LaRoyce Hawkins is an American actor, stand-up comic, spoken word artist and musician best known for his starring role as Officer Kevin Atwater, a uniformed patrol officer, in the police procedural television drama series Chicago P.D..
Hawkins, who first originated the role in Chicago Fire, is an accomplished standup comic, spoken-word artist and musician. He had a role in the feature film The Express, which chronicled the life of Ernie Davis - the first African American to win college football's coveted Heisman Award.
On the television side, Hawkins has appeared on MTV's Underemployed, ABC's drama, Detroit 187, and the TBS comedy, Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
He has appeared on stage in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Hoodoo Love at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and other legit productions.
Hawkins holds a BFA in acting from Illinois State University.