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Lance Reddick

Reddick at the 2009 premiere of Whatever Works
Born 31 December 1969
Baltimore, Maryland
Occupation Stage, film, television actor, musician, singer

Lance Reddick 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. He appeared in the 2003 Jay-Z/Beyoncé "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" video as the lead police officer.



Reddick joined ABC's hit series Lost in 2008.[1][2] Reddick plays Matthew Abaddon, a ruthless corporate recruiter, in multiple episodes.[1] He was the third of four actors from Oz to star in the drama (along with Harold Perrineau, Ken Leung and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said that 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.[1] Reddick brings his characteristic focus and intensity to his roles.[1]

In early 2008 he was cast in a key role for the pilot of Fringe[3] in which fellow Oz actor Kirk Acevedo also has a regular role. Reddick plays Phillip Broyles, the head of an FBI department that investigates paranormal activities. Reddick described the hard-driving character as "a real ass. But he's also one of the good guys."[4] Like Lost, Fringe is co-created and produced by J.J. Abrams.

There has been some doubt as to whether Reddick would be able to 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 be able to do episodes of Lost whenever required.[5]

He has also appeared in a 2007 Cadillac TV advertisement.


Year Film Role Notes
1997 What the Deaf Man Heard George Thacker TV movie
1998 Witness to the Mob Foreman Trial 2 TV movie
The Siege FBI Agent Floyd Rose
The Fixer Tyrell Holmes TV Movie
Great Expectations
2000 I Dreamed of Africa Simon
2001 Don't Say a Word Arnie
2002 Bridget James Baldwin
2004 Brother To Brother James Baldwin
2006 Dirty Work Manning aka Bad City
2008 Tennessee Frank

Television appearances

Musical Performances

"Contemplations & Remembrances" - Lance Reddick, MP3 from


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