PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 18:  Actor Lance Reddick poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald's McCafe on January 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Movies - TV
Lance Reddick's 12 Best Movie And TV Show Roles
Johnny Basil
Lance Reddick's first big break arrived in the 1997 HBO series "Oz," where he plays Johnny Basil, an undercover detective who goes to a New York prison to stop the drug trade. Reddick masterfully embodies Basil's initial commitment to the job and eventual fall from grace, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
Cedric Daniels
Reddick's impressive performance on "Oz" led to his best-known role as Cedric Daniels in HBO's critically acclaimed police drama, "The Wire." As Daniels, Reddick depicts a level-headed, fair, and reliable lieutenant in the corrupt Baltimore Police Department, earning acclaim for his down-to-earth yet powerful performance.
Matthew Abaddon
Despite appearing in only four episodes of "Lost," Reddick's portrayal of enigmatic Matthew Abaddon leaves a lasting impression on viewers, thanks to his intensity and charisma. The actor's nuanced performance makes him a compelling addition to the series, and his talent shines through even in a limited role.
Phillip Broyles
In the acclaimed sci-fi drama "Fringe," Reddick plays the enigmatic Phillip Broyles, the head of the FBI's Fringe Division. Reddick's captivating performance demonstrates his ability to convey hidden emotions and depth, making him the ideal choice for the role and earning praise from the show's executive producer.
Major Carver
In the 2014 thriller "The Guest," Lance Reddick plays Major Carver, a character whose true nature is shrouded in mystery. Reddick's powerful performance brings a sense of authority and undeniable intensity to the role, showcasing his ability to captivate audiences even when the character's backstory remains unknown.