Joseph Sikora is a popular actor best known for his portrayal of Tommy Egan in the beloved TV series ‘Power’. Over the years, he performed in many other beloved TV shows, such as ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. He is very popular and admired by fans, but still manages to keep his personal details quite a secret.
Early life and family
Joseph was born on June 27, 1976 to Albin Joseph Sikora and Barbara Jo in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Although he is American by birth, the actor has a lot mixed ethnicity, with Dutch, Polish and Slovak blood running through his veins. Joseph is the oldest child and his siblings are Albin and Chris Sikora. As a youngster, he lived in Norwood and Jefferson Park.
Joseph received his early education at the Roman Catholic men’s high school, Notre Dame College Prep, in Illinois. He graduated in 1994, then studied acting at Chicago’s Columbia College and graduated with a BA in theater in 1998.
For some actors, making it big happens almost overnight, but that’s not the case for most of them. Although Joseph started out as a child actor, he had to “hold on” for a while before landing roles in major shows or movies. In 1990, Joseph appeared in the TV series ‘The New Adam-12’, but it was later that his acting career really took off. When he was 17 years old, he got a role in the movie ‘Rudy’. Playing the role of a young Johnny Wilson, he had roles in ‘Early Edition’ and eventually starred in ‘ER’, ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Without a Trace’.
This cemented Joseph in the acting industry, and he also acted in ‘CSI: Miami’ and the ever-popular ‘Prison Break’.
He landed a role in the horror movie ‘Night Skies’ in 2007. and also starred in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ in 2010. Later that year, he landed the role of Glen Miga in ‘Shutter Island’, and in 2012 got a role in ‘Jack Reacher’ alongside Hollywood hotshot Tom Cruise, playing James Barr in the commercially successful film.
Two years later, Joseph returned to the theater, with “The Freedom of the City,” but it’s for his role in “Power” that Joseph is best known for; he got the part of Tommy Eagen. and played alongside Omari Hardwick and 50 Cent from 2014 to 2020.
He currently has a recurring role on ‘Ozark’ as Frank Cosgrove Jr. While he has never played a gay role, he admitted that he wouldn’t mind having a role where his character isn’t straight.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Despite keeping his life more private than many actors today, several interesting facts are known about him. When he was a kid, he starred in a TV commercial with sports superstar Michael Jordan. He is also an ensemble member of Chicago’s Shattered Globe Theater Company.
In the 1990s, Joseph was part of a band calling themselves “The Delicates,” but it’s not clear what his role in the band was. Interestingly, people sometimes describe Joseph as a doppelgänger of the popular rapper Eminem. Joseph and his only brother Albin look so much alike that many people think that the two are twins.
It is believed that Joseph married his non-famous wife in 2014 – he kept his marriage a great secret.
Not much is known about his wife, but she is believed to be a make-up artist, and a report from ‘The Net Line’ indicates that Joseph met his wife on the set of the popular crime drama ‘Boardwalk Empire’.
It has not been confirmed, but it is believed that Joseph and his wife live in Manhattan. He has yet to open up about his private life to give fans all the details they crave. He did, however, once share a tweet referring to “the woman,” so it’s safe to assume that Joseph is a married man. Despite this, he has never been seen with whomever the lucky lady may be.
Previously, Joseph was rumored to be in a relationship with Lala Anthony, the actress who plays his love interest in “Power.” There has never been any confirmation from any of them that they were romantically involved in real life.
After he posted a photo of himself with radio host Kendra G, it was speculated that they could be dating. However, it later turned out that the rumors were not true.
Due to the lack of evidence of romance and relationships, there have also been rumors that Joseph is gay. His sharp fashion sense added fuel to these rumours, but the actor has not commented on what was said about him.
- Hair Color: Brown
- Eye color: blue
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)
- Weight: 78 kg
- Shoe size: unknown
- Zodiac sign: Cancer
During his acting career, Joseph has a estimated total net worth of $3 million from his roles in the hit shows and movies he appeared in.