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Philip Akin

1950-04-18 Kingston, Jamaica

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Biografia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip Akin (born April 18, 1950) is a Canadian actor who has been active for over thirty years in stage, film, and television. He has had featured roles in major American films such as The Sum of All Fears, S.W.A.T., and Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He has also done much voice work, including voicing the character of Bishop for the X-Men animated series and Tripp Hansen in Monster Force. Akin was born in Kingston, Jamaica as a middle brother of five sons. His parents moved to Oshawa, Ontario in 1953, and he and his brothers followed suit the next year. He has lived there ever since. Shortly after attending high school, Akin attended Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre School. In 1975, he became the school’s first acting graduate, landing a role just a few days later in a Shaw Festival production of Caesar and Cleopatra. In 1983 Akin began studying Yoshinkan Aikido and is presently a 5th degree black belt in that art. He has also trained in Jing Mo Kung Fu and Tai Chi Chuan. Akin first came to prominence in the early 1980s when he performed on the zany comedy series Bizarre. Other recognizable roles include computer expert Norton Drake from War of the Worlds, a Canadian television series that went off the air in 1990. His recurring role as Charlie DeSalvo in Highlander: The Series has also brought him much recognition. In Shake Hands with the Devil he portrays Kofi Annan, then United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. In 2007, Akin will be performing at the Stratford Festival of Canada, a prestigious summer-long celebration of theatre held each year in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is cast in the title role of William Shakespeare’s Othello, and also in the role of Crooks in the Festival’s rendition of John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men. Phil Akin can also be seen in a long list of guest appearances on television series filmed in Canada, for example: F/X: The Series, Mutant X, and most recently, Flashpoint (2008). Akin is a founding member and currently the Artistic Director of the Obsidian Theatre Company, a Canadian theatre company comprising seasoned actors of African descent, devoted to the work of blacks. Akin is divorced, with one child. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philip Akin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Love, of Course Edward Seton 2018-10-20
RoboCop Dr. Alan 2014-01-30
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? Det. Lewis Cook 2010-12-01
The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love Jules Grandfield 2009-01-31
Shake Hands with the Devil Kofi Annan 2007-09-13
Bottom Feeder Sarge 2007-04-03
P2 Karl 2007-11-09
Absolution Dr. Mitch Powell 2006-09-11
A Dad for Christmas Richard 2006-12-03
The Perfect Man English Teacher 2005-06-17
The Man Second I.A. Agent 2005-09-08
Burnt Toast Lou 2005-10-01
Get Rich or Die Tryin' Reverend 2005-11-09
The Skulls III Captain Harlan 2004-03-23
Mafia Doctor Dr. Lawrence 2003-03-16
How to Deal 2003-07-18
Everybody's Doing It Principal Kerr 2002-12-21
Cube 2: Hypercube The General 2002-04-15
The Sum of All Fears General Wilkes 2002-05-31
The Red Sneakers Mr. Seabrooke 2002-02-10
Pretend You Don't See Her Witness Protection Agent 2002-01-12
Blackout First Official 2001-01-24
Left Behind: The Movie Alan Tompkins 2000-10-30
One Kill Gunnery Sgt. Finch 2000-08-06
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? Police Spokesman 2000-07-16
Range of Motion Flozell 2000-12-04
Custody of the Heart Police Officer 2000-08-28
Deep in My Heart OB-Gyn doctor 1999-02-14
To Love, Honor, & Betray Det. Gonda 1999-05-12
The Wrong Girl Police Detective Jacobs 1999-01-04
Family of Cops III Desk Sargeant 1999-01-12
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three ESU lieutenant 1998-02-01
Down in the Delta Manager 1998-12-25
Giving Up the Ghost Judge Gleason 1998-09-07
Airborne 1998-07-23
...First Do No Harm 1997-02-16
Color of Justice New York Assistant D.A 1997-09-07
The Don's Analyst Dr. Lustig 1997-09-06
The Haunting of Lisa Sgt. Hill 1996-04-10
Talk to Me Public Defender 1996-10-20
The Conspiracy of Fear Patterson 1996-01-01
Fly Away Home Air Force Reporter 1996-09-13
Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice Det. Arthur Brown 1996-02-18
Highlander: The Series - Unholy Alliance Charlie DeSalvo 1994-02-21
Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter Dr. Kerr 1993-06-22
Terror on Track 9 Reporter #2 1992-09-20
F/X2 Detective McQuay 1991-04-16
Married to It Limo Driver 1991-09-11
Millennium Briley 1989-08-25
Switching Channels Guard 1988-03-05
Nightstick Price 1987-09-01
Nowhere to Hide Harvey 1987-07-17
Pretty Kill Joey 1987-03-27
Blue Monkey Anthony Rivers 1987-09-25
The High Price of Passion Locksmith 1986-10-29
Easy Prey Blair 1986-07-08
Iceman Dr. Vermeil 1984-04-13
Covergirl Cairo 1984-01-13
Shock-Trauma Sam Hooker 1982-10-27
Deadline Student #1 1980-01-01
Running Chuck Stone 1979-10-30