Lyriq Bent

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Lyriq Bent
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Born Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation Actor and former model
Years active 2000–present
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) (6'0")

Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor, best known for his role in the Saw films and the Canadian police drama Rookie Blue.

Early life[edit]

Bent was born in Jamaica and moved to Toronto, Canada when he was six years old.[1] He grew up in Toronto and later attended Seneca College in North York.[2] After graduating college he began a career as a computer graphic technician. His plans, however, were short lived as he decided to take up acting.


Bent has had numerous film and television appearances. Playback Magazine has nominated him as one of Canada’s top rising stars.[3]

Prior to landing a co-starring role in the drama series Angela's Eyes, he guest starred on the UPN series Kevin Hill opposite Taye Diggs, and USA Network's Kojak opposite Ving Rhames.

He co-starred in Saw II and Saw III as Officer Daniel Rigg, and starred as the central character in Saw IV.

From 2010–2014 he co-starred in the Canadian television series Rookie Blue, portraying Staff Sergeant Frank Best.

Bent is currently portraying Chekura Diallo in the BET television miniseries The Book of Negroes, based on the best-selling novel by Lawrence Hill.[4] He will also have a recurring role as Dr. Henri Toussaint in 12 Monkeys, the SyFy television adaption of the 1995 film of the same name.[5] In addition, he will be starring opposite Nicolas Cage in Voltage Films’ supernatural thriller Pay the Ghost.[6]



  • Relic Hunter (2000) - Quelch's Guard #2 (Season 2, Episode 4)
  • Tracker (2001) – Bartender
  • Blue Murder (2001–2003) – Twist Ballard (Season 1, Episode 11 "Remington Park"); Keith Rose (Season 3, Episode 3 "Respect")
  • Street Time (2002) – Sergeant Danny Blackstone
  • Platinum (2003) – Devon
  • Mutant X (2003–2004) – Harris (Season 2, Episode 12 "Within These Walls"); Randall Blake (Season 3, Episode 13 "Art of Attraction")
  • 1-800-Missing (2004) – Dante
  • Kevin Hill (2004–2005) – Jack Johnson
  • Kojak (2005) – Billy Harris
  • Angela's Eyes (2006) – Leo Jetson
  • North/South (2006) – Joss Colley
  • The Dresden Files (2007) – Jake
  • CSI: Miami (2008) – Colin Madison
  • Sophie (2008–2009) – Andre
  • Guns (2009) – Ford Saunders
  • Haven (2010) – Ray McBreen
  • Perception (2010) – Father
  • Rookie Blue (2010–2014) – Frank Best
  • 12 Monkeys (2015) – Dr. Henri Toussaint
  • The Book of Negroes (2015) – Chekura


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