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John Kani 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.

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