Actor Reg E. Cathey, who played Freddy on “House of Cards” and appeared in “The Wire,” has died.
Known for his distinctive baritone voice, Reginald Eugene Cathey began acting in 1984 in a television movie called “A Doctor’s Story.”
Cathey won an Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series in 2015 for his work on “House of Cards.”
He was previously nominated in 2014 and received another nomination in 2016 for the same role.
“We are heartbroken by the passing of our friend and House of Cards colleague Reg E. Cathey,” said Netflix in a statement.
Born in Alabama, he graduated from J.O. Johnson High School where he acted in the play “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
He joined the theater world in 2009 to play Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding in London production of “The Shawshank Redemption.”. »