Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor, best known for his portrayal as SWAT Team Leader Daniel Rigg in Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV.

Life and career

After graduating college with high honors, Lyriq Bent originally began his career as a computer graphic technician. Bent's plans, however, were short lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare. Since then, he has had numerous film and television appearances.

Prior to landing a co-starring role on Lifetime's recent drama series Angela's Eyes from the producers of Crash, Bent guest starred on the UPN series Kevin Hill opposite Taye Diggs and USA Network's Kojak opposite Ving Rhames. Additionally, he had recurring roles on the CBS/Zoetrope series Platinum and the ESPN/Disney series Playmakers. He has since been featured in Columbia/TriStar's series Street Time as well as the Canadian series Blue Murder. Bent also appeared in Robert Townsend's television movie 10,000 Black Men Named George and the telefilm Jane Doe alongside Teri Hatcher. In addition, Bent also appears in Sophie, where he played an American cab passenger named Andre, whose one-night stand with the series' title character resulted in the conception of a child. Bent appears as Sophie's intermittent love interest and as the father of their child, Robbie.

Bent's film credits include starring opposite Mark Wahlberg and Andrè 3000 in the John Singleton film Four Brothers and Take the Lead with Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard. Bent also co-starred in the horror films Saw II and Saw III as SWAT commander Rigg, and stars as a central character in Saw IV. He also appeared in Honey alongside Jessica Alba and Mekhi Phifer and Crime Spree with Gerard Depardieu. Furthermore, Bent has starred in director Michael Mabbott's debut feature film, The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico, Most recently, Bent co-starred in Mother's Days, with Jason Behr and Rhona Mitra, which is due for release in 2011..

Currently, Bent is filming the television series Rookie Blue, playing Frank Best, opposite Missy Peregrym and Gregory Smith.


  • Rookie Blue (2010) - Frank
  • Mother's Day (2010) - Treshawn
  • CSI Miami (2008) - Colin Madison
  • Guns (TV Series) (2008) - Ford
  • Saw IV (2007) - Daniel Rigg
  • The Dresden Files (2007) - Jake
  • Skinwalkers (2007) - Doak
  • Saw III (2006) - Daniel Rigg
  • Angela's Eyes (TV Series) (2006) - Leo Jetson
  • North/South (TV Series) (2006) - Joss Colley
  • Take the Lead (2006) - Easy
  • Saw II (2005) - Daniel Rigg
  • Four Brothers (2005) - Damian
  • Kevin Hill (TV Series) (2005) - Jack Johnson
  • Kojak (TV Series) (2005) - Billy Harris
  • The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2005) - Mr. Stuff
  • 1-800-Missing (TV Series) (2004) - Dante
  • Honey (2003) - Barber
  • Platinum (TV Series) (2003) - Devon
  • Crime Spree (2003) - Ellwood
  • Mutant X (TV Series) (2003) - Harris
  • Blue Murder (TV Series) (2003) - Keith Rose
  • Street Time (2002) (TV Series) - Sergeant Danny Blackstone
  • Superbob (2002) - Lepke
  • 10,000 Black Men Named George (2002) - Disgruntled Man
  • Pretend You Don't See Her (2002) - Detective
  • Damaged Goods (2002) - Eddie Barrel
  • Jane Doe - "The Eyes Have It"(2001) - Rawlins
  • Tracker - "The Plague " (TV Series) (2001) - Yummy Bartender
  • The Caveman's Valentine (2001) - Seraph Dancer
  • Relic Hunter - "The Legend of the Lost" (2000) - Quelch's Guard

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