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Brad William Henke was an American actor and former football player best known for his role as Desi Piscatella in the hit comedic crime series Orange Is the New Black.

Biography[]

Henke was born on April 10, 1966, in Columbus, Nebraska. The name of Henke's parents are not known, as is why he wanted to be an actor. What is known is that Henke attended University of Arizona, and played for the Denver Broncos and the Fort Worth Calvary prior to becoming an actor. Henke got his first on-screen role in 1996, when he was cast as Bob in the romantic black comedy film Mr. Wrong. Henke got his first major recurring role in 2001, when he was first cast as Henry 'Hank' Ungalow, the best friend of Kevin 'Space' Laughlin who joins him on a journey across the country, for all 20 episodes of the comedic drama series Going to California. Henke has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Justified, Longmire, The Night Shift, The Chicago Code, Castle, Pacific Rim, Fury, Bright, Arkansas, Wounds, Inherit the Viper, The Stand, Legends, Hawaii Five-0, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, and Criminal Minds.

On November 28, 2022, at 56 years of age, Henke passed away in his sleep.

On Criminal Minds[]

Henke portrayed serial killer, poisoner, and abductor Steve in the Season Six episode "Sense Memory".

Filmography[]

  • Block Party (2022) - Buddy Frank
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2022) - Captain Don Kubiak
  • Run & Gun (2022) - Billings
  • The Stand - 6 episodes (2020-2021) - Tom Cullen
  • Arkansas (2020) - Thomas
  • Manhunt - 6 episodes (2020) - Big John
  • Inherit the Viper (2019) - Ted Wallace
  • Wounds (2019) - Eric
  • Cold Brook (2018) - Chip
  • Orange Is the New Black - 26 episodes (2016-2018) - Desi Piscatella
  • MacGyver (2018) - Jonah Walsh
  • Untitled Jenny Lumet Project (2017) - Tucker
  • Bright (2017) - Dorghu
  • The Tank (2017) - Dane Hankeard
  • Sneaky Pete - 6 episodes (2017) - Brendon
  • Split (2016) - Uncle John
  • The Night Shift (2016) - Clayton Timmons
  • Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) - Grizzly Bear Daniels
  • Pure Love (2015) - Detective Dillard
  • Hawaii Five-0 (2015) - Richie Malloy
  • Fury (2014) - Sergeant Davis (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Legends (2014) - Russell Stillman
  • The Bridge - 4 episodes (2013-2014) - Jim Dobbs
  • Draft Day (2014) - Tony 'Bagel' Bagli
  • Pacific Rim (2013) - Construction Foreman
  • Longmire (2013) - Sal Vayas
  • Castle (2013) - Mark Helle
  • The Frozen Ground (2013) - Carl Galenski
  • The Office (2013) - Frank
  • Jobs (2013) - Paul Terrell
  • Bones (2012) - Melvin Carville
  • Struck by Lightning (2012) - Principal
  • I Am Not a Hipster (2012) - Bradley Haines
  • Grimm (2011) - Hap Lasser
  • Magic Valley (2011) - Jerry Garabrant
  • Memphis Beat (2011) - Mark Aiden
  • The Trouble with Bliss (2011) - Steven 'Jetski' Jouseski
  • Justified - 7 episodes (2011) - Coover Bennett
  • Shameless (2011) - Hal Hollander
  • The Chicago Code - 3 episodes (2011) - Ernie Moosekian
  • Criminal Minds - "Sense Memory" (2011) TV episode - Steve
  • Royal Pains (2010) - Roy
  • Party Down (2010) - Travis
  • The Space Between (2010) - Will
  • Lost - 6 episodes (2009-2010) - Bram
  • Solving Charlie (2009) - Tom Taylor
  • One Way to Valhalla (2009) - Glenn
  • CSI: Miami (2009) - Arnold Hollings
  • Star Trek (2009) - Uncle Frank (uncredited)
  • Trust Me (2009) - Lewis
  • Life on Mars (2008) - Michael H.
  • Around June (2008) - Henry
  • Short Term 12 (2008) - Denim
  • Law & Order (2008) - Ted Sanderson
  • October Road - 19 episodes (2007-2008) - Owen Rowan
  • Choke (2008) - Denny
  • Cold Case (2007) - Mike Chulaski
  • Altered (2006) - Duke
  • Dexter - 4 episodes (2006) - Tony Tucci
  • Hollywoodland (2006) - Russ Taylor
  • World Trade Center (2006) - Allison's Brother
  • Sherrybaby (2006) - Bobby Swanson
  • North Country (2005) - Lattavansky
  • The Zodiac (2005) - Bill Gregory (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Must Love Dogs (2005) - Leo
  • Markings (2005) - Justin
  • The Amateurs (2005) - Ron (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) - Andrew
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) - Martin Jones (credited as Brad Henke)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003) - George Bartell (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Love Object (2003) - Dotson (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Judging Amy - 2 episodes (2002) - Detective Chris Cross (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Providence (2002) - Luke English (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Cojones (2002) - Al (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Crossing Jordan (2002) - Andy Lebowski (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Going to California - 20 episodes (2001-2002) - Henry 'Hank' Ungalow (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Nikki - 16 episodes (2000-2001) - Thor (credited as Brad Henke)
  • The Michael Richards Show (2000) - Tommy (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) - Unknown Character (uncredited)
  • Snoops (1999) - Sam Hoover (credited as Brad Henke)
  • The Thirteenth Floor (1999) - Cop #1 (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Martial Law (1999) - Buzz Tippitt (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1999) - Wayne (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Dill Scallion (1999) - Bartender (credited as Brad Henke)
  • To Have & to Hold (1998) - Christopher Dimatto (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Sports Night (1998) - Christian Patrick (credited as Brad Henke)
  • The Pretender (1998) - Jimbo (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Sugar: The Fall of the West (1998) - Unknown Character (credited as Brad Henke)
  • ER (1998) - John (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Michael Hayes (1997) - Billy Desmore (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Desert's Edge (1997) - Unknown Character (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Arli$$ (1997) - Zack Bowers (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Nash Bridges - 2 episodes (1996-1997) - P.J. Pollard/Tommy (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Space Jam (1996) - Stars Catcher (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Silk Stalkings (1996) - Amos Alexander (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Chicago Hope (1996) - Freddy Lulenski (credited as Brad Henke)
  • The Fan (1996) - Tjader (credited as Brad Henke)
  • Mr. Wrong (1996) - Bob (credited as Brad Henke)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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