You are probably familiar with Andre Braugher's character in Brooklyn Nine-Nine- Captain Raymond Jacob Holt, the no-nonsense hardass Commanding Officer of the 99th Precinct.
But how well do you know the man behind the character- Andre Braugher? He has an extensive body-of-work that makes him one of the most esteemed actors working today.
A performer since 1989, he is known for playing the military/police personnel in both drama and comedy.
These are seven facts about Andre Braugher:
Plays Captain Raymond Jacob Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Braugher plays Captain Raymond Jacob Holt in the popular police procedural comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He has been a part of the main cast since the series' inception in 2013.
He is a Married Father of Three
Braugher tied the knot with actress Ami Brabson in a ceremony held on 28 December 1991, and they have been together ever since.
They have three children together, all sons- Michael (born in 1992), Isaiah (born in 1997), and John Wesley (born in 2002).
Known for Playing Military or Police Personnel
Braugher has carved a niche for himself in the trope of military and/or police drama and comedy. He has frequently played the role of a military commander or a law enforcement officer.
Apart from Glory and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he has also played some ranked officers in movies like Poseidon, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Salt, and in TV shows like Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, The Andromeda Strain, Last Resort, and New Girl.
Played Henry V in the Eponymous Shakespearean Play
Andre played the titular character of the famous Shakespearean play Henry V for 1996 Shakespeare in the Park Festival in New York.
He played the lead role in the festival from June 18th to July 14th, 2016, at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.
He is a Stanford Alum
Braugher had an ivy-league education. He studied Bachelor in Arts- Theatre from Stanford University in Stanford, California. He graduated in 1984.
He then pursued a Master's Degree in Art from Juilliard School's Drama Division and graduated in 1988.
Made His Movie Debut in 1989's Glory
Braugher made his feature film debut in the 1989 war movie Glory. He played Corporal Thomas Searles.
In the historical drama about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment- an African-American regiment in the Union Army- Braugher got to share the screen with esteemed actors of the likes of Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick.
Has a Net Worth of $8 Million
Andre Braugher is a highly acclaimed actor and one of the premier African-American performers since the late '80s. Not only is he a veteran of the cinema, but he has also performed on-stage.
As of 2020, Braugher's net worth stands at a whopping $8 million. He has been playing his signature role of a military commander or law enforcement officer on the screens since late 1989.
He has a main role in Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Captain Raymond Jacob Holt- a part he has been playing since the show began in 2013. Currently, he is paid $100k per episode for the popular sitcom.