Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Joseph Sikora ’98, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is in Chicago shooting his new TV series Power Book IV: Force, a spinoff of his previous hit Starz series Power. The new show is filming in Chicago, which is Sikora’s hometown, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Sikora recently posted an Instagram photo of himself at Altgeld Gardens and Phillip Murray Homes on Chicago’s Far South Side.
Sikora is well known for his role as Tommy Egan on Starz’s Power franchise. As previously reported in this blog, Sikora told the Hollywood Reporter that the new series will look to create TV storylines inspired in part by his native Chicago.
“We are looking to fill our canon with stories that expose the inner workings of the city, that follow the establishment of modern-day institutions and laws, and that define often-ignored pockets of the urban landscape,” Sikora told HR.
As previously reported in this blog, Sikora’s acting career began when he was a child in Chicago and played the title role in Touchstone Theatre’s production of The Little Prince. As an adult, he has appeared on Chicago stages in productions at Goodman, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, and Shattered Globe theatres. He was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago’s top theatre award) for Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in Shattered Globe’s 1999 production Frozen Assets. He also costarred with fellow Chicago actor David Schwimmer in a 2006 Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Besides the Power franchise and Ozark, his TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, Boardwalk Empire, Chicago P.D., The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, and Monk. His big-screen credits include roles in Rudy, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie Wilson’s War, Shutter Island, Jack Reacher, and Jacob’s Ladder.
As previously reported in this blog, Sikora is also part of the ensemble cast of the Netflix series Ozark, which was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The 2021 SAG Awards ceremony will air on TNT and TBS on April 4.