Tongayi Chirisa

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Tongayi Chirisa
Born Tongayi Arnold Chirisa
Nationality Zimbabwean
Alma mater
Occupation Actor, singer

Tongayi Arnold Chirisa is a Zimbabwean actor experienced in theatre, film, and television. He is also a noted singer.

Acting career[edit]

He played the part of "Detective Trevor Davies" in the ever-popular Zimbabwean soapie Studio 263.[1] He has appeared in numerous feature films, the most well known being Tanyaradzwa in 2004, for which he won the Best Actor for Film and Television Award.[2] Tongayi studied for a bachelor's degree in Live Performance at AFDA He has also featured in music videos and is a singer. He also starred in a serial radio drama Mopani Junction that was taken off air at the height of political turmoil in Zimbabwe.[3] He has been nominated and won many NAMA Awards over the last five years. He recently played the lead in the comedy feature film Mr Bones 2: Back from the Past. He made a dramatic appearance in the mini-series Rough directed by British director, Andy Wilson, appeared in an international feature film Skin, directed by Anthony Fabian and co-starring Sam Neill, and played a lead in a local drama series Redemption for SABC 1. He played Man Friday on the NBC international television series Crusoe, based on the classic story Robinson Crusoe.[4] He also appeared in Sleepy Hollow based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. He played Father Nicholas on [[The Jim Gaffigan Show] 2017].[5]



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