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Philip Akin

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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Nascut:
Apr 18, 1950 in Kingston, Jamaica
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
37
Primul film:
In movie Running 1979-10-30
Ultimul film:
Serial Monster Force 2019
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of P2
Poster of The Conspiracy of Fear
Poster of X-Men
Poster of Swamp Thing
Filme in care a jucat
Serial Monster Force 2019
Film RoboCop Dr. Alan 2014-01-30
Film Who Is Clark Rockefeller? Det. Lewis Cook 2010-03-13
Film The Note II: Taking a Chance on Love 2009-01-31
Film Bottom Feeder Sarge 2008-11-19
Serial Flashpoint Unknown 2008-07-11
Film P2 Karl 2007-11-09
Film The Perfect Man English Teacher 2005-06-17
Film The Man Second I.A. Agent 2005-09-08
Film Burnt Toast Lou 2005-10-01
Serial Kevin Hill Unknown 2004-09-29
Film The Skulls III Captain Harlan 2004-03-23
Film Everybody's Doing It Principal Kerr 2002-12-21
Serial Puppets Who Kill Unknown 2002-10-04
Film Cube 2: Hypercube The General 2002-04-15
Serial Mutant X Unknown 2001-10-06
Serial Doc Unknown 2001-03-11
Serial Caitlin's Way Unknown 2000-03-11
Film Left Behind Alan Tompkins 2000-10-30
Film Range of Motion Flozell 2000-12-04
Serial Relic Hunter Budur 1999-09-25
Serial Twice in a Lifetime Unknown 1999-08-25
Film The Wrong Girl Police Detective Jacobs 1999-01-04
Serial Highlander: The Raven Unknown 1998-09-26
Serial Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Unknown 1996-09-28
Film The Haunting of Lisa Sgt. Hill 1996-04-10
Serial Traders Unknown 1996-02-01
Film The Conspiracy of Fear Patterson 1996-01-01
Serial Goosebumps Unknown 1995-10-27
Serial X-Men Unknown 1992-10-31
Serial Highlander: The Series Charlie DeSalvo 1992-10-03
Serial Swamp Thing 1990-10-31
Film Millennium Briley 1989-08-25
Serial War Of The Worlds Unknown 1988-10-10
Serial Friday the 13th Unknown 1987-10-03
Film Easy Prey Blair 1986-07-08
Film Running Chuck Stone 1979-10-30
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