Lance Reddick (June 7, 1962 - March 17, 2023) was an American theater, film and TV actor and musician. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Reddick garnered recognition for his performances across television and film. He gained prominence for his role as Lieutenant Cedric Daniels in the acclaimed series "The Wire," where his portrayal showcased his range and depth as an actor. He also appeared in "Oz" as Detective Johnny Basil and appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of "Lost." Reddick's talent extends to various genres, including roles in "Fringe," "Bosch," and "John Wick." His ability to embody multifaceted characters with intensity and gravitas has earned him acclaim in the entertainment industry, establishing him as a respected and versatile actor.