, they take the card to the video store where Newton from the Morgue puts on a video Kay reserved about the Light of Zartha. He remembers everything, J and K neuralyse Newton and his girlfriend and mother. K and J go to find Laura, J informs Frank the Pug, who J does not realize has been captured.

They find the worms room trashed and the worms injured. While J rescues Laura after dating a old foe, Jarra, K confronts Serleena, who is shot by J, although it does not kill her, Laura, K and J get off to where the Light of Zartha is to make departure, while Frank and the Worms stay at MIB. After a long car chase which leads into the Subway tunnels, where Jeff ends up swallowing Serleena's transport. After arriving at the departure point that was indicated by Laura's bracelet which glowed, K revealed Laura is the Light of Zartha, while Serleena arrives revealing her true form after killing Jeff the worm. While Serlenna fights with Jay, Kay pleads with Laura to get on the Transport awaiting her, she does so, Jay breaks free from Serlenna who gives chase to Laura's ship. Jay and Kay grab some firearms from Jay's Mercedes, blast Serleena, after J guesses Laura in Laurana's daughter, (J wonders if Laura is K's Daughter) K and J head off, K reveals he had a giant Neuralyser in the State of Liberty's torch, Sometime later, K talks to J about Laura leaving, Zed talks with similar intentions and Frank the Pug comments as well. J dismisses all three of them, after J opened his locker he saw the small aliens, K reveals he brought them over from Grand Central Terminal to put things in perspective for J. J thinks K should let them out to show them the world is bigger than that, K comments to J that he is still a rookie, kicks open a door (Has DANGER! DO NOT ENTER and EXIT [that exit-word here isn't exact, hard to do it here] labeled on it) reveals a Alien Grand Central Station, and many lockers one of them being registered to the human race.

Men in Black III


Young Kay in Men in Black III.

Kay was trained by MIB Director Alpha to be an MIB. However, Alpha stole a Cosmic Integrator, and went rogue leaving K for dead after shooting him, K did not want to betray MIB as if he did he would reject everything Alpha taught him. At some point, he was made partner with another founder, Dee. In 1968, K was instrumental in the event known as the Zeronion Migration, which can only be assumed to be an unusual experience. In July 1969, his future partner, Agent J, came to the past, and the duo would team up to defeat Boris the Animal, so Kay would live and Earth would be saved.

In 2012, Kay has been back at MIB for ten years and is partnered with Agent Jay while Zed has been replaced by Agent O, Jay who wants to get to know Kay, Kay dismisses him, Meanwhile a alien criminal known as Boris "The Animal" has broken out of prison, managed to find a time travel device, go back in time and murders a young Agent K, which causes K in 2012 to vanish, Jay goes to work while looking for K finds out from the Chief Agent O that K has been dead for over forty years, J realizes someone has rewritten History, on advice from Agent O tracks down a place where a time-jumping device is, J goes back in time to 1969 to stop Boris, from killing a young Kay which could destroy the Earth, Jay ends up teaming up with the young K along the way.

Character traits

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Behind the scenes

  • Clint Eastwood was offered the role of K but turned it down.
  • Josh Brolin was only 21 years and 5 months younger than Tommy Lee Jones, who plays the older Agent K.
  • In the third film, the young Agent K is 29; in real life, Josh Brolin was 43 when the film was shot.



  • The original film's trading card series notes, Agent K's real name was Kevin Cunningham, a nod to Lowell Cunningham, creator of the comic. He was also named Kevin Cunningham in Men in Black: The Game. However, this is non-canonical and his name is revealed to be Kevin Brown in all other continuities.
  • According to the third film in the franchise, Kay was 29 at the time of Boris The Animal's apprehension. This is ultimately assuming he turned 29 in 1969, therefore making him born in 1940, and 72 in 2012.


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