Reddick at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
June 7, 1962 |
|Alma mater||University of Rochester
|Occupation||Stage, film, television actor, musician, singer|
Lance Reddick (born June 7, 1962) is an American theater, film and TV actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for playing Detective Johnny Basil on Oz, and for his appearances in the fourth and fifth seasons of Lost. Previously Reddick also starred in two episodes of Law & Order.
Life and career
Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Friends High School in Baltimore, graduating in 1980. As a teenager, he studied music both at the Peabody Preparatory Institute, and a summer program teaching music theory and composition, The Walden School. After attending the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, he moved to Boston in the 1980s, then enrolled in the Yale School of Drama in 1991.
Reddick joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008, where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes. He was the third of five actors from Oz to star in the drama (along with Harold Perrineau, Ken Leung, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Fred Koehler). Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said they were interested in Reddick for the part of Mr. Eko but he was unavailable due to filming The Wire so they approached Akinnuoye-Agbaje instead.
Reddick released his debut album Contemplations & Remembrances in 2007 and in early 2008 he was cast in a key role for the pilot of Fringe in which fellow Oz actor Kirk Acevedo also had a regular role. Reddick played Phillip Broyles, the head of an FBI department investigating paranormal activities. Reddick described the hard-driving character as "a real ass. But he's also one of the good guys." Like Lost, Fringe is co-created and produced by J. J. Abrams.
There was some doubt about whether Reddick could appear in both Lost and Fringe in the 2008-09 television season. However, Abrams stated that while being a series regular on Fringe, he would do episodes of Lost whenever required.
Reddick currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to his acting career, Reddick also stars in the YouTube web series DR0NE, of which he is a co-producer. He is also a promoter for The Home Depot television advertisements.
|Film and Television|
|1996||New York Undercover||Oscar Griffin||Episode The Enforcers|
|Swift Justice||Jim Stark||Episode Bad Medicine|
|1997||The Nanny||Stage hand||Episode Fair Weather Fran|
|What the Deaf Man Heard||George Thacker||TV movie|
|1998||Great Expectations||Anton Le Farge|
|The Fixer||Tyrell Holmes||TV Movie|
|Witness to the Mob||Foreman Trial 2||TV movie|
|Godzilla||Soldier on Manhattan Bridge||Uncredited|
|The Siege||FBI Agent Floyd Rose|
|1999||The West Wing||D.C. Police Officer||Episode In Excelsis Deo|
|2000||Falcone||Det. Willis Simms||Episodes Windows, That's Amore and But Not Forgotten|
|I Dreamed of Africa||Simon|
|The Corner||Marvin||Episodes Corner Boy Blues and Everyman's Blues|
|2000–2001||Oz||Desmond Mobay / John Basil / Det. Johnny Basil||12 episodes|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Taylor||6 episodes|
|2001||Don't Say a Word||Arnie|
|2001–2004||Law & Order||Capt. Gasana / FBI Special Agent Jamal Atkinson||Episodes Soldier of Fortune and City Hall|
|Keep the Faith, Baby||J. Raymond Jones||TV Movie|
|100 Centre Street||Kwame Sekou||Episode Fathers|
|2002–2008||The Wire||Lt. / Maj. / Col. Cedric Daniels||58 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jack Bernard||Episode Probability|
|2004||Brother to Brother||James Baldwin|
|2005||Independent Lens||James||Episode Brother to Brother|
|2005–2006||CSI: Miami||FBI Agent David Park||Episodes Vengeance, 10-7 and One of Our Own|
|2007||Numb3rs||Lieutenant Steve Davidson||Episode End of Watch|
|2008–2009||Lost||Matthew Abaddon||4 episodes|
|2008–2013||Fringe||Phillip Broyles||100 episodes|
|2009||The Way of War||The Black Man|
|Svetlana||Lance||Episode Snatchengil for the Stars|
|2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Reggie||Episode Frank's Brother|
|Steve Niles' Remains||Ramsey|
|2012||Won't Back Down||Charles Alberts|
|The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes||Falcon||Episode "Nightmare in Red"|
|Tron: Uprising||Cutler||Various Episodes|
|Beware the Batman||Ra's al Ghul||Voice role|
|White House Down||Colonel Janowitz|
- (2007) Contemplations & Remembrances 
- Esther Landau (2007). ""Recitative: The Walden School Alumni Newsletter Fall 2007"".
- Mark Blankenship. ""Lance Reddick-An Exclusive Interview with the Critical Condition"". Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- Jeff Jenssen (2007). "Lost Five Fresh Faces". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- "Wire star gets Lost". Zap2It. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
- "Noble and Reddick Board Abrams' Fringe". Comingsoon.net. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
- "One on One with Lance Reddick". HoboTrashcan. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
- "J.J. Abrams Takes Us to the Fringe". IGN. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
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