TV Actor of the Day: LANCE REDDICK

Lance Reddick as Agent Phillip Broyles - Fringe


TV Show: Fringe which airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Fox.

His Character: Homeland Security Agent Phillip Broyles

Why we like him: To me Lance Reddick as an actor is just the perfect balance between creepy/mysterious and cool. When we first saw him in Lost there was something creepy and mysterious about him, but cool at the same time, where you want to be part of his “gang.” Same in Fringe except a little less creepy. Point is, you don’t want to mess with him and at the same time you can’t help but want to be part of whatever he is part of. And of course I am really excited that we get to see him on a more regular basis on Fringe.

Biography: After playing the memorable role of “Lt. Cedric Daniels” on the critically acclaimed “The Wire,” a role that has brought him a global fan base, Lance Reddick is currently starring on FRINGE while also recurring on the hit series “Lost.” He was also recently featured in a series of high-profile Cadillac spots, just wrapped the independent feature “The Way of War” with Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., and will soon be seen in another leading role in “Tennessee” for producer Lee Daniels.

Reddick is also known for his outstanding work on “The Corner” and as “Detective John Basil” on “Oz”; recurring roles on “CSI: Miami” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; and the Showtime film “Keep the Faith, Baby” with Harry Lennix. His feature film credits include work opposite Daniel Craig and Kim Basinger in “I Dreamed of Africa,” “The Siege” for director Ed Zwick, Alfonso Cuarón’s “Great Expectations” and the indie film “Bad City.”

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Reddick, the son of two public school teachers, attended the University of Rochester before transferring to the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he majored in classical composition for four years before admitting that his heart lay with pop music. In his twenties, he struggled to make it as a musician and decided to try acting as a way to help jumpstart his music career, and was quickly cast in local stage productions, and one year later, on a lark, he applied to the Yale School of Drama.

Two weeks after graduating from Yale in 1994, Reddick was cast as the understudy for Jeffrey Wright in “Angels in America.” His other theater productions include “Henry V,” “Julius Caesar,” “Afterplay,” “On House” and the critically acclaimed 2006 off-Broadway revival of August Wilson’s “7 Guitars,” in which Reddick played “Floyd.”

In 2006, Reddick launched YNC Films with the vision to produce small, multi-ethnic, talent-driven, artistically sophisticated and socially complex films, and is currently developing a script by Bruce Terrace, the director and co-writer of “Bad City.”

Reddick is also dusting off his ambitions to pursue a recording career, having recently completed “Contemplations & Remembrances,” a collection of contemporary jazz songs that will be released independently online later this year.

Reddick divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.


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Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick - Fringe

Lance Reddick