• LaRoyce Hawkins was born on 4th May 1988 in Harvey, Illinois.
• He is an actor, stand-up comic, musician and spoken word artist, best known for being one of the stars of NBC's 'Chicago P.D.'
• His net worth is estimated to be over $400,000.
• He attended Thornton High School and Illinois State University and began his acting career in 2008.
• He is active on social media, with accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Date Of BirthMay 4, 1988

Who is LaRoyce Hawkins?

LaRoyce Hawkins was born on 4 May 1988, in Harvey, Illinois, USA. He’s an actor, stand-up comic, musician, and spoken word artist, best known for being one of the stars of the NBC television series “Chicago P.D.”, in which he plays Officer Kevin Atwater, and the same character during crossovers with “Chicago Fire”.

The Riches of LaRoyce Hawkins

How rich is LaRoyce Hawkins? As of late-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting since 2008, both on TV and in several films. As he continues his endeavors, it’s expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

LaRoyce grew up in Harvey, a suburb located in south Chicago, raised mostly by his grandparents, who he credits for helping shape his life alongside his siblings until he was 13 years old. He attended Thornton High School in Harvey, founded in 1988, and has a predominantly African-American enrollment, with many of its students finding careers in the performing arts as well as in sports.

During his time there, he showed enough athletic prowess to be recruited to the school’s basketball team, though he didn’t necessarily feel at home with that decision. A year later, he left to join the speech team, then becoming a two-time state champion in comedy speech writing, receiving awards from the Illinois High Speech Association. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Illinois State University on a full tuition scholastic scholarship, and studied for a degree in theatre arts, hoping to later find a career in acting.

LaRoyce Hawkins

Further Studies and Career Beginnings

Illinois State University (ISU) emphasizes teaching, with many of its graduates going on to become teachers, making it one of the largest producers in the country. During his time there, he appeared as Toledo in the college play entitled “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”., about the African-American experience during the 20th century, dealing with issues of race, art, exploitation and religion.

He also landed his first professional acting project while a student, gaining the role of Art Baker in the film “The Express; The Ernie Davis Story”, based on the book entitled “Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express” written by Robert C. Gallagher. It follows the story of the titular character, an American Football player from Syracuse University, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1961, despite racial issues of the time. The film received positive reviews but bombed, losing money at the box office. After graduation, he looked for more acting projects, beginning with a guest appearance in the show “Detroit 1-8-7”.

Chicago Fire and Recent Projects

After a guest appearance in “Underemployed”, LaRoyce was cast in his first long-term role, as a recurring character in the television series “Chicago Fire”, aired on NBC, and a part of Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” franchise. It follows the story of firefighters and paramedics who work as a part of Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department. The department is also the home of several other companies and groups, dedicated to protecting Chicago from fires. The show is now in its 12th seasons,with Laroyce mostly a recurring character.

Thanks to his work there, he also gained his biggest role, as one of the stars in another franchise program, entitled “Chicago P.D.”. The show aired on NBC as a mid-season replacement, following the patrol officers who are a part of the Chicago Police Department under the Intelligence Unit of the 21st District. They pursue numerous offenders and criminals in the show, which now in mid-2024 is airing its 11th season,.

LaRoyce has also been involved in a few film projects. In 2018, he had a role in the drama thriller entitled “Canal Street”, and also worked on the independent film “Hope Springs Eternal”. He then played the title role in “The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” in 2019, and most recently Ty Lord in “Hands Up”, in 2020, and Kyle Shaw in “North of the Ten” (2022)

Personal Life and Social Media

For his personal life, not much is known in terms of his romantic relationships. He hasn’t shared a lot of information about this aspect of his life, though he’s shared photos of himself alongside his son Roman John, born in 2017 – it’s not known if he’s married, but sources believe that he’s a single father, as there’s no mention of the boy’s mother, or LaRoyce having a wife.

He loves working out and staying fit, especially since it is needed for his role on television. He’s also very close friends with many of his fellow “Chicago P.D.” cast members.

Similar to numerous actors, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram, using the platform to promote his work and showcasing behind the scenes photos and footage.  At times, he gives his followers a bit of insight into his life away from acting, photos of him out with his son. He has is on Twitter, and also on Facebook which has almost 40,000 followers, and on which he posts behind the scenes photos from his work with “Chicago P.D.” demonstrating his closeness with his fellow cast members.

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General Info

Full NameLaroyce Hawkins
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1988
Height1.9 m


MoviesThe Express
TV ShowsChicago P.D.

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