Zakes Mokae - Rotten Tomatoes

Zakes Mokae

Highest Rated:   86% The Doctor (1991)
Lowest Rated:   10% Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
14% Krippendorf's Tribe
  • Sulukim
1998
10% Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Dr. Zeko
1995
42% Waterworld
  • Priam
1995
59% 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
86% The Doctor
  • Dr. Charles Reed
1991
64% A Rage in Harlem
  • Big Kathy
1991
No Score Yet Parker Kane
  • Kid Lightning
1990
56% Dad
  • Dr. Chad
1989
30% Gross Anatomy
  • Dr. Banumbra
1989
81% A Dry White Season
  • Stanley Makhaya
  • Director
1989
81% Cry Freedom
  • Fr. Kani
1987
60% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Minister Diabira
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Edgar Barkley
Monk
2002-2009
  • Tonday Mawaaka
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Nimbala

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