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Philip Akin


B: April 18, 1950 in Kingston, Jamaica

In 1953, a few years after Philip Akin was born in Jamaica, his parents moved to Oshawa, Ontario to establish a home. Philip and his brothers followed the next year. Very little is known of his early years, but shortly after attending high school, Akin enrolled at the Ryerson Institute of Technology (now Ryerson University) in Toronto. In 1975, he became the school’s first acting graduate, landing a role just a few days later in a Shaw Festival production of Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra. His film and television career began three years later.

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Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Three Card Monte (1978)
Running (1979)

A Far Cry From Home (TV-1981)
Improper Channels (1981)
Gas (1981)
Covergirl (1984)
Deadline (1984)
Iceman (1984)
Jimmy Valentine (TV-1085, short)
Martin’s Day (1985)
In Like Flynn (TV-1985)
The Park is Mine (TV-1986)
Easy Prey (TV-1986)
The High Price of Passion (YV-1986)
Christmas Dove (TV-1986)
Walking on Air (TV-1987)
Prettykill (1987)
Nowhere to Hide (1987)
Blue Monkey (1987)
Nightstick (TV-1987)
A Conspiracy of Love (TV-1987)
Sadie and Son (TV-1987)
Switching Channels (1988)
Millennium (1989)

Stella (1990)
Uncut Gem (TV-1990)
Descending Angel (TV-1990)
F/X2 (1991)
The Big Slice (1991)
Married to It (1991)
Quiet Killer (1992)
Devlin (TV-1992)
Terror on Track 9 (TV-1992)
Liar, Liar (1993)
The Ref (1994)
The Conspiracy of Fear (VR-1996)
Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct: Ice (TV-1996)
The Haunting of Lisa (TV-1996)
The Stupids (1996)
Fly Away Home (1996)
Talk to Me (TV-1996)
Mistrial (TV-1996)
While My Pretty One Sleeps (TV-1997)
…First Do No Harm (TV-1997)
When Innocence is Lost (TV-1997)
Elvis Meets Nixon (1997)
Time to Say Goodbye? (1997)
The Don’s Analyst (TV-1997)
Color of Justice (1997)
Ms. Scrooge (TV-1997)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (TV-1998)
Woo (1998)
Airborne (1998)
Down in the Delta (1998)
Giving Up the Ghost (TV-1998)
One Tough Cop (1998)
The Wrong Girl (TV-1999)
Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (TV-1999)
Deep in My Heart (TV-1999)
Pushing Tin (1999)
To Love, Honor & Betray (TV-1999)
IN Too Deep (1999)
Strange Justice (TV-1999)
P.T. Barnum (TV-1999)
Murder Most Likely (TV-1999)

All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story (TV-2000)
Who’s Killing Atlanta’s Children (TV-2000)
One Kill (TV-2000)
One True Love (2000)
Range of Motion (TV-2000)
Blackout (TV-2001)
Left Behin (2001)
Bojangles (TV-2001)
The Judge (TV-2001)
Hitched (TV-2001)
Mary Higgins Clark’s “Pretend You Don’t See Her” (TV-2002)
The Red Sneakers (TV-2002)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Framed (TV-2002)
Cube 2: Hypercube (2002)
Second String (TV-2002)
Everybody’s Doing It (TV-2002)
Mafia Doctor (TV-2003)
Custody of the Heart (TV-2003)
How to Deal (2003)
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Chasing Freedom (TV-2004)
The Skulls III (VR-2004)
Love Rules! (TV-2004)
The Perfect Man (2005)
Burnt Toast (TV-2005)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)
Knights of the South Bronx (TV-2005)
Absolution (TV-2006)
Me and Luke (TV-2006)
Bottom Feeder (2007)
Bonded Pairs (2007, short)
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
The Beautiful City (2007)
P2 (2007)

Who is Clark Rockefeller? (TV-2010)
Prosecuting Casey Anthony (TV-2013)
RoboCop (2014)
Love, of Course (TV-2018)

TV Series – Cast:
Bizarre (1980-1985)
War of the Worlds (1988-1989)

Monster Force (1994, voice)
Highlander (1993-1995)
X-Men (1992-1995, voice)
Avengers (1999-2000, voice)

H2O (2004, mini-series)
Friends and Heroes (2008, voice)
The Best Laid Plans (2014, mini-series)
The Book of Negroes (2015, mini-series)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
The Littlest Hobo (1980, 1982)
Seeing Things (1986)
Adderly (1986)
Starcom: The U.S. Space Force (1987)
Garbage Pail Kids (1987, voice)
Night Heat (1985, 1987)
Friday the 13th (1987)

Swamp Thing (1992)
Hammerman (1991, voice)
Counterstrike (1993)
Street Lehal (1993)
Traders (1996)
TekWar (1996)
Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997, 2000)
Goosebumps (1998)
Highlander: The Raven (1998)

Falcone (2000)
Caitlin’s Way (2000)
Twice in a Lifetime (2000)
Relic Hunter (2000)
Odyssey 5 (2002)
Puppets Who Kill (2002)
Mutant X (2002)
Doc (2002, 2003)
The Eleventh Hour (2003)
Platinum (2003)
Queer as Folk (2003)
Zoe Busiek: Wild Card (2004)
Kevin Hill (2004)
This is Wonderland (2005)
1-800-Missing (2005)
Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
ReGenesis (2007)
Flashpoint (2008, 2009, 2011)
Warehouse 13 (2009)

Purge Pwnage (2010, voice)
Lost Girl (2011)
King (2012)
Covert Affairs (2012)
The Expanse (2015, 2016)
In Contempt (2018)

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