Eamonn Walker

Actor, Dancer, Singer
A stage-trained British actor who became a star in film and on television in his native country, Eamonn Walker made the successful transition to Hollywood where he rose to prominence as the incarcerated Muslim leader ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1959 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (24)

Chicago Fire 2012 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago PD 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blood and Bone 2014 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Copper 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Lonely Place To Die 2011 (Movie)

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Lights Out 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1997 - 2003, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whole Truth 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Company Men 2010 (Movie)

Danny MIlls (Actor)

Kings 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Legacy 2009 (Movie)

Darnell Gray, Jr (Actor)

The Messenger 2009 (Movie)

Colonel Stuart Dorsett (Actor)

Cadillac Records 2008 (Movie)

Howlin' Wolf (Actor)

Justice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duma 2005 (Movie)

Ripkuna (Actor)

Lord of War 2005 (Movie)

Baptiste Senior (Actor)

Tears of the Sun 2003 (Movie)

Ellis "Zee" Pettigrew (Actor)

Othello 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Once in the Life 2000 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Unbreakable 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Mathison (Actor)

Shopping 1996 (Movie)

Peters (Actor)

Young Soul Rebels 1991 (Movie)

Carlton (Actor)

Biography

A stage-trained British actor who became a star in film and on television in his native country, Eamonn Walker made the successful transition to Hollywood where he rose to prominence as the incarcerated Muslim leader Kareem Said on the gritty HBO drama series "Oz" (1997-2003). Prior to his work on the popular program, Walker made a name for himself on British television with the sitcom "In Sickness and in Health" (BBC, 1985-1992) and the police procedural "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010). He had an acclaimed feature debut in "Young Soul Rebels" (1991) and stood out in the Jude Law thriller "Shopping" (1994), but it was "Oz" that alerted U.S. audiences to his talents. From there, he co-starred in films like "Unbreakable" (2000), "Once in the Life" (2000) and "Lord of War" (2005), though television offered the actor his choicest roles. He landed a string of short-lived series like "Justice" (Fox, 2006), "Kings" (NBC, 2009) and "Lights Out" (FX, 2011), while appearing in films like "The Messenger" (2009) and "The Company Men" (2010). By the time he landed on "Chicago Fire" (NBC, 2012- ), Walker was one of TV's most consistent working actors.

Milestones

2001

Portrayed "Othello" in a revisionist British TV adapation that moved the character to contemporary times and made him a police commissioner; aired on ITV

2000

Co-starred in the reunion TV-movie "Homicide: The Movie" (NBC)

2000

Featured in "Once in the Life", Laurence Fishburne's directorial debut, following two con men brothers who botch a robbery

1997

Played incarcerated Muslim leader Kareem Said in the HBO prison series "Oz"

1997

Starred on Lynda LaPlante's ITV police drama series "Supply & Demand" as a streetwise cop who goes undercover in the drug trade

1994

Featured in the fast-moving drama "Shopping", starring Jude Law and Sadie Frost

1993

Acted in the "One Foot in the Grave" TV-movie "One Foot in the Algarve" (BBC)

1991

Guest starred on an episode of the long running BBC detective drama "Bergerac"

1991

Film debut in the 1977-set British drama "Young Soul Rebels"

1985

Was a regular on the British sitcom "In Sickness and in Health" (BBC)

1983

Played an East End London punk in the musical "Labelled With Love", a British stage production based on the Squeeze album "East Side Story"

Played convict Snoopy Oswald in Lynda LaPlante's ITV series "The Governor", starring Janet McTeer as a prison warden

Began show business career as a dancer with the Explosive Dance Theatre Company

Played PC Malcolm Haines on the ITV police series "The Bill"

Founded Flipside Productions, a theater company

Bonus Trivia

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Walker has performed as a vocalist with the British acid jazz band Marden Hill.

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