Peter Mensah is a Ghanaian actor who currently portrays Lemuel Bridger in NBC's Midnight, Texas. He had made appearances in many films and television series. He is perhaps best known for his roles in Starz' Spartacus: War of the Damned, FOX's Sleepy Hollow and 300: Rise of an Empire.


Mensah was born in Ghana of the Ashanti tribe. At a young age, he moved to Hertfordshire, England with his father, an engineer, and his mother, a writer. Through acting with repertory companies in Britain, Mensah acquired a love of the theater and a passion for acting. After graduating from college, he traveled extensively in Europe working as an engineer until he moved to Canada, where he started his professional acting career. His work there led him to Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

Mensah has distinguished himself in such films as "The 300" and "The 300: Rise of an Empire" for director Zack Snyder; Antoine Fuqua's "Tears of the Sun," starring Bruce Willis; "Hidalgo," opposite Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif; and James Cameron's "Avatar." Mensah recently made forays into comedy, working with director David Wain and writer Michael Showalter on "The Second Sound Barrier." He will soon be seen starring in the "The Scorpion King: Book of Souls."

Mensah has also appeared in numerous TV series, recurring on "Sleepy Hollow" as an avenging god and, previously, as a series regular on "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and the prequel, "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena." Mensah could also be seen recurring as a council member on HBO's "True Blood." Prior to that, he recurred on "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Nero Wolfe," "Witchblade" and "Star Trek: Enterprise."

Mensah is an avid basketball player and a practitioner of the martial art of Wushu. He is dedicated to several causes, especially those concerning the environment and Africa. [1]



  • The Long Island Incident (1998)
  • Striking Poses (1999)
  • The Golden Spiders: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000)
  • Bruiser (2000)
  • Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (2000)
  • Bless the Child (2000)
  • A Perfect Son (2000)
  • Harvard Man (2001)
  • Jason X (2001)
  • Triggermen (2002)
  • Conviction (2002)
  • Cypher (2002)
  • Tears of the Sun (2003)
  • Hidalgo (2004)
  • 300 (2006)
  • The Incredible Hulk (2008)
  • Avatar (2009)
  • Transformers Prime Beast Hunters: Predacons Rising (2013)
  • 300: Rose of an Empire (2014)
  • The Second Sound Barrier (2016)


  • Nancy Drew (1995)
  • Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science (1997)
  • Once a Thief (1997)
  • La Femme Nikita (1998)
  • F/X: The Series (1998)
  • Highlander: The Raven (1999)
  • Earth: Final Conflict (1998-1999)
  • Deep in the City (2000)
  • Twitch City (2000)
  • Relic Hunter (2000)
  • Blue Murder (2001)
  • A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
  • Tracker (2002)
  • Witchblade (2001-2002)
  • Star Trek: Enterprise (2005)
  • The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
  • True Blood (2012)
  • Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010-2013)
  • Transformers Prime (2013)
  • Burn Notice (2013)
  • Sleepy Hollow (2015-2016)
  • Midnight, Texas (2017-Present)



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