Chris Chalk

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Chris Chalk
Christopher Eugene Chalk

(1986-12-07) December 7, 1986 (age 32)
Years active2005–present

Christopher Eugene Chalk (born December 7, 1986)[citation needed] is an American television, film, and theatre actor.

Early life[edit]

Chalk graduated from Asheville High School in 2003[1] and earned a BFA in acting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007.[2]


Chalk is known for television roles such as journalist Gary Cooper in The Newsroom,[3] Marine Tom Walker in Homeland,[4] and murderer Jody Adair in Justified.[1][3] He has also been in multiple Law & Order episodes[2] and appears in Gotham as a young Lucius Fox.[5] He is also known for his roles in the 2010 Broadway play Fences,[2] and the films 12 Years a Slave (2013)[6] and Red Sea Diving Resort (2019).


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Rent Street Vendor Who Sells Coats
2006 The Architect Drug Dealer
2007 Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Officer
2012 Being Flynn Ivan
2013 12 Years A Slave Clemens
2013 Burning Blue Special Agent Jones
2015 Lila & Eve Alonzo
2016 Come and Find Me Buck Cameron / Kyle
2017 Detroit Officer Frank
2019 The Red Sea Diving Resort Col. Abdel Ahmed
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Rescue Me Young Black Male Episode: "Sparks"
2009 The Good Wife Third Year Associate Episode: "Crash"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Neal Douglas Episode: “Turmoil”
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Austin Arvis Episode: "Inhumane Society"
2011 Person of Interest Lawrence Pope Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Justified Jody Adair 2 episodes
2011–13 Homeland Tom Walker 7 episodes
2014 Sons of Anarchy Flint Episode: "Black Widower"
2012–14 The Newsroom Gary Cooper 24 episodes
2015–19 Gotham Lucius Fox 33 episodes
2015 Complications Darius Bishop 8 episodes[7]
2016 The Blacklist John Addison Episode: "Drexel (No. 113)"[8]
2016–17 Underground William Still 5 episodes
2019 When They See Us Yusuf Salaam Main role
TBA Perry Mason Paul Drake Miniseries, main role


  1. ^ a b Sarah Williams (10 July 2010). "Young, Gifted, and Black". The Urban News. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Fences Star Chris Chalk on Eight Seconds in Rent and What He's Learned from Denzel". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b Jason Sandford (23 July 2012). "Chris Chalk has role in new HBO series The Newsroom". Ashvegas. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ "'Homeland' season finale review: Claire Danes and Damian Lewis provide an explosive conclusion". 18 December 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2015-03-07). "Chris Chalk Cast As Lucius Fox On 'Gotham'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  6. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. "Chris Chalk Joins Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' | IndieWire". Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Chris Chalk on Gang-life and Humanity in USA Drama 'Complications'". NBC News. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  8. ^ Cropper, Anton (2016-02-18), Drexel (No. 113), retrieved 2016-11-27

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