Lance Reddick

Name: Lance Reddick ( Lance Reddick )
Born: June 07, 1962
Age: 60 years old
Died: March 17, 2023
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Occupation: actor, musician
Relationship Status: was married
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  • Horoscope: Capricorn
  • Net worth: $4 000 000
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Fathers name: Solomon Reddick
  • Mothers name: Dorothy Gee
  • Education: Eastman School of Music; Peabody Institute; David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University; Friends School of Baltimore; Yale University; University of Rochester;
  • Weight: 80.0
  • Hair color: Dark Brown
  • Eye color: Dark Brown
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    Lance Reddick: biography

    Lance Reddick was an American actor and musician who was best known for his roles as Cedric Daniels in the HBO series "The Wire," Phillip Broyles in the Fox series "Fringe," and Charon in the John Wick film series.

    Childhood and youth

    Lance Reddick was born on June 7, 1962, in Baltimore, Maryland, to a Jamaican father and an American mother. He grew up in a working-class family, and his childhood was marked by financial struggles and racial tensions. Reddick spoke openly about his experiences growing up as a Black man in a predominantly white society, and how it had influenced his perspective on life and work.

    Lance attended Baltimore Friends School. As a child, Reddick was drawn to music and began playing the cello at a young age. He showed a natural talent for the instrument and went on to study at the Peabody Preparatory Institute and later continued his studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in New York. After graduating, he continued his studies at Yale University and played with several orchestras, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

    Despite his success as a musician, Reddick eventually decided to pursue a career in acting. He moved to New York City and studied at the Yale School of Drama, where he honed his craft and developed his skills as an actor. He began working in theater and later transitioned to television and film.

    Movie career

    Lance Reddick had a successful career in the movie industry, with a range of diverse roles that showcase his talent and versatility as an actor. He appeared in both major studio productions and independent movies, and worked with some of the most respected moviemakers in the industry.

    One of Reddick's most notable movie roles is that of Charon in the John Wick series where he appeared together with Keanu Reeves. In John Wick movies, Reddick played the manager of the Continental Hotel, a luxury establishment that caters to assassins. His character serves as a trusted confidante to the main character, John Wick, and is known for his calm demeanor and impeccable professionalism. Reddick's performance in the movies was widely praised, and helped to cement his status as a top character actor in the industry.

    Reddick also appeared in several other high-profile movies, including "White House Down," "Oldboy," and "Godzilla vs. Kong." In "White House Down," he played a high-ranking Secret Service agent who must protect the President from a group of terrorists. In "Oldboy," he played a mysterious man who helps the main character unravel a dark conspiracy. And in "Godzilla vs. Kong," he played a scientist who helps to uncover the truth behind the massive creatures.

    Lance Reddick with Keanu Reeves
    Lance Reddick with Keanu Reeves / Instagram

    Reddick also appeared in several independent movies that garnered critical acclaim. In "The Visitor," he played a Syrian musician who is detained by immigration authorities and forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely college professor. The movie was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for several awards. In "Bosch and Rockit," he played a jazz musician who is struggling to make ends meet in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. The movie was praised for its poignant exploration of urban change and displacement.

    Reddick's work as a voice actor was also notable. He lent his voice to several video games, including the "Destiny" series, "Horizon Zero Dawn," and "Death Stranding." In these games, he played a range of characters, from heroic soldiers to enigmatic scientists. His voice work was praised for its richness and depth, and helped to bring some of the most popular video game characters to life.

    Throughout his movie career, Reddick showed a commitment to exploring complex and nuanced characters. He played villains, heroes, and everything in between, and always brought a sense of authenticity and depth to his performances. His work was recognized with several nominations and awards, including a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Fringe."

    Personal life

    Lance Reddick was known for being a private person when it came to his personal life. Though it’s known that he was married to Stephanie Reddick with whom they have two children: Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

    In interviews, Reddick spoke about his love of music and how it had shaped his life. He described playing the cello as a deeply spiritual experience, and said that it had helped him to connect with his emotions and express himself in a more meaningful way.

    Lance Reddick with Stephanie Reddick
    Lance Reddick with Stephanie Reddick / Instagram

    Reddick had also been vocal about his support for social justice causes. He had spoken out about the need for greater diversity and representation in the entertainment industry, and had been a strong advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. He used his platform to raise awareness about systemic racism and the need for change, both in Hollywood and in society as a whole.

    Despite his busy career, Reddick had also found time to give back to his community. He worked with several charities and nonprofit organizations, including the Children's Defense Fund, the Trevor Project, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He also participated in several benefit concerts and events over the years, using his talent and influence to make a positive impact in the world.


    On March 17, 2023 Lance Reddick died from natural causes at the age of 60 at his home in Los Angeles. There was no detailed information about his death being announced.



    • Great Expectations (1998)
    • Godzilla (1998)
    • The Siege (1998)
    • I Dreamed of Africa (2000)
    • Don’t Say a Word (2001)
    • Brother to Brother (2004)
    • Tennessee (2008)
    • The Way of War (2009)
    • Jonah Hex (2010)
    • Remains (2011)
    • Won’t Back Down (2012)
    • White House Down (2013)
    • Oldboy (2013)
    • The Guest (2014)
    • John Wick (2014)
    • John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
    • Monster Party (2018)
    • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
    • Angel Has Fallen (2019)
    • Faith Based (2020)
    • Sylvie’s Love (2020)
    • One Night in Miami… (2020)
    • Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)
    • John Wick: Chapter 4 (2021)
    • White Men Can’t Jump (2023)


    • Swift Justice (1996)
    • The Nanny (1997)
    • Oz (2000-2001)
    • Falcone (2000)
    • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000-2001)
    • Law & Order (2001)
    • The Wire (2002-2008)
    • CSI: Miami (2005-2006)
    • Fringe (2008-2013)
    • Tron: Uprising (2012-2013)
    • Wilfred (2013)
    • American Horror Story: Coven (2014)
    • The Blacklist (2014)
    • Bosch (2014-2021)
    • Castle (2015)
    • Rick and Morty (2017)
    • American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018)
    • Young Sheldon (2021)
    • Resident Evil (2022)
    • The Legend of Vox Machina (2023)

    Awards and nominations

    • Nominated for a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Little Manhattan" in 2006.
    • Nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in "The Wire" in 2008.
    • Nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in "Lost" in 2010.
    • Nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television for his role in "Fringe" in 2013.
    • Nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries for his role in "American Horror Story: Coven" in 2014.
    • Won a BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Video Game in 2015 for his role in "Destiny".
    • Nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in "Bosch" in 2016.
    • Nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in "Bosch" in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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