Is Brad William Henke Gay?

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Brad William Henke was an American actor, National Football League (NFL), and Arena Football League (AFL) player, who was best known for his role as Corrections Officer Desi Piscatella on “Orange Is the New Black”, for which he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2016.

Brad Henke was drafted by the New York Giants in the 1989 NFL Draft but got cut during training camp. He was then picked up by the Denver Broncos, and he played in Super Bowl XXIV against the San Francisco 49ers. Repeated injuries, which required six ankle surgeries, led to Henke’s retirement from professional football in 1994.

Henke’s acting career began in 1994, starting with commercials. He made appearances in “October Road”, “Around June”, “The Amateurs”, “In the Valley of Elah, Choke”, “Sherrybaby”, “World Trade Center”, “Must Love Dogs and Fury”.

Is Brad William Henke Gay?

Brad William Henke was not gay. He was married to actress Katelin Chesna from 2001 to 2008.

In an Instagram post dated May 15, 2021, the actor stated that he had a 90 per cent blockage of an artery.

In another post dated June 29, 2021, Henke stated that he had two stents put in his heart, as well as his pancreas and half of his spleen removed to treat a “golf ball sized” tumor.

Henke died in his sleep on November 29, 2022. He was 56.


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