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Reg E. Cathey (1958–2018)


Born into a military family in Huntsville, Alabama -- his father was an army vet who had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, while his mother held a somewhat mysterious job in the Department of Defence -- Reg E. Cathey spent much of his early childhood living on a rural farmhouse in Germany. There, he watched American TV shows dubbed into ... See full bio »

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(age 59) in New York, USA

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Known For

Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four Dr. Franklin Storm
(2015)
The Mask
The Mask Freeze
(1994)
Tank Girl
Tank Girl Deetee
(1995)
S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T. Lt. Greg Velasquez
(2003)

Filmography

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 2018 Elementary (TV Series)
Mr. Clay
- Our Time Is Up (2018) ... Mr. Clay
 2018 Tyrel
 2017 Flock of Four
Pope Dixon
 2016-2017 Outcast (TV Series)
Chief Giles
- To the Sea (2017) ... Chief Giles
- This Is How It Starts (2017) ... Chief Giles
- Mercy (2017) ... Chief Giles
- Alone When It Comes (2017) ... Chief Giles
- Fireflies (2017) ... Chief Giles
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie)
Zakariyya
 2016 Hands of Stone
Don King (uncredited)
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Adviser / Congressman #2
- Madame President (2016) ... Adviser
 2016 Horace and Pete (TV Series)
Harold
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Harold
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Harold
 2013-2016 House of Cards (TV Series)
Freddy
- Chapter 50 (2016) ... Freddy
- Chapter 37 (2015) ... Freddy
- Chapter 34 (2015) ... Freddy
- Chapter 31 (2015) ... Freddy
- Chapter 19 (2014) ... Freddy
 2016 The Blacklist (TV Series)
The Caretaker
- The Caretaker (No. 78) (2016) ... The Caretaker
 2015 Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter (TV Series)
Dad
- Not Earth China (2015) ... Dad
- Dignity Cap (2015) ... Dad
 2015 Fantastic Four
Dr. Franklin Storm
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Aaron Coleman
- The Deconstruction (2015) ... Judge Aaron Coleman
 2015 Sweet Kandy
Curtis Coleson
 2015 Nasty Baby
The Bishop
 2014 Banshee Origins (TV Mini-Series)
Det. Julius Bonner
- Interrogation Part 3 (2014) ... Det. Julius Bonner
- Interrogation Part 2 (2014) ... Det. Julius Bonner
- Interrogation Part 1 (2014) ... Det. Julius Bonner
 2014 St. Vincent
Gus
 2014 The Divide (TV Series)
Uncle Bobby
- To Whom Evil Is Done (2014) ... Uncle Bobby
- And the Little Ones Get Caught (2014) ... Uncle Bobby
- I'm for Justice (2014) ... Uncle Bobby
- Never Forget (2014) ... Uncle Bobby
- Facts Are the Enemy (2014) ... Uncle Bobby
 2014 Alex of Venice
Walt
 2014 Banshee (TV Series)
Det. Julius Bonner
- Bullets and Tears (2014) ... Det. Julius Bonner
- Homecoming (2014) ... Det. Julius Bonner
 2014 Two Men in Town
Supervisor Jones
 2013 Grimm (TV Series)
The Baron / Baron Samedi
- The Ungrateful Dead (2013) ... Baron Samedi
- Goodnight, Sweet Grimm (2013) ... The Baron
- The Waking Dead (2013) ... The Baron
 2013 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2008-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Barry Querns / Victor Tybor
- Undercover Blue (2013) ... Barry Querns
- Above Suspicion (2012) ... Barry Querns
- Lost Reputation (2012) ... Barry Querns
- Rhodium Nights (2012) ... Barry Querns
- Wildlife (2008) ... Victor Tybor
 2012 Sampling (Short)
Leonard
 2012 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Davidson
- C.O.D. (2012) ... Davidson (uncredited)
- Blue Code (2012) ... Davidson
 2012 The Normals
Rodney
 2012 Arbitrage
Earl Monroe
 2011 My Last Day Without You
Pastor Johnson
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series)
Barry K. Word
- War (2011) ... Barry K. Word
- Sucker Punch (2011) ... Barry K. Word
- Cut Men (2011) ... Barry K. Word
- Infight (2011) ... Barry K. Word
- Head Games (2011) ... Barry K. Word
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
Rutherford Rice
- Let's Stay Together (2010) ... Rutherford Rice
 2009 Une aventure New-Yorkaise (TV Movie)
Marcus
 2009/I Misunderstood (Short)
Clifton (as Reg Carthy)
 2008 Patsy
Dr. Joshua
 2006-2008 The Wire (TV Series)
Norman Wilson
- -30- (2008) ... Norman Wilson
- Late Editions (2008) ... Norman Wilson
- Clarifications (2008) ... Norman Wilson
- Took (2008) ... Norman Wilson
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... Norman Wilson
 2008 20 Years After
Samuel
 2006 508 Nelson
Frank Harmon
 2005 Third Watch (TV Series)
Jaime Castro
- Welcome Home (2005) ... Jaime Castro
 2004 The Cookout
Frank Washington
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Mr. Grove
- Mail Order Mystery (2004) ... Mr. Grove
 2004 Men Without Jobs
Mr. Morgan
 2004 Everyday People
Akbar (Black Ribbon Friday)
 2004 The Machinist
Jones
 2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
Gerald
- Darwinian (2004) ... Gerald
 2003 S.W.A.T.
Lt. Greg Velasquez (as Reginald E. Cathey)
 2003 A Good Night to Die
Avi
 2003 Head of State
Officer Waters
 2000-2003 Oz (TV Series)
Martin Querns
- Exeunt Omnes (2003) ... Martin Querns
- Revenge Is Sweet (2001) ... Martin Querns
- Medium Rare (2001) ... Martin Querns
- You Bet Your Life (2000) ... Martin Querns
- A Town Without Pity (2000) ... Martin Querns
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Professor Roland Sanders
- Anti-Thesis (2002) ... Professor Roland Sanders
 2001 Pootie Tang
Dirty Dee
 2001 Boycott (TV Movie)
E.D. Nixon
 2000 The Corner (TV Mini-Series)
Scalio
- Everyman's Blues (2000) ... Scalio
- Corner Boy Blues (2000) ... Scalio
- Dope Fiend Blues (2000) ... Scalio
- Fran's Blues (2000) ... Scalio
- DeAndre's Blues (2000) ... Scalio
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)
Bernard Weeks
 2000 American Psycho
Homeless Man
 1997-1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Alvin Epps
- His Name Is Arliss Michaels (1998) ... Alvin Epps
- The American Game (1998) ... Alvin Epps
- How to Be a Good Listener (1997) ... Alvin Epps
 1998 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Bernard Weeks
- Full Court Press (1998) ... Bernard Weeks
 1997 Ill Gotten Gains
Nassor
 1996 ER (TV Series)
IAD Investigator David Haskell
- Take These Broken Wings (1996) ... IAD Investigator David Haskell
 1995 Se7en
Dr. Santiago
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Attorney Winston
 1995 Tank Girl
Deetee
 1995 Napoleon
Frog (English version, voice)
 1994 The Hard Truth
Shotgun cop
 1994 Airheads
Marcus (as Reginald E. Cathey)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Sergeant-Major
 1994 The Mask
Freeze (as Reginald E. Cathey)
 1994 Clean Slate
1st Cop
 1994 Roc (TV Series)
Fred
- The Concert (1994) ... Fred
 1993 And the Band Played On (TV Movie)
Staff Doctor #2
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Morag
- Aquiel (1993) ... Morag
 1992 Fool's Fire (TV Movie)
Minister Gunther
 1987-1992 Square One Television (TV Series)
Various
- Episode #5.35 (1992) ... Various
- Episode #5.20 (1992) ... Various
- Episode #5.18 (1992) ... Various
- Episode #5.16 (1992) ... Various
- Episode #5.11 (1992) ... Various
 1991 What About Bob?
Howie / Director
 1991 Eyes of a Witness (TV Movie)
Prosecutor
 1990 Astonished
Wayne
 1990 Great Performances (TV Series)
Guildenstern
- Hamlet (1990) ... Guildenstern
 1990 Quick Change
Sound Analyst
 1990 Loose Cannons
Willie
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Speaker - Syracuse, NY
 1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed
Fan's Friend
 1988 Me and Him
Waiter
 1988 Crossing Delancey
Cab Driver
 1988 Funny Farm
Reporter
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Mark Grissom
- All This and a Gold Card Too (1987) ... Mark Grissom
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Shepard
- The Man Who Wasn't There (1987) ... Shepard
 1984 A Doctor's Story (TV Movie)
Richie
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Other Works:

Played a featured role in The Actor's Ensemble (Ann Arbor, Michigan) production of Jonathan Reynolds' comedy "Yanks 3 Detroit 0 Top of the Seventh" directed by B. David Green. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Reg Carthy | Reginald E. Cathey | Reg E. Reg

Height:

6' 0½" (1.84 m)
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Trivia:

Is the only person to have a recurring role in every television series written and produced by David Simon filmed in Baltimore. The series were Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Homicide: The Movie (2000), The Corner (2000) and The Wire (2002). See more »

Trademark:

Played menacing villains and authority figures See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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