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Reg E. Cathey

  • Birthplace: Huntsville, AL
  • Birthday: August 18

Reg E. Cathey has garnered leagues of House of Cards fans with his portrayal of Freddy Hayes — rib-cooking mastermind, owner of Freddy’s BBQ and confidant to D.C. power player Francis Underwood — on the trailblazing Netflix series.

He is known to viewers of the Peabody Award-winning series The Wire for his work as politician Norman Wire.

Reg E. Cathey has garnered leagues of House of Cards fans with his portrayal of Freddy Hayes — rib-cooking mastermind, owner of Freddy’s BBQ and confidant to D.C. power player Francis Underwood — on the trailblazing Netflix series.

He is known to viewers of the Peabody Award-winning series The Wire for his work as politician Norman Wire.

Cathey also starred in long-running television series Oz as unit manager Martin Querns, alongside Ernie Hudson and J.K. Simmons. Among other series, he may be seen in Star Trek: The Next Generation, ER, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 30 Rock and a recurring role on Grimm.

The distinguished thesp was cast in Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot as Dr. Franklin Storm and has performed in key roles in numerous popular features such as Se7en and American Psycho.

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.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Wins3 Nominations

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Reg E. Cathey, as Freddy
  • House of Cards
  • Netflix
  • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2015

  • Winner
  • Reg E. Cathey, as Freddy Hayes
  • House of Cards
  • Netflix
  • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2014

  • Nominee
  • Reg E. Cathey, as Freddy
  • House of Cards
  • Netflix
  • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

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