Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola Biography, Career, and Net Worth

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Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola (born 1978) is a British theatre, television, and film actor.

Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola

Profile Summary of Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola
Born 1978 (age 42–43)

Plaistow, London, England
Years active 1999–present
Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola Early Life

Jimmy Akingbola was born in London to Yoruba parents who had immigrated from Nigeria.

Akingbola began her studies at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in Wandsworth, London, in 1996. He finished their three-year, full-time acting diploma.

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Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola Career

Akingbola began his stage career in The Nativity for Bill Alexander at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He went on to perform in the Royal National Theatre’s staging of Baby Doll. Following that, he starred in “Naked Justice,” a play by John Mortimer, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, opposite Leslie Phillips.

In December 2004, Akingbola played Elvis in the moving drama Behzti at the Birmingham Rep. He co-wrote the successful play Prayer Room with rapper and actor Riz Ahmed. Akingbola received four-star ratings for his portrayal of Bunce.

Akingbola appeared in Roxanne Silbert’s play People Next Door, where he provided an unforgettable performance with actor Fraser Ayres’ character as his closest buddy Marco.

Akingbola received his first award (TMA Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor) for his performance as Christopher in Blue/Orange, which premiered at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and subsequently went on a national tour. In Joe Penhall’s award-winning drama, directed by Kathy Burke, he appeared with Roger Lloyd-Pack and Shaun Evans.

Akingbola later appeared in Michael Grandage’s The Cut at the Donmar Warehouse, opposite Ian McKellen.

Akingbola was the first black actor to portray the part of anti-hero Jimmy Porter in John Osborne’s play Look Back in Anger at the Jermyn Street Theatre in July 2008. The same year, he earned a TMA Award for his performance in the title role of Othello with the group Frantic Assembly.

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Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola Net Worth

Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 and $10 million, according to online sources. Jimmy made the most of his money from his Yeezy sneakers, and while he had exaggerated about the size of his company over the years, the money he made from his job was real–enough to rank as one of the greatest celebrity cashouts of all time. His primary source of income is from his work as a successful actor. Aside from his large social media following, actor

Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola on Television

Akingbola’s television career began with the black BBC sitcom “The Crouches,” in which he played the humorous character, Dennis Dutton.

Since then, he has been in “Stupid! The Bill, The Royal, The South Bank Show, Roger Roger, Holby City, Doctors, New Tricks, Comedy Lab, and Longford.”

Akingbola landed his first permanent big television role as PC Neil Parker, with Kacey Ainsworth and Tim Pigott-Smith, in the BBC’s police drama series HolbyBlue, opposite his on-screen colleague PC Kelly Cooper, played by Chloe Howman.

He appeared as Dean Collier in New Tricks in 2009 (“Blood Is Thicker Than Water”, S6:E7). In 2010, Akingbola returned to the BBC2 blockbuster series Rev., where he portrayed the popular character “Mick,” with Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman. Akingbola was nominated for “Best TV Comedy Performance” at the Black International Film Festival and Music Video & Screen Awards for his performance as Mick. In 2011, Akingbola also portrayed Malick in Holby City and PC Johnson in Silk on BBC One.

In episode 2 of the second series of BBC One sitcom Big School, Akingbola played blind geography teacher Dr Dalton.

Akingbola was cast as Baron Reiter in Arrow Season 4 in 2015.

As of March 2020, Akingbola was seen as Koji in the upcoming ITV sitcom Kate & Koji and Carter in Quibi’s Most Dangerous Game. He will next appear as Valentine in season 3 of In The Long Run with Idris Elba, and then in Ted Lasso for Apple TV+.

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Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola on Audio/Radio

Akingbola’s voice may be heard in a number of notable computer games from companies such as EA, Disney, PlayStation, and Funcom. Dead Space 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Gangs of London, Age of Conan, The Secret World, Dirt 2, James Bond: GoldenEye, Brink, and Dirty Bomb are some of the games available.

Akingbola is a regular voice-over contributor for BBC Radio, appearing on programs such as BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio 7.

Jimmy Olatokunbo Akingbola Movies
List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Anansi Kojo Film
2005 The Car Jarelle Short film
2006 Blackbeard: Terror at Sea Black Caesar TV Movie
2010 Walls Joshua Short film
2010 Habibti Marlon Short film
2012 The Smoke Marcus Ademola Short film
2012 Glimpse N/A Producer
2012 Rage Raymond Short film
2013 Life’s a Bitch N/A Producer
2013 Out of Darkness Male Short film
2013 Ambition to Live N/A Producer
2013 Mr. Invisible Police Officer #2 Short film
2014 Blood Cells Debo Film
2015 Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot Keen Pet Shop Keeper TV Movie
2016 Spectral Sgt. Steve McFadden Film
2017 Abe Matthew Short film
2017 The Machine Dr. Lubin TV Movie
2018 Hero Kwame Nkrumah Film
2018 Full-Dress Bertie Film; post-production
Television
List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Roger Roger Dion Season 3, Episode 3
2003 – 2005 The Crouches Dennis Ubakema / Dennis Dutton 9 episodes
2003 – 2010 Doctors Adam Bede / Jerome Noble / Luke Kabila 7 episodes
2004 Stupid! Various characters 8 episodes
2006 The Royal Corporal Frederick Collins Season 5, Episode 4
2006 – 2009 The Bill Dave Clayton / Paul Gilbert 2 episodes
2007 – 2008 Holby Blue PC Neil Parker 20 episodes
2007 – 2015 The Wright Stuff Himself 8 episodes
2009 New Tricks Dean Collier Season 6, Episode 7
2010 – 2014 Rev. Mick 10 episodes
2011 Silk PC Johnson Season 1, Episode 4
2011 Twenty Twelve Receptionist Season 1, Episode 3
2011 Planet of the Apemen: Battle for Earth Morda Episode 2 of 2 Neanderthal[24]
2013 The Key Himself Documentary
2014 Death in Paradise Terrance Jackson Season 3, Episode 7
2014 Big School Dr. Dalton Season 2, Episode 2
2015 Very British Problems Himself 3 episodes
2015 Sons of Liberty Peter Salem Season 1, Episode 2
2015 Ballot Monkeys Baz Adebalu 5 episodes
2015 Fungus the Bogeyman Reverend Jake Ruto 3 episodes
2015 – 2016 Arrow Baron Reiter 16 episodes
2016 Sorry, I Don’t Know Himself Host (1 episode)
2017 NCIS Liberian Ambassador Gabriel Moore Season 14, Episode 22
2017 Living the Dream Paul 5 episodes
2018 Scorpion Jelani Season 4, Episode 22
2018 In the Long Run Valentine
2020 Kate & Koji Koji Series 1
Stage
Year Title Role Venue Notes
1999 Ready or Not Raw Mr. MV / Customs Officer Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford, London
Nativity Chief of the Guard Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
2000 Baby Doll Norm Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London & Albery Theatre, West End, London
Ramayana Mahaparashwa Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
2001 Royal National Theatre, South Bank, London
Naked Justice Byron Williams West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds & UK Tour
2002 Playing Fields Pete Soho Theatre, Soho, London
2003 Thumbelina Hans Christian Andersen Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
The People Next Door Marco Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford, London
2004 Behzti Elvis Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham
The Shooky Onga Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham in partnership with Birmingham schools
2005 Blue/Orange Christopher Crucible Theatre, Sheffield & UK Tour Winner of Best Supporting Actor, TMA Awards 2005
Prayer Room Bunce Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
After the End Mark Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh & Bush Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, London Paines Plough Production
2006 The Cut John Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden, London
Henry VIII Duke of Surrey Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon
White Open Spaces Courage Soho Theatre, Soho, London
2007 The Christ of Coldharbour Lane Omotunde Soho Theatre, Soho, London
2008 Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter Jermyn Street Theatre, London
Othello Othello Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London
2009 Everything Must Go! Various roles Soho Theatre, Soho, London
Category B Saul Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, London
Detaining Justice Alfred Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, London
2013 The Island Winston Young Vic, The Cut, London
2016 Father Comes Home from the Wars – Parts 1,2 & 3 Homer Jerwood Theatre, Sloane Square, London

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Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor, Theatrical Management Association Annual Awards (“Blue/Orange”)
  • Best Male TV Actor, BEFFTA Awards (BBC’s “REV”)
  • Best Male Film Actor, BEFFTA Awards (“Habibti”)
Nominations
  • Best Male TV Actor, Screen Nation (BBC’s “Holby Blue”)

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