André Braugher

Actor, Director
Andre Braugher spent five critically acclaimed years playing zealous justice-seeker Detective Frank Pembleton on NBC's "Homicide" (NBC, 1993-99), where his character was the galvanizing, if hard-to-like, center of the ... Read more »
Born: 07/01/1962 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (78)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Outliving Emily 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

Dean Fuller (Actor)

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Last Resort 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Baytown Outlaws 2013 (Movie)

Sherriff Henry Millard (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men of a Certain Age 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Franchise 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1992 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Salt 2010 (Movie)

Secretary of Defense (Actor)

Passengers 2008 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

The Andromeda Strain 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 (Movie)

General Hager (Actor)

The Mist 2007 (Movie)

Brent Norton (Actor)

Live! 2006 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Poseidon 2006 (Movie)

Captain Michael Bradford (Actor)

Thief 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hack 2002 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Salem's Lot 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Police Force 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bible: Exodus 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Bible: Genesis 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

West Point 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Gideon's Crossing 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 2001 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy 2001 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Duets 2000 (Movie)

Reggie Kane--Ex-Con (Actor)

Frequency 2000 (Movie)

Satch De Leon (Actor)

It's The Rage 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Louisville 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Love Songs 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wildfire: Feel the Heat 1999 (Movie)

(Narrator)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

Cassiel (Actor)

The 29th NAACP Image Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Arson: Clues in the Ashes 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Narrator

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

Flip (Actor)

Primal Fear 1996 (Movie)

Tommy Goodman (Actor)

The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Simple Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Striking Distance 1993 (Movie)

Frank Morris (Actor)

Ariana 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Flowers For Matty 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Always Something 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Glory 1989 (Movie)

Searles (Actor)

A Better Way to Die (TV Show)

Actor

Class of '61 (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Flaw (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Murder in Mississippi (TV Show)

Actor

None So Blind (TV Show)

Actor

Passing Glory (TV Show)

Actor

Soldier's Girl (TV Show)

Actor

The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Show)

Actor

Thick As Thieves (TV Show)

Actor

When It Was a Game III (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

Andre Braugher spent five critically acclaimed years playing zealous justice-seeker Detective Frank Pembleton on NBC's "Homicide" (NBC, 1993-99), where his character was the galvanizing, if hard-to-like, center of the ensemble drama. Naturally, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor was sought out to star in other television offerings, including the short-lived medical drama "Gideon's Crossing" (CBS, 2000-01), the buddy dramedy "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2009- ) and the Emmy-winning miniseries, "Thief" (FX, 2005), in which he broke with his upstanding image to star as a morally conflicted high-stakes thief. The character-driven actor's flair for decisive confidence led to memorable film roles as men-in-charge in "10,000 Black Men Named George" (Showtime, 2002), "Poseidon" (2006) and "The Andromeda Strain" (A&E, 2008). For his commitment to three-dimensional characters and his high-caliber work in primetime and beyond, Braugher helped pave the way for African-American actors to be accepted in a much wider range of roles than ever before.

Relationships

Ami Brabson Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 28, 1991 Played husband and wife on "Homicide: Life on the Street"

Floyd Braugher

Father

Sally Braugher

Mother

Isaiah Braugher

Son
Born 1996; mother, Ami Brabson

Michael Braugher

Son
Born 1992; mother, Ami Brabson

John Braugher

Son
Born 2003; mother, Ami Brabson

EDUCATION

St Ignatius Prepatory School

Chicago , Illinois
Classmates included future "Homicide" scribe James Yoshimura

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1988

Stanford University

Stanford , California 1984
Enrolled as a pre-med major and switched to theater; attended on scholarship

Milestones

2012

Played the commanding captain Marcus Chaplin on submarine-set thriller "Last Resort" (ABC)

2011

Guest starred on NBC crime drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

2010

Cast as the Secretary of Defense in the action thriller "Salt," starring Angelina Jolie

2009

Co-starred with Ray Romano and Scott Bakula in the TNT's "Men of a Certain Age"

2009

Landed recurring guest role on "House M.D." (Fox)

2007

Co-starred in Stephen King's "The Mist"

2007

Cast in the superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"

2006

Starred in director Wolfgang Petersen's remake of "The Poseidon Adventure"

2006

Played a veteran robber rounding up his team for a new heist in the FX drama "Thief"

2004

Cast in the TNT miniseries "Salem's Lot," written by Stephen King

2003

Cast as Sgt. Carlos Diaz in the Showtime original movie "A Soldier's Girl," the true story of a young soldier beaten to death for falling in love with a transgendered nightclub performer

2002

Narrated the Motown-classics documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"

2002

Starred as civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph in the Showtime drama "10,000 Black Men Named George"

2000

Featured in the independent "Thick as Thieves," which premiered on HBO

2000

Starred as a physician on the ABC medical drama "Gideon's Crossing," created by Paul Attanasio; received Emmy nomination

2000

Stared in the short "Louisville," which aired as part of the "Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase"

2000

Reprised role of Frank Pembleton in "Homicide: The Movie" (NBC)

1999

Played a gay lawyer who becomes mixed up in a handgun-related incident in "It's the Rage/All the Rage"; premiered at Toronto Film Festival before airing on Cinemax and receiving a U.S. theatrical release in 2000

1999

Featured in the Showtime dramatic trilogy "Love Songs," directing one segment and starring in another

1999

Played a hard-driving idealistic African-American priest in the TNT original movie "Passing Glory"

1998

Played supporting role of a heavenly being in "City of Angels"

1996

Returned to the NYSF to play "Henry V"

1995

Featured in the HBO original war film "The Tuskegee Airmen"

1993

Featured in the TV-movie dramas "Class of '61" (ABC) and "Without Warning: Terror in the Towers" (NBC)

1993

Played police detective Frank Pembleton on the NBC drama series "Homicide: Life on the Street"

1993

Featured in the "Simple Justice" installment of the PBS docudrama series "The American Experience"

1990

Played the title role in the TV-movie "The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson" (TNT)

1989

Played a police detective in a series of "Kojak" TV-movies starring Telly Savalas; the first, "Ariana" (1989) marked his TV debut

1989

Made feature film debut in "Glory"

1988

Acted in the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) productions of "Twelfth Night" and "Coriolanus"

Raised in Chicago's West Side

Bonus Trivia

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On his lack of comedic roles: "I don't think I'm really cut out for that! I try to choose projects that emphasize the human spirit. So I have not done a 'Booty Call'! But if I were handed a superb 'Booty Call' that explores the human spirit, maybe." – Braugher quoted in The San Francisco Examiner, April 7, 1998

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