Fast Facts

  • First acting role was as a strawberry in a grade-school play.
  • Worked as a waiter and a Victoria's Secret stock boy before transitioning to acting full time.
  • Performance in the 2002 TV-movie The Big Time---which was executive-produced by ER producer John Wells---earned Atkins a role on the medical drama.
  • Landed his second series-regular role with the part of FBI agent Clinton Jones on USA Network's hit White Collar.
  • Enjoys ballroom dancing in his spare time.


  • David Atkins — Father
  • Makeba Atkins — Sister
  • Jacqueline Atkins — Mother


  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (BS in Speech, 1997)