|File:R.J. Atkins.jpg |
|Born||Rickey Dwayne Atkins, Jr.|
June 10, 1978
Palestine, Texas, U.S.
|🏡 Residence||Houston, Texas|
Actor • Comedian • Writer
|📆 Years active||2008-present|
R.J. Atkins (born June 10, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, and writer.
Atkins was born in Palestine, Texas to his parents, Rickey Atkins, Sr, and Nancy Glover (née Starr). He was sent to live with his paternal grandparents at the age of two, who finished raising him. R.J. caught the acting bug as a young child and appeared in church plays and school plays while taking Theatre Arts and Drama at Palestine Middle School and Palestine High School.
R.J. graduated high school in 1996 and worked full-time for a year as a warehouseman before enlisting in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer in late 1997. He completed One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas for his first duty station. Throughout his 10-year military career split between the Regular Army and Army National Guard, he served and trained in various capacities on several military installations. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom having served with the 56th Brigade Combat Team from October 2004 - December 2005. Atkins was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in May 2011.
While still serving in the military, Atkins made his feature film debut as a cotton field worker in Glen Pitre's The Man Who Came Back, with Eric Braeden, Billy Zane, Sean Young, George Kennedy and Armand Assante. After military service, R.J. relocated to San Antonio, TX and tried his hand at numerous professions in attempting to find his niche before becoming a special education teacher and securing a teaching position with the Aldine Independent School District in Houston in mid 2016. During the summer of 2018, R.J. rekindled his love for acting and and has since appeared in several productions to include, but not limited to feature films, short films, theatre, and commercials.
Atkins' primary acting coach is Charnele Brown from NBC's A Different World.
|2008||The Man Who Came Back||Cotton Field Worker||Glen Pitre|
|2018||Da Dealership||Greg Dollar||Darius T. Smith||Stage/Film Play|
|2018||The Pill||Pimp||Meredith Esquivel||Voice|
|2019||Cheater||Raymond Henderson||Meredith Esquivel|
|2019||My Mistakes||Manuel||Rolando Boyce II|
|2019||The Hitchhiker||Dave||Faustino Deblas|
|2019||The Homecoming||Roger||Joan Montreuil|
|2020||Jook Joint Blues: Series Concept||Vincent Hughes, III||Lorie Mitchell||Concept Trailer|
|2020||Thud||Malik Ruston||Christopher Joubert|
|2020||Make Yourself at Home||Mr. Banks||Jo-Ann Johnson|
|2020||Sins of a Scorned Wife||Church Member||LaQuan Stallworth|
|2021||The Reading||Bartender||Courtney Glaude||Post-Production|
|2021||Relapse||Lance||Dakarai "3D" Henderson||Filming|
|2020||5th Ward The Series||Hospital Orderly||UMC/AMC/ALLBLK||1 episode|
|2020||Be Someone||Vacant Lot Gangster||CashHawk Films||1 episode|
|2020||Both Eyes Open||Det. Kevin Sims||BingeReelz||1 episode|
|2020||Best Kept Secret||Jonah Collins||TriWen Productions||Series Regular|
- "Meet R.J. Atkins". Voyage Houston Magazine.
- "Meet R.J. Atkins". VoyageHouston Magazine. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "Aldine ISD Teacher Takes Part in Fade to Black Festival". Aldine ISD. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "Mr. Rickey ("R.J.") Atkins, Jr. - Teaching Portfolio". PortfolioGen. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "R.J. Atkins". IMDb. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to R.J. Atkins.|
- Official website
- Lone Star Community Radio: Afternoons with Lone Star - R.J. Atkins and Maria Schenck interview (April 2019)
- iHeart Radio: The Kelly Podcast On The REAL - "Freedom Isn't Free" interview with R.J. Atkins (September 2019)
Category:1978 births Category:Living people Category:People from Palestine, Texas Category:Male actors from Texas Category:American male film actors Category:American male voice actors Category:21st-century American male actors Category:African-American military personnel
This article "R. J. Atkins" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:R. J. Atkins. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.