There are thousands of thousands of actors in South Africa but not all have appeared on international televisions. So, we are going to list ten South African actors who appeared both local and international television series or movies.
- James Bartlett
- Charlie Bouguenon
- Jerry Mofokeng
- Kenneth Nkosi
- David James
- Patrick Mofokeng
- Leleti Khumalo
- Tony Kgoroge
- John Matshikiza
- Michael Mabizela
Jamei Bartlett, born 9 July 1966 in Maidenhead, England, UK, is a South African actor best known for his role of David Genaro on Rhythm city which plays on etv. Mr Bartlett acted on both local South African drama series and on international films. Some of the international films he is well known for are; American Ninja 2 and 5 and for playing Josh in Beyond Borders. His latest starring role is in the movie called Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which is based on the book, Long Walk to freedom, written by former South African president Nelson Mandela.
Charlie Bouguenon, born 30 June 1983, is South African actor best known for his recurring role as Coco’s (Gugulethu Zuma) on-off boyfriend Brad in the television sitcom It’s for Life, in 2011. He is currently acting as Timothy, a receptionist of fictional Newtonian hotel on etv telenovela called Scandal. The Scandal actor acted on international films such as Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Homeland (2011) and Vuil Wasgoed (2017).
Jerry Mofokeng, born 17 April 1956, is a South African actor well known for playing Neo Mokgethi on Scandal etv drama series. He acted on quiet a number of international films such as the Lord of War, Safe House and the South African-American movie “The forgotten Kingdom”.
Kenneth Nkosi, born 19 June 1973, is a South African actor and comedian. He acted as Aap in the South African movie called Tsotsi. He acted on one of international film called District 9.
David James, born 28 October 1972, is a South African actor known to South African audiences as Mad dog on soap opera Isidingo and for playing radio station manager Hermanus Meyer on the soap opera Rhythm City. But to international audiences he is known for acting villainous Koobus Venter in the 2009 Oscar-nominated science fiction film District 9.
Patrick Mofokeng, is a South African actor best known for his current role on Scandal etv as Mlungisi Ngema. He acted on international films such as the Jackie Chan’s 1998 movie called “Who am I” and Invictus (2009).
Tony Kgoroge, born 21 April 1974, is a South African actor best known for his current role on Imbewu the seed as Zimele “Ncgolosi” Bhengu and for playing Jason Tshabalala in Invictus. He is international recognised for playing on Blood diamond, Invictus, Hotel Rwanda, Lord of War and for playing Walter Sisulu on Mandela: Long Walk to freedom.
John Matshikiza, born 26 November 1954 and died 15 September 2008, was a South African actor, poet, theatre director and Journalist. He is best known for appearing on Hijack Stories, Leon Schuster’s There’s a Zulu On My Stoep, Cry Freedom and 1987’s Mandela, where he played Walter Sisulu. But to international audiences he is known for playing President Habyarimana on 2007 Canadian drama called Shake Hands with the Devil and 2003 American romantic drama called Beyond Borders.
Leleti Khumalo, born 30 March 1970, is a South African born actress best known for her leading role on South African film called Sarafina. She is currently starring on Imbewu the seed, etv drama series, as MaZulu the wife to Ngcolosi Bhengu. Leleti Khumalo appeared on Invictus, Hotel Rwanda and Sarafina which gave her international recognition.
Michael Mabizela, born 09 June (Year not known), is a South African actor best known for his role on Scandal etv as Caiaphas, a boyfriend of Gloria Legae. He lives in Alexandra, Gauteng and he went to Kwa-bhekilanga Secondary School. Michael acted on the South African films called Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom which is based on the book, Long Walk to freedom, written by former South African president Nelson Mandela.