Chuku Modu is an English actor who might best-known to interested individuals because of his appearances on famous TV shows such as Game of Thrones and The Good Doctor. In particular, people will know him because of the second TV show, seeing as how that was his most recent project. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that Modu won’t be returning to the second season of the TV show, which in turn, suggests that his character Dr. Jared Kalu will be heading out to Colorado for that new job after all. Here are 10 things that you may or may not have known about Chuku Modu:
1. Has Nigerian, German, English, and Irish Heritage
Modu has an interesting mix of heritage. On his father’s side, he has both Nigerian and German heritage. Meanwhile, on his mother’s side, he has English and Irish heritage. This can be seen in his name, which is Western African in origin.
2. Grew Up in West London
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Modu grew up in one of the great metropolises of the world. To be exact, he grew up in West London, which is one of the sub-regions that Greater London is divided up into. Primarily, West London is known for its rather confusing name, the University of West London, and its convenient location relative to London Heathrow Airport.
3. Liked Sports
Modu was a huge fan of sports when he was growing up. In particular, it is interesting to note that he developed an appreciation for boxing, which is why he wound up training as a boxer when he was still 12 years old. However, Modu was also interested in a wide range of other sports as well, though not to the same extent.
4. Liked Arts
Given his career, it stands to reason that Modu was fond of the arts as well. This can be seen in how he was a huge fan of theatre, with the Globe Theatre being his particular favorite. For those who are curious, this would be the reconstruction of William Shakespeare’s theatre, though it is interesting to note that the modern version seats a much smaller number of people because of modern safety standards. Some people might find this excessive, but considering that its predecessor burned on at least one occasion, modern safety standards exist for excellent reasons.
5. Studied At Richmond Drama School
In time, Modu went on to study acting at the Richmond Drama School, which is an institution of some note that can be found in a southwestern borough of Greater London. There have been some famous actors to come out of the Richmond Drama School, with an excellent example being Tom Hardy of Black Hawk Down and Mad Max: Fury Road fame.
6. Had Debut on Me Before You
Me Before You wasn’t the first time that Modu has acted in some kind of production. However, it was the first time that he had appeared on a screen of some sort. With that said, his role in the Warner Bros. movie was minimal, seeing as how it was no more than a very minor speaking role.
7. Appeared on Game of Thrones
In 2016, Modu had a recurring role on Game of Thrones as well. There, he played the part of Aggo, who was one of the followers of Khal Moro. Confusingly, Aggo wasn’t actually the sole character named thus in the TV show, with the other one being one of the followers of Daenerys, who had a somewhat greater role in the books compared to the TV show.
8. Appeared on Snatch
Besides Game of Thrones, Modu has been on Snatch, which is a British-American TV show based on a movie of the same name. The TV show is centered on a group of scammers who become involved in organized crime when they came into the possession of a truck loaded full of gold. For those who are curious, the TV show can be found on Sony Crackle.
9. Won’t Be Returning to The Good Doctor
Recently, Modu has been on The Good Doctor. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that he won’t be returning to the second season of the TV show.
10. Has Done Some Writing
It is interesting to note that besides acting, Modu has done some writing as well, which is why he is credited as a writer for a short called Heavy Weight in 2016. As a result, it will be interesting to see whether anything further comes from this.