According to journals found underneath a recently excavated TaunTaun on the Ice planet of Hoth the truth can finally be revealed that Cokey Falkow is a South African actor, writer, director and comedian. He trained 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. Allegedly.
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 kids show 'Urbo.'
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. Cokey currently lives in Los Angeles. His latest films "Something About Her" a drama about ALS with Sherliyn Fenn and Anthony Michael Hall, as well as "Body High" a comedy by Joe Marklin and "Cockroaches" by Chris Aldell are being released in 2014/15, gaining much buzz on the festival circuit.
- Time Out Magazine
"Absolutely bloody hysterical"
- Independent on Saturday
- Obrigado Magazine