Gomora’s Teddy Is 17 Years Older Than TV Character

Sicelo Buthelezi

Gomora’s Teddy Is 17 Years Older Than TV Character

Fans were left amazed after learning Gomora High‘s Teddy is in real life 17 years older than his TV character.

Actor Sicelo Buthelezi has become a household name on daytime television these days.

Gomora's Teddy
Gomora’s Teddy

We’ve come to know Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy, the high school teenager in the soapie Gomora.

Teddy nails the role of a high schooler down to a T that most of us honestly thought he was a teenager.

Well, folks, Sicelo Buthelezi is no teenager, he’s far from it.

The actor who plays the character of Teddy is actually 35 years old. Fooled ya!

Sicelo Buthelezi’s birth date is listed as March 20, 1985.

Gomora's Teddy

Take a moment to let that sink in.

Sicelo Buthelezi deserves an Oscar, it’s not easy to play a kid half your age, it’s not about the look but you also have to have the mannerisms of a teenager and speak like one.

Teddy is everyone’s favorite high schooler, in real life the man hasn’t been to high school in 17 years, hebana!

The actor once revealed to Showmax what drew him to the character of Teddy.

It wasn’t so much about Teddy the character as much as Sicelo the actor. I don’t want to get to a place where people think that I have a specific character that I want to play. I don’t want to limit myself. What attracted me to the Teddy role was that he’s a special kid from ekasi, his personality is a challenge and he’s not your normal character.

Sicelo Buthelezi who was born in Tembisa, Johannesburg, describes himself as a normal guy saying there’s nothing interesting about him.

We certainly don’t think so!


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