had numerous acting credits but became a household name when he was cast on ABC’s Lost
. He played the role of Mr. Eko, first appearing on the episode “Adrift,” the second episode of season two. Due to his tremendous guilt over the death of his priest brother, he decided to carry on his brother’s priest duties while struggling to put behind his own past as a ruthless and vicious warlord in Nigeria. He had a notable stick, which he adorned with carvings in reference to Biblical passages and referred to them as “things I need to remember.” Following a dispute with Locke regarding the rationale of pushing the button in the hatch, Mr. Eko ended up unconscious as a result of an explosion in the hatch. Somehow, he survived the disaster but was believed to be dragged onto a polar bear’s lair. He was rescued to by Locke but soon encountered the “monster” of black smoke, which finally led to his death on the episode entitled “The Cost of Living.”
, Akinnuoye-Agbaje has appeared on a few talk shows, namely e-Talk Daily
, and Live with Regis and Kelly
He is currently busy in filming Horton Hears a Who!
, an animated Dr. Seuss film about an elephant struggling to protect a microscopic planet from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. Scheduled to hit the theaters on March 14, 2008, he will be providing the voice of Town Crier. He is also reportedly slated for an action-horror film entitled Survive
, which is about seven contestants contending to win one prize. However, they only have one chance to win, because if they lose, they will suffer death. In addition, he plans to direct a movie about his life story.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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