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Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor, dancer, singer

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A stage-trained British actor who became a star in film and on television in his native country, Eamonn Walker made the successful transition to Hollywood where he rose to prominence as the incarcerated Muslim leader Kareem Said on the gritty HBO drama series "Oz" (1997-2003). Prior to his work on the popular program, Walker made a name for himself on British television with the sitcom "In Sickness and in Health" (BBC, 1985-1992) and the police procedural "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010). He had an acclaimed feature debut in "Young Soul Rebels" (1991) and stood out in the Jude Law thriller "Shopping" (1994), but it was "Oz" that alerted U.S. audiences to his talents. From there, he co-starred in films like "Unbreakable" (2000), "Once in the Life" (2000) and "Lord of War" (2005), though television offered the actor his choicest roles. He landed a string of short-lived series like "Justice" (Fox, 2006), "Kings" (NBC, 2009) and "Lights Out" (FX, 2011), while appearing in films like "The Messenger" (2009) and "The Company Men" (2010). By the time he landed on "Chicago Fire" (NBC, 2012- ), Walker was one of TV's most consistent working actors.

A stage-trained British actor who became a star in film and on television in his native country, Eamonn Walker made the successful transition to Hollywood where he rose to prominence as the incarcerated Muslim leader Kareem Said on the gritty HBO drama series "Oz" (1997-2003). Prior to his work on the popular program, Walker made a name for himself on British television with the sitcom "In Sickness and in Health" (BBC, 1985-1992) and the police procedural "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010). He had an acclaimed feature debut in "Young Soul Rebels" (1991) and stood out in the Jude Law thriller "Shopping" (1994), but it was "Oz" that alerted U.S. audiences to his talents. From there, he co-starred in films like "Unbreakable" (2000), "Once in the Life" (2000) and "Lord of War" (2005), though television offered the actor his choicest roles. He landed a string of short-lived series like "Justice" (Fox, 2006), "Kings" (NBC, 2009) and "Lights Out" (FX, 2011), while appearing in films like "The Messenger" (2009) and "The Company Men" (2010). By the time he landed on "Chicago Fire" (NBC, 2012- ), Walker was one of TV's most consistent working actors.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Company Men, The (2010)
2.
 Legacy (2010)
3.
 Messenger, The (2009)
4.
 Blood and Bone (2009)
5.
 Cadillac Records (2008)
6.
 Lord of War (2005)
7.
 Duma (2005)
8.
 Tears of the Sun (2003) Ellis "Zee" Pettigrew
9.
10.
 Unbreakable (2000) Doctor Mathison
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Began show business career as a dancer with the Explosive Dance Theatre Company
1983:
Played an East End London punk in the musical "Labelled With Love", a British stage production based on the Squeeze album "East Side Story"
1985:
Was a regular on the British sitcom "In Sickness and in Health" (BBC)
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Played PC Malcolm Haines on the ITV police series "The Bill"
1991:
Guest starred on an episode of the long running BBC detective drama "Bergerac"
1991:
Film debut in the 1977-set British drama "Young Soul Rebels"
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Founded Flipside Productions, a theater company
1993:
Acted in the "One Foot in the Grave" TV-movie "One Foot in the Algarve" (BBC)
1994:
Featured in the fast-moving drama "Shopping", starring Jude Law and Sadie Frost
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Played convict Snoopy Oswald in Lynda LaPlante's ITV series "The Governor", starring Janet McTeer as a prison warden
1997:
Starred on Lynda LaPlante's ITV police drama series "Supply & Demand" as a streetwise cop who goes undercover in the drug trade
1997:
Played incarcerated Muslim leader Kareem Said in the HBO prison series "Oz"
2000:
Co-starred in the reunion TV-movie "Homicide: The Movie" (NBC)
2000:
Featured in "Once in the Life", Laurence Fishburne's directorial debut, following two con men brothers who botch a robbery
2001:
Portrayed "Othello" in a revisionist British TV adapation that moved the character to contemporary times and made him a police commissioner; aired on ITV
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Notes

Walker has performed as a vocalist with the British acid jazz band Marden Hill.

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