Peter Mensah


Peter Mensah
Peter Mensah Comic-Con 2009.jpg
ComicCon Spartacus Press Release 2009
Born (1959-08-27) 27 August 1959 (age 62)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
OccupationActor & martial arts expert
Years active1995–present
Parent(s)Peter Osei Mensah

Peter Mensah (born 27 August 1959) is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in the films Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and television series such as Starz' Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.

Early life

Mensah was born at Chiraa, Ghana, and comes from an academic family. He was born to parents from the Brong Ahafo Region,[1] and moved to Hertfordshire, England, with his father, Peter Osei Mensah,[2] an engineer, his mother, a writer, and two younger sisters at a young age. Mensah began practising martial arts at the age of six.[3][4][5]


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 and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

He did the voice and likeness of Sgt. Zach Hammond in EA's video game Dead Space.

Mensah played the character Oenomaus in Spartacus and was on the Spartacus Panel at Comic Con 2009 and 2011.[6] He had a recurring role in the fifth season of True Blood.

He is the voice of Predaking, the dragon-like leader of the Predacons in Transformers: Prime.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Striking Poses Hunky Receptionist
2000 Bruiser Skinhead
2000 Bless the Child Good Samaritan Janitor
2000 The Perfect Son Tall Gay Basher
2001 Harvard Man Cyrill The Butler
2001 Jason X Sgt. Brodski
2002 Triggerman Boxer
2002 Cypher Vault Security Guard
2003 Tears of the Sun Terwase
2004 Hidalgo Jaffa
2005 The Seed Short film
2006 300 Persian Messenger
2008 The Incredible Hulk General Joe Greller
2009 Avatar Horse Clan Leader
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Persian Messenger
2016 The Second Sound Barrier Thelonious Courage as The Powerhouse Short film
2016 Kevin Hart: What Now? African Dictator
2018 The Scorpion King: Book of Souls Nebserek Direct to video
2019 Rise Governor Gaddo
2021 Snake Eyes Blind Master


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Nancy Drew Simon Episode: "Welcome To Callisto"
1997 Once A Thief Petrosians Assistant Episode: "Macdaddy"
1997 Exhibit: A Secrets of Forensic Science Charles Ssenyonga Episode: "Bad Blood"
1998 La Femme Nikita Taylor Episode: "First Mission"
1998 The Long Island Incident Hugh Television film
1998 F/X: The Series Vincent Episode: "Chiller"
1998 Earth: Final Conflict Paratrooper Episode: "Wrath of Achilles"
1999 Highlander: The Raven Raphael Episode: "A Matter of Time"
1999 Earth: Final Conflict Alan Episode: "Emancipation"
2000 The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Mort Erwin Television film
2000 Twich City Prison Guard Episode: "The Return of the Cat Food Killer"
2000 Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble Quaka Television film
2000 Relic Hunter Witch Doctor Episode: "Cross OF Voodoo"
2000 Deep in The City Lang Episode: "Gorky Parkette"
2001 Blue Murder Marlon Anderson 2 episodes
2001 A Nero Wolfe Mystery Receptionist Episode: "The Doorbell Rang"
Arthur Episode: "Over My Dead Body" Pt.1/Pt.2
2001–02 Witchblade Hecter "Moby" Mobius 3 episodes
2002 Tracker Marak Episode: "Native Son"
2002 Conviction T-Bone Television film
2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Daniel Greaves 2 episodes
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles General Perry
2010 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Oenomaus / Doctore 12 episodes
2011 Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Oenomaus / Doctore 6 episodes
2012 True Blood Kibwe
2012 Spartacus: Vengeance Oenomaus / Doctore 10 episodes
2013 Transformers: Prime Predaking (voice) 4 episodes
2013 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising Television film
2013 Burn Notice Marco Cabral Episode: "Nature of the Beast"
2015–16 Sleepy Hollow Hidden One
2017–2018 Midnight, Texas Lemuel Bridger
2018 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Qovas 6 episodes
2019 Departure Levi Hall 6 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dead Space Zach Hammond


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Donkoh, Ebenezer. "Hollywood Star Peter Mensah's Father Passes Away in Kumasi - NYDJ Live". Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Slice of SciFi Interview With "The Hulk's" Peter Mensah | Slice of SciFi". 12 June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ghanaian-British actor Peter Mensah in Ghana". 13 November 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Peter Mensah: Movies, TV, and Bio | Prime Video". Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  6. ^ "The Doctore is in: Spartacus' Peter Mensah exclusive interview", 18 November 2011. Archived 24 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine

External links

  • Peter Mensah at IMDb