Lance Reddick

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Lance Reddick
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Born (1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 56)
ResidenceStudio City, Los Angeles, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Rochester (BM)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1996–present
Stephanie Day (m. 2011)

Lance Reddick (born December 31, 1962) 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 and Charon from the John Wick franchise. He has provided the voice and likeness for video game characters Martin Hatch in Quantum Break, Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Commander Zavala in the Destiny franchise. He currently 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.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4]


Reddick was cast as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire, after having also auditioned for the roles of Bubbles and Bunk Moreland.[5] He joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008,[6][7] where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes.[6] 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 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje instead.[6]

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[8] 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."[9] 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.[10] Reddick appeared in the 2013 thriller White House Down.[11] He stars in the YouTube web series DR0NE, of which he is a co-producer.

He recently voiced the character Commander Zavala in the 2014 video game Destiny.[12] He also portrays the role of Chief Irvin Irving in the Amazon Prime series Bosch.[13]

In 2014, Reddick appeared as Charon in the action thriller film John Wick, a role he has reprised in its two sequels.[14]

In 2016, Reddick was cast in the post-apocalyptic horror film The Domestics.[15] The film was released on June 28, 2018.[16]

He also voiced the character Sylens in the 2017 video game Horizon Zero Dawn.[17] In 2018, Reddick was cast in the upcoming film Godzilla vs. Kong.[18]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Great Expectations Anton Le Farge
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 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
2013 Oldboy Daniel Newcombe
2014 Faults Mick
2014 The Guest Major Richard Carver
2014 Search Party Cal
2014 John Wick Charon
2015 Parallel Man: Infinite Pursuit Atlas Voice
Short film
2015 Fun Size Horror Oscar Short film
Segment: "The Collection"
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 Charon
2018 Little Woods Officer Carter
2018 Monster Party Milo
2018 The Domestics Nathan Wood
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Charon
2019 Angel Has Fallen Secret Service Director David Gentry [19]
2020 Godzilla vs. Kong Post-production
2020 Sylvie Herbert Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
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"
1997 What the Deaf Man Heard George Thacker Television film
1998 The Fixer Tyrell Holmes Television film
1998 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
2000 The Corner Marvin 2 episodes
2000–2001 Oz Johnny Basil Recurring role
2000–2001 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"
2002 Keep the Faith, Baby J. Raymond Jones Television film
2002–2008 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"
2005–2006 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 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 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Freedom Cobra (voice) Episode: "Freedom Cobra"
2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Reggie Episode: "Frank's Brother"
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Falcon (voice) 2 episodes
2012 Tron: Uprising Cutler (voice) 3 episodes
2013 Wilfred Dr. Blum Episode: "Perspective"
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Senor Dicks Episode: "TGI Murder"
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Angelfire Episode: "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt And Glasses"
2013 The Eric Andre Show Himself Episode: "Lance Reddick; Harry Shum Jr"
2014 Beware the Batman Ra's al Ghul (voice) 3 episodes
2014 American Horror Story: Coven Papa Legba 3 episodes
2014–present Bosch Deputy Chief Irvin Irving Main role
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2014 Intelligence DCI Jeffrey Tetazoo 5 episodes
2014 The Blacklist The Cowboy 2 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Johnson Family Member Episode: "Gay Wedding Advice"
2015 Castle Keith Kaufman Episode: "Hollander's Woods"
2015 Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Joseph Zagen Episode: "Tornado"
2017 Rick and Morty Alan Rails (voice) Episode: "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender"
2018–present Corporate Christian DeVille Recurring role
2018 American Horror Story: Apocalypse Papa Legba Episode: "Traitor"
2019 DuckTales General Lunaris (voice) Recurring role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Derek Carter
2014 Destiny Commander Zavala [20]
2016 Quantum Break Martin Hatch Also motion capture
2017 Payday 2 Charon
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Sylens
2017 Destiny 2 Commander Zavala
2018 Destiny 2: Forsaken Commander Zavala
2019 Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Commander Zavala
2019 John Wick Hex Charon


  • 2007: Contemplations & Remembrances[21]


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  4. ^ Mark Blankenship. "Lance Reddick-An Exclusive Interview with the Critical Condition". Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  5. ^ Murphy, Joel (October 2005). "One on One with Lance Reddick". HoboTrashcan. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Jensen, Jeff (September 3, 2007). "Lost producers on their five new actors". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Wire star gets Lost". Zap2It. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  8. ^ "Noble and Reddick Board Abrams' Fringe". 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-02-04.
  9. ^ Murphy, Joel (March 2008). "One on One with Lance Reddick". HoboTrashcan. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  10. ^ Goldman, Eric (May 29, 2008). "J.J. Abrams Takes Us to the Fringe". IGN. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  11. ^ Lee, Luaine (June 18, 2013). "Lance Reddick, working his way up to 'White House Down'". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  12. ^ "Sound Familiar? The Voices of Destiny". Xbox Wire. September 25, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  13. ^ Phillips, Tracey (April 13, 2018). "'Bosch': Exclusive interview with Chief Irving actor Lance Reddick". So Many Shows. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  14. ^ Noonan, Kevin (October 23, 2014). "Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki on 'John Wick,' Dogs and Stunts". Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  15. ^ Kit, Borys (November 30, 2016). "'The Wire' Star Lance Reddick Joins Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin in 'The Domestics' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (May 21, 2018). "Orion Classics Re-Launching With Kate Bosworth-Tyler Hoechlin's 'Domestics'". Variety. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  17. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 12, 2017). "It Looks Like Lance Reddick Is in Horizon: Zero Dawn". Gamespot. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  18. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (November 14, 2018). "'Bosch' Actor Lance Reddick Cast In 'Godzilla vs. Kong'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
  19. ^ Busch, Jenna (March 12, 2018). "Lance Reddick Joins Angel Has Fallen Alongside Gerard Butler". Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  20. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  21. ^ "Contemplations & Remembrances: Lance Reddick: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2013-11-12.

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