Peter Mensah

64, from Accra, Ghana

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Peter Mensah (born on 27 August 1959 in Accra, Ghana), is an English/Ghanaian actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun and 300, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.

Mensah comes from an academic family. He was born in Ghana, to parents of the Ashanti People but he moved to Hertfordshire, England with his father, an engineer, and his mother, a writer and two younger sisters at a young age. Mensah moved to Canada 11 years ago. He emigrated from Britain to see the world and it was a toss-up whether his destination would be Canada or Australia. The paperwork for Canada came through first.

Mensah's film credits include Avatar, 300, Hidalgo, Tears of the Sun, Jason X, Harvard Man, Bless the Child and The Incredible Hulk. He also stars in the short film The Seed, produced and directed by Linkin Park's DJ Joe Hahn. He has made television appearances in Star Trek: Enterprise, Tracker, Witchblade, Blue Murder, Relic Hunter, Earth: Final Conflict, Highlander: The Raven and La Femme Nikita. He was a member of the repertory cast of the A&E Network series A Nero Wolfe Mystery.


2024Aged 65

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    Archangel Michael

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    Dr. Jansen

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    Blind Master

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2014Aged 55

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    Persian Emissary

2013Aged 54

  • Poster for Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters - Predacons Rising

    Predaking (voice)

2009Aged 50

  • Poster for Avatar

    Horse Clan Leader

2008Aged 49

  • Poster for The Seed


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    General Joe Greller

2007Aged 48

  • Poster for 300


2004Aged 45

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    Vault Security

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  • Poster for Jason X

    Sgt. Brodski

2000Aged 41

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  • Poster for Bless the Child

    Good Samaritan Janitor

1999Aged 40

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    Hunky Receptionist

1998Aged 39

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