Andre Braugher

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Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher 2011 (cropped).jpg
Braugher at the 2011 Peabody Awards
Born(1962-07-01) July 1, 1962 (age 52)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
EducationStanford University (BA; 1984)
Juilliard School (MFA; 1988)
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Ami Brabson (m. 1991)
Children3
 
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Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher 2011 (cropped).jpg
Braugher at the 2011 Peabody Awards
Born(1962-07-01) July 1, 1962 (age 52)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
EducationStanford University (BA; 1984)
Juilliard School (MFA; 1988)
OccupationActor
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Ami Brabson (m. 1991)
Children3

Andre Braugher (/ˈbrər/; born July 1, 1962) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Detective Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993 to 1998 and again in the 2000 made-for-TV film, Owen Thoreau Jr. on the TNT show Men of a Certain Age, and his Emmy nominated performance as Captain Ray Holt on the Golden Globe-winning comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Early life and education[edit]

Braugher, the youngest of four children, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Sally, a postal worker, and Floyd Braugher, a heavy-equipment operator.[1] He attended St. Ignatius College Prep and later graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in theater in 1984. He then attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division (Group 17: 1984–1988),[2] graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1988.[3] He was acknowledged as the Most Outstanding Theater Student at graduation.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Braugher's first film role was in the 1989's Glory as Thomas Searles, a free, educated black man from the North who joins the first black regiment in the Union Army. He played Kojak's side-kick in the late-1980s ABC television film revival of Kojak.

He subsequently moved on to a role on the television series Homicide: Life on the Street as Detective Frank Pembleton, a self-righteous, fiery, unyielding, Jesuit-educated police detective. Playing opposite Kyle Secor (who portrayed Detective Tim Bayliss), Braugher became the series' breakout star. He received Television Critics Association awards for individual achievement in drama in 1997 and 1998. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for best actor in a drama series in 1996 and 1998, winning in the latter year.

He left Homicide after its sixth season but returned for the reunion television film. He has also starred in the films City of Angels and Poseidon.

In 1997 he was selected by People as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".[4]

At New York City's Shakespeare in the Park Festival from June 18 to July 14, 1996 at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, Braugher played the title role in Henry V for which he received an Obie Award. In 2000, he played the title role as Ben Gideon in the series Gideon's Crossing, which lasted one season.

In 2002, Braugher narrated the award-winning, PBS-broadcast documentary Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, produced by Unity Productions Foundation and recently re-issued.

He played Detective Marcellus Washington in the TV series Hack from 2002-2004. In 2006, Braugher starred as Nick Atwater in the mini-series Thief for FX Networks, winning a second Emmy for his performance. He portrayed General Hager in the 2007 film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Braugher appeared on the TV series House, M.D. as Dr. Nolan, a psychiatrist who helps House recover from his addiction to Vicodin. He also appeared in the TNT series Men of a Certain Age, for which he was nominated twice as Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He also voiced the villain Darkseid in the animated film, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse.[5]

Braugher co-starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of The Whipping Man, off-Broadway, for a limited run from January–March 2011. He narrated the introduction to the Olympic Games on NBC from 2006 to 2010, succeeding James Earl Jones in the role.[6] Braugher also narrated James Patterson's Alex Cross book Cross Fire (2010).

He has a recurring role as defense attorney Bayard Ellis on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and appeared as the lead character, Capt. Marcus Chaplin, in ABC's military drama TV series Last Resort. He stars in the fall 2013 TV series Brooklyn Nine Nine as the precinct captain, Ray Holt.

Personal life[edit]

In 1991, Braugher married Ami Brabson, an actress who later played Pembleton's wife Mary on Homicide. The couple has three sons: Michael (1992), Isaiah (1997), and John Wesley (JW) (2003). They reside in South Orange, New Jersey. Braugher and his family are Unitarian Universalists.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1989Kojak: ArianaDetective Winston BlakeTelevision movie
1989GloryCpl. Thomas Searles
1990Kojak: Flowers for MattyDetective Winston BlakeTelevision movie
1990Kojak: It's Always SomethingDetective Winston BlakeTelevision movie
1990Murder in MississippiDennisTelevision movie
1990Kojak: None for BlindDetective Winston BlakeTelevision movie
1990Somebody has to Shoot the PictureDan WestonTelevision movie
1990The Court-Martial of Jackie RobinsonJackie RobinsonTelevision movie
1991Kojak: Fatal FlawDetective Winston BlakeTelevision movie
1993Class of '61LuciusTelevision movie
1993Striking DistanceDistrict Attorney Frank Morris
1995The Tuskegee AirmenBenjamin O. DavisTelevision move
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1996Primal FearTommy Goodman
1996Get on the BusFlip
1998Thick as ThievesDink
1998City of AngelsCassielNominated—Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
1999Passing GloryFather Joseph VerrettTelevision movie
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1999Love SongsEllisTelevision movie
1999It's the RageTim
2000A Better Way to DieCleveland
2000Homicide: The MovieDetective Frank PembletonTelevision movie
2000FrequencySatch DeLeonBlockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Suspense
2000DuetsRaggie Kane
200210,000 Black Men Named GeorgeA. Philip RandolphTelevision movie
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2003Soldier's GirlSergeant Carlos DiazTelevision movie
2004Salem's LotMatt BurkeTelevision movie
2006PoseidonCaptain Bradford
2007Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver SurferGeneral Hager
2007The MistBrent Norton
2008PassengersPerry
2009Live!Don
2010Superman/Batman: ApocalypseDarkseid
2010SaltSecretary of Defense
2012The Baytown OutlawsMillard

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993–1998Homicide: Life on the StreetDetective Frank Pembleton100 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (1997–98)
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1996–99)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
1996Law & OrderDetective Frank PembletonEpisode: "Charm City"
2000–2001Gideon's CrossingDr. Ben Gideon20 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2000–01)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2000–2001Jackie Chan AdventuresDerge3 episodes
2001The PracticeDr. Ben GideonEpisode: "Gideon's Crossover"
2002–2004HackMarcellus Washington40 episodes
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
2004The JuryJudge Loren Price2 episodes
2006ThiefNick Atwater6 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
2008The Andromeda StrainGeneral George W. Mancheck4 episodes
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2009–2012HouseDr. Darryl Nolan4 episodes
2010Miami MedicalDr. William RaynerEpisode: "Pilot"
2009–2011Men of a Certain AgeOwen Thoreau, Jr.22 episodes
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2010–11)
2011–2013Law & Order: Special Victims UnitBayard Ellis5 episodes
2012–2013Last ResortCaptain Marcus Chaplin13 episodes
2013–presentBrooklyn Nine-NineCaptain Ray Holt22 episodes
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
1995Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetWon
1996NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1996NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Tuskegee AirmenNominated
1996Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1996Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Tuskegee AirmenNominated
1997NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1997Satellite AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1997Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaHomicide: Life on the StreetWon
1998NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1998Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetWon
1998Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaHomicide: Life on the StreetWon
1998Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1999NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHomicide: Life on the StreetNominated
1999NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureCity of AngelsNominated
2000NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MoviePassing GloryNominated
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor – SuspenseFrequencyWon
2001Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Television Series DramaGideon's CrossingNominated
2001NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGideon's CrossingNominated
2001Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGideon's CrossingNominated
2002NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesGideon's CrossingNominated
2003NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesHackNominated
2003NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie10,000 Black Men Named GeorgeNominated
2006Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThiefWon
2006Satellite AwardsBest Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmThiefNominated
2007Golden Globe AwardsBest Actor – Miniseries or Television FilmThiefNominated
2007NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThiefNominated
2009NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieThe Andromeda StrainNominated
2010Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMen of a Certain AgeNominated
2011NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMen of a Certain AgeNominated
2011Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMen of a Certain AgeNominated
2012NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesMen of a Certain AgeNominated
2014Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesBrooklyn Nine-NineWon
2014NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesBrooklyn Nine-NineNominated
2014Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesBrooklyn Nine-NineNominated
2014Satellite AwardsBest Actor – Television Series Musical or ComedyBrooklyn Nine-NineNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andre Braugher Film Reference bio
  2. ^ "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Andre Braugher". All Movie Guide. The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andre Braugher". People (Time Inc.). 1997-05-12. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  5. ^ "News". Superman Homepage. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ 2006 XX Olympics Opening Ceremony: NBC's Six Minutes of Passion, Four Hours of Fire

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