- 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)
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- Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
- Profession: Actor
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