Brad William Henke, a former NFL player who retired from acting and appeared in TV series Orange is the new black, Approved a Lost and movies like Pacific a World Trade Center, is dead. He is 56 years old. Her family said Henke died in her sleep on November 29, but no cause was given.
Born on April 10, 1966, in Columbus, NE, and raised in Littleton, CO, Henke played college football at the University of Arizona, where he was a captain and an All-American student writer. -Academic. Drafted by the New York Giants in 1989, he went on to play on the defensive line for the Denver Broncos and appeared in Super Bowl XXIV.
After injury forced him to retire in 1994, Henke moved to Los Angeles to pursue coaching. A broad call for “great men” to create a business soon led to a new business. He started doing guest spots on various TV shows ER, Chicago Hope, Silk Stockings, Nash Bridges a Arli$$ and continued to work continuously until this year, collecting about 100 credits.
The actor made his breakthrough in the 2000-02 WB Network comedy Nikki, Nikki Cox, who has been cast as the lead opposite Sam Trammell in Showtime’s road trip dramedy. Going to California, in one session.
With other guest roles in the series as well CSI, airing in Jordan a Determining Amy, Henke had a few spots in some scenes in the early 2000s. He was seen in The assassination of Richard Nixon, me and you and all we know, must love dogs, the Zodiac, the North Country, the World Trade Center a Hollywood Country before being cast on Showtime’s Dexter while Tony Tucci, an accused murderer-at-large has been retried four times.
Henke earned his second regular season role in ABC’s 2007 short-lived drama October Street.
After that, he visited on records like Law & Order, Life on Mars and CSI: Miami before being cast on the ABC Lost like Bram, returning half-time in 2009-10. Henke played Coover Bennett in seven seasons of FX’s 2 Approved and did an arc on Fox’s 2011 Shawn Ryan drama The Chicago Code.
He appeared in the scene OK, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Award for its ensemble cast. Henke did mid-2010s arcs on FX’s The Bridge and Prime Video’s Sneaky Pete. He scored his most famous performance.
Henke has been cast in Jenji Kohan’s Showtime movie Orange is the new black Desi Piscatella, a gender correctional officer at Litchfield Federal Penitentiary. He appeared in more than two decades from 2016-18 and shared a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2017. The actor was nominated again the following year .
Henke returned as Big John in Discovery’s second season Manhunt in 2020 and Tom Cullen on CBS All Access’ Standing in the year 2020-21. His most recent credits Law & Order: SVU and 2022 movies Block Party a Run & Gun
Henke is survived by his mother, Tammy; his sister, Annette; his wife, Sonja; son Aaden; foster daughter Leasa; and her granddaughter Amirah, hundreds of friends, co-stars, and students. He was continued by his father, Bill, who blessed him with his professional name.