Tony Kgoroge

Tony Kgoroge

Highest Rated: 91% Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Lowest Rated: 62% The First Grader (2010)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1974

Birthplace: South Africa

South African actor Tony Kgoroge has only appeared in a handful of movies since his film debut in writer-director Oliver Schmitz's gritty crime drama "Hijack Stories" in 2000. Yet he has already shared the screen with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. In 2004, he appeared opposite Don Cheadle in the actor's Academy Award-nominated portrayal of compassionate hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the harrowing biopic "Hotel Rwanda," which was shot in Rwanda and South Africa. The following year Kgoroge earned a small role in the Nicolas Cage political thriller "Lord of War." He followed this with a bit part in the Oscar-nominated, South Africa-set thriller "Blood Diamond," which co-starred Leonard DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou. But his biggest role to date came in 2009, when he was cast in the docudrama "Invictus," which co-starred Matt Damon as rugby captain François Pienaar and Morgan Freeman as South Africa President Nelson Mandela. Here Kgoroge played Mandela's conflicted head of security, Jason Tshabalala, a role that raised his profile abroad. After this, Kgoroge won a major role as a concerned husband of a dedicated educator in the biopic "The First Grader," which told the touching true story of Kimani Maruge, an 84-year-old Kenyan villager who devotedly pursues the elementary school education that was unavailable to him as a child.

Highest rated movies

Hotel Rwanda
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The First Grader




No Score Yet 17% Cold Harbour Sizwe Miya (Character) - 2013
62% 68% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Walter Sisulu (Character) $8.3M 2013
62% 76% The First Grader Charles Obinchu (Character) $330.5K 2010
76% 75% Invictus Jason Tshabalala (Character) $37.5M 2009
84% 79% Skin Petrus Zwane (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 58% The Bird Can't Fly Scoop (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon Keneiloe (Character) - 2005
91% 94% Hotel Rwanda Gregoire (Character) $23.5M 2004
No Score Yet 64% Hijack Stories Sox Moraka (Character) - 2000


No Score Yet No Score Yet Jiva! Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tjovitjo Mojantji (Character) 2017-2018