Sullivan Walker

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Sullivan Walker
Born 20 November 1946
Laventille, Trinidad
Died 20 February 2012(2012-02-20) (aged 65)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death
Heart Attack
Nationality Trinidadian
Citizenship United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–2012
Home town San Francisco, California
Spouse(s) Carol Mark-Walker

Sullivan Walker (November 20, 1946 – February 20, 2012) was a Trinidadian actor who played numerous small and recurring roles on television shows from the early 1980s onwards. Walker migrated to New York from Trinidad in 1969 and became an actor, writer, director and teacher.

Early life[edit]

Walker was born in Laventille, Trinidad, on November 20, 1946.[1] He was raised in Broadway in the city of San Fernando.[1] He initially began a career as a teacher at St. Paul’s Anglican School in San Fernando.[1]

Professional work[edit]

Walker acted in such television shows as The Cosby Show from 1988 to 1991 portraying Bill Cosby's physician friend, Dr. James Harmon.[2] He guest-starred in single episodes of The Pretender (1999), The Sentinel (1997), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004). He also played a bit part in several movies, including Crocodile Dundee (1986). His most significant role was in the 1994–95 show Earth 2, where he appeared in nearly every episode as Yale, a cybernetic advisor to Devon Adair (Debrah Farentino) and tutor to her son, Uly. His final role was in the 2005 movie Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

Outside of film and television Walker was also a Broadway actor, acting in August Wilson's Two Trains Running.[2] Toward the end of his life, he endeavored to found a school/workshops for Caribbean actors in New York to succeed in the American film and television markets.[2]

Death[edit]

Walker died of a heart attack on February 20, 2012, in his home of Los Angeles, California, three months after his 65th birthday. He is survived by his daughter and only child, Keela Walker. His remains were cremated.

Film and television appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Felmine, Kevon (2012-03-03). "San Fernando farewell to actor Sullivan Walker". Trinidad Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  2. ^ a b c Annan Boodram. "Sullivan Walker Wants to Give Back". The Caribbean Voice. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 

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