Lance Reddick

Physically imposing and possessing a distinct, sonorous voice, actor Lance Reddick quickly rose through the ranks with a string of intense, yet diverse characters on some of television's most respected series. An ... Read more »
Born: 12/30/1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (48)

American Horror Story 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intelligence 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Wick 2014 (Movie)

Hotel Manager/Charon (Actor)

Key & Peele 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southside 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

St. Sebastian's 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blacklist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guest 2014 (Movie)

Major Carver (Actor)

The Way of War 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wanda Sykes Presents HERLARIOUS 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beware the Batman 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Faults 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fringe 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oldboy 2013 (Movie)

Daniel Newcombe (Actor)

Search Party 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

White House Down 2013 (Movie)

General Caulfield (Actor)

Wilfred 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1995 - 1998, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Nanny 1997 - 1998, 2008 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Won't Back Down 2012 (Movie)

Charles Alberts (Actor)

Jonah Hex 2010 (Movie)

Smith (Actor)

Lost 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tennessee 2008 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

The Wire 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wire: The Last Word 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brother to Brother 2004 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Law & Order 2001, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1997 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Beirut 2002 (Movie)

Black (Actor)

Keep the Faith, Baby 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

Arnie Carter (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falcone 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

I Dreamed of Africa 2000 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The West Wing 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Great Expectations 1998 (Movie)

Anton Le Farge (Actor)

The Siege 1998 (Movie)

Floyd Rose (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Niles' Remains (TV Show)

Actor

The Fixer (TV Show)

Actor

What the Deaf Man Heard (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Physically imposing and possessing a distinct, sonorous voice, actor Lance Reddick quickly rose through the ranks with a string of intense, yet diverse characters on some of television's most respected series. An accomplished musician and graduate of Yale's drama program, he began picking up minor roles on shows like "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98) and features such as "The Siege" (1998). When he won the role of John Basil, an undercover cop trying to break up a drug operation in the vaunted prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003), Reddick made a lasting impression that led to larger parts in other highly regarded series. He gained ardent admirers with his portrayal of dedicated police officer Lieutenant Cedric Daniels in the universally hailed police drama "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), before segueing into the more ambiguous role of "fixer" Matthew Abaddon for the fourth and fifth seasons of the cultural phenomenon "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). It all led to Reddick joining the regular cast of creator J.J. Abrams' science fiction procedural "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ) as Homeland Security Agent Phillip Broyle, head of a secret paranormal investigatory task force. While physical strength and emotional intensity became hallmarks of Reddick's characters, his ability to convince - whether cast as a hero, a villain or someone less clearly defined - ensured Reddick continued success as a supporting actor and potential leading man.

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1994
Graduated from the Yale School of Drama

Eastman School of Music

Rochester , New York

Friends School of Baltimore

Baltimore , Maryland
A private Quaker high school

University of Rochester

Rochester , New York

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in inner city school drama "Won’t Back Down"

2011

Released debut album Contemplations and Remembrances

2010

Appeared in the Western action/drama "Jonah Hex" opposite Josh Brolin and Megan Fox

2008

Cast as Phillip Broyles, the head of a special government agency on J. J. Abrams produced series "Fringe" (Fox)

2008

Landed recurring role on ABC’s "Lost" as ruthless corporate recruiter Matthew Abaddon

2004

Portrayed acclaimed writer James Baldwin in the film "Brother to Brother"

2002

Cast as Lieutenant Cedric Daniels on second season of HBO drama "The Wire"

2000

Joined cast of HBO series "OZ" as Detective John Basil, a cop who goes undercover at the prison

1998

Appeared in Edward Zwick’s "The Siege"

1998

Cast in first feature, Alfonso Cuarón's "Great Expectations"

1997

Made early TV appearance on "The Nanny" (CBS)

1994

Cast in Anne Meara's off-Broadway production of "After-Play"

1993

First job in theater, understudy for Jeffrey Wright as the character of Belize in "Angles in America"

Switched career path when he was accepted into Yale University's graduate school of drama

Worked at various odd jobs while trying to establish a career as a pop singer

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