Jerome Galiao full life biography, age, nationality, career


Jerome Galiao, born on 05 June 1984, is a 38-year-old Zimbabwean actor and model. He is best known for Isithembiso, Scandal and Gomora. He also appeared on the most famous commercials such as the Play Boy it’s a Planet of Attraction which appeared on television from 2017 to 2019.

Biography Profile

Jerome Galiao who portrays Doctor Nyasha Mugari
Jerome Galiao who portrays Doctor Nyasha Mugari.

Full name: Jerome Galiao
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 5 June 1984
Age: 38 years old
Place of birth: Harare, Zimbabwe
Nationality: Zimbabwean
Height: 1.83m (183cm)
Occupation: Actor, Model
Known for: Scandal, Isithembiso
Children: 2 (Sindiso and Keisha Ruvarashe Galiao)

Early age of Jerome Galiao

Jerome Galiao was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. Growing up, Jerome’s dream was to become an actor and a model since primary school. He nealy lost his dream of becoming an actor during high school years but it found him again since he had the passion before. By the age of 19, in 2003, Jerome was already part of supermodels in Zimbabwe.

Education of Jerome Galiao

He attended Prince Edward High School where got his matric. After matric he enrolled at a tertiary college which assisted him to join modelling.

Acting career of Jerome Galiao

Jerome Galiao who portrays Doctor Nyasha Mugari
The man behind Dr Nyasha Mugari on Scandal!

Jerome started as a model and after that he appeared on Zimbabwean local drama series, Estate Blues and was a presenter on Zim tv show In 2008 he moved to South Africa and appeared in several drama series on South African televisions. He appeared on Broken Vows as Ezra, played a police officer on Isithembiso and played as a Doctor on The River. In 2014 and 2015 he had cameo roles, firstly on Zabalaza and then Umlilo respectively.

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In 2018 he was casted as a Gang member by the name of Frank on Hope. Then from 2017 to 2019 he played the role of Dos Santos on The Queen alongside Hlomla Dandala, the very same year he was casted as Fransis on Gomora. 2021 was a great year for Jerome, he appeared on House Wives and Binnelanders. He is also going to make his debut appearance on Scandal etv as Dr Nyasha Mugari on 28 December 2021.

Jerome played lead roles on so many commercials. He had lead roles on the following commercials, Spar Braai Master, Vodacom Stills, Makro, Standard Bank and Play Boy Planet of Attraction. He played supporting roles on Miller Craft commercial advert and 2020 Out insurance advert.

Personal life history

Galiao at the age of 19, in 2003, modelling in Zimbabwe.

For Jerome Galiao, life was not always easy when he relocated to South Africa about 13 years ago. He struggled to get sustainable roles. He appeared on so many roles and sometimes it was just dry. Things got so tough that he even worked as a waiter in restaurants and a barman. He ended up thinking of giving up, packing his bags and return Kumusha (home). When lockdown strikes things were worse but he kept holding on until now. Now he has landed a role on one of the most watched South African television series and it looks like its promising.

“Then lockdown happened and there was absolutely no work, but I kept on hanging in there and I am really proud I kept on hanging.”

“I believe that with consistency and persistence, anyone can achieve anything. It’s all about pushing the right mindset. I see myself being cast in bigger international productions. I see big awards coming home,” he said.

Jerome is a single father of two children. We have no information of who the mother(s) is. His children’s names are, Sindiso Galiao and Keisha Ruvarashe Galiao. He is currently living in Soutn Africa. His religious views are those of Christianity. He is bilingual speaker who can speak English and Shona.

Other works of Jerome

He is a fitness trainer and spend most of his time in the gym. He is also a Judo marshal artist who holds a Brown Belt.



TV shows – Season – Character

  •  Broken vows – as Ezra
  •  Isithembiso – as a police officer
  •  The Queen – Season 2 – a thug or gangster
  • Umlilo
  • Hope – as a gangster
  • The River – as a doctor
  • Binnelanders – as Lazarus


  •  Commercial for Hilux -2017
  • Fnb – 2018
  • Builders warehouse catalogs
  • Play boy commercials – 2017 -2019
  • Out insurance – 2020
  • Standard bank – 2014
  • Spar Braai Master – 2019
  • Vodacom Stills – 2019 – 2021
  • Markro – 2017 – 2021

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