British comedian Russell Brand played the Good Samaritan on Thursday (27Sep12) by treating a group of homeless people to breakfast in Hollywood.

The Get Him to the Greek star was photographed leading the small down-and-out group to the Newsroom Cafe for a hearty meal early on Thursday and picking up the cheque for his new pals.

Brand has become known for his charitable gestures of late - earlier this month (Sep12), he invited another displaced man into his apartment in Los Angeles for a bath and a home-cooked meal.