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Zakes Mokae (1934–2009)


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... See full bio »

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 2002 Monk (TV Series)
Tonday Mawwaka
- Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man (2002) ... Tonday Mawwaka
 1998 Oz (TV Series)
Kipekemie Jara
- Escape from Oz (1998) ... Kipekemie Jara
- Animal Farm (1998) ... Kipekemie Jara
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Diabria
- Teliko (1996) ... Diabria
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Mr. Bakoosa
- The Valiant Little Tailor (1995) ... Mr. Bakoosa (voice)
 1994 Dream On (TV Series)
U.N. Dignitary
- The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Part II (1994) ... U.N. Dignitary
- The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Part I (1994) ... U.N. Dignitary
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Edgar Barkley
- Wager (1994) ... Edgar Barkley
 1994 Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story (TV Movie)
Harding
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Pee Wee
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie)
Kid Lightning
 1989 Valerie (TV Series)
Thomas Mambukwe
- Strangers on a Train (1989) ... Thomas Mambukwe
 1988 A Different World (TV Series)
Marcus Mpepo
- Dr. Cupid (1988) ... Marcus Mpepo
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Tsombe Kuna
- Goliath: Part 1 (1983) ... Tsombe Kuna
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
African Minister
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... African Minister
 1977 One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (TV Movie)
Pee Wee Spencer
 1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Lord Harry
- Murder at Sea (1976) ... Lord Harry
 1969 Plays of Today (TV Series)
Nguru
- Beyond the Sunrise (1969) ... Nguru
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
John Smith
- Hazel and Her New Gas Cooker (1969) ... John Smith
 1968 Mogul (TV Series)
Joshua Macey
- The Day the Sea Caught Fire (1968) ... Joshua Macey
 1968 Honey Lane (TV Series)
Prince Ahmed
- Some of My Best Friends Are... (1968) ... Prince Ahmed
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Shale
- Seek Her Out (1965) ... Shale
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Achmet
- The Man with the Big Feet (1964) ... Achmet
 1964 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Personal Assistant
- The Galloping Major (1964) ... Personal Assistant
 1964 Story Parade (TV Series)
Nathaniel
- A Dragon to Kill (1964) ... Nathaniel
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Blood Knot (1963)
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Alternate Names:

Zakes Moakae | Zachariah Nokae
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If you're a black man in South Africa and you've never been in prison, there's something wrong with you.

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Started out as a saxophonist with the Trevor Huddleston Jazz Band. See more »

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Leo

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