Djimon Hounsou

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Djimon Hounsou
Biographical information
Birth name Djimon Gaston Hounsou
Birth date (1964-04-24) April 24, 1964 (age 60)
Cotonou, Bénin
Nationality Beninese
Information about family
Child 1 child
Professional information
Occupations Actor,
Years active 1989—present
Notable works Gladiator,
Blood Diamond
Stargate-related information
Related series Stargate
Occupation Actor
Character Horus

Djimon Hounsou (US /ˈmən ˈhɒns/;[1][2][3] French: [dʒimɔ̃ hũsu]; born April 24, 1964)[4] is a Beninese actor and model. He has portrayed Horus in the 1994 featured film Stargate.


Hounsou's acting carreer started in 1990. He played in the 1992 film Unlawful Entry, the ER (with Alexis Cruz, John Diehl, Christopher John Fields, Cecil Hoffman, Derek Webster as cast) and Alias (with Sayed Badreya, David Pressman, John Storey as cast) TV series, the 2003 film Biker Boyz, the 2005 film The Island, and the 2015 film Furious Seven.

Involvement in the Stargate universe


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Film and Television
Year Title Function Role Notes
2018 How to Train Your Dragon 3 Actor (voice) Drago Film, pre-production
2017 Blazing Samurai Actor (voice) Sumo Film, pre-production
2017 Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur Actor Sir Bedivere Film, post-production
2016 Same Kind of Different as Me Actor Denver Film, post-production
2016 The Legend of Tarzan Actor Chief Mbonga Film, completed
2016 Wayward Pines Actor (10 episodes) CJ Mitchum TV Series
2015/I Air Actor Cartwright Film
2015 The Vatican Tapes Actor Vicar Imani Film
2015 Furious Seven Actor Jakande Film
2014/I Seventh Son Actor Radu Film
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Actor Korath Film
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Actor (voice) Drago Film
2013 Baggage Claim Actor Film
2013 The Road to Freedom Peak executive producer Documentary
2011 Forces spéciales Actor Kovax Film
2011 Elephant White Actor, producer Curtie Church Film
2010 The Tempest Actor Caliban Film
2010 Black Panther Actor Black Panther / T'Challa / The Black Panther TV Series, 6 episodes
2009 Push Actor Henry Carver Film
2008 Never Back Down Actor Jean Roqua Film
2006 Eragon Actor Ajihad Film
2006 Blood Diamond Actor Solomon Vandy Film
2005 The Island Actor Albert Laurent Film
2005 Beauty Shop Actor Joe Film
2005 Constantine Actor Midnite Film
2003-2004 Alias Actor Kazari Bomani TV Series, 3 episodes
2004 Blueberry Actor Woodhead Film
2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Actor Kosa Film
2003 Biker Boyz Actor Motherland Film
2002 Heroes Actor Mystery Man Short
2002 In America Actor Mateo Film
2002 The Four Feathers Actor Abou Fatma Film
2002 Le Boulet Actor Det. Youssouf Film
2001 Soul Food Actor Victor Onuka TV Series, 1 episode
2001 The Tag Actor Marshall Short
2000 Passage du milieu Actor Narrator Film (US Version)
2000 Gladiator Actor Juba Film
2000 The Wild Thornberrys Actor Villager TV Series, 1 episode
1999 ER Actor Mobalage Ikabo TV Series, 6 episodes
1998 Deep Rising Actor Vivo Film
1997 Amistad Actor Cinque Film
1997 Ill Gotten Gains Actor Fyah Film
1997 The Small Hours Actor Film (as Djimon Housoun)
1994 Stargate Actor Horus (as Djimon) Film
1993 Killing Zoe Actor Moïse (voice) Film
1992 Unlawful Entry Actor Prisoner on Bench Film (as Djimon)
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 Actor Nightclub Doorman TV Series, 1 episode (as Djimon)
1990 Without You I'm Nothing Actor Ex-Boyfriend Film (as Djimon Hounson)


External links


  1. "Djimon Hounsou pronunciation". 14 December 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. See co-star's pronunciation at approximately 7:32 and 7:47. "Never Back Down - Interviews...". YouTube. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. See the interviewer and DiCaprio's pronunciations at approximately 3:57 and 4:04. "Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio interview". YouTube. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  4. "Djimon Hounsou: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 November 2012.