Zakes Mokae Biography

Birthday: 1934-08-05
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South Africa Date of Death 11
Wiki Biography: Born in Johannesburg, South Africa,actor Zakes Mokae was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became one of the most distinguished thespians in South Africa for over two decades. Mokae was one of the few actors capable of crossing the divided racial sections, punctuated by his collaborations with white writer Athol Fugard. Together they founded the radical theater group The Rehearsal Room in the 50s that specifically dealt with his country's injustices. In fact, over the years his performances in "The Blood Knot," "Boesman and Lena," "A Lesson from Aloes" and "Master Harold...and the Boys," have been universally applauded. He fled the racist apartheid policies in South Africa in 1969 and migrated to America, subsequently winning a Tony award in 1982 for "Master Harold..." and proceeded to perform in American films to somewhat lesser acclaim, including A Dry White Season (1989), A Rage in Harlem (1991) and Waterworld (1995). He has lately been directing on stage.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Waterworld Priam 2006 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Comedians 1967
Roar Committee Member 1981 Adventure, Thriller
The Serpent and the Rainbow Dargent Peytraud 1988 Horror, Thriller
A Dry White Season 1989 Game Show, 0
Gross Anatomy 1989 0, 0
Body Detective Sawchuk 1991
A Rage in Harlem 1991 Comedy
Body Parts 1991 Horror, Thriller
Dust Devil 1992 Game Show
Vampire in Brooklyn 1995 0, Reality Tv
Outbreak 1995 Game Show, 0, 0
Waterworld Priam 1995 Action, Adventure, Sci Fi
The Body Detective Sawchuk 2001