'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 8 Full Cast List: Meet Andy Samberg and others from NBC show
The final season will also see Melissa Fumero, Andre Braugher, Stephanie Beatriz, Joe Lo Truglio and Terry Crews reprising their roles
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ is set to return for a final season on NBC and fans are already getting emotional after thinking that this is the last they’ll see their favorite characters in one frame.
However, the season might be different than the previous ones because this is the first season after the tragic death of George Floyd and the entire Black Lives Matter movement. There is a lot of anger against the police and the makers will be trying to fit in that angle in the upcoming season as well. It was widely reported that writers had to re-work on Season 8 because of the aforementioned scenarios. So, it’ll be interesting to see how they manage to bring such sensitive issues into a comedy show. The original cast members will be returning for one final run. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 8.
Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta
Born on August 18, 1978, Andy Samberg got famous after making his own comedy videos with his two friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. However, his videos became much more widespread when YouTube came into existence in 2005. In September 2005, Samberg joined ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a featured player and writer. He gained a lot of prominence after his stint on the show and worked there for 7 years. On June 1, 2012, Samberg's spokesperson announced that Samberg had left the show.
In 2013, Samberg was cast as the lead character in the comedy series ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and became a household name. Samberg won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014 for his role in the series.
Recently, he gained wider success with the movie ‘Palm Springs’. The movie was nominated in major categories across all the award shows, including Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, and Satellite Awards.
‘Hotel Transylvania’, ‘Neighbors’, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’, ‘New Girl’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ are some of the high-end projects he has worked on.
Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago
Fumero began his acting career in 2004 and became the main cast member of the show ‘One Life to Live’. She portrayed the character of Adriana Cramer on the show and appeared on 207 episodes. Then, she portrayed the same character in two episodes of ‘All My Children’ in 2005. She garnered a lot of praise for her acting and became a star in her own right.
2007 was the year when she finally got the chance to make her feature film debut. She played a cameo in ‘Descent’, which starred Rosario Dawson in the lead role. Three years, she made an appearance in the hit TV series ‘Gossip Girl’ as Zoe and was one of the important cast members for 5 episodes.
‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ turned out to be huge and became a career landmark for her. She has been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress accolade at the Imagen Awards for her acting on the show.
Andre Braugher as Captain Raymond Halt
Braugher is one of the prominent names in the entertainment industry and has given stellar performances in several projects. His first film role was in the 1989 film ‘Glory’ as Thomas Searles. Braugher went on to play Detective Frank Pembleton in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and became the show’s breakout star. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 and 1998. In 1998, he won the trophy. Braugher also appeared in the TNT series ‘Men of a Certain Age’, for which he was nominated twice as Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
He also has a recurring role as defense attorney Bayard Ellis on ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. Meanwhile, for ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, the actor has been nominated for numerous accolades, including Primetime Emmy Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, and NAACP Image Awards.
Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz
The Argentine-American actress became interested in acting after taking speech and debate as an elective, which allowed her to appear in plays. She made her TV debut with a cameo in ‘The Closer’ and ‘Southland’.
Since 2013, she has portrayed Detective Rosa Diaz in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’. In 2019, she directed the season 6 episode ‘He Said, She Said’. Her first role in feature films came in 2013 with ‘Short Term 12’ and went on to become a part of movies like ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’, ‘Half Magic’, ‘The Lego Movie 2’, and ‘In the Heights’.
Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle
Born on December 2, 1970, Truglio started his professional career from the TV show ‘You Wrote It, You Watch It’. He performed various characters and was also featured as a writer on the show. Truglio portrayed Francis the Driver in Judd Apatow’s hit movie ‘Superbad’ and had supporting roles in films such as ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘Paul’, ‘Role Models’, ‘Wanderlust’, and ‘I Love You, Man’.
Since 2013, he has been one of the most integral parts of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and has achieved a lot of success. Apart from acting, he also lent his voice to several characters in video games such as ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’, ‘The Warriors’ and ‘Anthem’.
Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords
Crews began his professional career in sports and played American football. Crews was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1991 NFL Draft. After retiring from the NFL in 1997, Crews moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. His first acting part came in 1999 when he auditioned for a role of an athlete in ‘Friday after Next’.
He gained a lot of prominence after his role in ‘White Chicks’ and Adam Sandler specifically wrote a role in the movie ‘The Longest Yard’ after seeing his acting in ‘White Chicks’. His role as Julius Rock on ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, brought Crews wider public recognition, and the series aired for four seasons from 2005 to 2009.
In 2017, Hollywood came in support of the actor after going public with his story of sexual harassment and assault he endured at a party in 2016. He is undoubtedly one of the most popular stars in Hollywood right now.
Excited about ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Season 8? Catch the final season of the comedy show premiering exclusively on NBC on August 12 at 8 pm EST.