Marcus Mabusela is a South Africa actor, writer and producer best known for playing the title role in the SABC1 drama series Judas Kiss.
Hailing from a small township called Temba next to Hammanskraal in Tshwane, he matriculated from Hoërskool Staatspresident C.R. Swart in Pretoria.
After achieving accreditation from Torque IT College he worked for five years as an IT specialist in the banking industry, saving enough money to do a two-year course in Theatre Making at the Market Theatre Laboratory, from 2012-2013.
He has acted in numerous stage plays including The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Ketekang: The Musical (directed by James Ngcobo), a national Shakespeare tour called My Children My Africa, Let The Right One In and Father Come Home, among many others.
He also directed and produced Connection to Home, which received an award at the 2016 Goree Island International Festival in Senegal and was featured at the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
He has acted in numerous television commercials as well, for clients including Vodacom, Amstel, MultiChoice, iWyze, Windhoek Lager, Ford, KFC and FNB.
Marcus made his television acting debut in the role of Jackson Masiya on the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan, in 2014. The character is a troubled rich kid who gets sent to prison for the attempted rape of his best friend's girlfriend.
He next played the recurring role of Patrice in the Mzansi Magic drama series iNumber Number, based on the movie of the same name. He first appeared in the role in Season 1, Episode 7, which aired on 20 August, 2017.
The following year he had a guest starring role in an episode of the SABC3 police procedural series The Docket which aired on 31 October, 2018 (Season 1, Episode 9).
Marcus had a guest role in the sixth episode of the Netflix superhero series Shadow, which dropped all episodes on the streamer on 8 March, 2019.
In the same year he had a guest starring role on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango and the recurring role of Sizwe on the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Throne, first appearing in Season 1, Episode 192 (which aired on 27 June, 2019).
The following year he played a prison guard in another Netflix series, the Ferguson Films-produced fantasy crime drama Kings of Jo'burb, which was released on 4 December, 2020.
He had a role in a third Netflix series - the paranormal drama Dead Places - in 2021.
He also starred in the Mzansi Original Movie called Lentswe: The Hidden Voice, which aired on Mzansi Magic on Saturday 30 January, 2021.
Later that year, Marcus landed his first starring role in television when he was cast as the title character in the SABC1 drama series Judas Kiss.
In the series his character, Judas, is a charming, street-smart husband to architect Nandi (Angela Sithole) and the brand manager of their construction business, whose unfaithfulness sets her off on a quest for revenge.
The series premiered on Sunday 6 June, 2021.
Aside from a wide range of skills including directing, writing, producing, singing and piano playing, Marcus is also a ployglot, speaking six languages: Setswana, Sepedi, Sesotho, isiZulu, English and Afrikaans.