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      Lyriq Bent

      Lyriq Bent

      Highest Rated: 75% Defendor (2009)

      Lowest Rated: 10% Pay the Ghost (2015)

      Birthday: Jan 3, 1979

      Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

      Lyriq Bent was a Canadian actor best known for his role in the "Saw" films, as well as a few groundbreaking television shows. Born on January 3, 1979 in Kingston, Jamaica, Bent moved to Toronto, Canada with his family when he was six years old. After studying at Seneca College in North York, Bent began his acting career in earnest in the early 2000s, making appearances in the Samuel L. Jackson-starring drama "The Caveman's Valentine" (2001), and the Canadian sci-fi series "Relic Hunter" (CTV, 1999-2002). After making guest appearances on the legal drama "Kevin Hill" (UPN, 2004-2005), and the Ving Rhames's short-lived reboot of "Kojak" (USA Network, 2005), Bent scored his first starring role in a TV series, on the crime drama "Angela's Eyes" (Lifetime 2006), but unfortunately the show was canceled after one season. Bent had much more luck in the movies, when he played the supporting role of Officer Daniel Rigg in "Saw II" (2005), and "Saw III" (2006). He proved to be so popular amongst fans of the hardcore horror series that he was given a bigger role in the next installment, "Saw IV" (2007). Bent got his next series regular gig back home in Canada, when he spent four seasons playing Staff Sergeant Frank Best on the police drama "Rookie Blue" (ABC, 2010-14). In 2015, Bent found his most acclaimed role yet, playing the slave Chekura Tiano in the miniseries "The Book of Negroes" (CBC/BET, 2015). Critics hailed his performance, and Bent took home the award Best Actor in a Leading Dramatic Role at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. This caught the attention of legendary auteur Spike Lee, who cast Bent as Jamie Overstreet in the Netflix series adaptation of his debut film, "She's Gotta Have It" (Netflix, 2017).

      Highest rated movies

      Defendor poster
      Defendor
      Nappily Ever After poster Nappily Ever After The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico poster
      The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
      Astronaut poster Astronaut Mother's Day poster
      Mother's Day
      Saw II poster
      Saw II
      Love Jacked poster
      Love Jacked
      Acrimony poster Acrimony

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ice Wine Christmas Declan (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Christmas Journey Rick (Character) - 2021
      66% 62% Astronaut Jim (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2019
      22% 61% Love Jacked Tyrell (Character) - 2018
      67% 71% Nappily Ever After Will (Character) - 2018
      18% 57% Acrimony Robert (Character) $43.5M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Book Club Carlyle (Character) - 2016
      10% 25% Pay the Ghost Detective Reynolds (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 12% Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Barry Hankerson (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 66% A Day Late and a Dollar Short Randall (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen City Takiri (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 57% Home Again Dunston Williams (Character) - 2012
      41% 52% Mother's Day Treshawn Jackson (Character) - 2010
      75% 58% Defendor Wayne (Character) $37.6K 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns Ford Saunders (Character) - 2009
      18% 62% Saw IV Rigg (Character) $63.3M 2007
      13% 25% Skinwalkers Doak (Character) $1.0M 2006
      37% 59% Saw II Rigg (Character) $87.0M 2005
      67% 73% The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Mr. Stuff (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 36% Pretend You Don't See Her Detective (Character) - 2002

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Slow Exhale Garrett (Character) 2022
      57% 72% Carter Joyce Boyle (Character) 2019
      100% 83% Mary Kills People Frank Gaines (Character) 2017-2019
      78% 56% She's Gotta Have It Jamie Overstreet (Character) 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 33% Shoot the Messenger Kevin Lutz (Character) 2016
      100% 86% The Book of Negroes Chekura Tyano (Character) 2015
      88% 77% 12 Monkeys Dr. Henri Toussaint (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 85% Rookie Blue Frank Best (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2010-2014
      63% 86% Haven Ray McBreen (Guest Star) 2010
      No Score Yet 69% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Angela's Eyes Leo Jenkins (Character) 2006
      83% No Score Yet Kevin Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
      No Score Yet 35% Mutant X Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
      83% No Score Yet Platinum Unknown (Guest Star) 2003