As spilt on TVSA
, TopTV's Fox Entertainment has scored Stephen Spielberg's new post-apocolyptic alien series Falling Skies.
It premieres this Monday, 4 July at 20h15 - two weeks after it's US debut.
The story centres round the survivors of an alien attack that's left the world in chaos. The aliens invaded, they want to stay and they want all humans DEAD.
The series starts six months into the alien occupation: the survivors have gathered together to create a resistance movement called 2nd Mass - to fight back.
One of the 2nd Mass leaders is the series lead Tom Mason, played by Noah Wyle (Dr. John Carter on ER.)
Also part of the resistance is Mpho Koaho, who plays Anthony, a hardcore fighter for the movement. He's a former Boston police officer and has South African roots.
Mpho, not Anthony. Turns out both Mpho's parents are Mzansi'ians.
In an interview with TVEdge
he has this say about it:
Mpho: Well I was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My mother Khuli is from “Alexandra Township, Johannesburg”, and my father Eric is from Durban (not sure where exactly). I have a sister (Blessing) , a niece (Abigail) and nephew (Boitumelo). I’ve been acting now for about 14 years now ...
Mpho landed his big break when Maya Angelou cast him in the film Down in the Delta in 1998 - which she directed. The movie stars Alfre Woodard as Loretta Sinclair and Mpho plays her son Thomas.
His other film credits include Four Brothers (he played a gang leader), Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and Saw III and VI.
In Saw he plays Timothy, one of the victims of the body-breaking "chair". He dies in the third movie but re-appears in a flashback in the fourth.
TV-wise he's had guest roles on the new Kojak, Rookie Blue, Flashpoint and a mini-series we haven't seen here called Soul. Two years ago he was nominated for a Canadian Gemini award for both Flashpoint and Soul and won for Soul.
To meet him and find out more about Anthony, here's a clip of him chatting on the Falling Skies set:
PS: his name's spelt incorrecto in the vid - it's defs Koaho.