Tongayi Chirisa - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Tongayi Chirisa
Profession: Actor, Singer
Best Known For: Crusoe (TV series), Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 8, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tongayi Arnold Chirisa
Birth Place: Zimbabwe
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Lomagundi College, AFDA The School for the Creative Economy
Ethnicity: Zimbabwean
Nationality: Zimbabwean


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: N/A
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
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Who is Tongayi Chirisa?

Tongayi Chirisa is an actor, singer by profession, and Zimbabwean by nationality. He is well known for playing Man Friday on Crusoe, Father Nicholas on The Jim Gaffigan Show, and Hekule on Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past.

Tongayi Chirisa, Philip Winchester in Crusoe (Image: TV guide)

Tongayi Chirisa – Age, Parents, Siblings

Tongayi Chirisa was born on August 8, 1981, in Zimbabwe. His birth name is Tongayi Arnold Chirisa. Other details about his mother, father, siblings, or what his parents did for a living have not been shared with the public.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Tongayi Chirisa attended Lomagundi College. Following graduation, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance at AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy. His ethnicity is Zimbabwean.

Tongayi Chirisa – Girlfriend, Relationship

Chirisa is a very private person. There is very limited information on his dating history, relationships, and past girlfriends. 

However, he posted a picture on social media with pop artist Ericka Guitron, igniting romance rumors. But neither party addressed the rumors.

Tongayi Chirisa, Ericka Guitron (Image: Youth Village Zimbabwe)

Tongayi Chirisa – Career

Chirisa has gathered years of experience in theatre, film, as well as television. He is also a singer and has released a single titled No Man.

Films, Series

In 2008 he was cast as the main character Friday in the adventure-drama TV series Crusoe (2008-2009). Other TV credits include The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015-2016), iZombie (2017-2019), and The Good Doctor (2020), to name a few. 

The films in which Tongayi Chirisa has been credited include Tanyaradzwa (2005), Zimbabwe (2008), Skin (2008), Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008), Geezas (2011), Happiness Is a Four-letter Word (2016), Palm Springs (2020), Antebellum (2020), among others. The TV films in which he has worked include Whitney (2015), Mars Project (2016), etc.


On the set of Antebellum, Tongayi Chirisa has worked alongside Robert Aramayo, Lily Cowles, Kiersey Clemons, Lyle Brocato, and Marque Richardson.

Tongayi Chirisa in Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past (Image: Alchetron)

Tongayi Chirisa – Awards, Nominations

Tongayi Chirisa has been nominated for Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in 2017 and has won National Merit Awards.

Tongayi Chirisa – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Tongayi Chirisa is estimated at around $1 million. His annual salary is under review.

Tongayi Chirisa – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Twitter, Tongayi Chirisa is followed by thousands of followers but seems to be temporarily absent from Facebook and Instagram. He also has a self-titled YouTube channel with over 1.45K subscribers and an official website-

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