(written from a Production point of view)
|Birthplace||Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Role on LOST||Matthew Abaddon|
|IMDB||Lance Reddick at IMDB|
Lance Reddick portrayed the role of "Matthew Abaddon" on LOST.
He studied at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York and Yale University. Whilst trying to embark on a career as a singer and paying the bills with part time jobs, he injured his back, forcing him to quit. Thereafter, he changed direction, being accepted at Yale's graduate school for drama.
He has since worked in theater, film and TV starring in two episodes of Law & Order. He is probably best known for portraying police detectives on HBO shows as Cedric Daniels on The Wire which takes place in his hometown of Baltimore and undercover Detective Johnny Basil on Oz. He also appeared in the 2003 Jay-Z/Beyoncé "'03 Bonnie & Clyde" video as the lead police officer.
Reddick is the third actor from Oz to star in the drama (along with Harold Perrineau and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse have said that they were interested in Reddick for the part of Mr. Eko but he was unavailable due to filming The Wire so they approached Akinnuoye-Agbaje instead. The producers hope that Reddick will bring his characteristic focus and intensity to the new role.
Episodes Appeared InEdit
Appears as Matthew Abaddon in: