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'House of Cards' and 'The Wire' Star Reg E

'House of Cards' and 'The Wire' Star Reg E

Besides being active in the theatre scene, Cathey played notable roles in The Wire, Oz, Lights Out and winning an Emmy for a guest appearance in House of Cards.

He won an Emmy in 2015 for outstanding guest actor in a drama series for "House of Cards".

Concrete details on the circumstances surrounding his passing were not immediately available, though TMZ later reported that Cathey had been battling lung cancer.

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Reg E. Cathey as Freddy on House of Cards. "Reg, your memory is a great blessing". After spending some of his childhood in West Germany, Cathey later studied theatre at the University of MI and the Yale School of Drama, according to The Detroit Free Press.

On "The Wire", which he joined in its fourth season, Cathey played Norman Wilson, a journalist-turned-political operative who coaches the ambitious Tommy Carcetti (Aiden Gillen) as he quickly rises up in Maryland politics.

He is the only actor to have a roll in every single David Simon television series filmed in Baltimore (Homicide: Life on the Street; Homicide: The Movie; The Corner; The Wire). Cathey's last leading role on a TV series was on the horror series Outcast and his final role was in the Oprah Winfrey-starring TV movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. In 2000 he was in the movie American Psycho and following that he was in the movies Pootie Tang and S.W.A.T. He most recently starred in films Flock of Four and Tyrel.


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