Akin, Philip (Phil Aiken, Philip Aikin, Phil Akin, Phillip Akin, Philip Akon)

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Akin, Philip (Phil Aiken, Philip Aikin, Phil Akin, Phillip Akin, Philip Akon)


Born in Kingston, Jamaica; married to a ballet teacher. Avocational Interests: Martial arts (fourth-degree black belt in Yoshinkan aikido, also kung fu and tai chi), bicycling.


Office—Obsidian Theatre Company, 943 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4M 1J6 Canada.


Actor and voice performer. Obsidian Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, founding member, artistic director, and administrative producer.


Film Appearances:

Monte player, Three Card Monte, 1978.

Chuck, Running (also known as Le vainqueur), Universal, 1979.

Cop, Improper Channels, Crown International, 1981.

Lincoln Jones, Gas, Paramount, 1981.

First student, Deadline, 1981.

Cairo, Covergirl (also known as Dreamworld), New World Pictures, 1984.

Dr. Vermeil, Iceman, Universal, 1984.

First cop, Martin's Day, 1984, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985.

Joey, Prettykill (also known as Tomorrow's a Killer), International Spectrafilm, 1987.

Harvey, Nowhere to Hide, New Century Vista, 1987.

Anthony Rivers, Blue Monkey (also known as Green Monkey, Insect, and Invasion of the Bodysuckers), International Spectrafilm, 1987.

Guard, Switching Channels, TriStar, 1988.

Briley, Millennium, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989.

Police officer, Stella, Buena Vista/Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1990.

Detective McQuay, F/X2 (also known as FX2 and F/X2: The Deadly Art of Illusion), Orion Pictures, 1991.

Limo driver, Married to It, 1991, Orion, 1993.

Reggie/Regina, The Big Slice, New City Releasing, 1991.

State trooper, The Ref (also known as Hostile Hostages), Buena Vista, 1994.

Monster Force, Lacewood Productions, 1994.

First henchman, The Stupids, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Air Force reporter, Fly Away Home (also known as Father Goose and Flying Wild), Columbia, 1996.

Roger Smith, Woo, New Line Cinema, 1998.

Romeo Cortez, Airborne (also known as L'avion de la terreur), Alliance Atlantic Communications, 1998.

Manager, Down in the Delta, Miramax, 1998.

Inspector Cheney, One Tough Cop, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998.

Paul, Pushing Tin (also known as Turbulenzen—und andere katastrophen), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Minister, In Too Deep, Miramax/Dimension, 1999.

Alan Tompkins, Left Behind: The Movie (also known as Left Behind and Dejado atras: La pelicula), Cloud Ten Pictures, 2000.

General Wilkes, The Sum of All Fears (also known as Der Anschlag), Paramount, 2002.

The general, Cube 2: Hypercube (also known as Cube2: Hypercube and Hypercube), Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Mr. Bowden, How to Deal, New Line Cinema, 2003.

Hijacked passenger, S.W.A.T., Columbia, 2003.

Captain Harlan, The Skulls III, Universal Home Entertainment, 2003.

English teacher, The Perfect Man, Universal, 2005.

Second internal affairs agent, The Man (also known as Cool & Fool—Mein Partner mit der groBen schnauze), New Line Cinema, 2005.

Reverend, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Paramount, 2005.

Sarge, Bottom Feeder, Genius Products, 2006.

Kofi Annan, Shake Hands with the Devil, Seville Pictures, 2007.

Police chief, This Beautiful City, Seville Pictures, 2007.

Karl, P2, Summit Entertainment, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Various, Bizarre, Showtime, 1980.

Devon Allen "Devo" Burns, Night Heat, 1985-87.

Voice of John "Slim" Griffin, Starcom: The U.S. Space Force (also known as Starcom), syndicated, 1987.

Norton Drake, War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1988-89.

Bayou Jack, Swamp Thing, Fox, 1991.

Voice performer, Hammerman, ABC, 1991.

(As Phil Aiken) Voice of Bishop and others, X-Men (animated), 1992-95.

Charlie DeSalvo, Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1993-95.

Carl Davison, Traders, Lifetime, 1996.

Mr. Watson, Caitlin's Way (also known as Caitlin, Montana), Nickelodeon, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jeremiah, P. T. Barnum, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

(As Phil Akin) Mel, The Judge (also known as Steve Martini's "The Judge"), NBC, 2001.

(As Phil Akin) U.S. President Monroe, H20 (also known as H20: The Last Prime Minister), CBC, 2004.

Dr. Olmstead, Covert One: The Hades Factor, CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sam Hooker, Shocktrauma, 1982.

Micah, Jimmy Valentine (also known as O. Henry's "Jimmy Valentine"), 1985.

Customs officer, In Like Flynn, ABC, 1985.

Hardy, The Park Is Mine, HBO, 1986.

Blair, Easy Prey, ABC, 1986.

Locksmith, The High Price of Passion, NBC, 1986.

Mays, Christmas Eve, NBC, 1986.

Newscaster, Walking on Air (also known as Wonderworks: "Walking on Air"), PBS, 1986.

Second man, A Conspiracy of Love (also known as Conspiracy of Love), CBS, 1987.

Price, Nightstick (also known as Calhoun), 1987.

(As Phil Akin) Marshall, Hot Paint, 1988.

Uncut Gem, 1990.

Bookstore clerk, Descending Angel, HBO, 1990.

Dr. Kerr, Liar, Liar (also known as Liar, Liar: Between Father and Daughter), CBC, 1992.

Dr. Henshaw, Quiet Killer (also known as Black Death and New York, alerte a la peste), CBS, 1992.

Trafton, Devlin, Showtime, 1992.

Second reporter, Terror on Track 9, CBS, 1992.

Sergeant Hill, The Haunting of Lisa (also known as Les premonitions de Lisa), Lifetime, 1995.

Public defender, Talk to Me, ABC, 1996.

Foreman, Mistrial, HBO, 1996.

Detective Arthur Brown, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice, NBC, 1996.

Patterson, The Conspiracy of Fear, HBO, 1996.

Dr. Lusting, The Don's Analyst (also known as National Lampoon's "The Don's Analyst"), Showtime, 1997.

Dr. Neves, … First Do No Harm, ABC, 1997.

Airport security officer, Time to Say Goodbye?, Lifetime, 1997.

Cabbie, Elvis Meets Nixon, Showtime, 1997.

New York assistant district attorney, Color of Justice, Showtime, 1997.

George, Ms. Scrooge, USA Network, 1997.

While My Pretty One Sleeps (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "While My Pretty One Sleeps"), Family Channel, 1997.

ESU lieutenant, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, ABC, 1998.

Judge Gleason, Giving Up the Ghost, Lifetime, 1998.

The Wrong Girl, NBC, 1999.

Desk sergeant, Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (also known as Family of Cops III), CBS, 1999.

Detective Gonda, To Love, Honor, and Betray, CBS, 1999.

Pathologist, Murder Most Likely, CTV, 1999.

(As Phillip Akin) Charles Ogletree, Strange Justice, Showtime, 1999.

Ob-gyn doctor, Deep in My Heart, CBS, 1999.

Uniform cop, Mean Streak, Showtime, 1999.

Detective Albany, The Mary Kay Letourneau Story: All-American Girl (also known as All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story and Mary Kay Letourneau: All American Girl), USA, 2000.

Police spokesman, Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (also known as Echo of Murder), Showtime, 2000.

Gunnery Sergeant Finch, One Kill, Showtime, 2000.

Mark, One True Love, CBS, 2000.

Flozell, Range of Motion, Lifetime, 2000.

Policeman, Custody of the Heart, Lifetime, 2000.

Williamson, Bojangles, Showtime, 2001.

Judge, Hitched, USA Network, 2001.

First official, Blackout, CBS, 2001.

Mr. Seabrooke, The Red Sneakers, Showtime, 2002.

Witness protection agent, Pretend You Don't See Her (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "Pretend You Don's See Her" and Mary Higgins Clark: Ni vue ni connue), PAX, 2002.

Dr. Grantham, Second String, TNT, 2002.

Chef, The Brady Bunch in the White House, Fox, 2002.

Bahamian superintendent, Framed, TNT, 2002.

Dr. Lawrence, Mafia Doctor, CBS, 2003.

Lawyer, Chasing Freedom, Court TV, 2004.

The minister, Love Rules!, ABC Family, 2004.

Assistant Principal Hill, Knights of the South Bronx, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Dr. Mitch Powell, Absolution, Lifetime, 2006.

Richard, Me and Luke (also known as A Dad for Christmas), Lifetime, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Micah, Valentine's Revenge, PBS, 1986.

Lou, Burnt Toast, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Phil Akin) Jerome, Sadie and Son (also known as Detective Sadie and Son), CBS, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Portrait of Danger," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1980.

Dr. Hurst, "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," Seeing Things, CBC, 1986.

Rachid, "Brotherly Love," Adderly, CBS, 1986.

Kid Cornelius, "Shadow Boxer," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Series and Friday's Curse), syndicated, 1987.

(As Phil Aiken) Voice of Bishop, "Days of Future Past: Parts 1 & 2," X-Men, Fox Kids, 1993.

(As Phil Aiken) Voice of Bishop, "Time Fugitives: Part 1," X-Men, Fox Kids, 1993.

The detective, "Free to Kill," Counterstrike (also known as Force de frappe), 1993.

Resident, "What's Love Go to Do with It?," Street Legal, CBC, 1993.

Tripp Hansen, "Sign of the Dragon," Monster Force, 1994.

Jeffrey Spader, "Betrayal," TekWar (also known as TekWar: The Series), USA Network, 1996.

Aubrey, "The Undead/The Stalker," Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 1997.

Miles, The New Ghostwriter Mysteries, CBS, 1997.

Simon Clark, "Birthright," Highlander: The Raven (also known as L'Immortelle), syndicated, 1998.

Bob Erikson, "Chillology: Parts 1, 2, & 3," Goosebumps (also known as Ultimate Goosebumps), Fox, 1998.

Todd and baseball coach, "Curveball," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX, c. 2000.

Military man, "Regeneration," Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, syndicated, 2000.

Archie, "But Not Forgotten," Falcone, CBS, 2000.

Mr. Badur, "The Legend of the Lost," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjagerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2000.

Alan Tompkins, "Left Behind: The Movie," Left Behind: The TV Series, PAX, 2000.

"Fearless," Doc, PAX, 2002.

Hesseman, "Astronaut Dreams," Odyssey 5, Showtime, 2002.

Mr. Warden, "Cuddles Goes to Jail," Puppets Who Kill, Comedy Central, 2002.

General Sperling, "No Man Left Behind," Mutant X, syndicated, 2002.

Wayne Gould, "Not Without My Reefer," The Eleventh Hour, CTV, 2003.

Allen, "Power," Platinum, UPN, 2003.

(As Philip Aikin) Marvin Deekins, Queer as Folk (also known as Q.A.F. and Queer as Folk USA), Showtime, 2003.

James Devery, "Tick Tock, Writer's Block," Wild Card (also known as Zoe Busiek: Wild Card), Lifetime, 2004.

Judge Sawyer, "Homework," Kevin Hill, UPN, 2004.

Lionel Fisher, Missing, Lifetime, 2005.

Voice, "Junkoid Zone Aliens/Batteries Not Included," Garbage Pail Kids, CBS, 2006.

Commander Norm Holleran, "Attention Shoppers," Flashpoint, CBS and CTV, 2008.

Stage Appearances:

Title role, Othello, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 2007.

Crooks, Of Mice and Men, Stratford Festival, 2007.

Also appeared in Read and Rock.

Stage Work:

Director, Black Medea, Berkeley Street Theatre-Upstairs, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008.

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