Corey Reynolds Biography

American actor

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


  • 1 Early life and career
  • 2 Filmography
    • 2.1 Film
    • 2.2 Television
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Early life and career

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. 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. He plays Sheriff Mike Thompson in the SyFy comedy-drama Resident Alien.





    External links

    • Corey Reynolds at IMDb
    • Corey Reynolds at the Internet Broadway Database
    • Interview. NPR, June 9, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2006
    Corey Reynolds