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Reginald "Reg" E. Cathey (born August 18, 1958) was an American stage, film and television actor.

Cathey is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and a graduate of J.O. Johnson High School. He spent his childhood in Germany.

One of his earliest roles was starring in the children's television show Square One. He later had guest roles in episodes of shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Homicide: Life on the Street. He played the villain Dirty Dee in the cult comedy film Pootie Tang. He had a regular role on the HBO series The Wire as Norman Wilson during the fourth and fifth seasons. He also worked with The Wire creator David Simon on the Emmy award-winning mini-series The Corner; Cathey played a drug addict known as Scalio. He had a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz as unit manager Martin Querns. In the film Tank Girl he played the role of Deetee. He narrated Aftermath: Population Zero, a National Geographic Channel special which imagines what Earth might be like if humanity no longer existed. He played the homeless man "Al" murdered by Patrick Bateman in the film American Psycho. He narrated TLC's Wonder's of Weather

In 2009, Cathey performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

Since September 2009, Cathey has played the role of Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding in a theatrical production of The Shawshank Redemption at Wyndham's Theatre, London.

He also currently plays Barry K. Word, a boxing promoter, on FX's new show Lights Out.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Reg E. Cathey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Reginald "Reg" E. Cathey (born August 18, 1958) was an American stage, film and television actor.

Cathey is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and a graduate of J.O. Johnson High School. He spent his childhood in Germany.

One of his earliest roles was starring in the children's television show Square One. He later had guest roles in episodes of shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Homicide: Life on the Street. He played the villain Dirty Dee in the cult comedy film Pootie Tang. He had a regular role on the HBO series The Wire as Norman Wilson during the fourth and fifth seasons. He also worked with The Wire creator David Simon on the Emmy award-winning mini-series The Corner; Cathey played a drug addict known as Scalio. He had a recurring role on the HBO prison drama Oz as unit manager Martin Querns. In the film Tank Girl he played the role of Deetee. He narrated Aftermath: Population Zero, a National Geographic Channel special which imagines what Earth might be like if humanity no longer existed. He played the homeless man "Al" murdered by Patrick Bateman in the film American Psycho. He narrated TLC's Wonder's of Weather

In 2009, Cathey performed in The People Speak, a documentary feature film that uses dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries, and speeches of everyday Americans, based on historian Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.

Since September 2009, Cathey has played the role of Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding in a theatrical production of The Shawshank Redemption at Wyndham's Theatre, London.

He also currently plays Barry K. Word, a boxing promoter, on FX's new show Lights Out.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Reg E. Cathey, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 50

Birthday 1958-08-18

Day of Death 2018-02-09

Place of Birth Huntsville, Alabama, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Tyrel
2017 Flock of Four as Pope Dixon
2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks as Zakariyyah
2016 Marvel's Luke Cage (7 episodes) as James Lucas
2016 Hands of Stone as Don King
2016 Outcast (20 episodes) as Chief Giles
2016 Horace and Pete (2 episodes) as Harold
2015 Shylock's Ghost
2015 Fantastic Four as Dr. Franklin Storm
2015 Nasty Baby as The Bishop
2014 St. Vincent as Gus
2014 Two Men in Town as Jones, le superviseur
2013 House of Cards (14 episodes) as Freddy
2013 Banshee (3 episodes) as Julias Bonner
2012 Elementary (1 episode) as Mr. Clay
2012 Arbitrage as Earl Monroe
2011 Grimm (1 episode) as The Baron (2 episodes) as Baron Samedi
2011 My Last Day Without You as Pastor Johnson
2011 Lights Out (13 episodes) as Barry K. Word
2008 Aftermath: Population Zero as Narrator
2008 20 Years After as Samuel
2007 The Wire: The Last Word
2007 The Wire Odyssey as Himself
2006 30 Rock (1 episode)
2004 The Cookout as Frank Washington
2004 Men Without Jobs as Mr. Morgan
2004 The Machinist as Jones
2003 S.W.A.T. as Lt. Greg Velasquez
2003 Head of State as Officer Waters
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (1 episode)
2001 Pootie Tang as Dirty Dee
2001 Boycott as E.D. Nixon
2000 American Psycho as Al
2000 Homicide: The Movie as Bernard Weeks
1999 Third Watch (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (3 episodes) as Barry Querns (1 episode)
1995 Se7en as Dr. Santiago
1995 Tank Girl as Deetee
1994 Clear and Present Danger as Sergeant Major
1994 The Mask as Freeze
1992 Fool's Fire as Minister Gunther
1991 What About Bob? as Howie, Director
1991 Eyes of a Witness as Prosecutor
1990 Hamlet as Guildenstern
1990 Quick Change as Sound Analyst
1990 Loose Cannons as Willie
1989 Born on the Fourth of July as Speaker - Syracuse, NY
1988 Astonished as Wayne
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Morag
1987 Square One Television (231 episodes)

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