Actor Lance Reddick, who starred in popular TV shows including “The Wire,” “Fringe,” and “Bosch” and movies like the “John Wick” series, which will premiere “John Wick: Chapter 4” next week, passed away at the age of 60 from natural causes. His agent confirmed the information to Variety. He was discovered dead on Friday morning at his Studio City residence in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, which broke the story.
A brief about at the age 60, Actor Lance Reddick aged dies a week before the release of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’
Reddick returns as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel in New York City, in the next movie “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which will be released in theatres on March 24. In the second and third films, Charon collaborated with Keanu Reeves’ comeback hitman, caring for John’s new dog and engaging in on the gun-toting action. Also, Ana de Armas-starring “Ballerina” spinoff was set to feature Reddick.
Reddick was born in Baltimore on June 7, 1962, and is well-known for playing tough police officers and other men in positions of authority. At the University of Rochester, he majored in music composition and received his Bachelor of Music. He relocated to Boston in the 1980s and graduated from Yale in 1994 with a Master of Fine Arts.
In the 2000 prison drama “Oz,” Season 4, he played his first significant television role. He portrayed Detective Johnny Basil, an undercover cop who initially sets out to stop the drug trade but quickly becomes a heroin addiction. He then pushes a dishonest cop to his death by forcing him down an elevator shaft. After being taken to Oz, Clayton Hughes, played by Seth Gilliam, stabs Basil to death.
Then, in 2002, he was chosen to play Baltimore police officer Cedric Daniels, one of the series’ leads. He had previously gone through the audition process for the parts of William “Bunk” Moreland and Bubbles, which went to Andre Royo (Wendell Pierce). Throughout the five seasons of the show, Daniels, who oversaw the narcotics branch, gradually moved up the ranks while frequently sparring with his superiors.
He left his position as commissioner in the series finale and changed careers to become a criminal defence attorney. Reddick joined “Fringe” later that year as Phillip Broyles, a special agent for Homeland Security and the chief of the Fringe division, after “The Wire” finished in 2008. The team looked into incidents involving pseudoscience, fringe science, and alternative timelines.
He was hired in 2014 to play a different police commander, this time on Amazon’s “Bosch” series, which ran until 2021. After receiving two nominations for “Fringe,” he received a Saturn Award nomination for the part of deputy chief Irvin Irving.
More recently, Reddick played the role of Albert Wesker in the ephemeral Netflix series “Resident Evil,” which was based on the well-known zombie computer game. The second season of Amazon’s “The Tale of Vox Machina,” which debuted in January, featured voice work from him as well. His other voice acting credits include Commander Zavala in the venerable “Destiny” series as well as the antagonist Sylens in two well-known PlayStation games, “Horizon: Zero Dawn” and “Horizon: Forbidden West,” both of which were released last year.
In the much awaited “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series on Disney+, which is an adaptation of the well-known tween novels by Rick Riordan, Reddick has been cast as the Greek god Zeus. His other upcoming appearances include Hulu’s ‘White Guys Can’t Jump’ remake, slated to release May 19, Danny DeVito’s ‘St. Sebastian’, Netflix’s Shirley Chisholm biopic ‘Shirley’, ‘The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial’ and the space drama ‘Apteros’.
He also made appearances in “Lost,” “CSI: Miami,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “The Blacklist,” “One Night in Miami,” “Angel Has Fallen,” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” over the course of his nearly 30-year career. Yvonne Nicole Reddick, Christopher Reddick, and Stephanie Reddick, his wife, survive him.