David Rees Snell as Detective Ronnie Gardocki | The Shield on FX

David Rees Snell

Detective Ronnie Gardocki

David Snell plays "Detective Ronnie Gardocki," the fourth member of the Strike Team. With Lem dead and Shane acting erratically, Ronnie proves himself to be Vic's important, loyal ally.

Career Highlights

Snell’s film and television work include Ang Lee’s Ride With the Devil, Fueling the Fire and Draw the Pirate, as well as two award-winning short films by Seth Wiley: P.1 and The Good Things, which among other accolades, won the “Grand Prix” at France’s Deauville Film Festival.

In 2006 he co-starred in the Hallmark Channel’s original movie Desolation Canyon opposite Patrick Duffey, Stacy Keach and The Shield's own Kenneth Johnson. His other television work includes HBO’s Truman with Gary Sinise, and movies of the week The Stalking of Laura Black with Brooke Shields and The Monday After the Miracle with Moira Kelley and Roma Downey.

Snell grew up in Wichita, Kansas and received his BA in Theatre from the University of Kansas. His time at KU included a memorable production called Return of the Swallow, which he starred in along current The Shield cast mate Jay Karnes.

Michael Chiklis

as Detective Vic Mackey / Executive Producer

Vic will risk family, career, and his own freedom to find Lem's killer.