LaRoyce Hawkins is an American actor, stand-up comic, voiceover artist, producer, and musician who has gained fame with his role as Officer Kevin Atwater in the police procedural drama television series, Chicago P.D. He has also been cast in several other shows and movies in roles like Michael ‘Shaw’ Owens in South Side, Dorcey Gamble in Detroit 1-8-7, Amari Crawford in Canal Street, Mr. Baser in Hope Springs Eternal, and Art Baker in The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.

Born Name

LaRoyce Hawkins

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Harvey, Cook County, Illinois, United States



LaRoyce Hawkins studied at Thornton High School and also played basketball. However, he later left the basketball team and joined the speech team as his grandfather had advised him to “choose what makes you feel better”.

As part of the speech team, he twice won the state championship in comedy speech writing and received awards twice from the Illinois High Speech Association: for “original comedy” in his junior year and for “humorous acting duet” in his senior year.


Actor, Stand-Up Comic, Voiceover Artist, Musician, Producer


  • Mother – Leah Bradley
  • Sibling – La’Mar Hawkins (Brother)


LaRoyce Hawkins is represented by Agency for the Performing Arts, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.




6 ft 1½ in or 186.5 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Sports a beard
  • Prominent Adam’s apple

LaRoyce Hawkins Facts

  1. He grew up in Harvey, Illinois.
  2. It was his grandparents who raised him until he was 13 years old and he has credited them for shaping his life.
  3. LaRoyce Hawkins made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Art Baker in the 2008 sports film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, which is based on the life of Syracuse University football player Ernie Davis who was the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy.
  4. In 2014, he started appearing as Officer Kevin Atwater, a uniformed patrol officer who was Burgess’s former partner until he was promoted to the Intelligence Unit, in Chicago P.D. LaRoyce Hawkins co-starred on the show alongside , , , , , , , , , , , and .
  5. He was cast as Mr. Baser in the 2018 indie comedy film, Hope Springs Eternal.
  6. In 2019, he started playing the recurring role of Michael ‘Shaw’ Owens in the comedy television series, South Side, which premiered on Comedy Central on July 24, 2019.

Featured Image by LaRoyce Hawkins / Instagram


Facts of LaRoyce Hawkins

  • full nameLaRoyce Hawkins
  • Date of Birth May 04, 1988
  • Age 33 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Emerald
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn
  • weight74 kg
  • height6 ft 1½ in

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