Person Details

Birthday: 1950-04-18 04:14:14

Aliases: Philip Akon , Phil Aiken , Philip Aikin , Phil Aken , Phil Akin

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica

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Movie Involvements: 26

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

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6

P2

(2007) Karl
The Expanse
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8

The Expanse

(2015) Craig
Highlander: The Series
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7

Highlander: The Series

(1992) Charlie DeSalvo (credit only)
Lost Girl
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8

Lost Girl

(2010) Tshombe
Relic Hunter
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7

Relic Hunter

(1999) Budur
RoboCop
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6

RoboCop

(2014) Dr. Alan
Mutant X
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7

Mutant X

(2001) General Sutton
War of the Worlds
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6

War of the Worlds

(1988) Norton Drake

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2015 Craig
2014 Dr. Alan
2010 Tshombe
Det. Lewis Cook
2009 Principal Hendricks
N/A
2008 N/A
2007 Karl
Sarge
2006 Dr. Mitch Powell
2005 Lou
Second I.A. Agent
English Teacher
2004 N/A
Captain Harlan
2002 Principal Kerr
N/A
The General
Mr. Seabrooke
2001 General Sutton
N/A
2000 Flozell
Alan Tompkins
N/A
1999 Budur
N/A
Police Detective Jacobs
1998 Manager
N/A
ESU lieutenant
1997 New York Assistant D.A
1996 Public Defender
N/A
Sgt. Hill
Patterson
1995 N/A
1993 Dr. Kerr
1992 N/A
Charlie DeSalvo
Charlie DeSalvo (credit only)
Charlie DeSalvo (uncredited)
Reporter #2
1991 Detective McQuay
1989 Briley
1988 Norton Drake
1987 N/A
1986 Blair
1984 Dr. Vermeil
1980 Student #1
1979 Chuck Stone
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N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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