Andre Braugher Biography (1962-)

Surname rhymes with "flower"; born July 1, 1962, in Chicago, IL; son of Floyd(a heavy-equipment operator) and Sally (a postal worker) Braugher; married Ami Brabson (an actress), 1991; children: Michael, Isaiah. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
July 1, 1962
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Detective Francis Xavier "Frank" Pembleton, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1993-1998
  • Narrator, Police Force, c. 1999
  • Dr. Ben Gideon, Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000-2001
  • Marcellus Washington, Hack, CBS, 2002-
  • Miniseries
  • Narrator, BreakThrough: The Changing Face of Science in America, PBS, 1996
  • Voice characterization, Africans in America: America's Journey throughSlavery (documentary; also known as Africans in America), PBS, 1998
  • Movies
  • Detective Winston Blake, "Kojak: Ariana" (also known as "Ariana"), ABCSaturday Mystery Movie, ABC, 1989
  • Detective Winston Blake, "Kojak: Fatal Flaw" (also known as "Fatal Flaw"), ABC Saturday Mystery Movie, ABC, 1989
  • Civil rights leader Dave Dennis, Murder in Mississippi, NBC, 1990
  • Detective Winston Blake, "Kojak: Flowers for Matty" (also known as "Flowers for Matty"), ABC Saturday Mystery Movie, ABC, 1990
  • Detective Winston Blake, "Kojak: It's Always Something" (also known as "It's Always Something"), ABC Saturday Mystery Movie, ABC, 1990
  • Detective Winston Blake, "Kojak: None So Blind" (also known as "None So Blind"), ABC Saturday Mystery Movie, ABC, 1990
  • Jackie Robinson, The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson, TNT, 1990
  • Time reporter Dan Weston, Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture, HBO, 1990
  • Lucius, Class of '61, ABC, 1993
  • Without Warning: Terror in the Towers, NBC, 1993
  • Lieutenant colonel Benjamin O. Davis, The Tuskegee Airmen, HBO, 1995
  • Ellis, "A Love Song for Champ" and "A Love Song for Jean and Ellis," Love Songs, Showtime, 1999
  • Father Joseph Verrett, Passing Glory, TNT, 1999
  • Tim Sullivan, It's the Rage (also known as All the Rage), Cinemax, 1999
  • Cleveland, A Better Way to Die, HBO, 2000
  • Dink, Thick As Thieves, HBO, 2000
  • Francis Xavier "Frank" Pembleton, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000
  • Asa Philip Randolph, 10,000 Black Men Named George, Showtime, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Detective Francis Xavier "Frank" Pembleton, "Charm City: Part 1," Law& Order, NBC, 1996
  • Dr. Ben Gideon, "Gideon's Crossover," The Practice, ABC, 2001
  • Specials
  • Robert Carter, "Simple Justice," The American Experience, PBS, 1993
  • Narrator, Arson: Clues in the Ashes (documentary), Discovery Channel, 1996
  • Himself, Anatomy of a Homicide: Life on the Street (documentary),PBS, 1998
  • Narrator, In Search of Law & Order: Reclaiming America's Kids(documentary), PBS, 1998
  • Pete, "Louisville" (short film), Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase, Showtime, 1998
  • Narrator, Shadow Boxing: The Journey of the African-American Fighter (documentary), ESPN, 1999
  • Narrator, On Hallowed Ground: Streetball Champions of Rucker Park(documentary; also known as On Hallowed Ground), TNT, 2000
  • Narrator, When It Was a Game 3 (documentary), HBO, 2000
  • Voice of Julian Andreaus, "The Princess and the Pauper," Happily EverAfter: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 2000
  • Soul Train Christmas Starfest, syndicated, 2000
  • Narrator, The Bible: Exodus (documentary), The Learning Channel, 2001
  • Narrator, The Bible: Genesis (documentary), The Learning Channel,2001
  • Narrator, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey (documentary), PBS, 2002
  • Narrator, West Point (documentary), PBS, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1996
  • Presenter, The 29th Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1998
  • The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, 1999
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, CBS, 2001
  • The 32nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Marcellus Washington, Hack, CBS, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • (Director) "A Love Song for Dad," Love Songs, Showtime, 1999
  • (Executive producer) 10,000 Black Men Named George, Showtime, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Corporal Thomas Searles, Glory, TriStar, 1989
  • District attorney Frank Morris, Striking Distance, Columbia, 1993
  • Flip, Get on the Bus, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Tommy Goodman, Primal Fear, Paramount, 1996
  • Cassil, City of Angels (also known as Stadt der Engel), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Narrator, Wildfire: Feel the Heat, IMAX, 1999
  • Reggie Kane, Duets, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Satch DeLeon, Frequency, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Narrator, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (documentary), Cowboy Pictures, 2001
  • Narrator, Standing in the Shadows of Motown (documentary; also known as Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Story of the Funk Brothers), Artisan Entertainment, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Antonio, Twelfth Night, or What You Will (also known as TwelfthNight), New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City,1989
  • Iago, Othello, Folger Shakespeare Festival, Washington, DC, 1990
  • Mirabell, The Way of the World, Public Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Bolingbroke, The Tragedy of Richard II (also known as Richard II), Public Theatre/Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Title role, Henry V, Shakespeare in the Park Festival, Delacorte Theatre and Central Park, New York City, 1996
  • Appeared as Angelo, Measure for Measure, as a messenger, King John, and as a member of the ensemble, Much Ado about Nothing, allproduced at the Delacorte Theatre; appeared as Junius Brutus, Coriolanus, Public Theatre/Anspacher Theatre. Also appeared in other productions, including The Rehearsal. Involved with the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival.

Further Reference


    • Who's Who among African Americans, 14th edition, Gale, 2001
    • American Visions, October/November, 1996, p. 38
    • Back Stage, July 5, 1996, p. 15
    • Esquire, October, 1995, p. 47
    • Essence, May, 2001, p. 66
    • People Weekly, September 2, 1996, p. 42; May 12, 1997, p. 131; May4, 1998, p. 49

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