Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Joseph Sikora ’98, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, stars in the new Starz TV series Power Book IV: Force, a spinoff of his previous hit Starz series Power.
Sikora plays drug dealer Tommy Egan, the character he introduced in the original series. The new show, filmed partly in Sikora’s hometown of Chicago, debuts February 6. To see a video preview of the show, click here.
In an Entertainment Weekly article published January 21, Sikora revisited some of his earlier acting credits: a McDonald’s commercial with basketball legend Michael Jordan, appearances in TV’s Frasier, Prison Break, and Boardwalk Empire, a powerful featured performance in the Tom Cruise screen thriller Jack Reacher, and a recent recurring role in the Netflix crime drama Ozark. To read the article, click here.
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, 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.