Joseph Sikora

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Joseph Sikora
Born (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active1988–present

Joseph Sikora (born June 27, 1976) is an American actor who starred as Tommy Egan on Power.

Early life[edit]

Sikora was born in Chicago, Illinois,one of three boys, and lived in the Jefferson Park and Norwood Park neighborhoods. He is of Polish descent.[1] He attended Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, Illinois for high school graduating in 1994. He studied acting at Columbia College Chicago, where he earned his BA in theater.


As a child, Sikora appeared in a McDonald's 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.[2] He is also an ensemble member of Chicago's Shattered Globe Theatre Company.

Sikora made his acting debut in an episode of 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 films such as Early Edition, Turks, The Watcher, and Ghost World, he was cast in two episodes of Third Watch.

In 2003, Sikora 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 the 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".[3]

He also took part in plays and was part of the Geffen Theatre's production of Fat Pig and the Los Angeles Theatre's production of Killer Joe.[4] He made many TV appearances 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.[5] He was later cast in the 2007 horror film Night Skies.

He appeared in the last episode of NYPD Blue in 2005. He was later cast in two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010.That same year He also portrayed Hans Schroeder in HBO’s series Boardwalk Empire As well ashe was cast as an Orderly at the Mental Hospital 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 Sheriff. In early 2012, he signed on to appear in Safe as the son of the head of the Russian mafia. He returned to theater in September 2012 with The Freedom of the City.[6]

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

In 2012, he appeared in Jack Reacher, in which he played a sniper wrongfully accused of gunning down random people in Pittsburgh, and who requests Jack Reacher's assistance to prove his innocence.[8]

Recently, Sikora portrayed Frank Cosgrove Jr. on the third season of the Netflix crime drama Ozark which was released on March 27, 2020.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy Young Johnny Wilson
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Boy singing in tennis court
2000 The Watcher Skater
2001 Ghost World Reggae Fan
2003 Gacy Roger Direct-to-video
Normal Wayne Applewood Television film
2007 Night Skies Joe
Charlie Wilson's War Chess Player
2010 Shutter Island Glen Miga
2012 Safe Vassily Docheski
Jack Reacher James Barr
2019 The Intruder Mike
2019 Jacob's Ladder Paul Rutiger


Year Title Role Notes
1990 The New Adam-12 1 episode
1998 Early Edition Rick Williams 1 episode
2002 Frasier Man in Bar 1 episode
2004 Monk Boz Harrelson 1 episode
Third Watch J.D. Hart 2 episodes
CSI: NY Joe Riggs 1 episode
2005 ER Riley 1 episode
Grey's Anatomy Shane Herman 1 episode
Criminal Minds Jimmy Baker 1 episode
Without a Trace Malcolm Neilus 1 episode
2006 CSI: Miami Howard Benchley 1 episode
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
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jason Gambel 2 episodes
2010–2011 Boardwalk Empire Hans Schroeder 2 episodes
2011 Body of Proof Tom Hanson 1 episode
White Collar Jonas Ganz 1 episode
Blue Bloods Mark Phelan 1 episode
2011–2013 The Heart, She Holler Sheriff 18 episodes
2013 The Good Wife Agent Norwich 1 episode
2014 True Detective Ginger 2 episodes
Banshee Sharp 3 episodes
Unforgettable Bob 1 episode
2014–2020 Power Tommy Egan Main cast
2015 The Player Dominic McCall 1 episode
2016 Underground Frog Jack 2 episodes
Chicago P.D. Kevin Bingham 1 episode
2018 Maniac JC 2 episodes
2021 Power Book IV: Force Tommy Egan
2020 Ozark Frank Cosgrove Jr. Recurring role


  1. ^ Samuels Gibbs, Adrienne (September 12, 2016). "Power Star Joseph Sikora on His Chicago Graffiti Crew Days". Chicago magazine.
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (February 28, 2006). "Sikora to Make Broadway Debut in Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Cesarine, Indira (December 22, 2012). "INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR JOSEPH SIKORA – STARRING OPPOSITE TOM CRUISE IN "JACK REACHER"". Untitled Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Scott Lipton, Brian (June 26, 2007). "Atkinson, Bernthal, Newman, Sikora to Join Geffen's Fat Pig". Theatermania. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  5. ^ clarissa (October 8, 2009). "Sneak Peek – Dollhouse "Belle Chose"". Archived from the original on October 11, 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  6. ^ Gioia, Michael (September 6, 2012). "Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City, With Cara Seymour, Joe Sikora, Will Kick Off Irish Rep's 25th Season". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  7. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE (October 22, 2013). "Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton & Joseph Sikora To Co-Star In Starz Series 'Power'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  8. ^ Hutchinson, Sean (December 20, 2012). "Film Review: Jack Reacher". LatinoReview. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (June 14, 2019). "'Ozark': Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Frances Dukes Among Four Cast; Two Promoted For Season 3 Of Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 27, 2020.

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