Lance Reddick Known For his Roles in ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick’, Dies at 60


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Lance Reddick, who has appeared in major TV series like The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch, and films like the John Wick franchise, has died of natural causes.

He was found dead at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles on Friday morning, according to TMZ.

In the upcoming film John Wick: Chapter 4, which hits theaters March 24, Reddick reprises his role as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel in New York, appearing in all four entries.

Charon worked side-by-side with a non-retired Keanu Reef assassin, specifically taking care of John’s new dog in the second film, and joining the armed movement in the third film.

Riddick was also set to star in the upcoming film Bailarina, starring Ana de Armas.

Known for playing veteran police chiefs, Riddick was born on June 7, 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland. He studied music composition and earned a music degree from the University of Rochester.

He moved to Boston in the 1980s and earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1994. His first major television role was in the fourth season of the HBO prison drama Oz in 2000.

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He played Detective Johnny Basil, an undercover cop who tries to stop the drug trade but soon becomes addicted.

HBO signed Riddick and cast him as Baltimore Police Lieutenant Cedric Daniels, a co-star on The Wire in 2002.

After The Wire ended in 2008, Reddick joined Fringe later that year as Phillip Broyles, a special agent for Homeland Security and head of the Fringe Division.

The group explored issues related to fringe science, pseudoscience, and alternate timelines. In 2014 he was cast as another police chief, but this time in the Amazon Bosch series ending in 2021.

He played Deputy Chief of Police Irvin Irving and was nominated for a Saturn Award for the role after receiving two nominations for Fringe. “

More recently, last year Reddick played Albert Wesker in a short-lived Netflix series called Resident Evil, an adaptation of the popular zombie video game.

He also provided the voice for the second season of Amazon show The Legend of Vox Machina, which premiered in January.

His other voice roles have included the villainous Sylens in the popular PlayStation games Horizon: Zero Dawn and Horizon: Forbidden West, both released last year, and the voice of Commander Zavala in the long-running Destiny franchise.


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