SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Jacky Ido

Born: 14 May 1977 (43 years old)
Gender: Male

Rate:

8.0

Add to Actor Favourites

Bio

Jacky Ido is a Burkinabe-born French film actor best known to English-language audiences for his role as Marcel, the film projectionist and cinematographer who executes Adolf Hitler and the upper echelons of the Nazi party, in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 war film Inglourious Basterds.

He is also known for his starring role as Leo Romba - a streetwise, Marseilles-born New York City taxi driver who agrees to partner with a NYPD detective and quickly becomes her personal driver, consultant and friend - in the action-comedy police procedural television series Taxi Brooklyn, based on the film Taxi written by Luc Besson.

Born in Burkina Faso, Ido has excelled in leading man roles throughout the world, whether they be in French, English or German. He can be seen in Salaud, on t'aime, directed by legendary French auteur Claude Lelouch, with whom Ido worked in 2010 on What Love May Bring (Ces Amours-la).

In March 2014 Ido co-starred in the German release of Christian Schwochow's Westen (West). Based on Julia Franck's novel Lagerfeuer and set before the fall of the Berlin Wall, the film details the travails and suspicions that follow a woman when she escapes from East Germany in the late 1970s.

Ido was the romantic lead in Nefertite Nguvu's Brooklyn-set relationship drama In the Morning.

Ido first made his mark as a Slam musician. Under the pseudonym John Pucc'Chocolat, he appeared on Grand Corps Malade's 2006 best-selling album Midi 20. They played a sell-out stadium tour throughout France and to 60,000 at Les Vieilles Charrues Festival.

But it was as an actor that Ido gained international recognition. His first role saw him star opposite Nina Hoss in The White Massai (Die weiße Massai), directed by Hermine Huntgeburth and adapted from the novel by Corinne Hoffman. Ido wowed as a Maasai warrior with whom a German tourist falls in love.

In 2012, Ido appeared in Lockout, opposite Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace. Lockout was based on an idea originally conceived by Taxi director Luc Besson.

Ido reunited with Huntgeburth in 2013 in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, where Ido played Jim, who befriends Huck Finn while on the run from slave owners.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Leo Romba

Agent Jules Dao

Agent Jules Dao


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Saturday 23 January

A rebooted Fear Factor premieres on e.tv as Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return to Vuzu.


Ferguson Films now casting for four lead roles

A brief of the character's they're looking to cast and how to audition.


Durban Gen Teasers - February 2021

Mbali is ill and lands up needing treatment.


New on TV today: Friday 22 January

Fate: The Winx Saga drops on Netflix and cooking competish Afloskombuis begins on VIA.


New! Riona Teasers - January 2021

Introducing the first teasers for the Novela Magic's latest addition, set in pre-colonial Nigeria.


New! Enakhe Teasers - January 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Novela Magic's 20h00 Nollyvela about heiress Enakhe.


Must-watch TV show of the week: The Comey Rule

Watch THIS if you want the sordid details of what's really been going on in America.


The River 2 on Mzansi Magic Teasers - February 2021

Nomonde does a dance - two steps forward and two steps back.


New on TV today: Thursday 21 January

Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller debuts on Nat Geo and Boer Soek 'n Vrou returns to kykNET.


Gomora Teasers - February 2021

Thathi wakes up Sonto with a gun!

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.