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You'll Love the Clever Way LaRoyce Hawkins Got His Son, Roman, on Chicago P.D.

The actor added a very personal touch to Atwater's apartment.

By Jackie Manno

LaRoyce Hawkins (Kevin Atwater) brings a heartfelt symbol of his family to the Chicago P.D. set.

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In a collaboration with Men's Health, the actor gave us a tour of Atwater's apartment, in addition to where he gets hair and makeup done and meditates to prepare for the day. 

''The beard is actually the most important part of my face. We gotta make sure that stands out,'' he joked. 

LaRoyce Hawkins' son, Roman, appears on Chicago P.D. — kind of

Then, in a special moment, we caught a glimpse of a baby picture of his now 6-year-old son, Roman, on Atwater's desk. In the video, the actor reasoned that the picture made it onto the set because it was of "Little Atwater."

''I like to borrow textures from my actual life,'' he said. How sweet!

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So the next time there's a scene in the cop's apartment, keep an eye out to you see if this very personal touch.

LaRoyce Hawkins on raising his son

Hawkins is a dedicated father. In a campaign announcing his mentorship with the creative agency, Cove, the actor opened up about what being a parent to Roman means to him. 

"I hope to leave my son with a legacy that helps him recognize his light through his gifts, and I want to be an example of how you can utilize all your gifts. Fatherhood was a shift on its own. You wanna be the greatest example you can be to your son, especially as a father," he said.

He continued, "I knew there was gonna be some things that I had to change about myself and some growth that I had to embrace in order for me to be able to give him the same lesson one day with a straight face. I can’t teach him anything I haven’t gone through or accepted for myself. I see myself a lot in him, so when I tighten up and level up, I understand that it's not just for me and my career. I know it's for my legacy through my son."

Kevin Atwater wears a hoodie in Chicago P.D. Episode 1105.

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In an August 2023 interview with Essence, he also talked about how proud he is of his son

"Fatherhood has really taught me a couple things – more than a couple of things, but one of the things that I’ve been really taking pride in recently is my patience, just being patient with the small things too. The process of patience more than anything. I don’t think we can find ourselves being ultimately patient. I don’t think patience is a goal as much as it is just a process every day, just taking in stride what you can get, and really embracing where you are. It’s helped me with that too," the actor told the outlet.