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Tongayi Chirisa

Tongayi Chirisa

Tongayi Chirisa stars as Robinson Crusoe‘s faithful friend Friday on NBC‘s action and adventure drama Crusoe. The drama is based on the classic novel by Daniel Defoe.

Chirisa is currently an AFDA (the South African school of motion picture medium and live performance) student, studying for his bachelor‘s degree in live performance. This 25-year-old Zimbabwean actor has had a very successful career in his home country. Chirisa has been nominated for, and won, many NAMA awards over the last five years.

He played the part of Detective Trevor Davies in the ever-popular Zimbabwean soap Studio 263. He has appeared in many feature films; among the most well known is Tanyaradzwa in 2004, for which he won the Best Actor for Film and Television Award. Chirisa is experienced in theatre, and he is a phenomenal singer. He recently played the lead in the comedy feature film Mr. Bones 2. Chirisa also made a dramatic appearance in the miniseries Rough, directed by British director Andy Wilson.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

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Selected Filmography

Crusoe: The Complete Series
Robinson Crusoe
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