Acting is more than just appearing in front of the camera. It will take a lot of courage and agility to become an ardent and prolific actor like Boitumelo Chuck Shisana.
Chuck Shisana (born 25 April 1984) is a South African actor who has proven that he is not just an actor but very good at what he does.
He came into the entertainment industry from 2006 to 2008. He became famous and famed for his role as ‘Willy Phoma’ in the SABC2 medical drama series titled ‘Hillside.’
Chuck Shisana‘s humongous size also serves as an advantage for him because he can effortlessly switch between criminal and police roles.
Let’s find out more exciting information about this actor.
South African actor
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Boitumelo Chuck Shisana|
|Stage Name:||Chuck Shisana|
|Born:||25 April 1984 (age 37 years Old)|
|Place of Birth:||Gauteng, South Africa|
|Children:||Mothusi Shisana, Kagiso Shisana|
|Spouse • Husband:||Matilda Sekgobela|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actir • TV Personality|
Chuck Shisana comes from a family of two. He is the last child of the family.
His brother is also a movie director.
Chuck Shisana was born on 25th April 1984 and went to train as an SAP (South African Police) officer.
He was born in the South African town of Soshanguve. He is 37 years Old.
He grew up in the same area before relocating to Johannesburg.
Before he began to explore his potentials as an actor, he is currently residing in Pretoria.
Chuck Shisana used to look up to his elder brother as a role model and a mentor; his brother used to form local theatrical groups when they were children.
Chuck Shisana attended Soshanguve Secondary School in the early 1980s, which was well-known for its school musicals and music.
During this period of his life, he fell in love with acting. After graduating, he joined the Pretoria Technikon to study Drama and Arts.
Chuck Shisana began his acting career in 2002 when he joined the Mabana Arts Foundation in the North West. He has worked on a variety of theatrical shows before returning to Pretoria in 2004 to work at the State Theatre.
“In 2006, he toured Europe with pieces like Cards, The Rivonia Trial, Silent Voice, and Township Stories,” he says. Molo Fish, Hillside, Ga Re Dumele, Generations, Soul City, Rhythm City, and Isidingo are among Chuck Shisana‘s television appearances.
In his words, he said, “I cast as a cop in the majority of my roles.” But, he laughs, “I worked as a cop in Molo Fish, Soul City, and The Republic. “I’m not sure why, maybe because of my body shape or appearance,” he adds. Chuck Shisana also took the role of a dirty cop in ‘The River’ series.
- Hillside Season 1 and 2 as Willy Phoma
- Ga Re Dumele – Season 3 as Guest Star
- Generations as Guest Star
- Soul City as Majosh
- The Republic as Minister of Police
- The River as Detective Tshabalala
- Rhythm City As Frank
- Cell 4
- Sisters of the wilderness
Chuck Shisana‘s wife, Matilda Sekgobela, works at a mechanic shop, and their children Mothusi Shisana and Kagiso Shisana are his staunchest supporters. “They don’t miss an episode, and they attend his theatre plays.”
Chuck Shisana also recounted how making a debut on ‘the river’ movies has provided him with fresh learning opportunities.
“Every day, I see myself improving.” Working with people who inspire him daily, he said he likes to work with modest people and has a fantastic sense of humor.
He gave an instance of the renowned actress Sindi Dlathu; he said it was a blessing acting alongside the actress,”. But the lockdown has made things a lot difficult for the actor because he couldn’t get movie roles.
But Chuck Shisana remained hopeful that he would appear in more films in the future.
Chuck Shisana‘s net worth is believed to be US100,000. He makes the most of his money from his acting profession.
His absence from the television, on the other hand, suggests that he is engaged in other private activities that supplement his income.
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- Twitter: @Chuckshisana
- Instagram: @Chuckshisana