Joseph Sikora

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Joseph Sikora
Born (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 41)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present

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

Early life[edit]

Sikora was born in Chicago, Illinois, and lived in the Jefferson Park and Norwood Park neighborhoods.[1] He studied acting at Chicago Columbia College, where he received a BA in theater.

Career[edit]

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 Lost Angeles Theatre's production of Killer Joe.[4] He made a lot of 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 was later cast in two 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 on to appear in Safe as the son of the head of the Russian mafia. He returned to theatre 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 Jack Reacher is called in to prove that he is innocent.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy Young Johnny
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
2010 Shutter Island Glen Miga
2012 Safe Vassily Docheski
Jack Reacher James Barr

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The New Adam-12 1 episode
1998 Early Edition Rick Williams 1 episode
2004 Mr monk and the paper boy Cashier 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 (TV series) Agent Norwich 1 episode
2014 True Detective Ginger 2 episodes
Banshee Sharp 3 episodes
Unforgettable Bob 1 episode
2014–present Power Tommy Egan
2015 The Player Dominic McCall 1 episode
2016 Underground Frog Jack 2 episodes
Chicago P.D. Kevin 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuels Gibbs, Adrienne (September 12, 2016). "Power Star Joseph Sikora on His Chicago Graffiti Crew Days". Chicago magazine. 
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (28 February 2006). "Sikora to Make Broadway Debut in Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". Playbill. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Cesarine, Indira. "INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR JOSEPH SIKORA – STARRING OPPOSITE TOM CRUISE IN "JACK REACHER"". Untitled Magazine. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Scott Lipton, Brian (26 June 2007). "Atkinson, Bernthal, Newman, Sikora to Join Geffen's Fat Pig". Theatermania. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sneak Peek – Dollhouse "Belle Chose"". TVovermind.com. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ 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. 
  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. 
  8. ^ Hutchinson, Sean (20 December 2012). "Film Review: Jack Reacher". LatinoReview. Retrieved 28 October 2013. 

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