Peter Mensah is making giant strides in Hollywood and he has his unique looks and body frame to thank for it. Having started out as a martial artist, the talented actor needed only little effort to polish the rough edges and perfect his skills. He is now known for his exceptional epic roles and has continued to grow in the industry as time rolls by, featuring in several productions on both the big and small screen.
By just looking at him, Mensah has appealing masculinity that has distinguished him from the crowd. Those not very familiar with him have as a result been full of questions about his origins and personal life.
An Insight Into Peter Mensah’s Background
Peter Mensah was born on 27 August 1959 in Chiraa, Ghana to his parents who were natives of the Brong Ahafo region. His parents, who were strict academics, moved to England to settle when he was still young. Education was compulsory in the Mensah household as his father was an engineer while his mother was a writer. Taking after his father, Peter graduated as an engineer and began to practice although his love for the performing arts never faded away.
Peter was also a lover of martial arts, something he further developed after he began to take classes. While working as an engineer for British Gas, the Ghanaian also studied theatre productions. His love for acting subsequently grew and he was inclined to pursue his dreams. He soon made the decision to venture fully into the creative arts industry.
The Foundations of His Entertainment Career Kicked-Off in Canada
Canada was the place where Peter Mensah’s career kicked off. Upon his relocation to the North American country, the rising talent got some acting roles which formed the foundation on which he stands today. He first starred in Lion Island as Hugh in 1998 where his inborn talent was quickly noticed by several casting directors. This, in turn, earned him more roles from different producers.
Subsequently, Mensah went on to feature in movies like The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mysteries as Mort Erwin in 2000, Harvard Man as Cyril The Butler in 2001, and Jason X as Sgt. Brodski the same year. Others are Conviction as T-Bone in 2002, Cypher as Vault Security Guard the same year, and Tears of the Sun as Terwase in 2003. The talented actor subsequently featured in Hidalgo in 2004 where he brought the character of Jaffa to life. He then featured in the movie 300 in 2006 which is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel. He played the role of a Persian Messenger. Eight years later in 2014, Peter Mensah had the opportunity to reprise his role in 300: Rise of an Empire.
He Continued To Excel As He Moved To Big Budget Movies
Peter Mensah began to appear in big-budget projects when he featured in works like The Seed, Avatar, and The Incredible Hulk within a short space of time from 2006-2009. He then landed himself a role on The Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles in 2008, portraying the character of General Perry. In 2010, he went on to star in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and then the TV series Spartacus: Gods of the Arena which aired in 2011. He was also featured in the fifth season of True Blood which premiered in 2012.
Some of Mensah’s most recent roles include the 2016 short film, The Second Sound Barrier where he played Thelonious Courage as The Powerhouse. Before the year ran out, he played the role of an African Dictator in Kevin Hart: What Now? The year 2018 saw him on the set of The Scorpion King: Book of Souls giving expression to the character of Nebserek.
Peter Mensah has equally been busy on the small screen in recent times, recording more success on the set of Sleepy Hollow – a show that cast him as Hidden One from 2015 to 2016. Between 2017 and 2018, he joined the cast of Midnight, Texas playing Lemuel Bridger. Before the end of 2018, the 6 feet 3 inches alpha male appeared in six episodes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Qovas.
In 2019, Mensah landed the role of Levi Hall in six episodes of Departure. For now, he is best recognized for his roles in Spartacus: Blood and Sand as well as Gods of the Arena. This points to the fact that he has not strayed too far from the violent world of Greek mythology.
Peter Mensah Has His Natural Endowments To Thank For His Success In The Movies
We would not be completely off the mark to surmise that the African actor’s natural endowments have something to do with his unprecedented success in the movies. To describe him to someone who has never seen him before, you are bound to broaden your arms and widen your eyes. This is because Peter Mensah is known for his fierce, masculine, and alpha-male looks which always fits his manly roles. He has the signature look of a well-wired fighter ready for battle and it comes as no surprise that many epic roles have been coming his way.
Mensah is not just huge on TV, he stands at a tall height of 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 98 kg; no wonder the actor effortlessly diffuses into any herculean character he is given. He must be thankful for that gigantic height and weight which supports his broad and vigorous chests giving him a strong looking stamina.
His Net Worth of $5 Million Came Majorly From His Acting Roles
In a short space of time, Peter Mensah has been able to garner a lot for himself through his craft. The Ghanaian-British actor has a net worth estimated to be around $5 million. Asides from endorsement deals, he reportedly earns about $600,000 as his salary per year.
We can say that Peter Mensah’s brawny fierce looks did not go to naught as it has paid off a great deal for the actor, earning him several herculean and epic roles in Hollywood both on the big and small screen. The African entertainer is, however, not restricted to epic roles, as he has also featured in many movies with contemporary themes.