Raymond Karago


When did it all start?

I was bitten by the acting bug while living in England. He started doing plays as a teenager and was fortunate to play the role of Eddy in the musical “Sister Act” at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End.

What is your main motivation or inspiration?

My main motivation is to tell stories that challenge the way people think. To push boundaries with my art. I want to create movies and TV shows that will live in people’s hearts and inspire them for generations to come.

Define yourself in less than 10 words

An ambitious multi cultured artist taking on the world.

Tell us about your career. Your best experience? And the worst?

Being a creative can definitely have its challenges, such as the uncertainty that comes with it. But I have been blessed to be in some truly amazing projects including Gagsters for which I won the DreamMachine Award for best supporting actor. Stand Up which I started in and also write which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival via the Creative Minds Group, I also played a grieving father in the acclaimed drama Illville which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival. As a voice actor I narrated “The 600: A Soldier’s Story” which told the true story of the Rwandan genocide and won best picture at the Austria International Film Festival. A film I Produced “Gun Too Soon” was also selected at the Lift Off Global Network. This year I was also nominated for best supporting actor at the DreamMachine International Film Festival for 2022.

Any idol or reference?

My acting role models include Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Djimoun Honsou and Jamie Foxx. My Producing role models definitely include Taylor Sheridan and Mario Van Peebles.

What are your next projects?

One upcoming project is Kareem’s Oorah; which tells the story of a Muslim-American who joins the US Marine Corps right after 9/11. I play the lead character, I also wrote and co-produced. The test screening went well and legendary actor Doug Jones was a fan. I also voice several characters in the upcoming animated series Twende which was mentioned in Variety Magazine. I also play a leading role in the period piece “Exile Road” in which I play a gladiator.

How do you see yourself in 5 years? and in 15 years?

As a leading actor but also a well established producer. I hope to emulate a mixture of Jamie Foxx’s and Taylor Sheridan’s careers, to be a powerhouse in front of and behind the camera.



Raymond Karago is a Kenyan born, UK raised actor, producer, writer and voice over artist.