Reddick at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International
December 31, 1962 |
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Lance Reddick (born December 31, 1962) is an American actor and musician. He is best known for portraying Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for playing Detective Johnny Basil on Oz and Matthew Abbadon in the fourth and fifth seasons of Lost.
Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Friends School of Baltimore, graduating in 1980. As a teenager, he studied music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and a summer program teaching music theory and composition at The Walden School. After attending the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts in the 1980s and enrolled in the Yale School of Drama in 1991.
Reddick was cast as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire, after having also auditioned for the roles of Bubbles and Bunk Moreland. He 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 the HBO hit series Oz to star in the drama. 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 hard-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 2008–2009 television season. However, Abrams stated that while being a series regular on Fringe, he would do episodes of Lost whenever required. He appeared in the 2013 thriller White House Down. He stars in the YouTube web series DR0NE, of which he is a co-producer.
He has recently lent his voice to narration on the console exclusive Destiny beta. His voice can be heard during certain missions reading the briefing.
|1997||What the Deaf Man Heard||George Thacker||Television film|
|1998||Great Expectations||Anton Le Farge|
|1998||The Fixer||Tyrell Holmes||Television film|
|1998||Witness to the Mob||Foreman Trial 2||Television film|
|1998||Godzilla||Soldier on Manhattan Bridge||Uncredited|
|1998||The Siege||FBI Agent Floyd Rose|
|2000||I Dreamed of Africa||Simon|
|2001||Don't Say a Word||Arnie|
|2002||Keep the Faith, Baby||J. Raymond Jones||Television film|
|2004||Brother to Brother||James Baldwin|
|2009||The Way of War||The Black Man|
|2012||Won't Back Down||Charles Alberts|
|2013||White House Down||General Caulfield|
|2014||The Guest||CID Agent|
|1996||New York Undercover||Oscar Griffin||Episode: "The Enforcers"|
|1996||Swift Justice||Jim Stark||Episode: "Bad Medicine"|
|1997||The Nanny||Stage Hand||Episode: "Fair Weather Fran"|
|1999||The West Wing||DC Police Officer||Episode: "In Excelsis Deo"|
|2000||Falcone||Det. Willis Simms||3 episodes|
|2000||The Corner||Marvin||2 episodes|
|2000–2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Taylor||6 episodes|
|2001||Law & Order||Captain Gasana||Episode: "Soldier of Fortune"|
|2002||100 Centre Street||Kwame Sekou||Episode: "Fathers"|
|2002–2008||The Wire||Cedric Daniels||59 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jack Bernard||Episode: "Probability"|
|2004||Law & Order||FBI Special Agent Jamal Atkinson||Episode: "City Hall"|
|2005||Independent Lens||James||Episode: "Brother to Brother"|
|2005–2006||CSI: Miami||FBI Agent David Park||3 episodes|
|2007||Numb3rs||Lieutenant Steve Davidson||Episode: "End of Watch"|
|2008–2009||Lost||Matthew Abaddon||4 episodes|
|2008–2013||Fringe||Phillip Broyles||90 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
|2010||Svetlana||Lance||Episode: "Snatchengil for the Stars"|
|2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Reggie||Episode: "Frank's Brother"|
|2012||The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes||Falcon||Episode: "Nightmare in Red"|
|2012||Tron: Uprising||Cutler||2 episodes|
|2013||Wilfred||Dr. Blum||Episode: "Perspective"|
|2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Senor Dicks||Episode: "TGI Murder"|
|2014||Beware the Batman||Ra's al Ghul||3 episodes|
|2014||American Horror Story: Coven||Papa Legba||3 episodes|
|2014||Bosch||Deputy Chief Irvin Irving||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014||Intelligence||DCI Jeffrey Tetazoo||5 episodes|
|2014||The Blacklist||The Cowboy||2 episodes|
- Esther Landau (2007). "Recitative: The Walden School Alumni Newsletter Fall 2007". Waldenschool.org. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- Mark Blankenship. "Lance Reddick-An Exclusive Interview with the Critical Condition". Retrieved 2009-02-25.
- "One on One with Lance Reddick". HoboTrashcan. 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- 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.
- Luaine Lee (2013-06-18). "Lance Reddick, working his way up to ‘White House Down’". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
- "Contemplations & Remembrances: Lance Reddick: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
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