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

February 10, 2018 - bbq set

Reg Cathey, a maestro actor who won an Emmy for personification a owners of longtime Frank Underwood haunt Freddy’s BBQ Joint on Netflix’s House of Cards, has died. He was 59. Details of his genocide weren’t immediately available. David Simon, creator of HBO drama The Wire and miniseries The Corner, both of that Cathey also seemed in, announced a news in a chatter today.

Known for his deep, autocratic voice, Cathey had been behaving in films and TV for scarcely dual decades when he was expel as domestic user Norman Wilson on The Wire. Joining a uncover for Season 4 in 2006, he seemed in scarcely dual dozen episodes. Before that, Cathey guested in a 1998 part of Simon’s NBC crime play Homicide: Life on a Street and went on to co-star as Scalio in a writer-producer’s Simon’s post-Homicide miniseries The Corner (2000). He also appeared  in a post-series Homicide telefilm in 2000.

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

Also in 2000, he was expel in another HBO array from another Homicide original, Tom Fontana’s often-brutal jail drama Oz. He recurred as Martin Querns, a former drug dealer-turned-prison section managed during Emerald City.

He continued to work usually by a 2000s and after became a unchanging on FX’s fighting play Lights Out, that lasted one season. Cathey would go on to seem in mixed episodes of Law Order: SVU, Grimm, The Divide and Banshee before alighting a purpose for that he became best known.

Cathey seemed in a initial part of House of Cards, that shortly would turn Netflix’s signature drama. He played a often-intense eponymous owners of Freddy’s BBQ Joint in South Carolina, a longtime favorite of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) that would open whenever a politician craved ribs. The dual characters had a accessible though infrequently moving dynamic, and when Underwood ascended to a presidency in after seasons and Freddy’s closed, a ribs ace cumulative a pursuit as a groundskeeper during a White House. But it incited out that Freddy had a rapist past that Underwood didn’t know about, that caused tragedy in a West Wing. The dual had an worried and racially chrged though noted final stage in Season 4 — before Freddy beats a slime out of a inquisitive contributor who was perplexing to get mud on Underwood from him.

Cathey won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2015 and also was nominated a year before and after.

After his House of Cards stint, Cathey became a unchanging on a Cinemax fear play Outcast, personification Chief of Police Byron Giles for a whole two-season run. He seemed in final year’s HBO telefilm The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, playing a son of a pretension character. His many new credit was Sebastian Silva’s Tyrel, that was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize during Sundance in January.

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