Joseph Sikora is a popular actor who has portrayed memorable characters, most notably, Tommy Egan in the crime drama TV series, Power – starring alongside Curtis Jackson and Omari Hardwick. He further portrayed the character of Wayne Applewood in the drama series, Normal and the show was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. After honing his acting skills at the Columbia College where he earned a degree in Theatre, Sikora began his career as a stage actor and has appeared in multiple theatre productions.
As a kid, he appeared alongside Michael Jordan in a McDonald’s commercial. More so, he is an ensemble fellow of the Shattered Globe Theatre Company situated in Chicago, Illinois. Following his depictions in Power for six seasons, the actor’s career reached new heights as he has starred in a number of movies and television series in recent years.
Tommy Egan Is One Of Joseph Sikora’s Biggest Roles
Joseph Sikora garnered huge fame in 2014 when he was cast in the American crime drama TV series, Power, created and produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis Jackson. In the series, he portrayed the character of Tommy Egan, starring alongside Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, and Lela Loren. His character is one of the fan-favourite on the show which follows the life of a callous, intelligent drug dealer, James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) who wishes to turn a new leaf from a life of crime to pursue a legitimate business goal of being a nightclub owner.
Sikora played Ghost’s lifelong best friend and criminal partner on the show. He appeared in the series from the first season which premiered on Starz network on June 7th, 2014, until season 6; the final season that last aired on February 9th, 2020. The multi-award-winning show which gained positive reviews throughout its run has been ranked as one of the most successful series in premium pay television with its last two seasons attracting over 10 million multiplatform viewers.
As such, Power is regarded as one of cable’s most-watched shows. It’s also ranked among the most highly-rated shows of Starz network. During its run, the show won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2018, as well as in 2019. Although Joseph Sikora didn’t land any accolade for his terrific performances in the series, he sure attained global recognition, as his role of Tommy Egan is considered the most prominent role of his career thus far.
Getting A Spin-Off For His Character Is A Career Milestone
With Power ending in February 2020, Starz network, along with the show’s producers, planned four spin-offs for Power that would be in the same universe as the already ended show. They include Power Book II: Ghost, which focuses on St. Patrick’s son, Tariq, who now ventures into a life of crime after killing his father in the final season of Power. The second spin-off which is a prequel into the life of Kanan (50 Cent) is titled Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
The third, Power Book IV: Force will follow the life of Tommy Egan who relocated to Los Angeles to begin a new life after losing his best friend. Power Book V: Influence which is the final spin-off centres on the political world of Tate (Larenz Tate). With a spin-off for his character, Joseph Sikora will continue to endear many to himself with his performances as Power fans are eagerly waiting for the continuing adventures of Tommy Egan.
The Actor Has Witnessed A Surge In His Career Since He Began Starring On The Starz Network Show
Since picking up his memorable role of Tommy Egan, Sikora has transitioned to a TV star, garnering fame in the local and international level and equally building up a huge fan-base as he has amassed over 2.1 million followers on Instagram. Asides fame, the show has also helped his acting career soar higher as he has landed many roles in recent times.
— Joseph Sikora (@JosephSikora4) November 21, 2018
Joseph Sikora played Dominic McCall in the 2015 action-thriller TV series, The Player, followed by another role in Underground and Chicago P. D in the year 2016. Later in 2018, he portrayed JC in Maniac, a comedy-drama web TV series that tells the story of two strangers who connect when undergoing a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial. Returning to the small screen, Joseph Sikora starred as Mike in The Intruder (2019), a commercially successful thriller film that grossed $41 million worldwide on a budget of $5-8 million.
In the same year, he also scored the role of Paul Rutiger in the horror film, Jacob’s Ladder and in 2020, he started playing the recurring role of Frank Cosgrove Jr. in the third season of TV series, Ozark. Other aspects of his recent acting roles can be seen in Teeth & Lungs and The Separatists.
A Career That Began On Stage Has Landed Him A Few Accolades
Having acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Columbia College, Joseph Sikora first showcased his acting talent in a theatre production as he was featured in the play, The Caine Muriny Court Martial in 2006. He later played his first television role in the TV show, The New Adam-12. He followed it up by appearing in other TV series such as The Watcher, Early Edition and Ghost World. Soon after, he was cast as J.D. Hart in the American crime drama TV series, Third Watch in 2004.
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Sometimes you’re the hunter… Sometimes you’re the hunted. You can’t win them all. I did this episode of Chicago PD about three years ago. My friend of over 20 years @bastardoutofnc666 wrote it and Mark Tinker directed it; he also directed me in the series finale of NYPD BLUE. Got to keep exploring. Keep moving.
In that same year, Sikora was featured in an episode of three different TV shows respectively. They include the American Police Procedural television series, CSI: NY as Joe Riggs, American medical drama TV series, Grey’s Anatomy as Shane Herman and another medical drama series titled ER which was produced by novelist and medical doctor, Michael Crichton. Joseph Sikora further landed a role in the horror film, Gacy and was also cast in the Golden Globe-nominated movie, Normal before making a Broadway appearance in Fat Pig that was filmed in Geffen Theatre.
Having shown his outstanding acting abilities in many stage productions, including The Freedom of The City and the Los Angeles theatre’s production of Killer Joe, the adroit actor has received Joseph Jefferson award nomination and equally an Ovation Award for his theatrical works in Los Angeles. In 2010, Sikora started making waves in the movie industry following his appearance in Shutter Island where he played the role of Glen Miga and later portrayed the characters of Vassily Docheski in Safe and James Barr in Jack Reacher in the year 2012.
His other acting credits include Night Skies, Charlie Wilson’s War, Frasier, Monk, Without a Trace, Doll House, Prison Break, Law&Order: Special Victims Unit, Boardwalk Empire, The Heart, She Holler, The Good Wife, True Detective, among others.
He Shares A Strong Bond With His Brothers
The esteemed actor made his arrival into the family of Albin Joseph Sikora and Barbara Jo on the 27th of June, 1976, in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He grew up together with his brothers, Christopher and Albin Sikora, whom he is very close with. Although he shared on his Instagram account that he has a twin brother, Sikora has not indicated who among his brothers he shares the same birthday with, and this obviously might be a joke.
More so, he has kept details of his family members private as the professional life of his parents and siblings are yet to be made public. Nevertheless, in one of his recent posts on Instagram, he revealed that his elder brother’s writing work gained publication on the New York Times.
The Power Star Has Been Married To His Make-up Artist Wife For Over Six Years
Regarding his love life, the TV star is a married man as he often talks about his wife on Twitter. Even though he has not disclosed the identity of his better half, it is known that she worked as a makeup artist during the movie production of Boardwalk Empire where the two are believed to have met. From his tweets, the couple is yet to expand their small circle.
So, me and the wife took the 7 bus from Florence to Fiesole, just outside the city to the church of San Francesco and this nice fella, @imoles hook me up with some nice grappa and where to go in Firenze(Florence). Thanks man. pic.twitter.com/7ObXGZX8CK
— Joseph Sikora (@JosephSikora4) August 23, 2018
Because of his wedding ceremony that took place in the summer of 2013, the Normal actor is said to have nearly missed out on his role of Tommy Egan in Power as he passed on the first round of the show’s auditions held at the time. Being a private person, Sikora has successfully hidden his wife from the prying eyes of the media as the two have never been spotted attending an event together since they got married.