Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Andre Braugher, 61, is Dead

Andre Braugher, star of the television comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Homicide: Life on the Street in the 1990s, died on Monday following a brief illness, according to his publicist. He was 61.

From 2013 to 2021, Braugher played Captain Ray Holt with Andy Samberg in the police parody Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for which he garnered four Emmy nominations and two Critics’ Choice awards for best supporting actor in a comedy series.

He had already established himself as a dramatic actor, playing Detective Frank Pembleton in Homicide from 1992 to 1998, a breakout role for which he earned his first Emmy for main actor in a drama series in 1998.

In 2006, Braugher won an Emmy for best lead actor in a miniseries for his performance as Nick Atwater in Thief.

According to the Television Academy’s website, he had 11 Emmy nominations and has 67 acting credits.

Braugher was also a regular at the New York Shakespeare Festival, where he won an off-Broadway Obie Award in 1997 for his performance in Henry V. He also appeared in Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, and As You Like It.

His most recent film appearance was as New York Times Editor Dean Baquet in She Said, a dramatization of the newspaper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into sexual assault and harassment of celebrities and members of the media.

According to a biography provided by publicist Jennifer Allen, Braugher obtained a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.F.A. from Juilliard.

His wife, actress Ami Brabson, sons Michael, Isaiah, and John Wesley, brother Charles Jennings, and mother, Sally Braugher, survive him.

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