Lance Reddick

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Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born(1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 51)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1996–present
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Lance Reddick
Lance Reddick by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born(1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 51)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1996–present

Lance Reddick (born December 31, 1962) 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.

Early life[edit]

Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Friends School of Baltimore, graduating in 1980. 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.

Personal life[edit]

Reddick currently resides with his wife Stephanie in Los Angeles, California. He is a promoter for Cree Light Bulbs.



1997What the Deaf Man HeardGeorge ThackerTelevision film
1998Great ExpectationsAnton Le Farge
1998The FixerTyrell HolmesTelevision film
1998Witness to the MobForeman Trial 2Television film
1998GodzillaSoldier on Manhattan BridgeUncredited
1998The SiegeFBI Agent Floyd Rose
2000I Dreamed of AfricaSimon
2001Don't Say a WordArnie
2002Keep the Faith, BabyJ. Raymond JonesTelevision film
2004Brother to BrotherJames Baldwin
2006Dirty WorkManning
2009The Way of WarThe Black Man
2010Jonah HexSmith
2012Won't Back DownCharles Alberts
2013St. SebastianIves
2013White House DownGeneral Caulfield
2013OldboyDaniel Newcombe
2014The GuestCID Agent
2014Search Party
2014John WickHotel Manager / Charon


1996New York UndercoverOscar GriffinEpisode: "The Enforcers"
1996Swift JusticeJim StarkEpisode: "Bad Medicine"
1997The NannyStage HandEpisode: "Fair Weather Fran"
1999The West WingDC Police OfficerEpisode: "In Excelsis Deo"
2000FalconeDet. Willis Simms3 episodes
2000The CornerMarvin2 episodes
2000–2001OzVarious12 episodes
2000–2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDr. Taylor6 episodes
2001Law & OrderCaptain GasanaEpisode: "Soldier of Fortune"
2002100 Centre StreetKwame SekouEpisode: "Fathers"
2002–2008The WireCedric Daniels59 episodes
2003Law & Order: Criminal IntentJack BernardEpisode: "Probability"
2004Law & OrderFBI Special Agent Jamal AtkinsonEpisode: "City Hall"
2005Independent LensJamesEpisode: "Brother to Brother"
2005–2006CSI: MiamiFBI Agent David Park3 episodes
2007Numb3rsLieutenant Steve DavidsonEpisode: "End of Watch"
2008–2009LostMatthew Abaddon4 episodes
2008–2013FringePhillip Broyles85 episodes
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2010SvetlanaLanceEpisode: "Snatchengil for the Stars"
2011It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaReggieEpisode: "Frank's Brother"
2012The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesFalconEpisode: "Nightmare in Red"
2012Tron: UprisingCutler2 episodes
2013WilfredDr. BlumEpisode: "Perspective"
2013NTSF:SD:SUV::Senor DicksEpisode: "TGI Murder"
2014Beware the BatmanRa's al Ghul3 episodes
2014American Horror Story: CovenPapa Legba3 episodes
2014BoschDeputy Chief Irvin IrvingEpisode: "Pilot"
2014IntelligenceDCI Jeffrey Tetazoo5 episodes
2014The BlacklistThe Cowboy2 episodes
2014Key & PeeleJohnson Family Member"Episode #4.1"

Video games[edit]

2014DestinyCommander Zavala



  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. ^ "Contemplations & Remembrances: Lance Reddick: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2013-11-12. 

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