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Emmanuel Kabongo was born in The Democratic Republic of Congo and relocated to South Africa with his family before moving to Toronto in 1998.

He began his acting career in short and independent films and has since made guest appearances on TV shows such as Flashpoint, Nikita, Call Me Fitz, Murdoch Mysteries and Rookie Blue. In 2013, Kabongo played a lead character in The Animal Project (Ingrid Veninger, director; TIFF 2013 Official Selection) and appeared in the feature film Pompeii in 2014.

He produced and starred in the web series Teenagers, which won three awards at the 2014 LA WebFest. Kabongo completed the Theatre Arts Program at George Brown College and recently completed the Actors Conservatory Program at the Canadian Film Centre.

He speaks 5 different languages (French, Swahili, Lingala, Spanish, English)

Won "Best African Actor" of the year at the 2013 African Entertainment Awards, in Toronto.

In 2017, Emmanuel Kabongo joins the cast of Frankie Drake Mysteries a CBC original series from the producers of Murdoch Mysteries.

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