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Erik King
Born Washington, D.C., United States
Occupation Actor

Erik King is an American actor, known for his portrayal of Sgt. Doakes on Showtime's Dexter.


Early life

King attended Morehouse College, where he won a varsity letter in track and field and graduated summa cum laude. For his honors thesis, he adapted the 1985 film Krush Groove as a stage musical. King survived a serious auto accident that threatened to end his acting career early.


He also appeared as Moses Deyell in HBO's television series Oz.

King appeared in the blockbuster adventure National Treasure, the thriller Desperate Measures and a number of other feature films. His other episodic work includes Malcolm In The Middle, Charmed and CSI: Miami. King appeared on The District as Travis Hayward, as well as CBS' Touched By An Angel. His earlier career included roles in series such as Matlock, NYPD Blue and JAG.

He is currently the spokesman for Michelin's new HydroEdge line of tires.



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