Reg E. Cathey was an American actor.
He was best known for his roles as Norman Wilson in The Wire, Martin Querns in Oz, Dr. Franklin Storm in the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four, and Freddy Hayes in House of Cards, the latter earning him three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series, including a win in 2015.
Cathey's final filmed role was his portrayal of James Lucas in the Netflix series Marvel's Luke Cage.
Cathey, who made his Broadway debut in The Green Bird, also played the role of Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding in the Wyndham's Theatre’s stage presentation of The Shawshank Redemption in London.
Cathey died February 9, 2018, in New York City, New York. He was 59.