Lyriq Bent is a Canadian actor best known for his role as SWAT Team Leader Daniel Rigg in the horror films Saw II, Saw III and Saw IV.
After graduating college with high honours, Bent originally began his career as a Computer Graphic Technician. His plans, however, were short-lived as he decided to take up acting on a dare.
Since then, his career has gained momentum with numerous film and television appearances already under his belt. Bent's eclectic mix of roles and rising popularity has earned kudos in both his native Canada and the U.S. Playback Magazine nominated him as one of Canada's top rising stars.
In addition to landing a co-starring role on Lifetime's drama series Angela's Eyes from the producers of Crash, Bent guest starred on the CBS series CSI: Miami opposite David Caruso, the UPN series Kevin Hill opposite Taye Diggs and USA Network's Kojak opposite Ving Rhames.
Additionally, the he has had recurring roles on the CBS/Zoetrope series Platinum, the ESPN/Disney series Playmakers and the E1/ABC series Rookie Blue.
Bent also appeared in Robert Townsend's multi-award winning television movie 10,000 Black Men Named George and the CBC mini-series Guns, winner of five Geminis, alongside Elisha Cuthbert and Colm Feore.
His 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 smash horror films Saw II and Saw III and as a central character in Saw IV, which opened at #1 in the box office, grossing over $100-million worldwide.
He has 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 critically acclaimed debut feature film, The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, winning the award for Best First Canadian Feature Film.
Bent also co-starred in Darren Bousman's Mother's Day with Rebecca De Mornay, Shawn Ashmore and Jaime King.
Bent is also as passionate about sports as he is about acting. He is an avid golfer and enjoys playing basketball, baseball and soccer, and is no stranger to his kitchen.