Zakes Mokae

Zakes Mokae

Highest Rated: 81% A Dry White Season (1989)

Lowest Rated: 12% Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Birthday: Aug 5, 1934

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

One of South Africa's most famous black actors, Mokae's quiet strength, charm and resilient good humor have animated the searing theatrical productions ("The Blood Knot," "Boesman and Lena") of his white countryman, Athol Fugard with whom he founded the radical theater group, the Rehearsal Room in the 1950s. Since he left South Africa and settled in the USA in 1969, Mokae has turned in powerful supporting roles in films including "Cry Freedom" (1987) and "A Dry White Season" (1989). He received a Tony Award for his turn on Broadway opposite Danny Glover and Lonny Price in Fugard's "Master Harold...and the boys" (1982).

Highest rated movies

A Dry White Season
Cry Freedom
A Rage in Harlem
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Body Parts




16% 24% Krippendorf's Tribe Sulukim (Character) $7.6M 1998
12% 31% Vampire in Brooklyn Dr. Zeko (Character) $18.7M 1995
59% 56% Outbreak Dr. Benjamin Iwabi (Character) $65.9M 1995
48% 43% Waterworld Priam (Character) $88.2M 1995
29% 60% Dust Devil Ben Mukurob (Character) - 1992
41% 33% Body Parts Detective Sawchuck (Character) $7.4M 1991
65% 51% A Rage in Harlem Big Kathy (Character) $8.8M 1991
No Score Yet 33% Parker Kane Kid Lightning (Character) - 1990
81% 76% A Dry White Season Stanley Makhaya (Character) $3.3M 1989
60% 60% Dad Dr. Chad (Character) $19.7M 1989
30% 53% Gross Anatomy Dr. Banumbra (Character) $11.3M 1989
65% 56% The Serpent and the Rainbow Dargent Peytraud (Character) $19.0M 1988
76% 88% Cry Freedom Father Kani (Character) $4.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Master Harold and the Boys Unknown (Character) - 1985
40% 52% The Island Wescott (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Pee Wee Spencer (Character) - 1978
27% 48% The Comedians Michel (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A World of Strangers Steven Sitole (Character) - 1962


91% 88% Monk Tonday Mawwaka (Guest Star) 2002
75% 95% The West Wing President Nimbala (Guest Star) 2000
92% 98% Oz Kipekemie Jara (Guest Star) 1998
74% 86% The X-Files Diabria (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976