Who is the Greek actor Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis is a South African actor best known for his role as Steve Stethakis on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo; and as Cole Harris on the e.tv soapie Scandal! As well as playing Azania’s husband Chris on Broken Vows.

Full biography: Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis aka Cole Harris on the e.tv soapie Scandal
Emmanuel Castis aka Cole Harris on the e.tv soapie Scandal

Full name: Emmanuel Castis
Date of birth: 01 February 1976
Place of birth: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Education: Witswatersrand University of Johannesburg
Occupation: Actor, Dancer and Songwriter
Known for: Chris from Broken Vows, Chris from Erfsondes, Cole Harris on Scandal
Height: 1.82m
Spouse: Sharlene Economou
Children: 2 (including his biological daughter)
Parents: Mike Castis (Father) and Maro Castis (Mother)
Net worth: $800 000-$1 000 000
Nationality: South African

Early Life of Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis was born in Johannesburg in 1976 on the 1st of February. Making him 46 years old as of 2022. He is the child of Mike and Maro Castis who are both Greeks. So, he is Greek by Descent. However, Castis has not revealed much about his childhood, so not much is known about his siblings if he has any. Or how he grew up or when he discovered his passion for acting.

Education of Emmanuel Castis

His high school education is unknown. However, he has revealed on his website that he got his Diploma in Dramatic Arts at The University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg. Which set the ground work for his acting career. Moreover, according to Castis. He began his acting in 1997.

Personal life of Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis

From 2008 to 2010 Emmanuel Castis was dating singer Louise Carver. The couple separated in 2010. Thereafter, he started dating his now newly wed wife Sherlene Economou. After years of dating, the pair decided to get married. And, according to reports, the wedding was only attended by 7 family members and a marriege officer. According to News 24, the couple got their first baby together in February 2021. The same month Emmanuel was born in. The same month they got married it. It’s unknown but speculated that the baby led to the rush but that’s speculation.


While none of his agencies cite his height. Emmanuel Castis is estimated to be at a height of around 1.8m to 1.83m. This is an estimated height not his actual height. Just to give you an insight into how tall he might be. And until we verify this with his agency or himself, it’s impossible to rely on this figure conclusively.

Career in acting of Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis started acting in 1997 with theatre plays along with PJ Sabbagha and the Forgotten Angle Dance Theatre Company. Where he played the role ‘Lennox’ in popular play Macbeth. Then he was involved in musical theater. Meanwhile, he made his television debut with popular television soapie Isidingo in 1999.

In the serial, he played the role ‘Steve Stethakis’ which became highly popular. Moreover, in 2004, he won the people’s award for Best Actor in a television soapie. Then he appeared in the serial Erfsondes as the lead male protagonist. Furthermore, nominated twice for South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) for Best Actor in a television series. In 2008, he won the celebrity reality competition of the South African version of Dancing with the Stars.

From 2006 to present

While most of you know him for his recent TV roles. Castis is also known for his leading roles as Brent in the SABC3 dramedy One Way (2006-2007). As well as Chris Spencer in the SABC2 drama series Erfsondes. Moreover, in 2008 he won the fourth season of the reality dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing. Which aired on SABC2 from January to March. His professional dance partner was Lindsey Muckle. Furthermore, during the show he was dating fellow Strictly Come Dancing contestant Tanya van Graan, who came third.

In 2014 he was a judge for the SAFTAs. He also appeared in two popular international serials, Wild at Heart and Black Sails. However, in the meantime, he starred in several blockbuster films: Cryptid, Eternity and Tremors 5: Bloodlines.

Theafter, he toured around the world with the Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys. In which he was one of the leads ‘Nick Massi’. He later received positive critical acclaim and received a nomination for Best Actor in a musical at the Naledi Theatre Awards.

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