Gerald Langiri is a Kenyan actor and casting director. He has featured in series like Mali (as Don the lawyer), Stay (as Nicodemus), State House (directed by Wanuri Kahiu as Governor Lotim), Papa Shirandula (as Mr. Araka Smart), and Rispa (as Mr. Tembo).
He is well known for the movies House of Lungula and Fundimentals directed by Alexandros Konstantars where he played Harrison and Joseph respectively. He has worked with well known directors like Gilbert Lukalia (movie Orphan and played Julius), Victor Gatonye (movie Run honeymooners and played Editor In Chief) and Cajetan Boy (Movie You can’t hack this and played the mean boss Paul) as part of the Africa Magic Original films project.
In 2013, he was the host of web-series talk show titled “in the forest” sparking a wave of web series productions thereafter from the Kenyan film industry. He also played the role of Mr Tembo in a web series titled Rispa.
Gerald Langiri is the founder and administrator of .ke (nominated twice at the Kenyan blog awards) a website that centers on Kenyan actors and the acting industry at large giving news and information about the industry while providing opportunities to new actors joining the acting scene. That also established him as a Casting Director and he has cast for several movies like VEVE (directed by Simon as Superintendent Steve), Going Bongo and several series, short films and adverts.
Gerald has also featured and made special guest appearances in series like Maisha and Rosa where he also played the roles of a superintendent and on Mashtaka where he was a lawyer.
He tried his hand in directing when he made a short film titled the “Bigger Man” which won 2nd runners place in the U-Film-It competition 2012.
He has received professional acting training from Hollywood actor and Coach David Morin and Neil Schell. He also got acting and casting training courtesy of One fine day Films. He however got acting inspiration from drama teachers who inspired him during his primary and high school days where he would perform skits, solo verses and took part in choral verses, public speaking and any art related projects.
He has been awarded best film blogger/journalist at the African Film Development Awards 2014 and Best supporting actor in a TV series at the Kalasha Film and television awards 2014 for his role as Nico on Stay.
He is a member of the Kenya Actors Guild, the secretary of the Kenya Oscars Committee and a Member of the Kenya Film and Television Professional Association.
Born in 29th July 1985, Gerald likes to travel, watch movies, listen to music, swim, make friends, socialize and give back to the less privileged!
Unique traits: lisp
Television by Triple Edge media County Commissioner
Film by Historia Films Joseph
Internet by Spielworks production Mr Tembo
Television by pickpoint productions Governor Lotim
Flowers and Bricks
Drama by Historia Films Job
Film by Insignia Productions Abu
Film by Zamaradi Productions Bob
Film by Zamaradi Productions chief editor
You can’t hack this
by Zamaradi Productions Paul
Film by Zamaradi Productions Julius
Film by Ginger Ink Films and One Fine day films Superintendent Steve
In the Forest
Internet by Historia Films Detective Green
Television by Citizen TV production Araka Smart
Television by Corder Production Nico
Film (short) by Ekwa Production Police Officer
Television by Arismus Media Superintendent
House of Lungula
Film by Historia Films Harrison
The bigger man
Film (short) by Self produced and directed Angry neighbour
Television by Alison production Don
Television by KenTV Lawyer
Film (short) by Ginger Ink Production DJ
Nominated for Best actor in a comedy at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
best supporting actor in a TV series at the Kalasha Film and television awards
best film blogger/journalist at the African Film Development Awards
Nominated for Best Lead actor in a film at the Kalasha Film and television awards
My short film titled “the bigger man” won 2nd runners up in the U film it competition