Brad from Orange Is the New Black 56 Years Old When Henke Died
Brad William Henke, a former NFL player and actor, passed away on November 30 in his sleep, according to his agent. Henke, who starred in Orange Is the New Black as Desi Piscatella, was 56 years old. Brad William Henke, a former football player and actor, has passed away.
Thanks to Rod Martin, a former NFL player, he got his start as a commercial actor. Henke told the Tucson Citizen in 1998, “Rod stated there was a need for actors to play football players for commercials, so I tried out for it and got one for Pizza Hut. “A person there invited me to take an acting lesson while I was there. When I got there, it dawned on me that this was what I wanted to do.
His career was happy, and he collected various credits, including recurring roles on Nash Bridges, Judging Amy, Dexter, and The Bridge, along with a series of regular roles on the ABC drama October Road. He also made guest appearances on ER, Law & Order, Shameless, The Office, and Hawaii Five-0, among another well-known programs.
According to his agent Sheree Cohen, the Orange Is the New Black actor passed away on November 29. He was 56. Brad’s manager Matt DelPiano emphasized this in a statement to E! News, saying that Brad “was an exceptionally nice man with exuberant energy.” “He was an extremely gifted actor who loved being a part of our community, and we reciprocated his affection. We are thinking of his wife and family.”
Bram on ABC’s Lost, Coover Bennett on FX’s Justified, and Brendon on Prime Video’s Sneaky Pete were other notable recurrent television characters. He played the brother of Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sherrybaby (2006), Sam Rockwell’s best friend in Choke (2008), and a staff sergeant with Brad Pitt in Fury, among other well-known film roles (2014).
He won the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with the cast of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, for which he is most recognized for his role as prison guard Desi Piscatella.
In recent years, he has continued to land roles, including the 2020 miniseries The Stand, a 2022 episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the June release of the comedy flick Block Party.
He played a police captain in a “Law & Order: SVU” episode from April 2022, his most recent television appearance. With roles in TV shows like “The Stand,” “MacGyver,” “ER,” “Chicago Hope,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Nash Bridges,” “Arli$$,” “The Bridge,” “Justified,” “Shameless,” Sneaky Pete,” “CSI: Miami,” “Dexter,” “Crossing Jordan,” The Office,” and “Judging Amy,” his illustrious career earned him more than 100 acting credits.