Everything You Didn't Know About Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick, Star of ‘The Wire’ and ‘John Wick,’ Dies at 60

Here are 6 things you (probably) didn’t know.

He initially pursued a career in music, studying classical composition at the Eastman School of Music.


A back injury forced him to re-evaluate his career plans, and he enrolled at the Yale School of Drama.

He graduated from Yale in 1994 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree.


Reddick is an "intense, multi-talented" actor known for his deep, resonant voice and affinity for accents.

He made his television debut in an episode of New York Undercover in 1994.


Reddick became typecast as powerful authority figures such as police detectives and FBI agents.

Appeared in the music video for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's "'03 Bonnie & Clyde".


He is a huge Comic book fan and Batman is one of his favorite characters.

Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis among his greatest inspirations as an actor


Reddick was much sought-after as a voice actor for animations and video games.

He occasionally gets to demonstrate his piano skills over the course of the TV series Bosch (2014)


He released an album of his compositions entitled Contemplations & Remembrances in 2007