Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: July 1, 1962

Death Date: December 11, 2023

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois

Children: Michael Braugher

Andre Braugher spent five critically acclaimed years playing zealous justice-seeker Detective Frank Pembleton on NBC's "Homicide" (NBC, 1993-99), where his character was the galvanizing, if hard-to-like, center of the ensemble drama. Naturally, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor was sought out to star in other television offerings, including the short-lived medical drama "Gideon's Crossing" (CBS, 2000-01), the buddy dramedy "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2009-11) and the Emmy-winning miniseries, "Thief" (FX, 2005), in which he broke with his upstanding image to star as a morally conflicted high-stakes thief. The character-driven actor's flair for decisive confidence led to memorable film roles as men-in-charge in "10,000 Black Men Named George" (Showtime, 2002), "Poseidon" (2006) and "The Andromeda Strain" (A&E, 2008). In 2009, Braugher was cast in a recurring role on "House M.D." (Fox, 2004-12) as the doctor with the unenviable task of weaning the cranky title character off his addiction to prescription painkillers. Later that year, Braugher was cast alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula in Romano's first post-"Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005) creation, "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2009-2011). The well-received comic drama focused on a trio of middle-aged friends facing forty-something issues, and Braugher proved surprisingly adept at subtle comedy with his role as a father and husband yoked with financial responsibility, but resentful of having to sell cars at his father's dealership. Braugher's deft performance justly earned him Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011, although the series was canceled after only two seasons. Meanwhile, he ventured back into features to play the secretary of defense in the action spy thriller "Salt" (2010), starring Angelina Jolie. He returned to television in the cop sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox 2013-18; NBC 2019- ), playing a sly comic tweak on his hard-nosed policeman persona as the stiff new commander of a New York borough who clashes with his easygoing lead detective (Andy Samberg). The series was critically acclaimed, winning multiple Golden Globes in its first season and garnering a Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy nomination for Braugher. For his commitment to three-dimensional characters and his high-caliber work in primetime and beyond, Braugher helped pave the way for African-American actors to be accepted in a much wider range of roles than ever before.

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The Perfect 10

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2023

Goodbye Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Self
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2022

She SaidStream

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Dean Baquet
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2022
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Spirit Untamed

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Al Granger
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2021

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All in the Family and Good Times

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James Evans
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2019

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Awards

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Captain Ray Holt
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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

The 2018 NBC Primetime Preview Show

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2018

Victoria - Das Fest der Liebe

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Captain Ray Holt
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2017

Wrestling: WWE SmackDown!

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Captain Ray Holt
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2017

Wrestling: WWE Raw

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Captain Ray Holt
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2017

The Good FightStream

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Ri'Chard Lane
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2017
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The $100,000 PyramidStream

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2016

Outliving Emily

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Tim
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2015

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

Road to the Super Bowl

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2014

Brooklyn Nine-NineStream

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Captain Ray Holt
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2013
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The Arsenio Hall Show

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2013

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step

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2013

Last ResortStream

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Capt. Marcus Chaplin
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2012
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Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

The Chew Presents ABC's Primetime Fall Preview Special

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2012

The Baytown Outlaws

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Sheriff Henry Millard
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2012

The Chew

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2011

New GirlStream

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Captain Raymond Holt
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2011
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Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Miami Medical

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2010

SaltStream

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Secretary of Defense
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2010
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Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

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Darkseid
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2010

Men of a Certain AgeStream

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Owen
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2009
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The Andromeda StrainStream

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General George W. Mancheck
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2008
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Passengers

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2008

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The MistStream

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2007
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Discovery Atlas

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Atlas

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Thief

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Poseidon

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Capt. Michael Bradford
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2006

HouseStream

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Dr. Darryl Nolan
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2004
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Salem's LotStream

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Matt Burke
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The Jury

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2004

Salem's Lot

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Matt Burke
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2004

Soldier's Girl

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Sergeant Carlos Diaz
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2003

Hack

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Marcellus Washington
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2002

10,000 Black Men Named George

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A. Philip Randolph
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2002

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2002

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

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2002

Gideon's Crossing

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Dr. Ben Gideon
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2000

Jackie Chan Adventures

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Derge
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2000

Homicide: The Movie

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Frank Pembleton
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2000

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

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2000

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Satch DeLeon
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2000
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A Better Way to Die

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Cleveland
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Duets

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Reggie
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2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Bayard Ellis
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1999
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Passing Glory

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Father Joseph Verrett
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1999

Love Songs

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Ellis
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1999

Love Songs

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1999

Thick as Thieves

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Dink
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1999

All the Rage

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1999

Wildfire: Feel the Heat

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1999

In Search of Law and Order: Reclaiming America's Kids

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1998

City of AngelsStream

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Cassiel
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1998
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The PracticeStream

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1997

Primal FearStream

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Tommy Goodman
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1996
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Get on the BusStream

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Flip
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1996
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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child

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1995

The Tuskegee AirmenStream

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Benjamin O. Davis
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1995
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The Tuskegee Airman

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1995

Homicide: Life on the Street

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1993
91%

American Experience

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Robert Carter
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1993

Class of '61

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Lucius
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1993

Without Warning: Terror in the Towers

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1993

Striking Distance

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Dist. Atty. Frank Morris
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1993

Law & OrderStream

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1990

La Corte Marcial de Jackie Robinson

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1990

Murder in Mississippi

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1990

The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson

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Jackie Robinson
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1990

Chasse à l'homme dans le Mississippi

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1990

Kojak: None So Blind

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Detective Winston Blake
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1990

Kojak: Flowers for Matty

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1990

Kojak: It's Always Something

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Detective Winston Blake
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1990

GloryStream

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Cpl. Thomas Searles
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1989
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Le Jour de gloire

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1989

Kojak: Ariana

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Detective Winston Blake
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1989

Kojak: Fatal Flaw

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1989

Today

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