Lance Reddick

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Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Reddick at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 58)[1]
EducationUniversity of Rochester (BM)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1992–present
Stephanie Day
(m. 2011)

Lance Reddick (born December 31, 1962)[1] is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for portraying Detective Johnny Basil on Oz, Matthew Abaddon in Lost, Charon from the John Wick franchise and Guillermin in Godzilla vs. Kong. He has provided the voice and likeness for video game characters Martin Hatch in Quantum Break, Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, and Commander Zavala in the Destiny franchise. He plays Chief Irvin Irving on Amazon Prime's Bosch.

Early life[edit]

Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Dorothy Gee and Solomon Reddick.[2][3] He attended Friends School of Baltimore. As a teenager, he studied music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and a summer program teaching music theory and composition at the Walden School.[4] 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.[5]


Reddick was cast as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire, after having also auditioned for the roles of Bubbles and Bunk Moreland.[6][7] He joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008,[8][9] where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes.[8] He was the third of five actors from the HBO hit series Oz to star in the drama. Lost 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 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje instead.[8]

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[10] 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."[11] 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 though Reddick was a series regular on Fringe, he would do episodes of Lost whenever required.[12] Reddick appeared in the 2013 thriller White House Down.[13] He starred in the YouTube web series DR0NE, where he was also credited as a co-producer.[14]

In 2014, Reddick appeared as Charon in the action-thriller film John Wick, a role he has reprised in its two sequels.[15] In July 2021, it was confirmed that Reddick will reprise his role in John Wick: Chapter 4.[16] He voiced the character Commander Zavala in the 2014 and 2017 video games Destiny and Destiny 2, respectively..[17]

Also in 2014, he started portraying the role of Chief Irvin Irving in the Amazon Prime series Bosch.[18] Comparing his three large roles as police commanders, Reddick stated Daniels, his character from The Wire, was "a cop at heart". Broyles, his Fringe character, was "a soldier", while Irving "is the quintessential politician".[19]

In 2016, Reddick was cast in the post-apocalyptic horror film The Domestics.[20] The film was released on June 28, 2018.[21] Reddick later starred in the 2018 horror thriller film Monster Party.[22] He also voiced the character Sylens in the 2017 video game Horizon Zero Dawn.[23] He is set to reprise his role in the upcoming sequel Horizon Forbidden West.[24] In 2021, Reddick appeared in the film Godzilla vs. Kong.[25] Reddick will play Albert Wesker in a live action Resident Evil series from Netflix.[26]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Great Expectations Anton Le Farge
Godzilla Soldier on Manhattan Bridge Uncredited
The Siege FBI Agent Floyd Rose
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Simon
2001 Don't Say a Word Arnie
2002 Bridget Black
2004 Brother to Brother James Baldwin
2006 Dirty Work Manning
2008 Tennessee Frank
2009 The Way of War The Black Man
2010 Jonah Hex Smith
2011 Remains Ramsey
2012 Won't Back Down Charles Alberts
2013 White House Down General Caulfield
Oldboy Daniel Newcombe
2014 Faults Mick
The Guest Major Richard Carver
Search Party Cal
John Wick Charon
2015 Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit Atlas Voice
Short film
Fun Size Horror Oscar Short film
Segment: "The Collection"
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 Charon
2018 Little Woods Officer Carter
Canal Street Jerry Shaw
Monster Party Milo
The Domestics Nathan Wood
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Charon
Angel Has Fallen Secret Service Director David Gentry [27]
2020 Faith Based Pastor Mike
Sylvie's Love Herbert "Mr. Jay" Johnson
One Night in Miami... Brother Kareem
2021 Godzilla vs. Kong Guillermin
2022 John Wick: Chapter 4 Charon Filming


Year Title Role Notes
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 Television film
1998 The Fixer Tyrell Holmes Television film
Witness to the Mob Foreman Trial #2 Television film
1999 The West Wing DC Police Officer Episode: "In Excelsis Deo"
2000 Falcone Det. Willis Simms 3 episodes
The Corner Marvin 2 episodes
2000–01 Oz Johnny Basil Recurring role
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Taylor Recurring role
2001 Law & Order Captain Gasana Episode: "Soldier of Fortune"
2002 100 Centre Street Kwame Sekou Episode: "Fathers"
Keep the Faith, Baby J. Raymond Jones Television film
2002–08 The Wire Cedric Daniels Main role
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"
2005–06 CSI: Miami FBI Agent David Park 3 episodes
2007 Numb3rs Lieutenant Steve Davidson Episode: "End of Watch"
2008–09 Lost Matthew Abaddon 4 episodes
2008–13 Fringe Phillip Broyles Main role
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 (voice) 2 episodes
2012–13 Tron: Uprising Cutler (voice) 3 episodes
2013 Wilfred Dr. Blum Episode: "Perspective"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Senor Dicks Episode: "TGI Murder"
Comedy Bang! Bang! Angelfire Episode: "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt And Glasses"
The Eric Andre Show Himself Episode: "Lance Reddick; Harry Shum Jr"
2014 Beware the Batman Ra's al Ghul (voice) 3 episodes
American Horror Story: Coven Papa Legba 3 episodes
Intelligence DCI Jeffrey Tetazoo 5 episodes
The Blacklist The Cowboy 2 episodes
Key & Peele Johnson Family Member Episode: "Gay Wedding Advice"
2014–21 Bosch Deputy Chief Irvin Irving Main role
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2015 Castle Keith Kaufman Episode: "Hollander's Woods"
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Joseph Zagen Episode: "Tornado"
2016 Mary + Jane David Episode: "Rehab"
2017 Rick and Morty Alan Rails (voice) Episode: "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender"
2018–20 Corporate Christian DeVille Recurring role
2018 American Horror Story: Apocalypse Papa Legba Episode: "Traitor"
2019 DuckTales General Lunaris (voice) Recurring role
2020 Castlevania The Captain (voice) 2 episodes
2020–present Paradise PD Agent Clappers (voice) Recurring role
2021 America's Book of Secrets Self Host
2021 Young Sheldon Professor Boucher Episode: "An Introduction to Engineering and a Glob of Hair Gel"
TBA Resident Evil Albert Wesker Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Derek Carter
2014 Destiny Commander Zavala [28]
2016 Quantum Break Martin Hatch Also motion capture and full motion video footage
2017 Payday 2 Charon
Horizon Zero Dawn Sylens
Destiny 2 Commander Zavala
2018 Destiny 2: Forsaken Commander Zavala
2019 Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Commander Zavala
John Wick Hex Charon
2020 Destiny 2: Beyond Light Commander Zavala
2022 Horizon Forbidden West Sylens


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Through the Eye of the Needle Narrator DUST short story special episode[29]
2021–present America's Book of Secrets Narrator [30]


  • 2007: Contemplations & Remembrances[31]


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