Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alum Joseph Sikora Stars in Season 3 of Hit TV Series ‘Power Book IV: Force’ in 2024

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Joseph Sikora ’98, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, will return for a third season of his hit TV series Power Book IV: Force, reports the entertainment news outlet Blex Media.

In an article posted December 15 2023, Blex reported that the premium cable outlet Starz has officially greenlit a third season for the series, in which Sikora stars as Chicago drug dealer Tommy Egan. As previously reported in this blog, Force is a spinoff of the hit Starz series Power, in which Sikora introduced his Tommy Egan character.

The Blex article quoted Kathryn Busby, president of programming for Starz, stating that TV audiences “made it clear that they need more Tommy, and we’re thrilled to deliver. Christmas has indeed come early!” To read the Blex report, click here.

Columbia College Chicago Theatre alum Joseph Sikora in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department’s Getz Theatre Center Courtyard Theatre.

As previously reported in this blog, Sikora – a Chicago native – took time off from his Chicago location shooting for Power in October 2022 when he returned to Columbia College for a “fireside chat” with students in the Sheldon Patinkin Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College in Chicago’s South Loop. The event was a joint presentation of the Theatre Department and the Columbia College Alumni Network. Video excerpts of Sikora’s conversation with Susan Padveen, Interim Allen and Lynn Turner Chair of Theatre at Columbia, are posted on the college’s website along with a report on the event. To read the report and view the video, 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, his TV credits include Ozark, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D.The Good WifeGrey’s Anatomy, and Monk. His big-screen credits include roles in RudyMy Best Friend’s WeddingCharlie Wilson’s WarShutter IslandJack Reacher, and Jacob’s Ladder.