Everything About The Zimbabwean Actor, Tongayi Chirisa

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If you have watched the NBC’s American adventure-drama TV series, Crusoe, then you might remember Tongayi Chirisa. Tongayi has successfully built his career as a Zimbabwean actor and has played in several films as well as TV series. Also, he gathered public recognition after playing the role of Father Nicholas on The Jim Gaffigan Show and also appeared on Leon Schuster’s comedy film, Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past as Hekule.

The 38 years old, Tongayi is following his acting passion from an early age. From his appearances in films and TV series, he has earned an excellent amount of money. So, how much is his net worth in 2020? Apart from his professional career, his fans are wondering about his relationship status. Is he married or dating someone?

Let’s find everything about the Zimbabwean actor, Tongayi with his age, relationship, parents, net worth, height, movies with full biography.

Childhood of Tongayi Chirisa – Parents

Tongayi Chirisa was born on 8th August 1981 in Zimbabwe, South Africa. With no doubt, he holds an African nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. Tongayi was a talented kid from an early age and was so much interested in the acting field. So far, he has revealed nothing about his parents and siblings.

While mentioning his educational qualification, Tongayi first went to Lomagundi College. He then finished a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance at AFDA, the school for the creative economy. His incredible sense of humor attracted a lot of people around him in his childhood.

Professional Life: Career & Achievements

In order to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, Tongayi Chirisa first played Detective Trevor Davies in the Zimbabwean soapie, Studio 263. He then appeared in the 2005 Zimbabwean award-winning drama, Tanyaradzwa. For his appearance, he won the Best Actor for film and TV Award. In 2008, he made his appearances in films like Ace of Hearts, Zimbabwe, and Skin. In the same year, he had an incredible role of Hekule in a comedy film, Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past.

Tongayi Chirisa with Cristin Milioti at Sundance Film Festival
Tongayi Chirisa with Cristin Milioti at Sundance Film Festival
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The year 2008 was very precious to him as he was asked to play the main role of Friday in the American TV series, Crusoe alongside Philip Winchester, Mia Maestro, Sam Neill, and Sean Bean. He then appeared in several episodes of the TV series such as NCIS: Los Angeles (2011), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012), Sleepy Hollow (2013), etc. He again came up with a lead role of Father Nicholas in The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015-16). Recently, in 2020, he made his appearance as a guest in 11 episodes in the third season of The Good Doctor.

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Age, Birthday & Zodiac Sign

Born in the year 1981, Tongayi Chirisa is currently in his late thirties. His age is 38 years as of 2020. Similarly, the Zimbabwean actor celebrates his birthday ‘natal day’ on every 8th of August. His birth sign ‘zodiac sign’ is Leo. The people born with Leo sun signs are affectionate, warm and cheerful.

Personal Life: Girlfriend & Dating

The 38 years old, Tongayi Chirisa is active on social media, Instagram with over 2.4k followers. The rising star lives a low-key life as he hasn’t shared anything about his girlfriend or love life. He has a few posts on his Instagram profile which all are related to his career.

Tongayi Chirisa with his friends
Tongayi Chirisa with his friends
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Probably Tongayi wants to keep his personal life far from the media. So far, he has not even hinted about dating someone. However, some sources report that he was linked with the actress and pop artist, Ericka Guitron. None of them confirmed their relationship in the media.

Tongayi Chirisa was reportedely linked to Ericka Guitron
Tongayi Chirisa was reportedly linked to Ericka Guitron
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Tongayi often shares pictures with his friends on Instagram and is focusing on his career rather than dating a girl. He could be in a secret relationship at present, however, until and unless he confirms anything, the media is unable to deliver any information about his love life. The actor is out of rumors and controversies as of 2020.


Tongayi Chirisa stands at a height of 6 ft 0 inch i.e. 1.83m i.e. 183cm.

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Net Worth

The Zimbabwean actor, Tongayi Chirisa has also made appearances in American films and TV series. From his incredible performances, he has surely collected a satisfiable amount to live a lavish life. Matter of fact, he has maintained an estimated net worth of around $500,000 in 2020. He will surely add more money to his capital with his upcoming appearances. For now, he is spending a rich lifestyle.