LaRoyce Hawkins plays Officer Kevin Atwater on the police drama Chicago P.D. Hawkins, who first originated the role in Chicago Fire, is an accomplished stand-up 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 Underemployed, Detroit 187 and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
He has appeared on stage in By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Goodman Theater in Chicago), Hoodoo Love (Atheneum Theater in Chicago), Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and other productions.
Hawkins holds a BFA in acting from Illinois State University.