is a South African Broadway actor, director, and playwright who has won a Tony Award
for his performances in The Island
and Sizwe Banzi is Dead
For Disney, he portrayed King T'Chaka in Captain America: Civil War and in Black Panther. He also voiced Rafiki in the 2019 version of The Lion King.
For his role in Captain America: Civil War, he taught Chadwick Boseman real phrases in the African language of Xhosa to make their interactions more realistic.