Mzansi Profiles! People Robert Mpisi Biography| Early Life, Acting Career, Music Career, Filmography, Personal Life

Robert Mpisi Biography| Early Life, Acting Career, Music Career, Filmography, Personal Life

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Robert Mpisi is a renowned South African actor, musician, DJ and voice artist. He is a celebrated artist who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry.

Robert Mpisi Biography

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Early Life

Robert Mpisi was born on March 20, 1985, in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He later relocated to Klerksdorp in the North West province. Mpisi matriculated in Klerksdorp and graduated with a BA in Live Performance from AFDA. He is fluent in six languages: English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, and Zulu.


Mpisi’s first stage appearance was in the play “Madeline En Sy Kinders” when he was just seventeen years old. He discovered his passion for acting almost by accident, when his English teacher recognized his talent during class speeches and persuaded him to take part in a school play.

After finishing his matric, Mpisi left Klerksdorp to gain experience in Johannesburg. He landed his first acting job in a drama series called TSHA for SABC 1 when he was just 17 years old. Experienced actors like Candice Hillebrand and Dorothy Ann Gould mentored Mpisi and helped him navigate the industry.

Mpisi studied acting at AFDA and the Actors Centre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. He has appeared in various TV dramas such as Tsha Tsha, City Ses’la, Soul City, Home Affairs, Good Friday Special, Take Charge, and Buckets, a Swedish film about a boy who comes to South Africa to find his roots.


Robert Mpisi Biography

Robert Mpisi Biography (Image Credit: Instagram @robertmpisi)

Mpisi has also acted in popular commercials for brands like Nashua Mobile and Boys Town, and has worked as a voice artist for radio and TV ads for companies like Burger King, SABC, and KFC.

On stage, Mpisi had the lead role in the comedy production “Cellphone,” which was shown at the Grahamstown Festival. He also played a drug dealer in a play written by Dr. Allan Kolski called “The Pump Room.”

Entrepreneurial Ventures

Robert Mpisi is the founder of Talent Factory, a casting and modeling agency that aims to nurture new talent in the industry.

Music Career

Besides acting, Mpisi is a talented musician. He has been producing music for over five years and has performed alongside some of South Africa’s notable artists.

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Some of Mpisi’s notable acting credits include:

– 1802: Love Defies Time – Season 1 as Mdizeni
– Agent – Season 1 as Monte
– Binnelanders – Seasons 16-17 as Lethabo
– City Ses’la – Season 2 as Car Guard
– Generations – Season 1
– Gomora – Seasons 1-2 as London
– Home Affairs – Season 4 as Interviewer
– I Love South Africa – Season 2 as Contestant (Himself)
– Isidingo – Season 1 as Matlala
– Is’phindiselo – Seasons 1-2 as Temane
– It’s Complicated – Seasons 1-2 as Mkhumbuleni
– Lockdown – Seasons 3-5 as Julius
– Mamello – Seasons 1-3 as Ferrari
– Mfolozi Street – Seasons 1-2 as Samson Mkhize
– Rhythm City – Season 1
– Scandal! – Season 1 as Zenzele Kubeka
– Soul City – Seasons 11-12 as Samkelo Cwala
– The Queen – Seasons 2-3 as Bheki Khoza
– Thola – Season 2 as Tumelo Mofokeng
– Tsha Tsha – Season 1
– Banzi (as Robert Stuart Mpisi)
– Zaziwa – Season 5 as Himself

Personal Life

Not much is known about Mpisi’s personal life. He is believed to have a wife, as evidenced by some social media posts, but the details about her identity remain anonymous.


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