Philip Akin

Acteur de 69 ans (18 avril 1950)


Philip Akin is a Canadian actor who has been active for over thirty years in stage, film, and television. He has had featured roles in major American films such as The Sum of All Fears, S.W.A.T., and Get Rich or Die Tryin'. He has also done much voice work, including voicing the character of Bishop for the X-Men animated series and Tripp Hansen in Monster Force.
Akin was born in Kingston, Jamaica as a middle brother of five sons. His parents moved to Oshawa, Ontario in 1953, and he and his brothers followed suit the next year. He has lived there ever since. Shortly after attending high school, Akin attended Toronto's Ryerson Theatre School. In 1975, he became the school's first acting graduate, landing a role just a few days later in a Shaw Festival production of Caesar and Cleopatra.
In 1983, Akin began studying Yoshinkan Aikido and is presently a 5th degree black belt in that art. He has also trained in Jing Mo Kung Fu and T'ai chi ch'uan.
Akin first came to prominence in the early 1980s when he performed on the zany comedy series Bizarre. Other recognizable roles include computer expert Norton Drake from War of the Worlds, an American television series that went off the air in 1990. His recurring role as Charlie DeSalvo in Highlander: The Series has also brought him much recognition. In Shake Hands with the Devil, he portrays Kofi Annan, then United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. In 2007, Akin will be performing at the Stratford Festival of Canada, a prestigious summer-long celebration of theatre held each year in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He is cast in the title role of William Shakespeare's Othello, and also in the role of Crooks in the Festival's rendition of John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men. Phil Akin can also be seen in a long list of guest appearances on television series for example: F/X: The Series, Mutant X, and most recently, Flashpoint.


L'Homme aux mille visages

de Mikael Salomon

Film L'Homme aux mille visages

2e sous-sol

de Franck Khalfoun

Film 2e sous-sol

Le Boss

de Les Mayfield

Film Le Boss

Mutant assassin

de Randy Daudlin

Film Mutant assassin

L'Homme parfait

de Mark Rosman

Film L'Homme parfait

Cube² : Hypercube

de Andrzej Sekula

Film Cube² : Hypercube

Everybody's Doing It

de Jeff Beesley

Film Everybody's Doing It

The Red Sneakers

de Gregory Hines

Film The Red Sneakers

Left Behind

de Vic Sarin

Film Left Behind

The Wrong Girl

de David Jackson

Film The Wrong Girl


de Michael Anderson

Film Millennium

Easy Prey

de Sandor Stern

Film Easy Prey

Le Vainqueur

de Steven Hilliard Stern

Film Le Vainqueur