The career and private life of James Ngcobo

James Ngcobo is a stage, television, and cinema actor. He is best known for his roles in the SABC3 drama series Hard Copy (2005) as editor Joe Dlamini. And, as Mojo Khumalo on the SABC2 sitcom Stokvel. Which he played from 2003 to 2008 and again in 2010.

Biography Profile of James Ngcobo

James Ngcobo Biography
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Full name: James Ngcobo
Date of birth: 1969
Place of birth: Unknown
Training: Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Loft Theatre Company
Height: 165cm
Occupation: actor, writer and director
Known for: Edwin on Yizo Yizo, President on Queen Sono
Net worth: Unknown
Nationality: South African

Early Life

While we don’t know much about his personal life. We do know that he is 54 years old as of 2023, meaning he was born between 1969 and 1968. Moreover, we don’t know where Ngcobo was born, however his current location is Johannesburg. Where he permanently moved years ago.

On that note, Ngcobo’s personal life is almost non-existent on the internet. With almost all references on him talking about his career and work only. So, we don’t know if he has any kids or a wife. Or if he has any siblings. He has kept his life very cryptic. So, for most of this biography. We will be dealing with his work. [1]

Education of James Ngcobo

James Ngcobo Biography
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While his education is unknown. It is known that at some point in his life. The veteran actor trained with the KwaZulu-Natal Loft Theatre. Thereafter, he was featured in numerous projects. Both locally and internationally. So, he got most of his training on the road.

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Career of James Ngcobo

James Ngcobo Biography
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James relocated to Johannesburg. Where he displayed his flexibility by taking on roles as varied as Estragon in Waiting for Godot and Jacob in La Cage aux Folles. For which he won the prize for best actor in a comedy.

A Whole in One at the Liberty Theatre on the Square, The Pen and Green Man Flashing at the Market Theatre, and Glass Roots at the Baxter Theatre are all examples of his theatrical productions.

Roles in television programs range widely, from comedies to serious dramas. These include appearances in the controversial Yizo Yizo, 90 Plein Street, Jozi Streets, Stokvel, and the sitcom Schoop Schoombie. Saints, Sinners, and Settlers, a miniseries from 1999, also featured him. [2]

Acting and other endeavors

In the drama series Hard Copy, which was set in the offices of a newspaper called The Bulletin. Where he played the editor Joe Dlamini, the series’ protagonist. However, after the first season, he departed the program.

Furthermore, Ngcobo played Zweli Motaung, the ANC Chief Whip, as a main character in the drama series 90 Plein Street in 2007. I Dreamed of Africa, a feature film starring Kim Basinger, and Mr. Bones, a comedy starring Leon Schuster, are other two examples. James has additionally acted in the motion pictures Red Dust and Man to Man (2005). (2004). [3]

Abridged Filmography

ShowSeason – Character

  • 90 Plein StreetSeason 1 – Zweli Motaung
  • Hard CopySeason 1 – Joe Dlamini
  • Jozi StreetsSeason 1 – Director H Nongeza
  • MadibaSeason 1 – Duma Nokwe
  • Queen Sono Season 1 – President Malunga
  • Soul BuddyzSeason 2 – Madoda
  • Soul CitySeason 7 – Tifo
  • StokvelSeason 8– Mojo Khumalo
  • The LabSeason 2– Dumasani Nyhila
  • The PhilanthropistSeason 1 -Health Minister
  • Yizo Yizo Season 2– Edwin
  • Zero ToleranceSeason 3 -Molelewe Nchiba