Tyrone Keogh: From South African Screens to International Fame

Tyrone Keogh: From South African Screens to International Fame

Tyrone Keogh was born in 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa, into a family with ties to the entertainment industry. His father, Danny Keogh, is an actor, while his mother, Debbie, works as a film producer.

Tyrone Keogh

Born 1982

Johannesburg, South Africa
Other names Ty Keogh
Occupation(s) Director, Model, Assistant director
Years active 1989–present
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Shivaani Ghai

(m. 2016)

Children 1
  • Danny Keogh (father)

Keogh’s passion for acting ignited at a young age, and he embarked on his career journey by engaging in various production roles, including scenic set painting, set building, and animal wrangling.


Keogh’s acting career took off when he was just 16, appearing in commercials for renowned brands like Vodacom UK, Pepsi USA, and KFC. He later transitioned to roles in international films, sharing the screen with Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio in “Blood Diamond” and Meg Ryan in “The Deal.” Keogh’s talent for portraying diverse characters led to roles in major productions like “Dominion,” “Homeland,” and “Black Sails.”

Personal Life

In addition to his acting prowess, Keogh garnered recognition for his sense of style, being named Best Dressed Man by GQ South Africa in 2012. His personal life also made headlines when he dated former Miss South Africa Nicole Flint from 2012 to 2014 before marrying British actress Shivaani Ghai in November 2016.


  • Film Roles: “Blood Diamond,” “Goodbye Bafana,” “24 Hours to Live,” “Eye in the Sky,” among others.
  • Television Appearances: “The Wild,” “SAF3,” “Dominion,” “Homeland,” “Black Sails,” “The Girl from St. Agnes,” and more.

Keogh’s journey from Johannesburg to international screens exemplifies his dedication to his craft and his ability to excel in diverse roles across various mediums of entertainment.


  • 2003: Citizen Verdict – Assistant Set Dresser
  • 2004: Wake of Death – Assistant Set Dresser
  • 2004: Blast – Young Michael Kittridge
  • 2006: Blood Diamond – SA Page
  • 2007: Goodbye Bafana – Brent Gregory
  • 2007: More Than Just a Game – Warder Ekwilbou
  • 2008: The Deal – Bagel PA
  • 2008: Starship Troopers 3: Marauder – MP Sergeant (Direct-to-Video)
  • 2008: Service Pistol – Jp (Short Film)
  • 2010: The Tunnel – South African Corporal, First Assistant Director (Short Film)
  • 2010: Death Race 2 – Cameraman (Direct-to-Video)
  • 2011: Waterfront – Actor
  • 2015: Eye in the Sky – Sammy
  • 2017: 24 Hours to Live – Keith Zera
  • 2017: Accident – Fred
  • 2020: Transference: A Love Story – Douglas Cornell
  • 2020: Jerusalema – South African Film Industry – Jack (Short Film)


  • 2002: Pavement – Assistant Set Dresser (Television Film)
  • 2008: Generation Kill – Charlie Marine (Miniseries)
  • 2011: The Wild – Jack van Reenen (Series)
  • 2013: SAF3 – Tom (Series)
  • 2014: Dominion – Lt. Vince Halloran (Series)
  • 2014: Homeland – S.F. #1 (Series)
  • 2017: Black Sails – Adams (Series)
  • 2019: The Girl from St. Agnes – Shane Moolman (Series)
  • 2020: Still Breathing – Stephen (Series)

Keogh’s filmography spans across various genres and formats, showcasing his versatility as an actor and his contributions to both film and television productions.


Tyrone Keogh has established himself as a versatile actor with a diverse range of roles in both film and television. From his early days as an assistant set dresser to his impactful performances in feature films like “Blood Diamond” and “Eye in the Sky,” Keogh has consistently delivered compelling portrayals across different genres.

His television credits, including roles in series like “Dominion,” “Homeland,” and “Black Sails,” further highlight his ability to adapt to various characters and storylines. Keogh’s contributions to the entertainment industry extend beyond acting, as he has also taken on roles behind the scenes and in short films.

Through his talent, dedication, and range as an actor, Tyrone Keogh continues to captivate audiences and make significant contributions to the world of film and television.

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