At the age of 61, André Braugher, an Emmy Award-winner who turned his deadpan academic background into a hilarious mastery as Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Capt. Raymond Holt passed away from a brief illness.
André left behind a cherished family, a storied career, and a net worth that, while impressive, barely matches his immense value as an actor, father, husband, friend, and colleague.
How did André Braugher get started?
A Chicago native, Braugher received scholarships to attend Stanford University for his undergraduate degree and Juilliard for his graduate degree. In 1989, he made his screen debut in Kojak: Ariana and Kojak: Fatal Flaw on television as well as the historical war drama, Glory. Throughout the 1990s, he continued to make appearances in some films and series, but his breakthrough performance came in the lead role of Detective Frank Pembleton on the popular NBC series, Homicide: Life on the Street, which ran from 1993 to 1998. For his portrayal of that character over 100 episodes, Braugher was honored with a 1998 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
He also acted in notable films, including City of Angels, Primal Fear, and Get On The Bus directed by Spike Lee. He gained popularity recently for his portrayal of the straight-laced, gay police captain on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Regretfully, Braugher passed away before completing his most recent role in The Residence on Netflix.
What was the net worth of André Braugher when he passed away?
Andre Braugher’s net worth was $8 million at the time of his death, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The majority of his wealth was earned from acting in films and television series.