Name: Thuliso Dingwall
Actors Name: Liso
Current Location: Los Angeles
Ethnicity: African American
Height: 5' 9"
Measurements: 30W 32L
Thuliso Dingwall began acting the moment his parents said, “Smile for the Camera
“Liso” His creativity began to reveal itself as a toddler, who turned into all types of
pretend characters. The more they laughed and applauded, the more eager he wanted to
perform. At the age of six, Thuliso (a family name that means “peacemaker”) decided to
pursue acting opportunities and auditioned for Linda Townsend Management and became
one of the “Young Professionals”. Study regularly in Linda Townsend’s workshops; it
quickly became apparent that he was gifted with a natural sense of timing and a desire to
be exceptional. At school, on stage, he played lead roles in “Mid-Summer Nights
Dream”, “Twelfth Night,” “Dark of the Moon”, “Macbeth”, “Romeo & Juliet-Romeo”,
“Godspell”, “The Colored Museum–Ms. Roj”, and at Folger Theatre Washington, DC-
“Remember the Porter Individual Award” and Brian Cabe Award (best in show).
The camera became his best friend, and print assignments for magazines, brochures, and
CD-ROMs, as well as on-camera commercials, radio spots, and voiceovers for Dannon
Yogurt New York State Teachers Union, were added to his resume. Film credits include
principal roles in educational and industrial films and a taste of the big screen in Warner
Brothers, “Gods and Generals” and HBOs, “Something the Lord Made”, “Expandable”,
“Sympathetic Details” and “Toe to Toe.” More recently, co-starred in a Sundance short
film “The Patient” where he portayed the role of “Boobie”
Thuliso’s most challenging role was in the 4 th season of HBO’s hit series, “The Wire”.
He portrayed the recurring role of “Kenard”, a troubled adolescent trying to play the
street game with the big boys. A challenging role where little feet are filling big shoes as
he portrayed an inner-city child caught up in the tragedy of real life on the streets. When
on camera, his energy and talents bring a smile to your face or a tear to your eyes.
Succeeding this role, Thuliso accepted other roles on episodic television series such as
“Law and Order, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, and America Most Wanted.” On
stage, in the play “Resurrection” by Daniel Beaty, he performed the role of “Eric”, a ten-
year-old who was searching for a cure for the aching hearts of black people. This play
was later selected for the Helen Hayes award.
When not working in front of the camera, Thuliso loves singing, writing, and producing
music projects. Last year, he participated in the JB Dondolo Music for Water (MFW)
fundraising. He is the first runner-up from the first 2020 MFW Contest and received a
distribution deal with GMIR in Germany. He joined the JB Dondolo Music for Water
Honorary Board. In the church, he participated in Youth Choir and often fed the
Thuliso has a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do, likes playing video games and
basketball. He is a unique and special young man blessed with the gift of humility and is
not affected by the limelight. Thuliso loves what he does, and you can tell—he is a young
man who is bursting with energy and skill, ready to shine.