Lance Reddick, who has appeared in major TV series like HBO’s “The Wire,” Fox’s “Fringe,” and movies like the “John Wick” franchise, is set to debut next week with “John Wick: Chapter 4 ‘, died of natural causes on Friday morning, Variety confirmed with its representatives. He was 60.
He was found dead Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles’ Studio City, according to TMZ, which first reported the news.
In the upcoming “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which hits theaters March 24, Reddick reprises his role as Charon, the janitor at the Continental Hotel in New York City who appeared in all four entries. Charon teamed up with Keanu Reeve’s non-retired assassin, most notably taking care of John’s new dog in the second episode and getting in on the shooting action in the third film. Reddick was also set to appear in the upcoming “Ballerina” spin-off, starring Ana de Armas.
Reddick’s first major TV role came in Season 4 of HBO’s prison drama “Oz” in 2000. He played Detective Johnny Basil, an undercover cop who tries to stop the drug trade, but soon becomes addicted himself and kills a crooked cop by coercing him. to make. down an elevator shaft. After being sent to Oz, Basil is stabbed to death by Seth Gilliam’s character Clayton Hughes.
HBO kept Reddick around and later cast him as Baltimore Police Lieutenant Cedric Daniels, one of the main protagonists, on “The Wire” in 2002. He was in charge of the narcotics division and slowly rose through the ranks during the show’s five seasons. frequent clashes with his superiors. In the show’s finale, he resigned as a commissioner and became a criminal lawyer.
After “The Wire” ended in 2008, Reddick joined “Fringe” later that year as Phillip Broyles, a Homeland Security special agent and head of the Fringe division. The group investigated cases related to fringe science, pseudoscience, and alternate timelines.
In 2014, Reddick was cast as another police chief, but this time in Amazon’s “Bosch” series, which ends in 2021. He played Deputy Chief Irvin Irving and was nominated for a Saturn Award for the role, having earned two nominations for “Fringe.”
More recently, last year Reddick played the role of Albert Wesker in the short-lived Netflix series “Resident Evil,” an adaptation of the hit zombie video game. He also provided voice work for Season 2 of Amazon’s Legend of Vox Machina, which came out in January. He was cast as the Greek god Zeus in Disney+’s highly anticipated series ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’, based on Rick Riordan’s hit teen books. Reddick’s other upcoming roles include Hulu’s “White Men Can’t Jump” remake, due May 19, Danny DeVito’s “St. Sebastian,” “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial,” “Apteros,” “Shirley,” and “Man or Fire’.
Reddick is survived by his wife, Stephanie Reddick, and children, Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick. Donations in his memory can be made to momcares.org in Baltimore, his hometown.