skip navigation
Peter Mensah

Peter Mensah

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Incredible Hulk ... Edward Norton stars as scientist Bruce Banner, a man who has been living in... more info $13.95was $19.98 Buy Now

Spartacus: Vengeance ... On the heels of the bloody escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded... more info $14.95was $19.98 Buy Now

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Peter Mensah was in the midst of a full-fledged career as an engineer working for British Gas when he made the move to become an actor. Born in Ghana in 1959 but raised in England, Mensah eventually moved to Canada to pursue his dream, where he made his screen debut in an episode of "Nancy Drew" (CBC, 1995-96). A handful of additional guest appearances throughout the late '90s would prepare him for his big break, which eventually came in the form of the drama "Tears of the Sun" (2003), which he quickly followed with a role alongside Viggo Mortensen in "Hidalgo" (2003) the same year. Within a few years, Mensah's face became indelible when he memorably appeared as the ill-fated Persian emissary in the smash hit "300" (2006) in 2006. Next came the role of General Joe Greller in "The Incredible Hulk" (2008), followed by a prominent part as the leader of the Horse Clan in the blockbuster "Avatar" (2009). Mensah made the transition to TV in 2010 when he began portraying Oenomaus on "Spartacus: War of the Damned" (Starz, 2010-13). He would reprise the role for the mini-series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" (Starz, 2011). Though he would play the Persian messenger once again for the "300" prequel "300: Rise...

Peter Mensah was in the midst of a full-fledged career as an engineer working for British Gas when he made the move to become an actor. Born in Ghana in 1959 but raised in England, Mensah eventually moved to Canada to pursue his dream, where he made his screen debut in an episode of "Nancy Drew" (CBC, 1995-96). A handful of additional guest appearances throughout the late '90s would prepare him for his big break, which eventually came in the form of the drama "Tears of the Sun" (2003), which he quickly followed with a role alongside Viggo Mortensen in "Hidalgo" (2003) the same year. Within a few years, Mensah's face became indelible when he memorably appeared as the ill-fated Persian emissary in the smash hit "300" (2006) in 2006. Next came the role of General Joe Greller in "The Incredible Hulk" (2008), followed by a prominent part as the leader of the Horse Clan in the blockbuster "Avatar" (2009). Mensah made the transition to TV in 2010 when he began portraying Oenomaus on "Spartacus: War of the Damned" (Starz, 2010-13). He would reprise the role for the mini-series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" (Starz, 2011). Though he would play the Persian messenger once again for the "300" prequel "300: Rise of an Empire" (2014), Mensah would find continual success in television, playing The Hidden One on "Sleepy Hollow" (Fox, 2013-17) and Lemuel Bridger on "Midnight, Texas" (NBC, 2017-).

VIEW THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

3.
4.
 Avatar (2009)
5.
7.
 300 (2007)
8.
 Hidalgo (2004) Jaffa
9.
 Tears of the Sun (2003) Terwase
10.
 Jason X (2002) Sergeant Brodski
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

2003:
Co-starred in the drama "Tears of the Sun."
2003:
Co-starred with Viggo Mortensen in "Hidalgo."
2006:
Made an acclaimed appearance as the messenger in "300."
2008:
Played General Joe Greller in "The Incredible Hulk."
2009:
Played the Horse Clan leader in "Avatar."
2010:
Took on the role of Oenomaus on "Spartacus: War of the Damned."
2015:
Took on the role of The Hidden One on "Sleepy Hollow."
2017:
Joined the cast of "Midnight, Texas."
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute