Veteran television actor Erik King is best known for his role as Sergeant James Doakes on the series "Dexter". He attended Morehouse College and began his professional career in 1983 on the miniseries "Kennedy" and followed with a role in "Spenser: For Hire", before making his feature film debut in the 1987 film "Street Smart". King appeared in Brian De Palma's 1989 film "Casualties of War". In 1992, King appeared in multiple episodes of "The Round Table" and a year later scored the first notable recurring role of his career on the series "Missing Persons". In 2000, King scored a recurring role on the HBO drama "Oz" and in 2004, he wasa part of the box office hit "National Treasure", before taking on the most notable role of his career. King starred as Doakes for the first two seasons of the Showtime series, for which he received a Saturn Award Nomination in 2008 for Best Supporting Actor on Television.