1 Interview |
Blu Mankima | Blu Mankume
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
[on '21 Jump Street', the TV series] In the pilot, I fought with the lead character. After we shot the scenes, we had to re-shoot everything because they recast the lead actor and brought in Johnny Depp. I remember it well because I got to say, 'Get him off me. I feel like a child molester'.
His real name was Michael George, but he decided to adopt an African name he created himself, "Nakimo Mankuma." Because he was in a band called "King Blue, Lady Rose and The Exotics," of which he was the "King Blue," he later became nicknamed "Blue," but when his drummer, Dave Mackinnon, suggested he drop the "E," he immediately liked the suggestion, and became Blu Mankuma.
Rich, cavernous voice and placid demeanor