|DeObia Oparei Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||December 7, 1971|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
DeObia Oparei is an English actor, voice actor, playwright, and theatre artist. He is known for playing Areo Hotah in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, Mr. Effiong in the comedy-drama series S*x Education, Boastful Loki in the television series Loki, Mr. Oumandi in the supernatural drama series Proof, and Loki Hayes in the horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet. Moreover, DeObia Oparei has also been cast in movies such as The Four Feathers, Dark City, Moulin Rouge!, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Independence Day: Resurgence, Jumanji: The Next Level, Thick as Thieves, The Foreigner, Your Highness, Doom, Dirty Pretty Things, Tula: The Revolt, Thunderbirds, Alien 3, 7 Seconds, Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground, Death Race 2, Mr. Nice, The Presence, Dredd, Wrath of Man, and Dumbo.
Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom
Actor, Voice Actor, Playwright, Theatre Artist
- Siblings – He has brothers.
DeObia Oparei has been repped by Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
6 ft 6 in or 198 cm
110 kg or 242.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
DeObia Oparei is of Nigerian descent.
He came out on Instagram on June 5, 2020.
- Towering height
- Often plays brutish and menacing characters
DeObia Oparei Facts
- He was raised in a troubled household and grew up as an angry kid.
- He comes from a Nigerian immigrant family.
- DeObia Oparei’s parents separated when he was young and he went to live with his mother in a women’s refuge.
- He started his acting career by working for various British theatre companies like The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Youth Theatre.
- DeObia made his first theatrical film appearance as Arthur Walkingstick in the 1992 American science fiction horror film, Alien 3.
- He played Thundarian in the 2011 American stoner comic fantasy film Your Highness, which stars Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, and Justin Theroux.
- Between 2015 and 2016, DeObia Oparei played the recurring role of Areo Hotah, the captain of Prince Doran Martell’s guards, in the American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.
- He was cast as Loki Hayes, a convicted felon who turns into a zombie when Sheila is unsuccessful in killing him, in the American horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet in 2017.
- In 2019, he brought to life the recurring role of Abeo Effiong, Eric’s religious father, in the Netflix comedy-drama series S*x Education. The show’s lead cast includes Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, and Aimee Lou Wood.
- DeObia brought to life the character of Rongo, a strongman who also works as the circus accountant, in the 2019 American fantasy period adventure film Dumbo.
- Alongside Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Raúl Castillo, Eddie Marsan, and Scott Eastwood, DeObia Oparei co-starred as Brad in the 2021 action thriller heist film Wrath of Man, loosely based on the 2004 French film Cash Truck by Nicolas Boukhrief.
Featured Image by DeObia Oparei / Instagram