Reg Cathey Dies: ‘The Wire’ Actor Who Also Played BBQ Joint Owner On ‘House Of Cards’ Was 59

Deadline | 2/9/2018 | Erik Pedersen
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Reg Cathey, the veteran actor best known as the owner of longtime Frank Underwood haunt Freddy’s BBQ Joint on Netflix’s House of Cards, has died. He was 59. David Simon, creator of HBO drama The Wire and miniseries The Corner, both of which Cathey also appeared in, announced the news in a tweet today.

Known for his deep, commanding voice, Cathey had been acting in films and TV for nearly two decades when he was cast as political operative Norman Wilson on The Wire. Joining the show for Season 4 in 2006, he appeared in nearly two dozen episodes. Before that, Cathey guested in a 1998 episode of Simon’s NBC crime drama Homicide: Life on the Street and went on to co-star as Scalio in the writer-producer’s Simon’s post-Homicide miniseries The Corner (2000). He also appeared in the post-series Homicide telefilm in 2000.

Cathey - Career - Bit - Roles - '90s

Cathey began his career with bit roles in late-1980s/early ’90s films including Crossing Delancey, Penn & Teller Get Killed, Born on the Fourth of July, Quick Change and What About Bob? In 1987, he began recurring on kids anthology series Square One Television. He continued to work in TV and mostly films into the mid-’90s — including The Mask, Clear and Present Danger, Airheads,...
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