Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star, Dies at 61

10 Important points about Him

1. Early Life and Education

- Andre Braugher was born on July 1, 1962, in Chicago, to Sally and Floyd Braugher.

- He grew up in Chicago's West Side neighborhood and attended St. Ignatius College Prep.

- Attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division, graduating in 1988.

- Earned a scholarship to Stanford University, graduating with a BA in theatre in 1984.

2. Career Beginnings and            Breakthrough

- Braugher's debut film role was in the 1989 movie "Glory" as Thomas Searles.

- Played Detective Frank Pembleton in the TV series "Homicide: Life on the Street," earning critical acclaim and awards.

- Won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1998.

- Awarded Television Critics Association honors in 1997 and 1998 for his role in "Homicide."

3. Film and Television Work

- Notable film roles include "City of Angels," "Frequency," and "Poseidon."

- Selected as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People in 1997.

- Starred in the series "Gideon's Crossing" in 2000 and narrated documentaries for PBS.

- Played the title role in the 1996 production of "Henry V" for Shakespeare in the Park.

4. Awards and Recognition

- Received two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Award nominations for his television work.

- Won an Obie Award for his role in "Henry V" in 1996.

- Recognized as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People in 1997.

5. Later Career and Diverse     Roles

- Starred in the mini-series "Thief" for FX Networks in 2006, winning another Emmy.

- Portrayed General Hager in "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" (2007).

- Voiced the villain Darkseid in the animated film "Superman/Batman: Apocalypse."

6. Theater and Narration

- Acted in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of "The Whipping Man" in 2011.

- Narrated the introduction to the Olympic Games on NBC from 2006 to 2010.

- Narrated James Patterson's "Alex Cross" book "Cross Fire" (2010).

7. Personal Life

- Married actress Ami Brabson in 1991, with whom he had three sons.

- Lived in New Jersey with his family.

8. Later Television Roles

- Had a recurring role as defense attorney Bayard Ellis on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

- Starred as Capt. Marcus Chaplin in ABC's military drama TV series "Last Resort."

- Recurring role in season 4 of the Netflix animated series "BoJack Horseman."

9. Iconic Role in "Brooklyn        Nine-Nine"

- Starred as Captain Raymond Holt in the Golden Globe-winning TV series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

- Nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role.

10. Passing and Cause of         Death

- Andre Braugher passed away on December 11, 2023, at the age of 61.

- The cause of death was attributed to a "brief illness," with specific details pending disclosure according to his spokesperson, Jennifer Allen.