Jani Petteri Toivola (born 27 November 1977 in Vaasa, Finland) is a Finnish actor and dancer. He studied in HB Acting Studio, New York in 1999–2002. He has performed in several dance works, television series and plays. Toivola is also openly gay. His father is [1 ] Kenyan and mother Finnish.
Toivola has been a
veejay for the chart programme of the music channel The Voice. He has also so far hosted the third and fourth season of the Finnish television series together with Idols Ellen Jokikunnas.
Finnish parliamentary election of 2011, Toivola was elected to the Parliament of Finland as a candidate of the Green League. He's the first Finnish MP with an African background.
Filmography [ edit ]
Kuilu mielessä, (2003)
, TV series (2005), as Käenpesä Samir Kibaki
Meno-paluu, a travel programme (2005), host
, TV series (2006), as Ähläm Sähläm Heikki
Osasto 5, TV series (2006), as Ahmed Mattila
Idols, third season of TV series (2007), host
Kaikki kunnossa, waiter in TV series (2007)
, fifth season of TV series (2009), host Big Brother Extra
Theatre [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Jani Toivola ei peittele rakkauttaan miehiin". (in Finnish). 27 January 2007. Iltalehti