Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher

Highest Rated: 100% The Pleasures of Being Out of Step (2013)

Lowest Rated: 17% Striking Distance (1993)

Birthday: Jul 1, 1962

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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, 2009-11) 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). In 2009, Braugher was cast in a recurring role on "House M.D." (Fox, 2004-12) as the doctor with the unenviable task of weaning the cranky title character off his addiction to prescription painkillers. Later that year, Braugher was cast alongside Ray Romano and Scott Bakula in Romano's first post-"Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005) creation, "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2009-2011). The well-received comic drama focused on a trio of middle-aged friends facing forty-something issues, and Braugher proved surprisingly adept at subtle comedy with his role as a father and husband yoked with financial responsibility, but resentful of having to sell cars at his father's dealership. Braugher's deft performance justly earned him Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2011, although the series was canceled after only two seasons. Meanwhile, he ventured back into features to play the secretary of defense in the action spy thriller "Salt" (2010), starring Angelina Jolie. He returned to television in the cop sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox 2013-18; NBC 2019- ), playing a sly comic tweak on his hard-nosed policeman persona as the stiff new commander of a New York borough who clashes with his easygoing lead detective (Andy Samberg). The series was critically acclaimed, winning multiple Golden Globes in its first season and garnering a Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Emmy nomination for Braugher. 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.

Highest rated movies

Get on the Bus
Soldier's Girl
The Tuskegee Airmen
Homicide: The Movie
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times'
Primal Fear
The Mist




No Score Yet No Score Yet She Said Dean Baquet (Character) - 2022
49% 95% Spirit Untamed Al Granger (Voice) $17.6M 2021
80% No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: 'All in the Family' and 'Good Times' James Evans (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 17% Outliving Emily Tim (Character) - 2015
100% 57% The Pleasures of Being Out of Step Narrator $12.5K 2013
22% 54% The Baytown Outlaws Sheriff Henry Millard (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 63% Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Darkseid (Voice) - 2010
62% 59% Salt Secretary of Defense (Character) - 2010
19% 35% Passengers Perry (Character) $270.7K 2008
72% 65% The Mist Brent Norton (Character) $25.6M 2007
37% 51% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Gen. Hager (Character) $131.9M 2007
33% 43% Poseidon Capt. Michael Bradford (Character) $60.7M 2006
54% 48% Salem's Lot Matt Burke (Character) - 2004
88% 87% Soldier's Girl Sergeant Carlos Diaz (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 76% 10,000 Black Men Named George A. Philip Randolph (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2002
91% 89% Standing in the Shadows of Motown Narrator $1.6M 2002
No Score Yet 35% A Better Way to Die Cleveland (Character) - 2000
67% 87% Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Narrator - 2000
21% 48% Duets Reggie (Character) $4.7M 2000
70% 81% Frequency Satch DeLeon (Character) $45.0M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park Unknown (Character) - 2000
86% 74% Homicide: The Movie Frank Pembleton (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 56% Thick as Thieves Dink (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 70% Love Songs Ellis (Character),
- 1999
No Score Yet 79% Passing Glory Father Joseph Verrett (Character) - 1999
27% 44% All the Rage Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildfire: Feel the Heat Narrator $2.0M 1999
58% 82% City of Angels Cassiel (Character) $78.7M 1998
89% 71% Get on the Bus Flip (Character) $5.7M 1996
77% 89% Primal Fear Tommy Goodman (Character) $56.1M 1996
88% 79% The Tuskegee Airmen Benjamin O. Davis (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 31% Class of '61 Lucius (Character) - 1993
17% 35% Striking Distance Dist. Atty. Frank Morris (Character) $23.8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Experience Robert Carter (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: It's Always Something Detective Winston Blake (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Flowers for Matty Detective Winston Blake (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: None So Blind Detective Winston Blake (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 58% Murder in Mississippi Dennis (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 60% The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Fatal Flaw Detective Winston Blake (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Ariana Detective Winston Blake (Character) - 1989
94% 93% Glory Cpl. Thomas Searles (Character) $25.5M 1989


94% 74% The Good Fight Ri'Chard Lane (Character) 2022
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Captain Ray Holt (Character) 2013-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
95% 84% New Girl Captain Raymond Holt (Guest Star) 2016
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bayard Ellis (Guest Star) 2011-2013 2015
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
79% 83% Last Resort Capt. Marcus Chaplin (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012
90% 96% House Dr. Darryl Nolan (Guest Star) 2009-2010 2012
94% 100% Men of a Certain Age Owen (Character) 2009-2011
0% 100% Miami Medical Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Discovery Atlas Narrator 2007
81% No Score Yet Thief Nick Atwater (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Matt Burke (Character) 2004
20% No Score Yet Hack Marcellus Washington (Character) 2002-2004
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Dr. Ben Gideon (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 62% Jackie Chan Derge (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 2000
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Character) 1993-1998
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1996