On the Lucifer episode “The Sinnerman,” while Detective Pierce (Tom Welling) returns to work after taking a bullet, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) makes a startling discovery. He realizes that everyone he does favors for starts turning up dead. He and Chloe (Lauren German) launch an investigation and come face-to-face with the mysterious and morally corrupt Sinnerman, LAPD’s main suspect in the kidnapping of Lucifer Morningside. Fun cultural fact about The Sinnerman: Nina Simone made the African-American spiritual song “Sinnerman” a hit in 1965 (listen to video below). It’s about a sinner trying to hide on Judgement Day. Story goes Simone learned the lyrics when a child. It was performed by her mother, a Methodist minister, at revival meetings to help people confess their sins.
The Sinnerman on Lucifer is portrayed by Kevin Carroll. He’s known for his roles on The Last Tycoon (Gus), The Leftovers (John Murphy, see link above), The Catch (Deputy Chief Nick Turner), and in the films Margaret (Mr. lewis), Jesus’ Son (Chris), Being John Malkovich (Cab Driver), and The Object of My Affection (Louis Crowley), among others. Lucifer airs Mondays at 8pm on FOX.