Lance Reddick

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Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick.tif
Lance Reddick in 2013
Born Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 1996–present

Lance Reddick 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. Additionally, Reddick provided both the voice and likeness for video game characters Martin Hatch in Quantum Break and Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn. He voices the character Commander Zavala in the Destiny video game franchise.

Early life[edit]

Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland. 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.[1] 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.[2]


Reddick was cast as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire, after having also auditioned for the roles of Bubbles and Bunk Moreland.[3] He joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008,[4][5] where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes.[4] 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.[4]

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[6] 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."[7] 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.[8] He appeared in the 2013 thriller White House Down.[9] 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. He also portrays the role of Chief Irvin Irving in the Amazon Prime series Bosch.

He also voiced the character Sylens in the 2017 video game Horizon: Zero Dawn.



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 Oceanus: Odyssey One Captain Ben Andrews 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 John Basil 12 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 Keep the Faith, Baby J. Raymond Jones Television film
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 85 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 Voice
2 episodes
2012 Tron: Uprising Cutler Voice
2 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 30 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
Acting Chief of Police (Season 3)
2014 Intelligence DCI Jeffrey Tetazoo 5 episodes
2014 The Blacklist The Cowboy 2 episodes
2014 Key & Peele Johnson Family Member Episode: "Alien Impostors"
2015 Castle Keith Kaufman Episode: "Hollander's Woods"
2015 Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Joseph Zagen Episode: "Tornado"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Derek Carter
2014 Destiny Commander Zavala [10]
2016 Quantum Break Martin Hatch
2017 Payday 2 Charon
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Sylens
2017 Destiny 2 Commander Zavala


  • 2007: Contemplations & Remembrances[11]


  1. ^ Esther Landau (2007). "Recitative: The Walden School Alumni Newsletter Fall 2007". Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  2. ^ Mark Blankenship. "Lance Reddick-An Exclusive Interview with the Critical Condition". Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  3. ^ "One on One with Lance Reddick". HoboTrashcan. 2005-10-25. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  4. ^ a b c Jeff Jenssen (2007). "Lost Five Fresh Faces". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Wire star gets Lost". Zap2It. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Noble and Reddick Board Abrams' Fringe". 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  7. ^ "One on One with Lance Reddick". HoboTrashcan. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  8. ^ "J.J. Abrams Takes Us to the Fringe". IGN. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  9. ^ Luaine Lee (2013-06-18). "Lance Reddick, working his way up to 'White House Down'". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  10. ^ Destiny - End Credits - IGN Video. IGN Video. 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-12-04. 
  11. ^ "Contemplations & Remembrances: Lance Reddick: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

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