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Overview (3)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth NameLance Solomon Reddick
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lance Reddick 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, Charon in the John Wick franchise and Guillermin in Godzilla vs. Kong. 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 IrvinB on Amazon Prime's Bosch.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bonitao

Family (2)

Spouse Stephanie Diane Day (June 2011 - present)
Suzanne Yvonne Louis (1986 - ?)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Parents Solomon Reddick
Dorothy Gee

Trade Mark (3)

Towering stature and shaved head
Deep authoritative voice
Often plays authority figures

Trivia (8)

Studied composition at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, and acting at the Yale Drama School.
Appeared in the music video for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".
Is a huge Comic book fan and has said Batman is one of his favorite characters.
Counts Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis among his greatest inspirations as an actor.
His mother was a public schoolteacher in Baltimore (MD) for 40 years, even though Lance himself attended private school.
Moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in acting.
Lance is also a musician having attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music where he studied classical composition and piano. He occasionally gets to demonstrate his piano skills over the course of the TV series Bosch (2014).
His children include a daughter named Yvonne, and a son named Christopher by his late ex-wife, Suzanne.

Personal Quotes (22)

'Pigeonholed' isn't the right word, because I feel like I've had a very wide range of characters that I've been allowed to play.
It's funny, because in drama school, my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters.
As I got further into my career, as a character of color, if I was going to have the types of opportunities I felt I deserved, and continue to have them, I was going to have to start creating those opportunities for myself.
You don't see a lot of black rock stars. The music industry tends to be segregated stylistically. It's hard for a black artist to cross over to rock music.
If you're going to come at me, come at me respectfully, and I will respond respectfully.
Because of the way tech is changing, and becoming cheaper and user-friendly, it's becoming easier to make films cheaply, maintaining quality.
Don't be a victim; if you want to make movies, make movies.
Art is art, and journalism is journalism.
Growing up, I never imagined I would be an actor.
I'm interested not just in projects that I'll be starring in, but producing film and TV that's really quality and great for adults; and when I say 'great for adults,' it doesn't mean without humor, because I'm also interested in doing comedy.
I grew up studying music. I went to conservatory.
I'm an artist at heart.
I started acting almost on a whim to help my music career.
I mean, you know actors, we always want to do something else, something different.
I can only speak as an American, but most journalism here isn't doing its job any more. It's about selling stuff.
'The Wire' really drew on a lot of real-life situations and real-life organizations - it created fiction to make a social statement about reality.
Nothing will ever top 'The Wire.' It was historical. It was black cinema.
Notes are tricky in an audition, because I find, more often than not, my instinct is right.
The African American community is so under-served in the entertainment industry.
When you're in a high-stress situation, dynamics between people can change.
You either get better, or you don't progress.
When I went to drama school, I knew I was at least as talented as other students, but because I was a black man and I wasn't pretty, I knew I would have to work my butt off to be the best that I would be, and to be noticed.

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