Eamonn Walker is an English actor best known for his role as Kareem Said in the HBO prison drama television series Oz, from 1997-2003.
Walker had a starring role opposite Melissa George in the suspenseful feature A Lonely Place to Die and co-starred in the psychological thriller Legacy, opposite Idris Elba, which had its premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
Walker received stand-out notices for his performance as Howlin' Wolfin in Cadillac Records, opposite Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Def and Beyoncé Knowles. The New York Post noted: "And finally, the film's most memorable performance is by Eamonn Walker, who is scarily good as the singer known as Howlin' Wolf."
He also appeared in The Messenger, with Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson and Samantha Morton; the BBC miniseries Moses Jones; and garnered rave reviews for his portrayal of Reverend Samuels in the TV series Kings.
Walker is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Kareem Said, the Muslim leader on the critically acclaimed HBO series Oz. His work on this show earned him a Golden Satellite nomination and a Cable Ace Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.
He later performed the title role in Andrew Davies' modern day Othello for Masterpiece Theatre, and went on to star in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced series Justice.
Walker performed to standing room only audiences and great critical acclaim as the first Black actor to portray Othello at the historic Old Globe Theatre in London.
In 2005 he made his Broadway debut as Marc Antony, alongside Denzel Washington and Colm Feore, in Julius Caesar at the Belasco Theatre. That same year he co-starred in Andrew Niccol's film, Lord of War, opposite Nicholas Cage and Ethan Hawke.
He also starred in Carroll Ballard's critically acclaimed film, Duma. Other notable film roles include the Bruce Willis feature Tears of the Sun, Laurence Fishburne's Once in the Life and M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable.
Television appearances include Whitewash: The Clarence Brantley Story, written by Abby Mann, the BBC's Bonekickers, Homicide: Life Everlasting, the miniseries Supply and Demand, The Governor and The Governor II.