Lyriq Bent

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Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor who is best known for portraying Lieutenant Daniel Rigg in the Saw films.

Life and career[edit]

Lyriq was born in Jamaica and moved to Toronto, Canada when he was six years old.[1] Lyriq grew up in Jane/Finch in Toronto and later attended Seneca College in North York, Ontario.[2] After graduating college with high honors, Lyriq originally began his career as a computer graphic technician. His plans, however, were short lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare.[3] Lyriq then spent several years training in both New York and Toronto before seeking representation.

Since then, Lyriq has had tremendous success with numerous film and television appearances. Bent’s eclectic mix of roles and rising popularity has earned kudos in both his native Canada and the U.S. Accordingly, Playback Magazine has gone so far as to even nominate Bent as one of Canada’s top rising stars.[4]

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

He co-starred in the Saw franchise films, the highest grossing horror franchise in history.[5] Lyriq appeared in Saw II and Saw III as Lieutenant Daniel Rigg, and starred as the central character in Saw IV.

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

In 2015, Lyriq will be portraying Chekura Tiano in the BET television miniseries The Book of Negroes, based on the best-selling novel by Lawrence Hill.[6] He will also have a recurring role as Dr. Henri in 12 Monkeys, the SyFy television adaption of the 1995 film of the same name.[7]



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


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