David Dontoh has his birth name as David Kwame Dontoh. He is a famous Ghanaian actor and television personality who has made several appearances in local and international movies.
He is best known for the movies, Beasts of No Nation (2015), The Dead (2010) and The Cursed Ones (2015).
David was born in1964/65 in Cape Coast, Ghana.
Dontoh had his primary education at different schools in Cape Coast, Winneba, Abakrampa and Apam Senior High School respectively in the Central Region of Ghana.
He later studied Drama and Theatre at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana.
David Dontoh made entry into the Ghanaian movie industry some years ago and has made significant impact in the growth and development of the industry.
He has starred in lots of Ghanaian movies, some of which are:
• Somewhere in Africa
• Police Officer – Part 2 (Tiger Of Wamba)
• Heritage Africa
• Ties That Bind
• The Cursed One
• Like Cotton Twines
• Coming to Africa
• Sika Sunsum – Jimmy Cash
• The Dead
• Deadly Voyage
• Thursday Theatre
• Kukurantumi- Road to Accra
• Ties that bind
• No Time to Die among numerous others.
David Dontoh is gifted, skillful and highly talented Ghanaian star with good interpretation of roles in movies. He is one of the pioneers and strong pillars in the movie industry of Ghana.
David is a recipient of Peace Award and a role model to the younger generation. He has impressed his numerous fans with his brilliant delivery of roles both locally and internationally.
He is currently a member of the governing board of the Ghana Film Authority.
Awards and Recognitions
David Dontoh’s brilliant work has received wide recognition with good number of awards in Ghana and beyond, notably as:
• Best Actor ECRAG Award 1984,1989 and 1992 respectively.
• Best Supporting and World Centenary of Film, Ghana Film Award 1999.
• PAM African Film Festival
• Nominated for Ghana Peace Award and still counting.
David Dontoh is married with children.
David Dontoh is indeed a talent, one of the richest and most influential Actors in Ghana with an estimated net worth of about $500,000 dollars.