Meshack Mavuso Biography

Meshack Mavuso is a South African actor and director popularly known for his role on Yizo Yizo and is currently playing Dr Thabo on the new drama series, Durban Gen. He is one familiar face in the industry and has been through it all.

Profile Summary

Age 43 years
Birthday 8 April 1977
Children  4
Profession Actor and Director
Net Worth $300 000

How does Meshack Mavuso’s career start?

Starting off his acting career in community theatre, his love for acting lands him a role on SABC1’s drama series Yizo Yizo. This sees him getting more acting gigs in soapville until things take a turn for the worst and he returns to theatre. Reinventing himself, he changes his last name and returns to the small screen with a new perspective on life.

Which TV Roles has Meshack Mavuso taken on?

Masses still identify him as Javas, a character he plays on Yizo Yizo. He also casts in Isidingo as Vusi Moletsane before playing Chair Person on Heist. “People still call me Javas and for me this is something that shows how as actors we have an impact on people through the characters that we play. It’s great that we are able to make a difference in other people’s lives,” he says

“I decided to stop doing TV for a while after being on Isidingo for a very long time because I needed to go back to my first love, which is theatre. I felt I would lose my creativity,” he adds. Now that he is back, masses expect to be entertained as he plays Dr Thabo on Durban Gen.

Television Shows

  1. Bay of plenty
  2. Durban Gen
  3. Hijack Stories
  4. Isidingo
  5. Otelo Burning
  6. Paaplas Man
  7. Portrait of a Young Man Drowning
  8. Yizo Yizo
  9. Isithembiso

Does Meshack Mavuso have a wife?

The actor, who has been married for more than 15 years, manages family and career despite long working hours. “Family is important and my family will always come first. Nothing should ever take that away. I leave work at work. When I get home, I put on my husband and father hat because I know those are the two roles I need to play better than the roles I play on TV,” he says.

How many children does Meshack Mavuso have?

The father of four, is family oriented all because of his late grandmother. “My grandmother was a hard worker and she instilled that in me. As a domestic worker, she went out of her way to make sure we didn’t go to bed hungry,” says Mavuso.

Battling with debt

“There was a point where I didn’t even have a car (anymore). I remember they wanted to repossess our house at some point. It was so terrible. People would come and view the house and my daughter would say; ‘What are they doing here? Why do they want to take our home?’ I would go into the toilet and sit there and cry.”

What is Meshack Mavuso’s net worth?

His trial with debt teaches him to be more money aware and he learns from his mistakes. The actor and director is worth $300 000 and with his new role on Durban Gen, it gets even better.

What is Mavuso’s role on Durban Gen?

Playing Dr Thabo Dlamini, he is always running after women in his wife’s watch. Cunning as he is, he successfully uses Dr Qwabe’s ailment to score a promotion. As Head of Surgery, let’s see how well this plays out.

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