Corey Reynolds

Corey Reynolds (born July 3, 1974) is an American musical theatre, television, and film actor known for originating the role of Seaweed in the Broadway adaptation of Hairspray, and for the TNT crime show The Closer.

Corey Reynolds
Reynolds in June 2009
Born (1974-07-03) July 3, 1974 (age 45)
Years active1999–present

Early life and careerEdit

Reynolds was born in Richmond, Virginia, where he attended Monacan High School before moving to California to pursue his acting career. He got his start at Paramount Kings Dominion performing in various shows. While living in California, he was cast in a touring production of the revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, as well as the tour of Saturday Night Fever. After this run, he went to New York City and auditioned for various shows. He was originally cast in Hairspray's ensemble, but was offered the role of Seaweed after three readings.[1] For this role, he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award, both for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.

Reynolds guest starred on Without a Trace and appeared in The Guardian prior to his role in The Closer. To research this role, Reynolds drew on his past career in security and law enforcement.

Reynolds has appeared in films such as The Terminal, Red Tails, and Straight Outta Compton.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Magic Gum Number 1 Short
2004 The Terminal Waylin
2005 Partner(s) William
2011 The Wereth Eleven Narrator
2014 Selma Rev. C.T. Vivian
2015 Straight Outta Compton Lonzo Williams
The Meddler Officer Wells


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Christmas in Rocketfeller Center Himself Television Special
2003 The 57th Annual Tony Awards
The Early Show 1 Episode
Eve Malcolm 'Khalif' Davis
The Guardian Robert Bridge 2 Episodes
2005-12 The Closer David Gabriel 109 Episodes
2005 Without a Trace Damon Ferris 1 Episode
2007 CSI: Miami Steve Gryson
Private Practice Ray Paget
2009 NCIS Lieutenant Commander Aaban El-Sayad
Entertainment Tonight Himself 2 Episodes
2010 Curb: The Discussion
41st NAACP Image Awards Television Special
2012 The Closer Series Finale: Red Carpet
2014 Delirium Tack Television Movie
2015 Getting On Waylon Ortley 3 Episodes
Castle Mark West 1 Episode
2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Frank
Murder in the First Assistant District Attorney Martin Reardon 10 Episodes
Masters of Sex Louise's Husband/James Cliff 2 Episodes
2017 NCIS: Los Angeles ATF Agent Duke Morgan
2017–2018 Criminal Minds Phil Brooks
2018 Station 19 1 Episodes
2018-2020 All American 4 Episodes
2019 The Red Line 1 Episodes
2020 Resident Alien Sheriff Mike Thompson 10 Episodes


  1. ^ Riegel, Katie. [1]. Retrieved November 4, 2006.

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