Who is Eamonn Walker?

Eamonn Roderique Walker was born on 12 June 1962 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in London, England. He is a 58-year-old actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Winston in the BBC sitcom “In Sickness And In Health” (1985-1987), as Kareem Saïd in the HBO drama series “Oz” (1997-2003), and portraying Battalion Chief Wallace Boden in the “Chicago” franchise.

How rich is he, as of now? Eamonn Walker Net Worth

As of early 2021, Eamonn Walker’s net worth is over $2 million; earned through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, who has garnered more than 60 acting credits since he launched his career back in the mid-1980s.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity

Eamonn Walker was born to a Grenadian father and a Trinidadian mother; however, there is no information in the media about their names and professions, nor whether he has siblings or not. He spent his childhood in Islington in north London, and six months living in Trinidad at the age of nine. He holds British nationality, and belongs to African-American ethnic group.

Educational Background

Regarding his education, Eamonn went to Hungerford School in Islington, and upon matriculation enrolled into the Polytechnic of North London, from which he graduated with a degree in Social Work. Since he couldn’t pursue career as a social worker, Eamonn also trained as a dancer, and later performed with the Explosive Dance Theatre Company in London.

After suffering a calf injury, Eamonn was forced to give up dancing, and he then moved to the United States, where he studied at the New York Film Academy under the mentorship of actor Robert David MacDonald, and screenwriter Lynda La Plante.

Career Beginnings

Eamonn Walker started his acting career on stage in the role of a punk rocker in the London production of the musical “Labelled With Love” in 1983.

According to his IMDB profile, he made his TV debut some two years later, when he made a guest-starring appearance as Edwin Shore in an episode of the ITV crime drama series “Dempsey And Makepeace”, after which he was cast as Winston in the BBC1 sitcom “In Sickness And In Health” between 1985 and 1987.

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Concurrently, he guest-starred as P.C. Garfield Walcott in an episode of the ITV children’s anthology series “Dramarama” (1986), Floyd in an episode of the ITV comedy series “The Two Of Us” (1986), and DC Little Jimmy in an episode of the ITV crime series “Bulman” (1987).

Rise to Fame

In 1988, Eamonn made appearances as Bates in an episode of the ITV comedy-drama horror series “Tales Of The Unexpected”, and various characters in an episode of the BBC1 comedy sketch “The Les Dennis Laughter Show”, and then landed the role of Hugh in the TV drama mini-series “Blind Justice”. Thereafter, he played PC Malcolm Haynes in the ITV police procedural drama series “The Bill” from 1988 to 1989.

After guest-starring as Conrad in an episode of the BBC1 crime drama series “Bergerac”, Eamonn was cast in his first film role playing Carlton in Isaac Julien’s coming-of-age thriller film “Young Soul Rebels”, both in 1991.

In the following year, he guest-starred in such roles as Kev in an episode of the ITV sitcom “The Upper Hand”, young Ghod in an episode of the BBC One comedy-drama series “Love Hurts”, Patrick in an episode of the ITV comedy series “The Old Boy Network”, and an agent in an episode of the ITV children’s adventure series “Runaway Bay”. Thereafter, he made a guest-starring appearance as Hugo in an episode of the BBC One sitcom “One Foot In The Grave”, and portrayed Colin in the BBC 1 sitcom “Birds Of A Feather”, both in 1993.

Further Work

In 1994, Eamonn landed the role of Peters in the action crime drama film “Shopping”, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. He then guest-starred as D.I. Tyler in an episode of the BBC One comedy series “The Detectives”, and Thursfield in an episode of the BBC One sci-fi time travel sitcom “Goodnight Sweetheart”, both in 1995. From 1995 through ‘96, Eamonn was cast as Snoopy Oswald in the ITV drama series “The Governor”,  followed by his portrayal of Jake Brown in the 1997 made-for-TV crime drama film “Supply & Demand”, and the TV mini-series of the same title aired in 1998.

Eamonn then joined the cast of the HBO drama series “Oz”, in which he starred in the role of Kareem Said from 1997 to 2003.

Concurrently, he worked on other projects; in 2000 he played Eric Thomas James in the made-for-TV crime drama film “Homicide: The Movie”, portrayed Tony in Laurence Fishburne’s crime film “Once In The Life”, and featured as Dr. Mathison in the superhero thriller film “Unbreakable”, alongside Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. Thereafter, he landed the roles of John Othello in the made-for-TV drama film “Othello” (2001), based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same title, Jew Don Boney in the made-for-TV drama film “Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story” (2002), and Ellis ‘Zee’ Pettigrew in the action thriller film “Tears Of The Sun” (2003) again with Bruce Willis, and Monica Bellucci.

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Continued Success

In 2004, Eamonn guest-starred as Ted Truziak in an episode of the Fox legal drama series “The Jury”, and played George Parris in two episodes of the ITV1 crime drama series “Rose And Maloney”. It was followed by his portrayals of Ripkuna in the family drama adventure film “Duma”, and Andre Baptiste Senior in the crime drama film “Lord Of War”, starring alongside Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke and Jared Leto, both in 2005. He then played Dr. Stephen Dakarai in the NBC medical drama series “ER” (2006), and featured in the role of Luther Graves in the Fox legal drama series “Justice” (2006-2007). In 2007, Eamonn became the first African-American actor to portray Othello at either the modern reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe, or the original Globe Theatre in London.

In the next year, Eamonn landed the small role of Senator Joy in the BBC drama mini-series “Bonekickers”, and featured as Howlin’ Wolf in the biographical music drama “Cadillac Records”, next to Adrien Brody and Beyoncé. In 2009, he played Colonel Stuart Dorsett in the romantic war drama film “The Messenger”, portrayed James in the action drama film “Blood And Bone”, and starred as Solomon in the BBC Two crime drama mini-series “Moses Jones”. Later that year, he was also cast as Reverend Ephram Samuels in the NBC drama series “Kings”, based on the biblical story of King David. In 2010, Eamonn played Danny in the drama film “The Company Men”, along with Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner, and featured as Darnell Gray Jnr in the psychological thriller film “Legacy”.

Recent Major Projects

Between 2010 and 2011, Eamonn was cast as Terrence ‘Edge’ Edgecomb in the ABC legal drama series “The Whole Truth”. It was followed by his portrayals of Ed Romeo in the FX boxing drama series “Lights Out”, Andy in the action thriller film “A Lonely Place To Die”, and Wilder Blanks in the made-for-TV crime fantasy film “17th Precinct”, all in 2011. In the next year, Eamonn guest-starred as Ambrose Kenny in an episode of the BBC One crime drama series “Inspector George Gently”, and as Walter Lutulu in two episodes of the Sky One/Cinemax action-adventure/spy-drama series “Strike Back”.

In 2012, Eamonn was chosen to portray Battalion Chief Wallace Boden in the drama series “Chicago Fire”, which has been aired on NBC ever since. He would later reprise the role in other parts of the “Chicago” franchise, including “Chicago P.D.” (2014-2020), “Chicago Justice” (2017), and “Chicago Med” (2017-2019). Concurrently, he also guest-starred as Frederick Douglass in an episode of the BBC America drama series “Copper” (2013), and featured in the title role in the short drama film “Dubois” (2014).

He then lent his voice to Bernard in the 2015 short animated comedy film “B Love”, followed by landing the role of Chuck in the 2016 short drama film “Hidden Tears: Tanya”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Eamonn Walker has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while his weight is approximately 185lbs (85kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Eamonn Walker is married to novelist Sandra Walker – they’ve been together for more than three decades., and are the parents of three children, including twins Deke and Jahdine; the name of their third child hasn’t been revealed yet. The family currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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