August 18, 1958 – February 9, 2018 (age 59)
Cause of Death: Lung Cancer

Most recently known for his role as Freddy Hayes in the Netflix series “House Of Cards,” playing a BBQ restaurant owner and confidant of Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), Reg E. Cathey would win a Primetime Emmy for that guest starring role. Cathey was no stranger to high profile television, however, as he starring in series like “Oz” and “The Wire” along with countless guest appearances. He also made a name for himself in films, starting in 1988 as a reporter in “Funny Farm” to films like “The Mask” (1994), “Se7en” (1995), and “The Machinist” (2004). He will also appear in the upcoming second season of the Marvel and Netflix series “Luke Cage.” Although he will truly be missed, his legacy will live on forever.


1988 Funny Farm Reporter
1988 Crossing Delancey Cab Driver
1988 Me and Him Waitor
1989 Penn & Teller Get Killed Fan’s Friend
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Speaker – Syracuse, NY
1990 Loose Cannons
1990 Quick Change
Sound Analyst
1990 Astonished
1991 What About Bob?
Howie / Director
1994 Clean Slate 1st Cop
1994 The Mask Freeze
1994 Clear and Present Danger Sergeant-Major
1994 Airheads
1994 The Hard Truth Shotgun Cop
1995 Napoleon Frog (voice)
1995 Tank Girl
1995 Se7en
Dr. Santiago
1997 Ill Gotten Gains Nassor
2000 American Psycho Homeless Man
2001 Pootie Tang Dirty Dee
2003 Head Of State
Officer Waters
2003 A Good Night to Die Avi
2003 S.W.A.T. Lt. Greg Velasquez
2004 The Machinist Jones
2004 Everyday People Akbar (Black Ribbon Friday)
2004 Men Without Jobs Mr. Morgan
2004 The Cookout
Frank Washington
2006 508 Nelson
Frank Harmon
2008 20 Years After Samuel
2008 Patsy
Dr. Joshua
2009 Misunderstood (short)
2011 My Last Day Without You Pastor Johnson
2012 Arbitrage Earl Monroe
2012 The Normals
2012 Sampling (short)
2014 Two Men in Town Supervisor Jones
2014 Alex of Venice Walt
2014 St. Vincent Gus
2015 Nasty Baby The Bishop
2015 Sweet Kandy
Curtis Coleson
2015 Fantastic Four
Dr. Franklin Storm
2016 Hands of Stone Don King
2017 Flock of Four Pope Dixon
2018 Tyrel


1984 A Doctor’s Story Richie Television movie
1987 Spenser: For Hire Shepard Episode: “The Man Who Wasn’t There”
1987-1992 Square One Television *Various* 24 Episodes
1990 Great Performances Guildenstern Episode: “Hamlet”
1991 Eyes of a Witness Prosecuter Television movie
1992 Fool’s Fire
Minister Gunther Television movie
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Morag Episode: “Aquiel”
1993 And the Band Played On Staff Doctor #2 Television movie
1994 Roc Fred Episode: “The Concert”
1995 Tyson
Attorney Winston Television movie
1996 ER IAD Investigator David Haskell Episode: “Take These Broken Wings”
1997-1998 Arli$$ Alvin Epps 3 Episodes
1998 Homicide: Life on the Street Bernard Weeks Episode: “Full Court Press”
2000 Homicide: The Movie Bernard Weeks Television movie
2000 The Corner
Scalio Television mini-series (6 Episodes)
2000-2003 Oz Martin Querns 8 Episodes
2001 Boycott E.D. Nixon Television movie
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Professor Roland Sanders Episode: “Anti-Thesis”
2004 Law & Order Gerald Episode: “Darwinian”
2004 The Jury
Mr. Grove Episode: “Mail Order Mystery”
2005 Third Watch
Jaime Castro Episode: “Welcome Home”
2006-2008 The Wire
Norman Wilson 23 Episodes
2008-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Barry Querns / Victor Tybor 5 Episodes
2009 A NY Thing Marcus Television movie
2010 30 Rock
Rutherford Rice Episode: “Let’s Stay Together”
2011 Lights Out
Barry K. Word 12 Episodes
2012 Person Of Interest
Davidson 2 Episodes
2013 Grimm
The Baron / Baron Samedi 3 Episodes
2013-2016 House of Cards Freddy Hayes 15 Episodes
2014 Banshee
Det. Julius Bonner 2 Episodes
2014 The Divide
Uncle Bobby 5 Episodes
2014 Banshee Origins
Det. Julius Bonner 3 Episodes
2015 The Good Wife
Judge Aaron Coleman Episode: “The Deconstruction”
2015 Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter Dad 2 Episodes
2016 The Blacklist
The Caretaker Episode: “The Caretaker (No. 78)”
2016 Horace and Pete Harold 2 Episodes
2016 Inside Amy Schumer Adviser / Congressman #2 2 Episodes
2016-2017 Outcast
Chief Giles 20 Episodes
2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Zakariyya  Television movie
2018 Luke Cage
James Lucas ***

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