Chuku Modu

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Chuku Modu
Chukuma Modu

(1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 29)
Alma materRichmond Drama School
Years active2014–present

Chukuma "Chuku" Modu (born 19 June 1990)[1] is an English actor best known for his roles in Game of Thrones and The Good Doctor. He currently appears as Xavier/Dr. Gabriel Santiago on The 100[2].


Modu was born to a German-Nigerian father and an Anglo-Irish mother in Hammersmith, West London. He initially had an interest in sports, particularly boxing, and trained at the age of twelve. He would also visit the theater and become cultured with the performances. In 2012, Modu attended the Richmond Drama School and has since begun his acting career.[3]

Modu made his debut as a minor background character in Me Before You before making a recurring appearance on the HBO series Game of Thrones as Aggo.[4] He joined the main cast of The Good Doctor as Dr. Jared Kalu, but did not return when the series was renewed for a second season.[5] He has a role in the 2019 Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.[6]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Game of Thrones Aggo 3 episodes
2017 Snatch Flying Squad Leader 3 episodes
2017-2018 The Good Doctor Dr. Jared Kalu Main cast (Season 1)
2019-present The 100 Xavier/Dr. Gabriel Santiago[7] Recurring role (Season 6); main (Season 7)
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Dawn Apprentice Short film
2014 The Last Days of Margaret Thatcher Short film
2014 Loft No.5 Paul Short film
2015 Stages Jake Norland Short film
2016 Me Before You Mauritian Waiter
2016 Heavy Weight Paris Short film
2016 Open All Night Rick
2016 Survive Talib Short film
2019 Captain Marvel Soh-Larr
TBA Freedoms Name Is Mighty Sweet Charles Hunter Also writer and executive producer


  1. ^ "Chuku Modu". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  2. ^ Grebenyuk, Yana (2019-04-24). "The 100 Season 6: Jason Rothenberg Previews the New Planet's Inspiration, Potential, and Future". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  3. ^ "Dr. Jared Kalu Played by Chuku Modu". ABC Go. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Berman, Nat (June 27, 2018). "10 Things You Didn't Know about Chuku Modu". TV Overmind. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 2, 2018). "'The Good Doctor': Will Yun Lee, Fiona Gubelmann, Christina Chang & Paige Spara Promoted To Series Regulars, Chuku Modu Not Returning For Season 2". Deadline. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  6. ^ Cranswick, Amie (July 18, 2018). "The Good Doctor's Chuku Modu has a role in Captain Marvel". Flickering Myth. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  7. ^ Hamza, Asma (2019-07-09). "The 100 Season 6 Episode 9 'What You Take With You' Release Date and Streaming on the CW". IRN Post. Retrieved 2019-07-18.

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