Chris Obi

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Chris Obi
Born
Christopher Obi Ogugua

24 September 1970 (age 47)
London, England, UK
OccupationActor

Chris Obi (born September 24, 1970) is an English actor/director/writer who trained at Drama Centre London and graduated in 2001. He has done a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company where he was directed by Sir Antony Sher in the four-hander, Breakfast with Mugabe and a season at the Globe Theatre in 2007. He is best known for playing Mr. Jacquel/Anubis on American Gods[1] and Klingon captain T’Kuvma in Star Trek: Discovery.[2]

Early life[edit]

Obi was born in London. His father is Igbo.[3] He studied at the Drama Centre London and later trained students at Actor in Session, where he serves as Artistic Director.[4]

Career[edit]

Obi's professional theater debut was as a Messenger in Edward Hall's production of Macbeth in 2002 in the West End.[5] He plays Mr. Jacquel/Anubis in American Gods.[6] Obi plays Klingon captain T’Kuvma in Star Trek: Discovery.[7]

Personal life[edit]

One of Obi's best friends is actor Charlie Cox.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Anita and Me Minister
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman Mirror Man
2013 The Counsellor Malkina's Bodyguard
2016 The Call Up The Sergeant
2017 Ghost in the Shell Ambassador

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Trial & Retribution Security Officer Episode #6.2
2011 Doctor Who George Closing Time
2016 Roots Kintango Parts 1 and 2
2017 American Gods Mr. Jacquel /Anubis Recurring character
2017 Star Trek: Discovery T’Kuvma The Vulcan Hello and Battle at the Binary Stars

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Uriel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conversations With God: How Chris Obi Deals With (Playing) Death on American Gods". io9. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  2. ^ "T'Kuvma Draws A Line In The Sand Against Starfleet On Star Trek: Discovery". CBS. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  3. ^ Ayomide O. Tayo (2017-05-10). "Writer of American TV show speaks to Pulse on 'Anansi'". pulse.ng. Retrieved 2017-05-27.
  4. ^ "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – The Complete Casting Breakdown". Star Trek. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  5. ^ Matt Wolf (2002-11-26). "Review: 'Macbeth'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  6. ^ "Who's who in American Gods? Meet the cast and characters of Neil Gaiman's epic fantasy series". The Telegraph. 2017-05-08. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  7. ^ Eric Diaz (2017-05-23). "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – The Complete Casting Breakdown". Nerdist. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  8. ^ Evan Narcisse (2017-07-04). "Conversations With God: How Chris Obi Deals With (Playing) Death on American Gods". io9. Retrieved 2017-09-01.

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