Andre Braugher

Lowest Rated: 17% Striking Distance (1993)
Birthday: Jul 1, 1962
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gaining notice in the early '90s for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Detective Francis Xavier "Frank" Pembleton on the popular television police drama Homicide: Life on the Street, tireless Chicago native Andre Braugher remained with the show through 1998 while simultaneously building a feature career with roles in such theatrical releases as Primal Fear (1996) and City of Angels (1998). A graduate of Stanford University who also received a M.F.A. from the prestigious Juilliard School, Braugher claims to have originally taken up acting to meet girls. He later changed his major after realizing his true calling during a production of Hamlet, and his first professional role came in a performance at the Berkley Shakespeare Festival. Making the leap from stage to screen with the 1989 civil war drama Glory proved an eye opening experience, and following numerous appearances as Detective Winston Blake in a series of made-for-TV Kojak features, Braugher held onto his badge by joining the cast of Homicide in 1993. Later alternating successfully between film and television, Braugher was voted one of the "50 Most Beautiful" people in a 1997 issue of People magazine; the following year, the handsome actor turned down a prominent role in the sci-fi drama Sphere in order to spend more time with his family. Jumping back into features in 2000, roles in Frequency, Duets and A Better Way to Die proved that Braugher was still in top form, and, in 2002, he turned back to the small screen with the made-for-TV feature Hack (and later reprised his role when the feature was turned into a weekly series). Following a role in the made-for-TV feature A Soldier's Girl (2002), Braugher joined the cast of the television remake of the Stephen King vampire chiller Salem's Lot (2004), then returned to television - and changed camps to tap into the underground element - on the weekly crime drama Thief. As Nick Atwater, one of the most genial and principled of all television criminals (!), Braugher evoked an unusual ethical balance in his character and tapped into the fence's deep-seated devotion to his family, even as he drummed up a fiery intensity from episode to episode. Successive years found the actor moving into supporting roles in Hollywood A-listers with a heightened emphasis on effects-heavy action, adventure and fantasy-themed material; projects included Poseidon (2006), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Stephen King's The Mist (2007).Braugher would star in the TV mini-series The Andromeda Strain in 2008, before taking on a role in the cult favorite comedy series Men of a Certain Age from 2009-2011. He would also enjoy a recurring role on House M.D., and play a memorable supporting role in the Angelina Jolie action flick Salt.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Emily & Tim Actor 2016
No Score Yet Outliving Emily Actor 2015
No Score Yet Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent Actor 2015
44% The Gambler Dean Fuller $18.9M 2014
100% The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step Narrator $12.3K 2014
22% The Baytown Outlaws Sheriff Henry Millard 2013
63% Salt Secretary of Defense $118.4M 2010
No Score Yet Salt (Unrated) Actor 2010
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Actor 2010
20% Passengers Perry $0.3M 2008
40% The Andromeda Strain Actor 2008
72% The Mist Brent Norton $25.5M 2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer General Hager $131.8M 2007
44% Live! Don 2007
33% Poseidon Capt. Bradford $60.7M 2006
No Score Yet Salem's Lot Matt Burke 2004
88% Soldier's Girl Sgt. Carlos Diaz 2003
91% Standing in the Shadows of Motown Narrator $1.3M 2002
No Score Yet 10,000 Black Men Named George A. Philip Randolph Executive Producer 2002
No Score Yet West Point: The First 200 Years Narrator 2002
No Score Yet Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet Actor 2002
67% Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Narrator 2001
No Score Yet A Better Way to Die Cleveland 2000
20% Duets Reggie Kane $4.3M 2000
86% Homicide: The Movie Frank Pembleton 2000
70% Frequency Satch DeLeon 2000
27% It's the Rage Tim Sullivan 2000
No Score Yet On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park Actor 2000
No Score Yet Wildfire: Feel the Heat nr 1999
No Score Yet Love Songs Director Ellis 1999
No Score Yet Passing Glory Father Joseph Verrett 1999
No Score Yet Africans in America Actor 1998
58% City of Angels Cassiel 1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves Dink 1998
88% Get on the Bus Flip 1996
75% Primal Fear Goodman 1996
88% The Tuskegee Airmen Lt. Col Davis 1995
17% Striking Distance Dist. Atty. Frank Morris 1993
No Score Yet Without Warning: Terror in the Towers Actor 1993
No Score Yet Class of '61 Lucius 1993
No Score Yet Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture Dan Weston 1990
No Score Yet The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson 1990
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi Dennis 1990
93% Glory Searles 1989

TV

CREDIT
97% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
Ray Holt
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Capt. Raymond Holt
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Bayard Ellis
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
78% Last Resort
2012-2013
Capt. Marcus Chaplin
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice Robert Carter
  • 2012
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 1993
92% Men of a Certain Age
2009-2011
Owen Thoreau Jr.
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
0% Miami Medical
2010
William Rayner
  • 2010
91% House
2004-2012
Dr. Darryl Nolan Darryl Nolan Nolan
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Thief
2006
Nick Atwater
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Jury
2004
Judge Loren Price
  • 2004
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Narrator Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Dr. Ben Gideon
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Det. Pembleton Det. Frank Pembleton
  • 1999
  • 1996
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Det. Frank Pembleton Pembleton
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Detective Winston Blake

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