Dec. 31st, 1962
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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Lance Reddick (born June 7, 1962) is an American theater, film and TV actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for playing Detective Johnny Basil on Oz, the cable TV drama series about the fictional Oswald State Correctional Facility and for his appearances as Matthew Abbadon in the fourth and fifth seasons of Lost. Previously Reddick also starred in two episodes of Law & Order.
Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He attended Friends School of Baltimore in Baltimore, graduating in 1980. As a teenager, he studied music both at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and a summer program teaching music theory and composition at The Walden School. After attending the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, he moved to Boston in the 1980s, then enrolled in the Yale School of Drama in 1991.
He was cast as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series The Wire after having also auditioned for the roles of Bubbles and Bunk Moreland.
Reddick joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008, where he played Matthew Abaddon, an employee of Charles Widmore, in multiple episodes. He was the third of five actors from the HBO hit series 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.
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 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 ass. But he's also one of the good guys". 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.
Reddick's acting career has been a combination of stage, TV and film. In 2013, he was in the thriller, White House Down.
Reddick currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Stephanie. In addition to his acting career, Reddick also stars in the YouTube web series DR0NE, of which he is a co-producer. He is also a promoter for Cree Light Bulbs.
- Appeared in the music video for 'Jay-Z' (qv) and 'Beyonce Knowles''s "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".
- Studied composition at Eastman School Of Music, Rochester, and acting at the Yale Drama School.