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Stephen Rider is an American film and television actor, best known for playing Admiral Stephen W. Rochon in the film The Butler, Eric Millworth in the series Lucky 7 and District Attorney named Blake Tower in the Marvel series Daredevil.

Stephen Rider
Years active2007-present
Known forPlaying Admiral Stephen W. Rochon in the film The Butler.
Notable work
Lucky 7


Rider was discovered by Denzel Washington in a play in 2006, and Washington brought him into his 2007 biographical drama film The Great Debaters, which was Rider's feature film debut.[1]

In 2013, Rider played the role of Seeker Reed in the science fiction film The Host and later played the role of Admiral Stephen W. Rochon in the historical drama The Butler.[1] Rider played the role of Eric Millworth in the ABC's drama series Lucky 7.[1] He also starred in the film Alpha Alert, also known as Event 15.[1]

In 2015, Rider appeared in the Showtime's comedy series Shameless as G-Dog.[2] He also starred as Eli Cunningham in the CBS' comedy series Battle Creek.[3]

Rider is currently starring in the 2nd season of Netflix's series Daredevil based on Marvel Comics, and he is playing a regular role of Blake Tower, a District Attorney for New York City.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Til Parole Do Us Part Junior Hutch Short film
2007 The Great Debaters Paul Quinn Debater #2
2007 Curtain Call Isaiah Short film
2008 Urban Genesis Boris Short film
2010 Crown Prince of Heaven Jesus Short film
2012 Safe House CIA Analyst
2013 The Host Seeker Reed
2013 The Butler Admiral Stephen W. Rochon
2013 Alpha Alert Diego
2016 The Dog Lover News Reporter
2018 The After Party Rahmel


Year Title Role Notes
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Jack Williams 1 episode
2013 Lucky 7 Eric Millworth 3 episodes
2015 Shameless G-Dog 2 episodes
2015 Battle Creek Eli Cunningham 1 episode
2016-2018 Daredevil Blake Tower Main role
2016 Harley and the Davidsons William B. Johnson Miniseries
Episode: "Legacy"
2016-2018 Luke Cage Blake Tower Main role
2017 Elementary Tyus Wilcox 2 episodes
2018 Instinct Zack Clark Recurring role


  1. ^ a b c d Goldberg, Lesley (September 9, 2013). "ABC's 'Lucky 7' Books 'The Butler' Actor for Recurring Role (Exclusive)". Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Supporting Cast: Uncle Carl – Shameless". March 9, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Old Wounds on New 'Battle Creek'". Retrieved September 4, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 3, 2015). "Marvel's 'Daredevil' Casts Stephen Rider As New Regular For Season 2". Retrieved September 4, 2015.

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