Actor Pete Edochie Biography: What To Know About The Nollywood Legend

Who is Pete Edochie?

One of the oldest names in the movie industry in Nigeria, Pete Edochie is a famous Nigerian actor, producer, businessman, and mentor to many. Known mostly for his acting, Pete is so skilled and good at his roles and has over the years tabled numerous unforgettable performances. Many Nigerians grew up watching him on their screens and though he looks like he was born already grown and acting, Pete Edochie had his own fair share of humble beginnings and he didn’t always look like the father figure we know him as now. This article provides an account of the Nollywood legend, Pete Edochie’s life and how he has grown to be so much more than an actor.

How were Pete Edochie Early Years?

Pete Edochie was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu State, Nigeria. He has one known sibling, Tony. He is from the Igbo ethnic group in Nigeria. The actor however grew up in the northern part of the country, in Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria. Not much else is known about him while he was younger.

Where was Pete Edochie Educated?

Pete Edochie schooled mostly in the north having moved there while very young. He attended St. Patrick Primary School before leaving for the north. In the north, he continued at St. James Primary School, Zaria, Kaduna State. He did his Secondary School in St. John College.

He later got the opportunity and traveled out to study in England. Abroad, he schooled at the School of Journalism and Television.

How Old Is Pete Edochie?

The Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, is 74 years old as at September, 2021.

Pete Edochie’s Career

Pete Edochie’s acting interest grew from his Secondary School days when he got involved in drama performances. However, acting was not his first paying job. He began working professionally in 1967. The actor after secondary school took up a job at the Nigerian Railway Corporation. Later, he appears to return back home and worked as a broadcaster on Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation. Pete was good in the broadcasting field and got rapidly promoted. He worked and grew to the position as a Managing Director in ABS, the broadcasting house. Despite this career growth, Pete went ahead to choose acting over broadcasting. He subsequently quit broadcasting and took a swing at acting.

His debut role was that of the famous Okonkwo from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart which aired as a Television series in the late 80s. The actor was an instant people’s favorite and his first role won him not only attention but several well-deserved awards. The actor is of no doubt the first of his kind who amongst others grew the Nollywood industry from the years of low video quality to the era of good storytelling. Pete Edochie has over the years featured in countless movies and plays. Though the actor is stereotyped to act only in certain roles, he has proven this wrong by showing his versatility in the numerous movies he has aced in the years he has been acting. One thing is for certain, the actor certainly acts through thought-provoking roles and those roles simply could not fit anyone better in our eyes.

A number of the movies that Pete Edochie acted in includes; Lionheart (2018), Idemili (2014), Oduduwa (2000), Full Moon (1998), Naked Wrestler (2008), Lost Kingdom (1999), Billionaires Club (2003), The Staff of Odo (2004), Sacred Tradition (2005), Mummy Why (2016), Set-Up (2000), Night Bus to Lagos (2019), Greedy Genius (2001), Fair Game (2006), Tears of Sacrifice (2007), The Tiger King (2008), Trials of Ma’Pe (2018) and so much more.

What is Pete Edochie’s Net worth?

Pete Edochie has a net worth of approximately #3.8 million. His wealth is attributed to his very successful acting career and business. He was listed

Pete Edochie’s net worth is estimated to be around $3.8 million. The amount has come from four decades of acting in Nollywood. In 2005, the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria placed him and others on a one-year ban from filming because he was collecting huge fees from producers.

Pete Edochie’s Personal Life

Pete Edochie is married to Josephine Edochie. The couple got married sometime in the late 1960s at the time, Pete was just 22 years old. The couple has been married now for over fifty years and they are blessed with six children; Leo, Yul, Linc, Gene, and Uche Edochie, and a daughter. Not much is known of his daughter as unlike her brothers who have mostly followed in their father’s example and went into acting, she has kept away from public attention.

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