Sullivan Walker, Trinidadian actor (The Cosby Show, Get Rich or Die Tryin’), died from a heart attack he was 68
who played numerous small and recurring roles on television shows from
the early 1980s onwards died from a heart attack he was 68. Walker migrated to New York from Trinidad in
1969 and became an
actor, writer, director and teacher.
Walker was born in Laventille, Trinidad, on November 20, 1946. He was raised in Broadway in the city of San Fernando. He initially began a career as a teacher at St. Paul’s Anglican School in San Fernando.
Walker acted in such television shows as The Cosby Show from 1988 to 1991 portraying Bill Cosby’s physician friend, Dr. James Harmon. He guest-starred in single episodes of The Pretender (1999), The Sentinel (1997), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004). He also played a bit part in several movies, including Crocodile Dundee (1986). His most significant role was in the 1994–95 show Earth 2, where he appeared in nearly every episode as Yale, a cybernetic advisor to Devon Adair (Debrah Farentino) and tutor to her son, Uly. His final role was in the 2005 movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
Outside of film and television Walker was also a Broadway actor, acting in August Wilson‘s Two Trains Running.
Toward the end of his life, he endeavored to found a school/workshops
for Caribbean actors in New York to succeed in the American film and
Walker died of a heart attack on February 20, 2012, in his home of Los Angeles, California, three months after his 65th birthday. He is survived by his daughter and only child, Keela Walker. His remains were cremated.
Film and television appearances
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Episode Ritual (2004)
- The Jamie Foxx Show (2000)
- The Pretender (1999)
- The Sentinel (1997)
- On the Edge of Innocence (1997)
- Living Single (1996)
- Lush Life (1996)
- Earth 2 (1994–1995)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993)
- The Firm (1993)
- Where I Live (1993)
- The Cosby Show (1988–1991)
- Misplaced (1989)
- Runaway (1989)
- Crocodile Dundee (1986)
- The Exterminator (1980)
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