Joseph Sikora

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Joseph Sikora
Born (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 38)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

Joseph Sikora (born June 27, 1976) is an American actor.

Career[edit]

He studied acting at Columbia College in Chicago where he received his B.A. degree in Theater. As a child, he appeared in a commercial with Michael Jordan. He made his Broadway debut in 2006 after he was cast as one of the leads on The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.[1] He is also an ensemble member of Chicago's Shattered Globe Theatre Company.

He made his acting debut in an episode The New Adam-12 after playing "extras" on a few TV shows. He was cast as Johnny in Rudy. After making small appearances in TV shows and movies such as Early Edition, Turks, The Watcher and Ghost World, he was cast in 2 episodes of Third Watch.

In 2003, he was cast as Roger in the direct-to-video biographical-drama film, Gacy. After making a few appearances on low-budget movies, he was cast in Golden Globe nominated, Normal which he feels was his "break-through" moment when the star of the movie, Tom Wilkinson told him that “all you have to do is think the line and the camera will read it”.[2]

He also took part in plays and was part of the Geffen Theatre's production of Fat Pig and the Lost Angeles Theatre's production of Killer Joe.[3] He made a lot of TV appearance between 2005-2012, appearing in major network shows including ER, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, Prison Break, Lost and Dollhouse.[4] He was later cast in the 2007 horror film, Night Skies.

He was later cast in 2-episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010. That same year, he was cast as a mental patient in Shutter Island, In 2011, he was cast in the television pilot for Body of Proof as well as being signed in a full role in Adult Swim's comedy/horror TV series, The Heart, She Holler playing the Sheriff. In early 2012, he signed for Jason Statham starrer, Safe as Vassily Docheski, the son of the head of the Russian mafia. He returned to theatre in September 2012 with "The Freedom of the City".[5]

He was cast in Tom Cruise starrer, Jack Reacher in which he played a sniper wrongfully accused of gunning down random people in Pittsburgh and Jack Reacher is called in to prove that he is innocent.[6]

In October 2013, he was cast in Starz! original drama series, Power[7]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films and made-for-TV-films
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy Young Johnny Feature
2000 The Watcher Skater Feature
2001 Ghost World Reggae Fan Feature
2003 Gacy Roger Direct-to-Video
2003 Normal Wayne Applewood TV Movie
2007 Night Skies Joe Feature
2010 Shutter Island Glen Miga Feature
2012 Safe Vassily Docheski Feature
2012 Jack Reacher James Barr Feature
Television series and mini-series
Year Title Role Notes
1990 The New Adam-12 1 episode
1998 Early Edition Rick Williams 1 episode
2004 Third Watch J.D. Hart 2 episodes
2004 CSI: NY Joe Riggs 1 episode
2005 ER Riley 1 episode
2005 Grey's Anatomy Shane Herman 1 episode
2005 Criminal Minds Jimmy Baker 1 episode
2006 Without a Trace Malcolm Neilus 1 episode
2006 CSI: Miami Howard Benchley 1 episode
2006 Prison Break Sara's boyfriend 1 episode
2008 Lost Co-Pilot 1 episode
2009 Dollhouse Jimmy Baker 1 episode
2010 Rubicon Daniel Burns (voice) 2 episodes
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jason Gambel 2 episodes
2011 Body of Proof Tom Hanson 1 episode
2011 White Collar Jonas Ganz 1 episode
2011 Blue Bloods Mark Phelan 1 episode
2010-11 Boardwalk Empire Hans Schroeder 2 episodes
2011-13 The Heart, She Holler Sheriff 18 episodes
2014 True Detective Ginger 2 episodes
2014 Power Tommy Egan Series Regular
2014 Banshee Sharp 3 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gans, Andrew (28 Feb 2006). "Sikora to Make Broadway Debut in Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". Playbill. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Cesarine, Indira. "INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR JOSEPH SIKORA – STARRING OPPOSITE TOM CRUISE IN "JACK REACHER"". Untitled Magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Scott Lipton, Brian (26 June 2007). "Atkinson, Bernthal, Newman, Sikora to Join Geffen's Fat Pig". Theatermania. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sneak Peek – Dollhouse "Belle Chose"". TVovermind.com. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Gioia, Michael (6 Sep 2012). "Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City, With Cara Seymour, Joe Sikora, Will Kick Off Irish Rep's 25th Season". Playbill. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Hutchinson, Sean (20 December 2012). "Film Review: Jack Reacher". LatinoReview. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  7. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE (22 October 2013). "Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton & Joseph Sikora To Co-Star In Starz Series ‘Power’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

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