Lance Reddick

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Lance Reddick

Reddick at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born(1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 49)
Baltimore, Maryland
OccupationStage, film, television actor, musician, singer
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Lance Reddick

Reddick at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born(1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 49)
Baltimore, Maryland
OccupationStage, film, television actor, musician, singer

Lance Reddick (born December 31, 1962) is an American theater, film and TV actor and musician born in Baltimore, Maryland. He starred in The Wire as Cedric Daniels, appeared in Oz as Detective Johnny Basil and appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of Lost. He now has a prominent role in Fringe. Previously Reddick also starred in two episodes of Law & Order.


Life and career

Reddick attended Friends High School in Baltimore, Maryland, graduating in 1980. As a teenager, he studied music both at the Peabody Preparatory Institute, and a summer program teaching music theory and composition, The Walden School.[1] After attending the Eastman School of Music, he moved to Boston in the 1980s, then enrolled in the Yale School of Drama in 1991.[2]

Reddick joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008,[3][4] where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes.[3] He was the third of five actors from Oz to star in the drama (along with Harold Perrineau, Ken Leung, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Fred Koehler). 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.[3]

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[5] in which fellow Oz actor Kirk Acevedo also had a regular role. Reddick plays Phillip Broyles, the head of an FBI department investigating paranormal activities. Reddick described the hard-driving character as "a real ass. But he's also one of the good guys."[6] 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 2008-09 television season. However, Abrams stated that while being a series regular on Fringe, he would do episodes of Lost whenever required.[7]

He has also appeared in a 2007 Cadillac TV advertisement.

He recently did some voice acting for a new cartoon based on the Tron universe, Tron Uprising.


Film and Television
1996New York UndercoverOscar GriffinEpisode The Enforcers
Swift JusticeJim StarkEpisode Bad Medicine
1997The NannyStage handEpisode Fair Weather Fran
What the Deaf Man HeardGeorge ThackerTV movie
1998Great ExpectationsAnton Le Farge
The FixerTyrell HolmesTV Movie
Witness to the MobForeman Trial 2TV movie
GodzillaSoldier on Manhattan BridgeUncredited
The SiegeFBI Agent Floyd Rose
1999The West WingD.C. Police OfficerEpisode In Excelsis Deo
2000FalconeDet. Willis SimmsEpisodes Windows, That's Amore and But Not Forgotten
I Dreamed of AfricaSimon
The CornerMarvinEpisodes Corner Boy Blues and Everyman's Blues
2000–2001OzDesmond Mobay / John Basil / Det. Johnny Basil12 episodes
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDr. Taylor6 episodes
2001Don't Say a WordArnie
2001–2004Law & OrderCapt. Gasana / FBI Special Agent Jamal AtkinsonEpisodes Soldier of Fortune and City Hall
Keep the Faith, BabyJay Raymond JonesTV Movie
100 Centre StreetKwame SekouEpisode Fathers
2002–2008The WireLt. / Col. / Maj. Cedric Daniels60 episodes
2003Law & Order: Criminal IntentJack BernardEpisode Probability
2004Brother to BrotherJames Baldwin
2005Independent LensJamesEpisode Brother to Brother
2005–2006CSI: MiamiFBI Agent David ParkEpisodes Vengeance, 10-7 and One of Our Own
2006Dirty WorkManning
2007Numb3rsLieutenant Steve DavidsonEpisode End of Watch
2008–2009LostMatthew Abaddon4 episodes
2008–PresentFringePhillip Broyles
2009The Way of WarThe Black Man
2010Jonah HexSmith
SvetlanaLanceEpisode Snatchengil for the Stars
2011It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaReggieEpisode Frank's Brother
Steve Niles' RemainsRamsey
2012Won't Back Down
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest HeroesFalconEpisode "Nightmare in Red"
Tron: UprisingCutlerVarious Episodes
DroneNissenYouTube film
2013St. SebastianIves
Beware the BatmanRa's al GhulVoice role
White House DownColonel Janowitz



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