Who is Erik King?
Erik is an American actor, perhaps still best known to the world as Moses Deyell in the TV series “Oz” (2000-2001) and as Sergeant James Doakes in the TV series “Dexter” (2006-2012), among other notable roles that have earned him international acclaim.
What is Erik King Doing Today?
Erik’s latest on-screen appearance was in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated crime-drama series “The Good Fight” as Jonah, with Christine Baranski, Sarah Steele and Nyambi Nyambi as the main stars, back in 2020.
With the Covid-19 pandemic on the rise, he secluded himself from the public but has announced his return. According to reports, Erik is currently working on the thriller film “Crybaby Bridge”, scheduled for release in October 2023. It’s directed by Sarah T Schwab, and the film will also star Florencia Lozano and Kevin Bresnahan.
Erik King Biography: Age, Childhood, and Education
Erik King was born on 21 April 1963, in Washington, D.C., USA. There is not much info on his background, other than that his father was a policeman in Washington; there’s no available information about his mother or siblings, if he had any.
In regard to his education, Erik completed the Duke Ellington High School of Performing Arts in his hometown. After matriculation, he enrolled at Towson University, Baltimore, MD, but Still, there’s no information on what area he studied, and whether he finished his degree since he is not on the list of university alums.
Erik made his acting debut in 1983 with the role of Young Black Man in the TV mini-series “Kennedy”, the biopic about John F. Kennedy’s presidency, with John Shea in the lead role, co-starring E.G., Marshall, and Geraldine Fitzgerald.
He returned to the small screen in 1986, with a minor role in the TV mystery crime-drama series “Spenser: For Hire”, based on the novels by Robert Parker, and starring Robert Urich. Erik made his feature debut the following year when he portrayed Reggie in the Academy Award-nominated thriller crime-drama film “Street Smart”. The same year he was Sullivan in the horror crime-drama film “Tomorrow’s a Killer”, which starred David Birney, Season Hubley and Suzanne Snyder.
Before the decade ended, he had a few other appearances, including in Brian De Palma’s award-winning action crime-drama film “Casualties of War”, based on the book by Daniel Lang, which tells a Vietnam War story starring Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn and Don Harvey, about a soldier, and how he found himself an outsider in his squad as the rest of the soldiers kidnap a female villager,
He continued to enrich his portfolio in the ‘90s – he began the decade with minor roles in the film “Cadillac Man”, and the TV series “Law & Order”.
For two years, he was Wade Carter in the TV series “The Round Table”, then in 1993, he joined the TV series “Missing Persons” as Investigator Bobby Davison, starring alongside Daniel J. Travanti, Juan Ramirez, and Frederick Weller, in all 17 episodes of the short-lived crime-drama series, which helped him in his later career.
Next, he starred in the fantasy horror-drama series “Kindred: The Embraced” (1996), co-starring Stacy Haiduk and Patrick Bauchau. In 1998, he featured in the action-crime film “Desperate Measures”, with Michael Keaton in the lead role, and before the ‘90s ended, Erik was Pussy Man in Clint Eastwood’s mystery crime-drama film “True Crime”, starring Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington and LisaGay Hamilton.
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He started the next decade with the role of Moses Deyell in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV thriller crime-drama series “Oz”, followed by a number of one-time appearances in such TV series as “CSI: Miami” (2002), “Charmed” (2003), and as Agent Colfax in the 2004 film “National Treasure”, starring Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger.
“Dexter” and Critical Acclaim
In 2006, Erik was selected for the role of Sgt. James Doakes in the critically acclaimed TV mystery crime-drama series “Dexter”, appearing in 25 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series until 2012, during which he became known for his ‘surprise mother**ker’ scene.
Erik continued his career with a minor role in the short-lived TV series “Growing Up Fisher” in 2014. Two years later, he was Dr. Tim Hubbard in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV action crime-drama series “Banshee”, which starred Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, and Ulrich Thomsen.
Erik continued with television roles, portraying Eliot Mead in the TV series “Mistresses” (2016), and the following year he appeared in the TV series “The Detour”, which starred Jason Jones, Natalia Zea, and Ashley Gerasimovich. The series follows a family on a trip across the US, and their misadventures that force them on an escape run from the FBI.
Next, he played Luke Millens in the thriller film “The Tank”, which starred Marguerite Moreau, Christopher McDonald and Jack Davenport, while in 2019, he joined the cast of the TV crime drama series “The Oath” as Pastor Greg, with Ryan Kwanten, Katrina Law and Cory Hardrict.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Erik was a spokesperson for Michelin tyres for some time in the past. In 2004, he was also a manager at Science Applications International Corporation, a Fortune 500 company.
— Erik King (@KingDoakes) November 2, 2021
According to sources, Erik King’s net worth has been estimated at around $4 million as of late 2022, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 55 films and TV series.
Personal Life, Dating, Wife, Girlfriend, Single, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Erik has rarely talked about it, and as a result, there’s no reliable information about his past and present relationships. According to reports, Erik has never married and doesn’t have children.
Throughout his career, Erik has portrayed police officers, which he feels is a tribute to his father, who was a real-life police officer.
Appearance and Body Measurements
The famous actor has brown eyes and is known for shaving his head. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while he weighs approximately 190lbs (75gs), with vital statistics of 41-32-15.