Eamonn Roderique Walker is an African-British film, television and theatre actor. In the United States he is known for playing Kareem Saïd in the HBO television series Oz, for which he won a CableACE Award, and (since 2012) Battalion Chief Wallace Boden on Chicago Fire and other shows within the Chicago franchise. In the United Kingdom, his notable roles have included Winston in the 1980s BBC series In Sickness and in Health, PC Malcolm Haynes in The Bill and John Othello in the 2001 ITV1 production of Othello.
|I do my work and do the best I can. I'm quite happy with my anonymity. All I can ever hope for is that I continue to do great work that will be remembered, and I leave my imprint so that my son can say proudly, 'That's my dad!'||Hope ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force|
|I have done a lot of work internally to find out who I am, what voice Eamonn Walker has and how he wants to put it out there.||Work, Workers & The Labor Force|
|I'm shy, and I can hide behind my acting and discover the truth about myself because it's cathartic in that way. But I tend not to read reviews.||Truth|
|Throughout my career, even as a very young actor, people have always said to me that they would like to see my Othello. They could see something of him in me, I suppose.|
|When Shakespeare wrote, he wrote for the people. I know he got commissioned by kings and queens, but he also actually was writing plays for people to go and see, to take them on a journey of recognition so that they could see themselves within the characters on the stage. We as actors and theater companies and film companies have forgotten that.|