Lyriq Bent

Lyriq Bent

Highest Rated: 74% 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

Nappily Ever After
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
Mother's Day
Saw II
Love Jacked
Saw IV




No Score Yet No Score Yet An Ice Wine Christmas Declan (Character) - 2021
65% 63% Astronaut Jim (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
17% 54% Acrimony Robert (Character) $43.5M 2018
22% 62% Love Jacked Tyrell (Character) - 2018
67% 71% Nappily Ever After Will (Character) - 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 65% A Day Late and a Dollar Short Randall (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 13% Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Barry Hankerson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen City Takiri (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 58% Home Again Dunston Williams (Character) - 2012
42% 52% Mother's Day Treshawn Jackson (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns Ford Saunders (Character) - 2009
74% 58% Defendor Wayne (Character) $37.6K 2009
19% 62% Saw IV Rigg (Character) $63.3M 2007
13% 25% Skinwalkers Doak (Character) $1.0M 2006
67% 72% The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Mr. Stuff (Character) - 2005
37% 59% Saw II Rigg (Character) $87.0M 2005
No Score Yet 40% Pretend You Don't See Her Detective (Character) - 2002


57% 72% Carter Joyce Boyle (Character) 2019
100% 79% Mary Kills People Frank Gaines (Character) 2017-2019
78% 59% She's Gotta Have It Jamie Overstreet (Character) 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raw Word Guest 2018
No Score Yet 33% Shoot the Messenger Kevin Lutz (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Book of Negroes Chekura Tyano (Character) 2015
88% 77% 12 Monkeys Dr. Henri Toussaint (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 80% Rookie Blue Frank Best (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
63% 87% Haven Ray McBreen (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 61% 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 37% Mutant X Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
83% No Score Yet Platinum Unknown (Guest Star) 2003