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Eamonn Walker Biography

Birth Name:
Eamonn Walker
Birth Place:
London, England
Dancer, actor

Fast Facts

  • His father was from Grenada; his mother was from Trinidad; he was raised in North London
  • Was inspired to pursue a career in the arts at age 9 after seeing Sidney Poitier in 1967's In the Heat of the Night
  • Studied social work at the University of North London, but switched concentration to dance, and later joined London's Explosive Dance Theatre Company; a leg operation forced him to give up dancing for acting
  • Made professional acting debut in 1983's Labelled With Love, a musical based on the songs of British pop band Squeeze
  • Introduced to U
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  • television audiences as Kareem Said in the gritty HBO prison drama Oz
  • Played John Othello in an updated 2002 version of Shakespeare's Othello that aired as an episode of Masterpiece Theatre
  • Debuted on Broadway as Marc Antony in the 2005 production of Julius Caesar opposite Denzel Washington
  • Portrayed blues singer Howlin' Wolf in 2008's Cadillac Records, about the music produced at Chess Records


  • Sandra Walker -- Wife