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Andre Braugher

Lowest Rated:   14% Striking Distance (1993)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
46% 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
62% 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
No Score Yet 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
$60.6M 2006
No Score Yet Salem's Lot
  • Matt Burke
2004
83% Soldier's Girl
  • Sgt. Carlos Diaz
2003
92% 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
100% 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
59% City of Angels
  • Cassiel
1998
No Score Yet Thick As Thieves
  • Dink
1998
88% Get on the Bus
  • Flip
1996
74% Primal Fear
  • Goodman
1996
86% The Tuskegee Airmen
  • Lt. Col Davis
1995
14% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Ray Holt
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
93% New Girl
2011
  • 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
77% Last Resort
2012-2013
  • Capt. Marcus Chaplin
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • Robert Carter
  • 2012
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 1993
94% Men of a Certain Age
2009-2011
  • Owen Thoreau Jr.
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
0% Miami Medical
2010
  • William Rayner
  • 2010
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dr. Darryl Nolan Darryl Nolan Nolan
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 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

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