(UnitedVoice.com) – Actor André Braugher was an incredible performer. The Emmy Award-winner perfected the art of delivering his lines on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with a deadpan look. He made his character, Capt. Raymond Holt, a fan favorite.
Thinking about the funniest cold open from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Andre Braugher's perfect comedic timing. RIP. pic.twitter.com/fsI3gXLIp8
— Katcy Stephan (@katcystephan) December 13, 2023
Jennifer Allen, Braugher’s publicist, confirmed to the media that the actor died on December 11. She said that the 61-year-old passed away after a brief illness, but provided no other details.
Braugher was born in Chicago in 1962. He was the youngest of four kids and brought up on the city’s West Side. He earned a scholarship in high school to attend Stanford University, where he initially wanted to obtain an engineering degree. However, while at the school, he discovered he loved acting and switched gears, graduating with a BA in theater. After Stanford, Braugher attended the prestigious Juilliard School’s Drama Division and graduated in 1988.
A year after graduating from Juilliard, Braugher began a long, fruitful career as an actor. His commanding presence, brilliant mind, and keen ability to know what a production needed allowed him to slip into many roles with ease. During his career, he acted in Shakespeare productions and played a police captain, a police detective, a father, and many others.
Braugher was best known for his role as Capt. Raymond Holt and for his time spent as Detective Frank Pembleton on the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street.” He won multiple Emmys for his role on the show. He also won an Emmy for his role in the television movie “Thief.” Most recently, he played a cutthroat attorney on the CBS drama “The Good Fight,” a spinoff of “The Good Wife.”
Fans mourned the loss of Braugher on X, formerly Twitter, highlighting his diversity as an actor and his incredible talent.
The message is loud and clear ladies and gentlemen; Andre Braugher: 👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/Ivn5yRpOk6
— Kenny Akers (@KeneAkers) December 13, 2023
this is my fave andre braugher scene 🙁 im actually devestated by his death and can only hope that his legacy of incredibly talented classically trained actors doing stupidass comedy will live on pic.twitter.com/xBHlstM6cU
— jack (@jacquelying) December 13, 2023
Braugher is survived by wife, Ami Brabson, and their three sons, Isaiah, Michael, and John Wesley.
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