LaRoyce Hawkins stars as “Officer Kevin Atwater” on NBC's police drama CHICAGO PD. Hawkins, who first originated the role on CHICAGO FIRE, is an accomplished standup comic, spoken-word artist and musician who also recently guest starred on Comedy Central’s SOUTH SIDE. He had a role in the feature film THE EXPRESS, which chronicled the life of Ernie Davis - the first African American to win college football's coveted Heisman Award. On the television side, Hawkins has appeared on MTV’S UNDEREMPLOYED, ABC’S DETROIT 187, and the TBS comedy TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE. He was also in the pilot for the HBO series BALLERS opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He has appeared on stage in BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, HOODOO LOVE at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, and MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM. Hawkins holds a BFA in acting from Illinois State University.