Lyriq Bent

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Lyriq Bent
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Born Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation Actor
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 television series 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.

Career[edit]

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 portrayed Chekura Diallo in the television miniseries The Book of Negroes, based on the best-selling novel by Lawrence Hill.[4]

Filmography[edit]

TV[edit]

  • The Book of Negroes (2015) – Chekura Diallo
  • 12 Monkeys (2015) – Dr. Henri Toussaint (Season 1, Episode 3 "Cassandra Complex")
  • Rookie Blue (2010–2014) – Frank Best
  • Perception (2010) – Father
  • Haven (2010) – Ray McBreen
  • Guns (2009) – Ford Saunders
  • Sophie (2008–2009) – Andre
  • CSI: Miami (2008) – Colin Madison
  • The Dresden Files (2007) – Jake
  • Angela's Eyes (2006) – Leo Jetson
  • North/South (2006) – Joss Colley
  • 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 (Season 1, Episode 5 "The Plague")
  • Relic Hunter (2000) - Quelch's Guard #2 (Season 2, Episode 4 "The Legend of the Lost")

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