Reg E Cathey

A strong screen presence with a distinctive baritone voice, actor Reg E. Cathey earned a solid reputation as a supporting player on several acclaimed HBO series. After honing his skills on stage, the actor's early ... Read more »
Born: 08/18/1958

Filmography

Actor (61)

Outcast 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Alex of Venice 2015 (Movie)

Walt (Actor)

Banshee 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fantastic Four 2015 (Movie)

Dr. Franklin Storm (Actor)

Nasty Baby 2015 (Movie)

The Bishop (Actor)

Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Men In Town 2015 (Movie)

Supervisor Jones (Actor)

St. Vincent 2014 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Grimm 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Last Day Without You 2013 (Movie)

Pastor Johnson (Actor)

The Dark 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Narrator

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

Earl Monroe (Actor)

The Normals 2012 (Movie)

Rodney (Actor)

Lights Out 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The People Speak 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roc 1993 - 1994, 2000 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wire Odyssey 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

20 Years After 2007 (Movie)

Samuel (Actor)

Law & Order 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cookout 2004 (Movie)

Frank Washington (Actor)

The Machinist 2004 (Movie)

Jones (Actor)

Head of State 2003 (Movie)

Officer Waters (Actor)

Men Without Jobs 2003 (Movie)

Ish's Dad (Actor)

S.W.A.T. 2003 (Movie)

Lt Greg Velasquez (Actor)

Pootie Tang 2001 (Movie)

Dirty Dee (Actor)

American Psycho 2000 (Movie)

Homeless Man (Actor)

Row Your Boat 1998 (Movie)

Big Man (Actor)

Arli$$ 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ill Gotten Gains 1997 (Movie)

Nassor (Actor)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

Dr Santiago (Actor)

Tank Girl 1995 (Movie)

DeeTee--The Rippers (Actor)

Tyson 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Airheads 1994 (Movie)

Marcus (Actor)

Clean Slate 1994 (Movie)

1st Cop (Actor)

Clear and Present Danger 1994 (Movie)

Sergeant Major (Actor)

Square One TV 1986 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mask 1994 (Movie)

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Hamlet 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

What About Bob? 1991 (Movie)

Howie/Director (Actor)

Just Like in the Movies 1990 (Movie)

2nd Man (Actor)

Loose Cannons 1990 (Movie)

Willie (Actor)

Quick Change 1990 (Movie)

Sound Analyst (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Speaker (Actor)

Penn & Teller Get Killed 1989 (Movie)

Fan's Friend (Actor)

Crossing Delancey 1988 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

Funny Farm 1988 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

A Doctor's Story (TV Show)

Actor

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Boycott (TV Show)

Actor

Everyday People (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes of a Witness (TV Show)

Actor

Fool's Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

The Corner (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A strong screen presence with a distinctive baritone voice, actor Reg E. Cathey earned a solid reputation as a supporting player on several acclaimed HBO series. After honing his skills on stage, the actor's early screen work consisted of bit parts in films like "Funny Farm" (1988), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and "What About Bob?" (1991), in addition to landing a steady gig on the children's educational comedy show "Square One TV" (PBS, 1987-1992). In the years that followed, Cathey turned up in everything from films like "Tank Girl" (1995) and "Se7en" (1995) to episodes of the sports comedy series "Arli$$" (HBO, 1996-2002). A recurring role on the harrowing prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003) eventually led to similar work on another of the network's most acclaimed series, the Baltimore set police drama "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-07). During the program's final two seasons, Cathey impressed as the cynical yet honorable political campaign manager, Norman Wilson. The durable actor remained a constant TV presence in the years that followed "The Wire," with appearances on such popular programs as "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), "30 Rock" (NBC, 2006-2013) and "House of Cards" (Netflix, 2013- ). Cathey's chameleon-like adaptability continued to keep him in high demand in both film and television.

Milestones

2015

Co-starred as Dr. Franklin Storm in "Fantastic Four"

2014

Had supporting role in Bill Murray/Melissa McCarthy comedy "St. Vincent"

2013

Co-starred in Netflix political drama "House of Cards"

2006

Co-starred as Norman Wilson in "The Wire"

2000

Co-starred as Dirty Dee in Louis C.K.'s blaxploitation parody "Pootie Tang"

2000

Co-starred in HBO prison drama "Oz"

2000

Co-starred in David Simon's miniseries "The Corner"

1995

Co-starred as Deetee in sci-fi action comedy "Tank Girl"

1995

Co-starred as Dr. Santiago in David Fincher's "Se7en"

1994

Co-starred as Freeze in Jim Carrey's "The Mask"

1994

Had a supporting role as Marcus in teen slacker comedy "Airheads"

1987

Appeared regularly on educational children's TV show "Square One TV"

1984

Debuted in TV movie "A Doctor's Story"

Bonus Trivia

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Cathey's personal trademark was a deep, gravelly baritone voice that implied an often sinister sense of authority.

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Cathey worked regularly with writer/producer David Simon, appearing in "Homicide: Life on the Street," "The Corner" and "The Wire."

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Cathey played the baritone saxophone.

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