Cokey Falkow is an actor, writer, voice artist and comedian. He has voiced video games such as Metal Gear Solid and Uncharted 4 and been in many films and TV shows. If you like beer and tequila he probably likes you too.
Raised in South Africa, he escaped the military and became a slate roofer in his 20's in Australia. His roofing boss told him to try acting and comedy. He did so and never looked back. Cokey has lived in Australia, the US and the UK.
After '94 he then proceeded training as an actor through Trinity College, London and was chosen as one of only thirty people in South Africa to study under improv-luminary Augusto Boal.
After a try out at a club Cokey established himself as one of South Africa’s edgier stand-up acts. Appearing at a wide variety of clubs and 8 international comedy festivals he gathered a cult following. This led to 3 national one-man tours for which Cokey received critical acclaim at The South African National Arts Festival.
As his stand-up progressed so too did Cokey’s television career. After a number of appearances on local soaps and sitcoms he went on to host ‘Big City,’ a magazine style, primetime show for which Cokey won a best presenting award(Avanti Award- SA's equivalent of an Emmy). He also picked up award nominations for co-writing and starring in the country’s cult late nite hit comedy sketch program: “the Pure Monate Show,” including ‘Best Ensemble Cast’ and ‘Best Writing in a Comedy Series’.
Cokey has worked extensively filming both worldwide commercial campaigns and a wide array of supporting roles in international film. Due to his talent with accents he also provided voices for radio and animation series, including 10 characters in hit South African kids show ‘Urbo.’ Since then he has voiced large video game franchises and done various voices on radio for BBC Radio4.
In 2008 he was nominated as best supporting actor in a feature film (SAFTA’s 09) for his role as “Alfonso “ the ginger albino serial killer in quirky South African comedy “Big Fellas.”
He is best known internationally for his role as "El Aleman" in Robert Rodriguez and Robert Orci's Matador and the Pirate Captain in the premiere of "Hawaii Five O" season 6. The independent film "The Chameleon" by Jim Greayer in which he plays a psychopathic serial killer won best film at the British Independent film festival. If you like Vampires and Werewolves you may want to catch him as a badass gunslinging maniac in "Penny Dreadful" Season 3. Cokey currently lives between Los Angeles and Manchester, UK.
His latest TV shows are coming out in 2018:
The City and The City an adaptation of China Mieville's novel for BBC2
Sick Of It with Karl Pilkington for Sky TV and HULU
The OUTPOST for the CWchannel
In 2016 Cokey and his wife received Lord and Ladyship titles in Cumbria, Northern England. But you don't have to refer to him as your Lordship.
“Fantastically intelligent” - Time Out Magazine
“Absolutely bloody hysterical” - Independent on Saturday
“Dangerously funny” - Obrigado magazine
"Cokey Falkow, a suitably dark act for the night. I’ve seen Falkow before at a Funhouse gig, where although he had split the room slightly, he had made a huge impression on me. Tonight he got really good laughs from improv and simply being himself. All he had to do was look at a certain section of the audience in a particular way and the laughs rolled. There aren’t many comedians who can achieve this ... Falkow doesn’t just deliver his material, instead he gives it more panache and this helps send it further. The end result was a great set, reminiscent of Tony Law, but to my mind, better and not so cult." Nottingham Comedy Revue
“The ability to have entire audiences rolling in the aisles” - Cue Magazine
Cokey also has a big nose. But chicks dig it. (and some guys too.)