Peter Mensah | Biography

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  • Full Name Peter Mensah
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality Ghanaian-British
  • Birthplace Chira, Ghana
  • Birth Date Aug 27, 1959
  • Age 64 Years, 10 Months
Cast Of Starz Channel TV Series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'

Peter Mensah | Biography

Famous for 2003 action thriller movie 'Tears of the Sun'

Mensah gained high fame as Doctore in the Starz channel TV series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' in 2010. Later, he reprised the role in the series prequel 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena' (2011) and in the series second season, 'Spartacus: Vengeance' (2012). 

Peter Mensah is a renowned actor best known for his character Terwase in the 2003 action thriller movie Tears of the Sun.

Who is Peter Mensah?

Peter Mensah is a Ghana-born British TV and film actor. Mensah began his acting career in the mid-1990s and now holds credits for numerous movies and TV shows.  

He was born on 17 August 1959 as the eldest of three children. His father, Peter Osei Mensah, was an engineer, while his mother was a writer. Mensah’s family relocated from Chiiraa, Ghana, to Hertfordshire, England, while he was still very young.

Growing up in England, Mensah was attracted to martial arts, and he began practicing it from the age of six. Later, Mensah graduated with an engineering degree and worked as an engineer. However, he left the job and entirely focused on being an actor.

Movies and TV Shows

Mensah began his acting career with the 1995 TV series Nancy Drew. In the subsequent years, he did single-episode roles on several TV shows, including Once a Thief (1997), La Femme Nikita (1998), Earth: Final Conflict (1998), and Highlander: The Raven (1999). 

After multiple minor appearances on TV, he finally got his big movie break in 2003. He was cast as Commander Terwase in the action film Tears of the Sun. The following year, Mensah also landed a role in the biographical film Hidalgo.

Mensah then starred as a Persian Messenger in the 2006 blockbuster film 300, followed by General Joe Greller in the 2008 superhero film The Incredible Hulk. Most recently, his other notable films are Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016), Rise (2019), Snake Eyes (2021), etc.

Mensah has also found success as a TV actor alongside a thriving big-screen career. He gained high fame as Doctore in the Starz channel TV series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010). Later, he reprised the role in the series prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) and in the series second season, Spartacus: Vengeance (2012). 

In addition, Mensah was part of several other TV shows like Transformers: Prime (2013), Agents of SHIELD. (2018), Departure (2019), etc.


As of 2021, Mensah is not married and does not have a wife or children. In addition, he keeps his private life away from public attention and the media. So, not much information is known about his personal life.

Net Worth

Mensah's exact net worth has not been disclosed by any authentic sites as of 2021. However, the actor has appeared in several notable movies and TV shows for over two decades. As a result, his primary source of earnings comes from his acting career.

Did You Know?

  • Mensah stands at approximately 6 feet 3.5 inches (1.92 meters).

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