Sterling K. Brown to Guest Star on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
By Alex Ungerman
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is welcoming a big name to the precinct!
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown will guest star on an upcoming episode of the Fox cop comedy, the network confirmed to ET on Thursday. Brown will play a murder suspect who is interrogated by show leads Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher.
Brown's connection to Braugher runs deep, too. In addition to both being Stanford University alumni, in 2017, the 41-year-old actor became the first black actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy since Braugher, 55, won in 1998 for the show Homicide: Life on the Street.
During his acceptance speech, Brown noted the connection, saying, "Mr. Braugher, I just want to say, whether it is at Stanford University or on this Emmy stage, it is my supreme honor to follow in your footsteps."
Additionally, Brown spoke to ET about Braugher earlier last year and the possibility of winning the award nearly 20 years later.
“When I hear somebody say it out loud like that, it’s very crazy,” Brown confessed. “It’s surreal for me, too, because we all collectively, meaning the Pearson family -- Justin [Hartley], myself, Chrissy [Metz], Milo [Ventimiglia] and Mandy [Moore] -- we take turns leading the show. To be singled out in that way, amongst who I consider to be one of the better ensembles on television, I’m honored.”
Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air new episodes this spring, following Brown's big picture turn in the highly anticipated Marvel movie, Black Panther, which opens in theaters on Feb. 16.