Interview with Oris Erhuero lead actor “Redcon-1 Zombie Apocalypse”
London born Actor, Producer, Oris Erhuero carved, in the early 90’s a successful international modeling career as one of the most photographed male models of his era, rapidly acquiring campaigns for top clients in the fashion industry. Starting out as an actor Erhuero had a regular role as Rongar in the US television series “The Adventures of Sinbad”. That followed roles in Highlander: Endgame and Wolf in Black Mask 2: City of Masks.
In 2005 he was nominated for a Black Reel Award Best Supporting Actor for Golden Globe and NAACP nominated HBO film “Sometimes in April” which was based on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
His latest film is action horror film “Redcon-1 Zombie Apocalypse” which is out in selected UK cinemas. After a screening at the recent Raindance Festival Alt A caught up with Oris.
Oris Erhuero: (he spells his name)
AA: Ah OK! It would be silly of me to ask, is that a Nigerian name, because I’ve never seen it before?
OE: Absolutely. It’s from near the north-western Niger Delta in Nigeria the, Urhobo tribe.
AA: Something new every day, ah!
OE: We’re pretty much all a family. As you know most Nigerian names are…they kinda come from one family, one origin, most of us never duplicate, you know, like, there’s only one of us, only one.
AA: Ah, interesting…so, let’s start at the beginning… So, let’s just talk about your career…why did you leave to go to the USA to begin with?
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