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10 Interesting Facts About Smoke & Mirrors’ JT Medupe (Leeroy)

10 Interesting Facts About Smoke & Mirrors’ JT Medupe (Leeroy). He currently plays one of the most entertaining characters on TV. JT Medupe has been around though, slaying every role he lands. Learn more about him from the 10 facts below;

1. JT Medupe was born in January 1, 1992.

2. After completing his high school education, Medupe pursued a National Diploma in Drama from the Tshwane University of Technology. He graduated in 2010, after 3 years of studying for the degree in 2007.

3. Furthermore, in 2018, he was trained by scriptwriter Tharine Soslanka for a year to learn scriptwriting. 

4. JT is best known for playing the role of Jonathan Motene on Generations: The Legacy. His other roles include Siyabonga on Isidingo and Mdu Rockville. He also played Tebogo Mxotwa on Sokhulu and Partners

5. At the moment, JT plays Leeroy on Smoke and Mirrors. Leeroy is a gay guy, who runs a hair salon. He is lovable and entertaining among other things.

6. He has appeared in numerous theatre productions including The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, The Maker of Dreams, Big Love, The Bald Prima Donna, Peter Pan, Festen, Peter Rabbit and Hansel & Gretel.

7. In 2013 he appeared in the musical theatre production of Rockville 2069: A Rock Musical in the role of Conga, a Nigerian-born musician who has travelled the world and is always mindful of the poverty and strife around him.

8. JT is also a film star. He was involved in Phindile’s Heart and The Long Journey Home.

9. Unlike his gay role on Smoke and Mirrors, JT Medupe is not gay in real life, but a husband and father. He is dating fellow actress Lebogang Mthunzi, who played Angela Mogale on Generations: The Legacy.

10. JT’s special skills include acting, dancing, singing and presenting. He is also a voice and movement artist.

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