House of Cards, The Wire Actor Reg E. Cathey Passes Away At 59

Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey has passed away at the age of 59, possibly from lung cancer. Cathey was born in Huntsville, Alabama on August 18, 1958. He spent much of his childhood in West Germany before returning to America and studying theater at both The University of Michigan and the Yale School of Drama. Cathey’s career began on the series Square One, a mathematics based educational children’s show. He was the announcer for most of the game shows that were incorporated into the series. He followed with more traditional acting roles, making his film debut as a reporter in the Chevy Chase comedy Funny Farm.

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