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Lance Reddick


Lance Reddick is a popular actor and musician from the United States. Lance Reddick is widely recognized for playing the role of Cedric Daniels in the TV series “The Wire.”

Early Life and Childhood

On the 7th of June 1962, Lance Reddick was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States of America. According to the astrological chart, he has a zodiac sign of Gemini and died at the age of 61 years old.

This actor holds an American nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. His full name is Lance Solomon Reddick and follows Christian religion.

He was born to his father, Solomon Reddick, and his mother, Dorothy Gee. His father was a lawyer by profession while his mother was a housewife.

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Caption: Lance Reddick childhood photo (Source: Facebook)

He began taking piano lessons at a young age and aspired to be a classical music composer. In addition, he attended the Peabody Preparatory Institute as a teenager and completed a summer program in music theory and composition at the Walden School.

Later, he enrolled at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. Later, he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, after leaving Rochester. In 1991, he enrolled in the Yale School of Drama.

Lance Reddick – Death

On the 17th of March 2023, he died at home in Los Angeles. He died due to heart disease. Many celebs and friends pay tributes to the actor’s death.

Professional Career

Lance Reddick made his small screen debut in a season two episode of “New York Undercover” in 1996. The next year, he was cast in the telefilm “What the Deaf Man Heard.” in 1998, he made his big-screen debut as Anton Le Farge in Alfonso Cuarón’s film “Great Expectations.” The film was based on Charles Dickens’s 1861 novel of the same name.

That same year, in the monster film “Godzilla,” he played an uncredited soldier. He appeared in the 1998 action thriller “The Siege,” which revolves around the clandestine kidnapping of a terror suspect in the United States and the subsequent series of terror attacks in the United States.

In addition to Reddick, the film featured Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, and Annette Bening. The following year in 2000, he was cast as Detective Willis Simms on the short-lived CBS crime drama series “Falcone.” He was cast in the adventure romance “I Dreamed of Africa” that year.

Other television and movie works

In the HBO drama series “Oz,” he played Johnny Basil, a.k.a. Desmond “Zil” Mobay, an undercover narcotics officer with the false identity of a Jamaican drug addict, between 2000 and 2001. He also appeared in six episodes of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as the recurring character Dr Taylor. Moreover, he played the role of Cedric Daniels in “The Wire” (2002–2008).

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Caption: The poster of the TV series, The Wire (Source:

In ABC’s suspense drama series “Lost” (2008-09), he portrayed the mysterious Matthew Abaddon. Later, he was cast in the films ‘Won’t Back Down” (2012) and “White House Down” (2013). He played Major Carver in the critically acclaimed thriller film “The Guest” in 2014. In the first John Wick film, he played Charon for the first time.

He starred as the evil CEO Christian DeVille in Comedy Central’s “Corporate” (2018-2020) and as LAPD Chief Irvin Irving in Amazon Studio’s police procedural drama “Bosch” (2014-2021). “Angel Has Fallen” (2019), “Godzilla vs. Kong” (2021), and “John Wick: Chapter 4” (2023) are among his recent movie appearances.

Music and Voice actor

Reddick’s debut album ‘Contemplations & Remembrances’ was released on September 10, 2007, by Christie Productions. ‘Walking,’ ‘Time to Say Goodbye,’ ‘Woman in Black,’ ‘Hey John,’ ‘Voices,’ ‘Work of Art,’ ‘Our Journey,’ ‘Tick Tock,’ and ‘Remembering’ are among the nine classical tracks on the album.

In addition, he has also lent his voice to different characters in the video games such as “50 Cent: Blood on the Sand” (2009), “Destiny” (2014), “Destiny: The Taken King” (2016), “Horizon Zero Dawn”(2017), “John Wick Hex” (2019), “Horizon Forbidden West” (2022), and others.


Till the time of his death, he did not earn any awards or recognitions. But, he has been nominated for the Black Reel Awards for Television (2023), Screen Actors Guild Awards (2021), Gold Derby Awards (2021), Behind the Voice Actors Awards (2018), and many others. 

Net Worth 2024

At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated at around $4 million while his salary and income are still unknown at the moment. He was best known for his television performances as Cedric Daniels on “The Wire” and Phillip Broyles on “Fringe.” The majority of his earnings come from his television, and film appearances as well as voice roles.

Relationship Status

Lance Reddick married his childhood sweetheart Stephanie Day in June 2011. With the marriage, the couple is blessed with three children whose names are still a mystery at the moment.

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Caption: Lance Reddick with his wife (Source: Distractify)

This American actor was not part of any controversy or scandal till the time of his death. Meanwhile, he has maintained a good image throughout his professional and personal life.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Lance Reddick posing for a photo (Source:

Reddick stands 6 feet 3 inches tall (1.88 m) and weighs around 80 kg (196 lbs). Meanwhile, he has a pair of brown eyes with brown hair color and wears a shoe size of 10 US.

Social Media

This actor is not more alive in this world but he was quite active on social media sites when he was alive. On his Instagram page ‘@thereallancereddick’ there are over 158k followers. Likewise, there are over 219.4k followers on his Twitter page ‘@lancereddick’ and over 93k followers on his Facebook.