Scandal Actor Neo Mokheti Biography: Age, Education, Wife, Children, Career, TV Roles, Awards, Marriage Counselling, Books And Net Worth

Scandal Actor Neo Mokheti Biography: Age, Education, Wife, Children, Career, TV Roles, Awards, Marriage Counselling, Books And Net Worth

Jerry Mofokeng is an actor both screen and stage, producer, and director from South Africa. The veteran actors is known for making appearances in several successful films including Cry The Beloved Country, Mandela and de Klerk, Tsotsi, and other films that you will read later. Jerry is also known for his awards such as the Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film.

Neo Mokheti Age

Jerry Mofokeng

Jerry Mofokeng was born on 17th of April 1956, in Orlando West, Soweto Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa. Jerry spent most of his childhood in Lesotho. He is 64 years old. He celebrates his birthday on the 17th of April every year.

Neo Mokheti Education


The actor attended high school at Orlando West High School and Youth Alive Ministries, and he then joined Wits Drama School where he did acting. He proceeded to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship and attended New York’s Columbia University for his master’s degree in Theater Directing from 1987 – 1991.

Neo Mokheti Wife

Jerry Mofokeng

The talented actor, who is a member of Grace Bible Church, is married to Claudine Mofokeng. The two have been together as husband and wife since June 1980, and they have five children including the famous Jerry Mofokeng son, Lerato Makhetha.

Neo Mokheti Children

Jerry Mofokeng

The actor have five children including Jerry Mofokeng son, Lerato Makheta. The couple’s other children are Tsakane, Palesa, Mpho, and Mosa. For a long time, Jerry always rumored that he was a Mofokeng. However, his biological father is actually a Makhetha, and he found this out when he was 58 years old.

He revealed this to the public in February 2017 during the South African Film and Television Awards nominations party. His biological father’s name is Dan Motlepo Makhetha. Jerry applied for a new identity, which explains his other Surname.

 Neo Mokheti Career

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In the initial years of his career, Jerry used to act in the community theater in a time when student uprisings were lush. After his studies, his solar career began serious in the 1990s where he started as a teacher at Wits.

Jerry worked his way up the steps from an Associate Artistic Director at The Johannesburg Civic Theatre all the way to the Artistic Director of The State Theater in Pretoria.

In the course of that astral career, he also released numerous movies that we know and love today. He has managed to do all these with the disability in his eye, which he has been with since high school. Jerry lost his eye during lunch break when a bottle cut him.

Neo Mokheti TV Roles

The veteran actor has appeared in the following roles

  • 90 Plein Street – Season 1 Heist
  • Season 1 & 2 End Game
  • Scandal!
  • Season 1 Sober Companion
  • Season 1 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
  • Season 1 Let Heaven Wait
  • Season 1 Isidingo 
  • Season 1 Curious Culture
  • Season 1 Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Lord of War
  • The Forgotten Kingdom
  • Mama Jack
  • Bones
  • A Good Man in

Neo Mokheti TV Awards


The Actor awards include

  • 2006 Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film (Max and Mona)
  • 2007 Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama Series (When We Were Black)
  • 2017 Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama (Heist)

 Neo Mokheti Marriage counselling


Makhetha does marriage counselling together with his wife, though they have separate practices. He holds talks and seminars on love, courtship, and marriage in associations and churches among other platforms.

Neo Mokheti Books

To that effect, he has a book titled In Love & Intimate, which was released in 2015. Jerry is also an irregular artist who experiments in everything including teaching, writing, acting, and directing

Neo Mokheti Net Worth


Dr Jerry Mofokeng has an estimated Net Worth of $14 Million dollars as of 2019. He has been able to earn this amount through his involvement in the film industry.

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