Remembering Andre Braugher: Insights into the Life of the ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Star at 61

Actor Andre Braugher, known for his role as Captain Raymond Holt in the popular TV show ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ has passed away at 61.

Andre Braugher passed away on Monday following a brief illness, as confirmed by his publicist to The Guardian. Here are five key points about the life and career of Andre Braugher:

Andre Braugher dies at 61

Born in Chicago on July 1, 1962, Braugher attended St. Ignatius College Prep for high school. He secured a scholarship to Stanford University, graduating with a BA in theatre in 1984. Later, he completed his studies at the prestigious Julliard School’s Drama Division in 1988.

Braugher gained fame for portraying Captain Raymond Holt on the comedy series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ from 2013 to 2021, and also for his role as Detective Frank Pembleton on the NBC drama ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’.

He won an Emmy in 1998 for his outstanding performance as Detective Frank Pembleton in ‘Homicide: Life on Street’. Later, in 2006, he received a second Emmy for his role as heist crew leader Nick Atwater in the FX mini-series ‘Thief’.

Braugher’s film debut was in 1989’s ‘Glory’, where he starred alongside Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington as Thomas Searles, a free Black man who joined the first Black regiment. He appeared in various films including ‘City of Angels’, ‘Frequency’, ‘Poseidon’, ‘Primal Fear’, ‘Duets’, ‘The Mist’, ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’, ‘Salt’, and ‘The Gambler’.

He is survived by his wife Ami Brabson, who also appeared in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’, their three children—Michael, Isaiah, and John Wesley—along with his brother Charles and mother Sally.

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