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Akin Babatunde

ATTRIBUTES: Height: 5' 11" Weight: 340 Hair: Grey Eyes: Black Suit: 56L Shirt: 21.5 x 36 Slacks: 54 x 30 Shoe: 13
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Mr. Babatunde is an accomplished actor, director, writer whose theatrical career spans over five decades in the regional-off- broadway to international stages of the world, to film and T.V. He has been a resident company member of several prestigious theatrical institutions: Trinity Repertory Theater, La Mama Theater, Alley Theater, and the Dallas Theater Center. Although Mr. Babatunde has a national presence and is a native New Yorker, he chooses Dallas as his artistic base/home and continues to mentor aspiring artists throughout the metroplex. Among his theatrical highlights are his one-man show he co-wrote along with his brother, celebrated Emmy award winning actor Obba Babatunde entitled “Before the Second Set – a visit with Satchmo.” He directed “Blind Lemon Blues,” and “Texas in Paris” by Alan Govenar starring Tony award winner Lillias White. His metroplex directing highlights include “The Octoroon” and “Bootcandy” at Stage West; “Mountaintop” at the Dallas Theater Center,” “Manchild In The Promised Land” at Theater Three, and “The Color Purple” at Jubilee Theater. Mr. Babatunde holds a Masters of Arts degree in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas and was honored with the 2012 distinguished alumni award.

Akin has been represented as an actor by the Mary Collins Agency since 1991, where he has worked in television and film for “Wishbone,” “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Law & Order,” and “Batman vs. Superman,” to name a few. With a robustly deep voice, Akin is tapped by corporate and commercial clients alike to lend his prowess to projects locally as well as nationally.

ABILITIES:
  • Commercial OC
  • Commercial Print
  • Emcee/Moderator
  • Film/Television
  • Industrial
  • Teleprompter Proficient
    • Day Of Healing, John Lewis Tribute
    • Friday Night Lights