Lance Reddick

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Lance Reddick
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Reddick at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1962-12-31) December 31, 1962 (age 58) [1]
Education University of Rochester (BM)
Yale University (MFA)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)
Stephanie Day
(m. 2011)

Lance Reddick (born December 31, 1962) [1] is an American actor and musician. He is best known for playing Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe . He is also known for portraying Detective Johnny Basil on Oz , Matthew Abaddon in Lost and Charon from the John Wick franchise. He has provided the voice and likeness for video game characters Martin Hatch in Quantum Break , Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West , and Commander Zavala in the Destiny franchise. He plays Chief Irvin Irving on Amazon Prime's Bosch .

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Early life

Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Dorothy Gee and Solomon Reddick. [2] [3] He attended Friends School of Baltimore. As a teenager, he studied music at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and a summer program teaching music theory and composition at the Walden School. [4] 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. [5]

Career

Reddick was cast as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire , after having also auditioned for the roles of Bubbles and Bunk Moreland. [6] [7] He joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008, [8] [9] where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes. [8] 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 Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje instead. [8]

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 [10] 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." [11] 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 20082009 television season. However, Abrams stated that though Reddick was a series regular on Fringe, he would do episodes of Lost whenever required. [12] Reddick appeared in the 2013 thriller White House Down . [13] He stars in the YouTube web series DR0NE, of which he is a co-producer.

In 2014, Reddick appeared as Charon in the action thriller film John Wick , a role he has reprised in its two sequels. [14] He voiced the character Commander Zavala in the 2014 video game Destiny . [15]

Also in 2014, he started portraying the role of Chief Irvin Irving in the Amazon Prime series Bosch . [16] Comparing his three large roles as police commanders, Reddick stated Daniels, his character from The Wire, was "a cop at heart". Broyles, his Fringe character, was "a soldier", while Irving "is the quintessential politician". [17]

In 2016, Reddick was cast in the post-apocalyptic horror film The Domestics . [18] The film was released on June 28, 2018. [19] He also voiced the character Sylens in the 2017 video game Horizon Zero Dawn . [20] He is set to reprise his role in the upcoming sequel Horizon Forbidden West . [21] In 2021, Reddick appeared in the film Godzilla vs. Kong . [22]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998 Great Expectations Anton Le Farge
Godzilla Soldier on Manhattan BridgeUncredited
The Siege FBI Agent Floyd Rose
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Simon
2001 Don't Say a Word Arnie
2002BridgetBlack
2004 Brother to Brother James Baldwin
2006Dirty WorkManning
2008 Tennessee Frank
2009 The Way of War The Black Man
2010 Jonah Hex Smith
2011 Remains Ramsey
2012 Won't Back Down Charles Alberts
2013 White House Down General Caulfield
Oldboy Daniel Newcombe
2014 Faults Mick
The Guest Major Richard Carver
Search Party Cal
John Wick Charon
2015Parallel Man: Infinite PursuitAtlasVoice
Short film
Fun Size Horror OscarShort film
Segment: "The Collection"
2017 John Wick: Chapter 2 Charon
2018 Little Woods Officer Carter
Canal Street Jerry Shaw
Monster Party Milo
The Domestics Nathan Wood
2019 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Charon
Angel Has Fallen Secret Service Director David Gentry [23]
2020 Faith Based Pastor Mike
Sylvie's Love Herbert "Mr. Jay" Johnson
One Night in Miami Brother Kareem
2021 Godzilla vs. Kong Guillermin

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 New York Undercover Oscar GriffinEpisode: "The Enforcers"
Swift Justice Jim StarkEpisode: "Bad Medicine"
1997 The Nanny Stage HandEpisode: "Fair Weather Fran"
What the Deaf Man Heard George ThackerTelevision film
1998The FixerTyrell HolmesTelevision film
Witness to the Mob Foreman Trial #2Television film
1999 The West Wing DC Police OfficerEpisode: "In Excelsis Deo"
2000 Falcone Det. Willis Simms3 episodes
The Corner Marvin2 episodes
2000–01 Oz Johnny Basil Recurring role
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. TaylorRecurring role
2001 Law & Order Captain GasanaEpisode: "Soldier of Fortune"
2002 100 Centre Street Kwame SekouEpisode: "Fathers"
Keep the Faith, Baby J. Raymond Jones Television film
2002–08 The Wire Cedric Daniels Main role
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jack BernardEpisode: "Probability"
2004 Law & Order FBI Special Agent Jamal AtkinsonEpisode: "City Hall"
2005 Independent Lens JamesEpisode: "Brother to Brother"
2005–06 CSI: Miami FBI Agent David Park3 episodes
2007 Numb3rs Lieutenant Steve DavidsonEpisode: "End of Watch"
2008–09 Lost Matthew Abaddon4 episodes
2008–13 Fringe Phillip Broyles Main role
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Guest Starring Role on Television
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2010 Svetlana LanceEpisode: "Snatchengil for the Stars"
2011 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Freedom Cobra (voice)Episode: "Freedom Cobra"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ReggieEpisode: "Frank's Brother"
2012 The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Falcon (voice)2 episodes
2012–13 Tron: Uprising Cutler (voice)3 episodes
2013 Wilfred Dr. BlumEpisode: "Perspective"
NTSF:SD:SUV:: Senor DicksEpisode: "TGI Murder"
Comedy Bang! Bang! AngelfireEpisode: "Andy Samberg Wears A Plaid Shirt And Glasses"
The Eric Andre Show HimselfEpisode: "Lance Reddick; Harry Shum Jr"
2014 Beware the Batman Ra's al Ghul (voice)3 episodes
American Horror Story: Coven Papa Legba 3 episodes
Intelligence DCI Jeffrey Tetazoo5 episodes
The Blacklist The Cowboy2 episodes
Key & Peele Johnson Family MemberEpisode: "Gay Wedding Advice"
2014–present Bosch Deputy Chief Irvin IrvingMain role
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television
2015 Castle Keith KaufmanEpisode: "Hollander's Woods"
Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories Joseph ZagenEpisode: "Tornado"
2016 Mary + Jane DavidEpisode: "Rehab"
2017 Rick and Morty Alan Rails (voice)Episode: "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender"
2018–20 Corporate Christian DeVilleRecurring role
2018 American Horror Story: Apocalypse Papa LegbaEpisode: "Traitor"
2019 DuckTales General Lunaris (voice)Recurring role
2020 Castlevania The Captain (voice)2 episodes
Paradise PD Agent Clappers (voice)Recurring role

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Derek Carter
2014 Destiny Commander Zavala [24]
2016 Quantum Break Martin HatchAlso motion capture and full motion video footage
2017 Payday 2 Charon
Horizon Zero Dawn Sylens
Destiny 2 Commander Zavala
2018 Destiny 2: Forsaken Commander Zavala
2019 Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Commander Zavala
John Wick Hex Charon
2020 Destiny 2: Beyond Light Commander Zavala
2021 Horizon Forbidden West Sylens

Narrator

YearTitleRoleNotes
2020Through the Eye of the NeedleNarratorDUST short story special episode [25]

Discography

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