Pete Edochie

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Birthday
7, 1947
Birthplace
Enugu, Nigeria
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Enugu, Nigeria

About

Nigerian actor who is well respected and critically acclaimed for his role in the 1980s NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe's best selling novel Things Fall Apart where he played the lead role of Okonkwo. 

Before Fame

He got into radio broadcasting in 1967 at the age of 20 as a junior programs assistant. Soon after, he was elevated to the level of a Director. He then began to pursue acting, leading to a successful career. 

Trivia

In 2009, he was kidnapped for ransom and was later released by his captors unharmed. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria. 

Associated With

In 2005, the Actor's guild placed him along with several other actors including Genevieve NnajiOmotola Jalade-EkeindeNkem Owoh, and Ramsey Nouah on a one year ban from filming after they discovered they were collecting huge fees due to their celebrity status.