Lance Reddick




  1. Wendell Pierce, The Wire, TV, 2002-2008.     He tested for Bunk, based on real-life Baltimore County Police detective Oscar “Rick”/”The Bunk” Requer.    The real ‘Bunk’ also constantly chomped on a cigar.
  2. Andre Royo, The Wire, TV, 2002-2008.     After next auditioning as Reginald “Bubbles” Cousins based on a real Baltimore drug addict and police informant, Riddick won the boss, Lieutenant Cedric Daniels, for the full 60 episodes.

  3. Blair Underwood, Dirty Sexy Money, TV, 2007-2009.  The Oz find of the authoritarian stature (and voice) auditioned for Simon Elder. He joined Fringe as Agent Phillip Broyles, instead, 2008-2011.
  4. Kirk Acevedo, Fringe, TV, 2008.    The Wire’s stately Reddick was due to read for the part of Charlie Francis when asked to try out for Phillip Broyles instead.
   The two agents, Reddick and Acevedo, were also seen together in the remarkably violent prison drama, Oz, TV, 2000-2001, as FBI agent and convict.


    “Lance was a beautiful person, [a] special artist, a man of grace and dignity, and such a passion for his craft.  And to have the chance to work with him over ten years and four films is something that is very special to me and it f***ing sucks he’s not here.” – Keanu Reeves, star  of their John Wick films.





 Birth year: 1962Death year: 2023Other name: Casting Calls:  4