Emil Abossolo-Mbo

Emil Abossolo M'Bo
Born (1958-08-29) 29 August 1958
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Years active 1984–present
Children 1

Emil Abossolo M'Bo (born 29 August 1958) is a Cameroonian-French television, theatre and film actor who has played in French, African and American productions.[1][2]

Personal life

Abossolo was born in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon. His father took him to the movies theatre when he was six years old. Since that day acting has been his passion. Abossolo has been living in France for over twenty years now. He has a son named Akeva.


Abossolo is a multi-lingual actor. He speaks five languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and his native language Beti). His career started on stage, where he played Hamlet, Titus Andronicus and La Tragédie du Roi Christophe. He starred in several French television shows such as La Brigade des Mineurs and Plus Belle la Vie. Internationally he is mostly known for his appearances in the television show Highlander: The Series, Queen of Swords, and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. More recently, Emil has been playing in African productions. He played in Ezra, the movie that received the 2007 Stallion of Yennenga at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, West Africa.


Year Title Author Director Notes
1995 Le Retour au désert Bernard-Marie Koltès Jacques Nichet Opéra national de Montpellier


Year Title Role Director Notes
1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes Primate Hugh Hudson
1987 Cinéma 16 A musician Alain Dhouailly TV Series (1 Episode)
1989 Mama, There's A Man in Your Bed Husband 2 Coline Serreau
1990 In the Eye of the Snake Bruce Max Reid
1991 Night on Earth Passenger Jim Jarmusch
Cauchemar Blanc The black Mathieu Kassovitz Short
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Joseph Simon Wincer & Carl Schultz TV Series (1 Episode)
1993 La joie de vivre Arsène Roger Guillot
Un Pygmée dans la baignoire The Midgets Léandre-Alain Baker Short
1994 Highlander: The Series Luther Paolo Barzman TV Series (1 Episode)
1995 Comment épouser un héritage ? The director Patrice Ambard TV Movie
1996 Tout doit disparaître Théo Jean-Marc Moutout Short
Navarro The Togolese Patrick Jamain TV Series (1 Episode)
1997 Ma 6-T va crack-er The gym teacher Jean-François Richet
La soupe The man Antoine Santana Short
Les arnaqueuses Barnabé Thierry Binisti TV Movie
Highlander: The Series Jocko Dennis Berry TV Series (1 Episode)
P.J. Mamadou Gérard Vergez TV Series (2 Episodes)
1998 Madeline Circus Barker Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Passion interdite The theater teacher Thierry Binisti (2) TV Movie
Marie Fransson René Jean-Pierre Prévost TV Series (1 Episode)
2000 Les Savates du bon Dieu Maguette Jean-Claude Brisseau
La mule Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire Short
Oncle Paul Omar Gérard Vergez (2) TV Movie
2001 Paris: XY Kalala Wa Kalala Zeka Laplaine
Les morsures de l'aube Baptiste Antoine de Caunes
L'afrance Guest artist Alain Gomis
Le bal des pantins Herman Van Eyken
L'aîné des Ferchaux African reception Bernard Stora TV Movie
Queen of Swords Lamorena Paolo Barzman (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
2002 Funeral Newton Aduaka Short
Brigade des mineurs The prosecutor Miguel Courtois TV Series (1 Episode)
2003 Clandestin The voice Philippe Larue Short
Mister Bird Fabien Dufils Short
2004 Casablanca Driver The cop Maurice Barthélémy
Bien agités ! Marabou Patrick Chesnais TV Movie
2005 Les Saignantes Minister of State Jean-Pierre Bekolo
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts The uncle Bénédicte Galup & Michel Ocelot Voice
L'évangile selon Aîmé The uncle André Chandelle TV Movie
Père et maire Parlaban Gilles Béhat TV Series (1 Episode)
2005-08 Plus belle la vie Damien Mara Christophe Andrei, Roger Wielgus, ... TV Series (59 Episodes)
2006 Sounds of Sand Lassong Marion Hänsel
Africa Paradis Yokossi Sylvestre Amoussou
2007 Hitman General Ajunwa Xavier Gens
Juju Factory Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda
Ezra Newton Aduaka (2)
Les Bleus Professor Hassan Didier Le Pêcheur TV Series (1 Episode)
Les prédateurs Sassou N'Guesso Lucas Belvaux TV Series (2 Episodes)
2009 À domicile The father Bojina Panayotova Short
The Director, the Officer, and the Immigrant Emile David Louis Zuckerman Short
Adresse inconnue Ghislain Marie Alain Wermus TV Series (1 Episode)
2010 A Screaming Man The district chief Mahamat Saleh Haroun Philadelphia Film Festival - Best Actor
Kennedys Hirn Nuno Da Silva Urs Egger TV Movie
Kali M. Jacobb Richard Johnson TV Series (1 Episode)
2011 Qui sème le vent Aboubacar Frédéric Garson TV Movie
2012 One Man's Show Emil Newton Aduaka (3)
2013 Aya of Yop City Kossi / Dieudonné / Gervais Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie Voices
Aimé malgré lui Kazadi Roger Didier Ndenga TV Series (1 Episode)
2014 1001 Grams Observer Bent Hamer
Intime conviction Momo Rémy Burkel TV Movie
2015 Une famille formidable Ghislain Beaumont Joël Santoni TV Series (1 Episode)

External links

  1. http://www.africultures.com/php/index.php?nav=personne&no=6896
  2. http://www.culturafrique.net/?tag=emil-abossolo-mbo
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