Brad William Henke, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actor, dead at 56 +2023

Brad William Henke, an actor known for his roles in Orange is the new black and Justified, died. He was 56.

Henke died in his sleep on Tuesday (November 29), his spokesman said diversity. A cause of death was not immediately available.

“Brad was an incredibly kind man full of happy energy,” said Henke’s manager Matt DelPiano TMZ. “As a very talented actor, he loved being a part of this community… and we loved him back. Our thoughts are with his wife and family.”

The actor, who began his career as a professional football player before making his way into television and film, was born on April 10, 1966 in Columbus, Nebraska. He attended the University of Arizona where he played football and was later drafted to the Denver Broncos and played in Super Bowl XXIV as part of the team’s defensive line.

After retiring from the sport in 1994, Henke launched his acting career, appearing in shows like Chicago Hope, ER, Sports Night, cross Jordan and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He also starred in a handful of films early in his career, including space jam and Must love dogs.

He continued to accumulate TV credits throughout the 2000s, appearing in several episodes of dexter as Tony Tucci and also as an actor Cold Case, Law & Order, October Road, Lost, Party Down, Criminal Minds, Shameless, Bones and The office.

Henke appeared Orange is the new black In 2016, he played Desi Piscatella in 26 episodes of the Netflix prison drama. Continue after his stint OITNB, His recent credits include manhunt the 2020 Stephen King adaptation the booth and the movie Run & Gun.

He performed last year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Captain Don Kubiak. His most recent role is listed on IMDb as Buddy Frank block party.

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