Pete Edochie, an indigene of Anambra State Nigeria, was born on March 7, 1947 in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian actor seen as one of Africaâ€™s most talented actors.
Pete Edochie had his primary and secondaryÂ Education in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria. After his formal education, heÂ worked with the Nigerian Railway Cooperation. Later, he went further to study a course in Journalism and Television in the School of Journalism and television in England.
Pete Edochie joined the Eastern Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in 1967 and in 1980, he was trained formally in the British Broadcasting Ccorporation as a broadcaster.
Pete Edochie came into limelight in the 1980s when he played the
lead role of Okonkwo in the Nigerian Television
Authorityâ€™s adaptation of Chinua
Achebeâ€™s all time best selling novel,
â€œThings Fall Apartâ€.
Â Since then, Pete Edochie has featured in over 200
Nollywood movies and his prowess in the industry has won him many
national and international awards.
Pete Edochie is one Nollywood actor that selects the characters he plays in films as the character must be fitting to his stature and the script must have a good story line.
Pete Edochie was kidnapped on August 16, 2009 on his way to an
event along Nkpor in Anambra State. But was fortunately released on
the next day being August 17, 2009.
Pete Edochie is married with children among who are Yul Edochie and Linc Edochie both Nollywood actors.