Born in Maryland, Reddick originally studied at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York, where he received his bachelors degree, and years later landed at the Yale School of Drama.

He was promoting his next film, set to release worldwide on March 24th.

Reddick played notable characters. You can see him in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s first hit, 03′ Bonnie and Clyde playing on the police officers.

He landed a breakthrough lead role years later in HBO hit series, The Wire, playing Det. Cedric Daniels who eventually became a Colonel. In the sci-fi tv series fringe, he played a Homeland Security agent Phillip Broyles. In the critically acclaimed, American Horror Story, season 3 called Coven, he played Papa Legba, a voodoo based spirit meant to guide the space between the other world and humanity.

Reddick is survived by his wife Stephanie Reddick and children Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick.

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