Keeno-Lee Hector

Born: 03 February 1978 (43 years old)
Gender: Male



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Keeno-Lee Hector is a South African actor, singer and voice artist best known for his role as Boeta Noor in the SABC2 drama series The Riviera.

Having matriculated from Livingston High School in Cape Town in 2005, he studied for a Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1999.

He has since garnered an extensive body of work in film, theatre, television and voiceover work, including a countrywide tour in a stage production of the musical Fame.

Other theatre productions he has acted in include Giants, Stuart Little, Witnesses, Hamlet, Rent: The Musical, and By George, a musical tribute to George Gershwin directed by Glenn Swart.

His film credits include roles in Finders Keepers, No Man Left Behind, 24 Hours to Live, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines, Bloodshot, The Banana Splits Movie, Holiday in the Wild and Barakat.

Keeno-Lee's main body of work has come in television, however, beginning with his screen debut as a supporting cast member in an episode of the SABC2 sketch comedy series Kompleks, in 2007 (Season 2, Episode 5).

He guest starred as Vince in the SABC2 comedy-drama Khululeka in 2008 and in 2009 he played a Casino Pit Boss in the SABC1 drama series Montana.

He had guest starring roles in the docuseries Infested! and Season 2 of Beaver Falls, both in 2012.

From 2013-2015 he starred in the BBC Three military comedy-drama series Bluestone 42, which was filmed in South Africa. He appeared in all three seasons of the show as the interpreter, Faruq.

He also played the role of the Grand Vizier in the CBeebies fantasy drama series Jamillah and Aladdin, recurring for nine episodes of the second season.

In 2015 he played a lecturer in the SABC1 romantic comedy-drama series Forced Love, based on the Shakespearian comedy Taming of the Shrew.

Keeno-Lee began playing the recurring role of the Pastor in the kykNET drama series Sara se Geheim (Sara's Secret) in 2017, first appearing in Season 1, Episode 2 (which aired on 18 April that year). He continued to play the role in the next two seasons, in 2018 and 2020 respectively.

In 2020 he had a major recurring role as Boeta Noor in the SABC2 period comedy-drama The Riviera, set in 1989 and revolving around the experiences of a Muslim girl growing up on the Cape Flats.

He also had a recurring role in the Syfy space western series Vagrant Queen.

In the same year he landed a starring role in another production called Kompleks, this time the kykNET drama series set in two parallel universes. His character, Bradley, is the friend we all wish we had.

Kompleks premiered on 22 September, 2020.

Television Roles



Darren Jacobs

Lecturer (as Keeno Lee Hector)


Supporting Cast

Casino Pit Boss




Boeta Noor (as Keeno Lee Hector)


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