Eamonn Walker - Famous Actor

Eamonn Walker Net Worth

$6,000,000

Eamonn Walker’s net worth is $6 million. Famous for his performance as Kareem Said in the television show β€œOz”, Eamonn began his career as a dancer before turning towards acting and delivering stunning performances on both stage and screen.

Key facts:

  • Eamonn Walker is a British actor who originally intended to have a career in social work, but shifted his focus to dance and later to acting.
  • He gained recognition for his portrayal of Kareem Said on the television show 'Oz'.
  • He began his professional acting career in the musical 'Labelled with Love' in London, before making appearances on television shows such as 'Dempsey and Makepeace' and 'In Sickness and In Health' in the UK.
  • He has appeared in multiple film and television projects since his Hollywood debut in the late 90s.
  • Although his net worth is $6 million dollars, his career achievements in the entertainment industry are the main focus of his career.

Basic Information About Eamonn Walker

Full NameEamonn Roderique Walker
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor
Net worth$6,000,000
Date of birth1962-06-12 (61 years old)
Place of birthLondon
NationalityUnited Kingdom
EducationHungerford School,
GenderMale
Height6 ft (1.854 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Eamonn Walker awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
CableACE - Actor in a Dramatic SeriesWinnerOz1997

Eamonn Walker roles

Movie / Series Role
UnbreakableDr. Mathison
Lord of WarAndre Baptiste Senior
Tears of the SunEllis 'Zee' Pettigrew
A Lonely Place to DieAndy
The Company MenDanny
Blood and BoneJames
Cadillac RecordsHowlin' Wolf
ShoppingPeters (as Eammon Walker)
The MessengerColonel Stuart Dorsett
Strike BackWalter Lutulu 2 episodes, 2012
Chicago FireWallace Boden 192 episodes, 2012-2021
The Whole TruthTerrence 'Edge' Edgecomb 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Chicago P.D.Wallace Boden 13 episodes, 2014-2020
ERDr. Stephen Dakarai 3 episodes, 2006
BergeracConrad 1 episode, 1991
The BillP.C. Haynes 54 episodes, 1988-1989
The DetectivesD.I. Tyler 1 episode, 1995
Tales of the UnexpectedBates 1 episode, 1988
In Sickness and in HealthWinston 18 episodes, 1985-1987
OzKareem Said 51 episodes, 1997-2003
Goodnight SweetheartThursfield 1 episode, 1995
Lights OutEd Romeo 2 episodes, 2011
Birds of a FeatherColin 4 episodes, 1993-1996
KingsReverend Ephram Samuels 13 episodes, 2009

Eamonn Walker's Quotes

  • [on what fans think of Oz] What people say about the show is that they can't believe how much it affects them. Long after the show has finished on the air, they are either talking about it or thinking about it, and it always makes them feel something. That is, different things for different people, but all of the things that I hear on the street are excellent. People love this show. That makes me very happy to be a part of something that, in my opinion, has changed the way that America is looking at television today. I am very proud to be a part of that journey.
  • [on what roles he looks for]I look for good scripts. I don't look for roles. The script touches my mind or my gut. Primary I read and wait for the payoff. Sometimes the first part of the script may just get one click, because there's a beginning, middle, and an end. It doesn't have to be good, and it doesn't have to be bad; I don't have to be a good person or an evil person; I just need a good script that I can relate to. It's that simple.
  • [on if it was difficult to making the transition from acting in the UK to the US] In the beginning, yes. I had so much I needed to learn about America. I had to learn the accent. I had to learn about American politics, the penal system, and Muslims. I had to learn how to speak some phrases in Arabic. So in the beginning, there was a lot to do, but God blessed me in a way I would never know how to repay him. He put the right people to help me get all of that information, and collated it together, right in front of me.
  • [on what his favorite role is] Kareem Said, the Muslim prisoner in Oz. As an actor, I like to be in productions that are not frightened to push the envelope. Oz did that, whether it was dealing with religion, sexuality or crime. As far as I'm concerned, the series broke the mold on American TV. Because it was an HBO series, you had to buy it so it wasn't on prime time and could cover all sorts of taboo things that are normally only caught in movies. Series like The Sopranos came after and they all took bits of Oz.
  • [His favorite storyline from Oz] The one that got a lot of attention was the one where I had a white girlfriend. I like that because all these two people ever did was hold hands and the world ended. So it made me laugh on some level, there's all this controversy and all this reaction and pain that everybody was carrying and these two people just held hands. He was in a prison and he couldn't come out so there was nothing that was ever going to happen. So I saw that was quite funny and ironic.

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Eamonn Walker: A Remarkable Career That Led to a $6 Million Net Worth

Eamonn Walker, a London-born actor, originally dreamed of having a career in social work. Little did he know that his journey would lead him towards dancing and eventually towards acting. With a net worth of $6 million dollars, we can see that Eamonn’s hard work and dedication has paid off. Let’s dive into his fascinating journey of achievements and breakthroughs.

The Journey to Fame

Eamon discovered his talent for dancing post his university studies in social work. After joining the Explosive Dance Theater Company in England, an injury ended his dance career. He took this moment to redirect his focus and pursue his passion for performing arts. Soon enough, he landed a role in the β€˜Labelled with Love’ musical, which marked his entry into professional acting.

His first major streak crossed television shows Dempsey and Makepeace, Dramarama, In Sickness, and In Health. Eamonn began paving his way into the Hollywood scene with more prominent roles like Young Soul Rebels in the early ’90s film. But it wasn’t until his performance on the hit television show Oz that placed him in the limelight and eventually paved the way towards a vast acting career.

The Career

Eamonn is now best-known for portraying Kareem Said on the show Oz, where he gained critical acclaim and notable attention via a nomination for Best Actor at the NAACP Image Awards. It was after this success that Eamon grew increasingly popular in Hollywood, alongside high-budget projects like Tears of the Sun, Lord of War, and Cadillac Records.

Eamonn’s impeccable skill set led him towards bigger challenges that only brought out the best in him as an actor. Recently, he has been part of many wonderful projects such as the ABC drama series, β€˜The Whole Truth,’ Terra Nova, and ALSO Human Target on Fox TV.

Awards and Achievements

  • Eamonn won Best Actor in the Television Producer’s Award for his role in β€˜Blue Bloods’ Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pan African Film Festival.
  • Nominated in 1998 an NAACP Image award for his work in OZ that won him widespread acclaim.

Personal Life of Eamonn Walker

Eamonn Walker stays distant from the controversial spotlight and prefers to keep his personal life away from public attention. However, it is made known that he married his longtime partner, Sandra Walker, and together they have three children.

In Conclusion

Despite his humble beginnings, Eamonn Walker broke the norm in his acting career to build a path towards living his dream. Today, he is ranked among some of the biggest earners in the entertainment industry with an impressive net worth of $6 million dollars. The journey that Eamonn took only showed his willingness to continuous learning, which took him from England to New York – towards the path of making every acting role count.

Interesting Facts about Eamonn Walker

  1. Trained as a dancer.
  2. Began his career as a dancer, but when a leg operation forced him to give it up, he turned to his second love: acting.
  3. His father is from Grenada and his mother is from Trinidad.
  4. He has three children, two of them are twins.
  5. Made his London stage debut in the play Labelled With Love.
  6. He was inspired to become an actor after seeing Sidney Poitier in De Nacht van Inspecteur Tibbs (1967).
  7. Attended the University of North London.
  8. Studied to become a social worker.
  9. Mentors were screenwriter Lynda La Plante, and actor Robert David MacDonald.
  10. Founded the Flipside Theatre Company in London.
  11. The first black actor to play Othello at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
  12. Married to novelist Sandra Walker.
  13. He was nominated for a 2016 Joseph Jefferson (Equity) Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Between Riverside and Crazy" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
  14. Credits Rita Moreno as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
  15. Walker had praised his acting mentor Rita Moreno for his humble beginnings, as an actor.
  16. His acting mentor is Rita Moreno.
  17. As a struggling actor, he has been mentored in the business by veteran singer/actress and dancer Rita Moreno. His first television exposure with Moreno was a co-starring role opposite her in the Oz (1997) series. Walker played Kareem Said, for each and every one of the 56 episodes.
  18. As an actor, he was highly influenced by Rita Moreno.
  19. Actress/singer and dancer Rita Moreno took him under her wing, when he was 35.

Additional information of Eamonn Walker

ZodiacGemini
Lucky Number9
Lucky StoneAgate
Lucky ColorYellow
Best Match for MarriageLeo, Aquarius, Libra
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
EthnicityMixed
ReligionChristianity

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