Zakes Mokae

Zakes Mokae

Highest Rated: 82% The Doctor (1991)

Lowest Rated: 10% Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Birthday: Aug 5, 1934

Birthplace: Not Available

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Zakes Mokae was for nearly twenty years one of the top stage actors in South Africa. Despite the many racial barriers inflicting his part of the world, Mokae, who is black, was applauded with equal fervor by audiences of all races. His first film role was a Haitian in 1967's The Comedians. Though retaining his South African citizenship, Mokae made most of his screen appearances in international productions. He was also a frequent visitor to U.S. television, usually cast as a doctor or scientist; conversely, in 1978 he played the convict friend of imprisoned baseball whiz Levar Burton in the made-for-TV biopic One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story and in 1991 he was seen as a gunslinger in Parker Kane. After essaying the politically volatile role of Father Kani in Cry Freedom (1987), Zakes Mokae found it necessary to move to America permanently.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
16% Krippendorf's Tribe Sulukim 1998
10% Vampire in Brooklyn Dr. Zeko 1995
45% Waterworld Priam 1995
57% Outbreak Dr. Benjamin Iwabi 1995
No Score Yet Slaughter of the Innocents Library Janitor 1993
No Score Yet Percy and Thunder Pee Wee 1993
29% Dust Devil Ben 1992
40% Body Parts Detective Sawchuk 1991
82% The Doctor Dr. Charles Reed 1991
65% A Rage in Harlem Big Kathy 1991
No Score Yet Parker Kane Kid Lightning 1990
60% Dad Dr. Chad 1989
30% Gross Anatomy Dr. Banumbra 1989
80% A Dry White Season Stanley Makhaya Director 1989
78% Cry Freedom Fr. Kani 1987
64% The Serpent and the Rainbow Dargent Peytraud 1987
No Score Yet Master Harold...and the Boys Actor 1984
No Score Yet A Caribbean Mystery Captain Daventry 1983
40% The Island Wescott 1980
No Score Yet One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Pee Wee Parker 1978
27% The Comedians Michel 1967
No Score Yet Dilemma Steven 1962

TV

Credit
90% Monk
2002-2009
Tonday Mawaaka 2002
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Nimbala 2000
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Minister Diabira 1996
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Edgar Barkley 1994
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Marcus 1988
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Tsombe Kuna 1983

QUOTES FROM Zakes Mokae CHARACTERS

Dennis Alan says: What do you want from me?

Dargent Peytraud says: I want to hear you scream!