Lance Reddick

Physically imposing and possessing a distinct, sonorous voice, actor Lance Reddick quickly rose through the ranks with a string of intense, yet diverse characters on some of television's most respected series. An accomplished musician and graduate of Yale's drama program, he began picking up minor roles on shows like "New York Undercover" (Fox, 1994-98) and features such as "The Siege" (1998). When he won the role of John Basil, an undercover cop trying to break up a drug operation in the vaunted prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003), Reddick made a lasting impression that led to larger parts in other highly regarded series. He gained ardent admirers with his portrayal of dedicated police officer Lieutenant Cedric Daniels in the universally hailed police drama "The Wire" (HBO, 2002-08), before segueing into the more ambiguous role of "fixer" Matthew Abaddon for the fourth and fifth seasons of the cultural phenomenon "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010). It all led to Reddick joining the regular cast of creator J.J. Abrams' science fiction procedural "Fringe" (Fox, 2008-2013) as Homeland Security Agent Phillip Broyle, head of a secret paranormal investigatory task force, as well as supporting roles in action thriller "White House Down" (2013) and police procedural "Bosch" (Amazon 2015- ). While physical strength and emotional intensity became hallmarks of Reddick's characters, his ability to convince - whether cast as a hero, a villain or someone less clearly defined - ensured Reddick continued success as a supporting actor and potential leading man.