Andre Braugher, Captain Raymond Holt Of Brooklyn Nine Nine Dies At Age 61

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher, famed for his role as Captain Raymond Holt in the hit comedy series called Brooklyn Nine Nine, died at the age of 61. According to his publicist, “the actor died on Monday after a brief illness.”

“Instantly recognizable for his deep voice, Braugher came to fame on the NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street, which ran from 1992 to 1998. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of the tenacious, arrogant Detective Frank Pembleton in 1998.”

“But it was his performance as the deadpan Captain Raymond Holt in his comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine that made him most famous, appearing alongside Andy Samberg in eight seasons. He won two Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received four Emmy nominations for his performance as Holt, the precinct’s nonsense, Black and gay boss.”

5 points on Andre Braugher

  1. “Andre Braugher was born in Chicago on July 1, 1962. According to The Independent, he attended St. Ignatius College  Prep for high school. He later earned a scholarship to Stanford University, where he graduated with a BA in theatre in 1984. He then attended the famed Julliard School’s Drama Division, from which he graduated in 1998.”
  2. “Mr. Braugher was best known for his role as Captain Raymond Holt on the police procedural comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine from 2013 until 2021. He was also known for his portrayal of Detective Frank Pembleton on the NBC drama Homicide: Life on the Street.”
  3. “In 1998, Mr Braugher won a lead actor Emmy for his role as Detective Frank Pembleton on ‘Homicide: Life on Street’. In 2006, he won a second Emmy for playing heist crew leader Nick Atwater in the FX mini-series ‘Thief’.
  4. “Mr Braugher’s first film role was in 1989’s Glory, opposite Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington. He played Thomas Searles, a free Black man who joined the first Black regiment. He appeared in feature films including, ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Frequency’, ‘Poseidon’, ‘Primal Fear’, ‘Duets’, ‘The Mist’, ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’, ‘Salt’ and ‘The Gambler’.
  5. “Andre Braugher is survived by his wife Ami Brabson, who also appeared in ‘Homicide: Life’, their three children, Michael, Isaiah and John Wesley, as well as his brother Charles and mother Sally.”
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