Joseph Sikora (born June 27, 1976) is an American actor best known for his starring role as Tommy Egan on the Starz series Power and its subsequent spin-offs and sequels, Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book IV: Force, in which he is the protagonist.

Joseph Sikora
Sikora interviewed in 2016
Born (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 48)
EducationDePaul University
Columbia College Chicago (BFA)
Years active1987–present
Known forPortraying Tommy Egan in Power, Book II and Book IV
SpouseTania Ribalow[1]

Early life


Sikora was born in Chicago, Illinois to mother Barbara and father Albin. One of three boys, he lived in the Jefferson Park and Norwood Park neighborhoods. He is of Polish and Dutch descent.[2] He graduated high school from Notre Dame College Prep in 1994, studied toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University from 1994 to 1996, and graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 1998.[3][4]



As a teenager, Sikora appeared in a McDonald's commercial with Michael Jordan in 1990. He made his Broadway debut in 2006 after he was cast as one of the leads on The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.[5] He is also an ensemble member of Chicago's Shattered Globe Theatre Company.

Sikora made his television debut in an episode of The New Adam-12 after playing extras on a few TV shows. He was cast as Johnny in Rudy. After small appearances in TV shows and films such as Early Edition, Turks, The Watcher, and Ghost World, he was cast in two episodes of Third Watch.

In 2003, Sikora was cast as Roger in the direct-to-video biographical-drama film Gacy. After a few appearances in low-budget movies, he was cast in the Golden Globe-nominated Normal. It was there that he had what he considers his "breakthrough" moment: when the film's star, Tom Wilkinson, told him, "All you have to do is think the line and the camera will read it".[6]

Sikora also appeared onstage. He was part of the Geffen Theatre's production of Fat Pig and the Los Angeles Theatre's production of Killer Joe.[7] He made many TV appearances between 2005 and 2012, including major network shows such as ER, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami, Prison Break, White Collar, Lost, and Dollhouse.[8] He appeared the 2007 horror film Night Skies.

He appeared in two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2010. That year, he also portrayed Hans Schroeder in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and an orderly at the mental hospital in Shutter Island. In 2011, he was in the television pilot for Body of Proof, and had a full role in Adult Swim's comedy horror TV series The Heart, She Holler, as Sheriff. In early 2012, he appeared in Safe as the son of the head of the Russian mafia. He returned to theater in September 2012 with The Freedom of the City.[9]

In 2012, Sikora appeared in the Tom Cruise feature film Jack Reacher as an Army sniper wrongfully accused of gunning down random people in Pittsburgh, who requests Jack Reacher's assistance to prove his innocence.[10]

In October 2013, he was cast in the Starz original drama series Power.[11]

In 2020, Sikora portrayed Frank Cosgrove Jr. on the third season of the Netflix crime drama Ozark, released on March 27, 2020.[12] In 2021, he and his Black Fox Productions company signed a first look deal with Lionsgate TV.[13]




Year Title Role Notes
1993 Rudy 17-Year-Old Johnny
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Stoner Guy #1
2000 The Watcher Skater
2001 Ghost World Reggae Fan
2002 Bounty Matty Short
2003 Normal Wayne Applewood TV movie
Gacy Roger Video
2005 Home Inmate Short
Nocturne Trent Short
2007 Night Skies Joe
Charlie Wilson's War Chess Player
2008 Fashion Victim Agent Reichman
Pants on Fire Wayne
2010 Shutter Island Glen Miga
Trust Rob Moscone
2011 The Best Man for the Job Tommy
2012 Safe Vassily Docheski
Jack Reacher James Mark Barr
White Alligator Brad Paul
2018 That's Harassment Him Short
The Separatists Finn Short
2019 The Intruder Mike
Jacob's Ladder Paul Rutiger
2023 Fear Rom Jennings


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Roomies Ray Episode: "The Ditch"
1990 The New Adam-12 Unknown Episode: "The Sniper"
1993 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Guard #2 Episode: "The Prisoner"
Missing Persons Andy Tedesco Episode: "I Can't Even Imagine"
1998 Early Edition Rick Williams Episode: "Teen Angels"
1999 Turks Pete Cedros Episode: "Friends & Strangers"
2000 Walker, Texas Ranger Brophy Episode: "The Day of Cleansing"
Movie Stars Simon Episode: "Last Dance"
2002 Frasier Man In Bar Episode: "Moons Over Seattle"
2003 JAG Petty Officer Atwood Episode: "Pulse Rate"
2004 Monk Boz Harrelson Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Paperboy"
Third Watch J.D. Hart Episode: "Purgatory" & "Spanking the Monkey"
CSI: NY Joe Riggs Episode: "A Man a Mile"
2005 Carnivàle Punk Episode: "Outskirts, Damascus, NE"
NYPD Blue Detective Joe Slovak Episode: "Moving Day"
ER Riley Episode: "The Show Must Go On"
Grey's Anatomy Shane Herman Episode: "Something to Talk About"
Criminal Minds Jimmy Baker Episode: "Natural Born Killer"
2006 Without a Trace Malcolm Neilus Episode: "Patient X"
CSI: Miami Howard Benchley Episode: "Collision"
Prison Break Sara's Boyfriend Episode: "Brother's Keeper"
2008 Lost Co-Pilot Episode: "There's No Place Like Home: Part 1"
2009 Dollhouse Terry Karrens Episode: "Belle Chose"
2010 Rubicon Daniel Burns Episode: "Keep the Ends Out" & "The Outsider"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jason Gambel Recurring cast: Season 12
2010–11 Boardwalk Empire Hans Schroeder Episode: "Boardwalk Empire" & "Georgia Peaches"
2011 Body of Proof Tom Hanson Episode: "Pilot"
White Collar Jonas Ganz Episode: "Countermeasures"
Blue Bloods Mark Phelan Episode: "Silver Star"
2011–13 The Heart, She Holler Sheriff Main Cast: Seasons 1-2
2013 The Good Wife Agent Norwich Episode: "Whack-a-Mole"
2014 True Detective Ginger Recurring cast: Season 1
Unforgettable Bob Episode: "East of Islip"
Banshee Matt Sharp Recurring cast: Season 2
2014–20 Power Tommy Egan Main Cast
2015 The Player Dominic McCall Episode: "Ante Up"
2016 Chicago P.D. Kevin Bingham Episode: "Start Digging"
2016–17 Underground Jack 'Frog Jack' Recurring cast: Season 1, guest: Season 2
2018 Maniac J.C. Recurring cast
2020 The Shivering Truth Additional Voices Episode: "Carrion My Son"
2021, 2023 Power Book II: Ghost Tommy Egan Episode: "Heart of Darkness", Season 3: Episodes 9-10
Teenage Euthanasia Additional Voices Episode: "The Bad Bang Theory" & "Suddenly Susan"
2020–22 Ozark Frank Cosgrove Jr. Recurring cast: Seasons 3-4
2022– Power Book IV: Force Tommy Egan Main Cast

Music videos

Year Music video Artist(s) Ref.
2022 "Do We Have a Problem?" Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby [14]


  1. ^ "Meet Joseph Sikora's wife, Tania Ribalow, who is a make-up artist".
  2. ^ Samuels Gibbs, Adrienne (September 12, 2016). "Power Star Joseph Sikora on His Chicago Graffiti Crew Days". Chicago magazine.
  3. ^ "MOREthan a few - the Theatre School at DePaul University".
  4. ^ "Joseph Sikora: From Stage and Screen to Behind the Scenes".
  5. ^ Gans, Andrew (February 28, 2006). "Sikora to Make Broadway Debut in Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  6. ^ Cesarine, Indira (December 22, 2012). "INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR JOSEPH SIKORA – STARRING OPPOSITE TOM CRUISE IN "JACK REACHER"". Untitled Magazine. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  7. ^ Scott Lipton, Brian (June 26, 2007). "Atkinson, Bernthal, Newman, Sikora to Join Geffen's Fat Pig". Theatermania. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  8. ^ clarissa (October 8, 2009). "Sneak Peek – Dollhouse "Belle Chose"". Archived from the original on October 11, 2009. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  9. ^ Gioia, Michael (September 6, 2012). "Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City, With Cara Seymour, Joe Sikora, Will Kick Off Irish Rep's 25th Season". Playbill. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  10. ^ Hutchinson, Sean (December 20, 2012). "Film Review: Jack Reacher". LatinoReview. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  11. ^ ANDREEVA, NELLIE (October 22, 2013). "Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton & Joseph Sikora To Co-Star In Starz Series 'Power'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (June 14, 2019). "'Ozark': Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Frances Dukes Among Four Cast; Two Promoted For Season 3 Of Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  13. ^ "'Power' Star Joseph Sikora Signs First Look Deal with Lionsgate TV (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 5, 2021. Retrieved February 6, 2021.
  14. ^ "Joseph Sikora Reveals 50 Cent Asked Him To Star In Nicki Minaj's "Do We Have A Problem?" Video". Hot New Hip-Hop. February 4, 2022. Retrieved February 5, 2022.