Lyriq Bent Biography
(Known for His Roles in the ‘Saw’ Film Series and in the TV Series ‘Rookie Blue’)
Birthday: July 15, 1979 (Cancer)
Born In: Kingston, Jamaica
Lyriq Bent is a Jamaican-Canadian actor who has garnered fame for portraying Daniel Rigg in the ‘Saw’ cinematic franchise, Franklin Joseph "Frank" Best in Global/ABC’s police drama series ‘Rookie Blue’, and Chekura Tiano in the CBC/BET miniseries ‘The Book of Negroes’. A Kingston native, Bent was raised in Toronto and later studied at Seneca College in North York. He made his screen debut in 2000 in an episode of the syndicated action-adventure series ‘Relic Hunter’. His cinematic debut came a year later in the musical drama ‘The Caveman’s Valentine’. He drew significant attention after playing the recurring character Sergeant Danny Blackstone in Showtime’s drama series ‘Street Time’. In the ensuing years, he has emerged as a prominent actor who is equally active on both the big and small screens. In 2016, Bent won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Limited Series for ‘The Book of Negroes’. He is also a producer and writer. In 2010, ‘Perception’, a short film that was written by him, was released. He produced the telefilm ‘Group Home’ and executive-produced the drama film ‘Astronaut’.