In the past years, many talented actors have graced the screens of South Africans and the South African movie industry, and one of such actors is Robert Mpisi. He has featured in many entertaining TV programs such as Tsha Tsha, Dreams, Thola, Home Affairs, and others. The popular actor is best known for his role as London on the Mzansi Magic drama series Gomora.
He also played the role of Samkelo in the 11th season of the SABC1 AIDS drama television series Soul City in 2011. Among other things, a prominent factor that has kept Robert relevant as an actor is his love for acting and relentless effort to better his acts, thereby pushing him further into the limelight.
The ‘Gomora’ Actor was Born in Klerksdorp, North West Province
Robert Mpisi was born to his parents on March 20, 1985, in Klerksdorp, North West province of South Africa. He was nurtured in East London and later in Klerksdorp; there is no precise information regarding the names of his parents or what they do for a living. The actor is gifted in languages. It is no secret that he can speak six different languages fluently Xhosa, English, Zulu, Sotho, Afrikaans, and Tswana.
During his days in his high school – Kliptown Secondary School – in Klerksdorp, Robert Mpisi was very fluent in English to the notice of his English teacher, who advised and encouraged him to join the school theatre club. On joining the theatre club, he realized he enjoyed acting and knew he was going to be an actor and so, he picked up interest in acting.
Going further in his education, after matriculating in Klerksdorp, he moved further to Johannesburg, where he studied acting at AFDA and the Actors Centre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. He graduated from AFDA with a BA in live performance.
His First TV Role Was in the SABC1 Drama Series, Tsha Tsha
The talented actor discovered his talent for acting at a very young age. Robert Mpisi was 15 years old when he landed his first television role, which was given to him in a drama series titled Tsha Tsha on SABC 1, and at age 17, he got his first stage play titled Madeline En Sy Kinders. While on the journey in his career, Mpisi had to learn from friends and mentors in the entertainment industry.
They helped him get more acquainted with his acting skills and the entertainment industry. Soon he caught the acting bug and was featured in various TV dramas, films, and commercials. Mpisi did adverts for Nashua Mobile and Boys Town and has also been a voice artist for various Television and radio promotions and soapies – Generations and Rhythm City.
Robert Mpisi has featured in several television dramas such as City Ses’la, Good Friday Special, Take Charge, and Buckets. In front of an audience, Robert had the lead in Cellphone, a comedy production that was performed at the Grahamstown Festival. He is someone who many people love because of the talents he possesses, and this has also earned him a huge fan base and followers on his social media pages.
Playing London in Gomora was Robert Mpisi’s Biggest Role
The Mzansi Magic drama series, Gomora, has made a lot of waves in the South African telenovela industry such that it is presently one of the most popular TV drama series. Robert Mpisi played the role of Lindokuhle, aka ‘London,’ who was a school dropout that turned to gangsterism.
In the series, London was a known rascal who was always causing troubles. He was also into highjacking and killed Melusi (Zolisa Xaluva), the principal. He finally died in the show when he drank the poison meant for Don.
The Soul City Actor Is Also A Singer
Unknown to many individuals, the talented actor is also a musician. Despite having a career in acting, Robert Mpisi is also a gifted singer, even though he is yet to gain mainstream acclaim from the craft.
He has pulled off some significant works and tries to use his spare time to create voice-overs. The actor has been into music for some years and has been privileged to share the stage with other talented musicians. Robert is also the founder of a modeling agency called Talent Factory.
What We Know About Robert Mpisi’s Love Life
Many fans and followers have speculated that the artist has a wife due to pictures of a lady he shares on his social media page. However, nothing is known about her. If he is truly married, he has relentlessly strived to keep it private and away from the public. Likewise, information about whether he has a child/children is not known to any source. With time, it is almost certain that the details regarding his personal life will be clearer.