Key details:

Year of Graduation:
Jidé Okunola
Photo by Dave Buttle


Height 5′9″
Eyes Brown
Hair Black

Nationality Nigerian-American
Natural accent New York

Productions at Guildhall

Police Superintendent in Barbarians (dir. Oliver Dimsdale & Victoria Moseley)
Ikudayisi in Gone Too Far! (dir. Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu)
Officer 2 in Jackal Run (dir. Breach)
Company in Pod (dir. Jamie Bradley & Vicki Igbokwe)

Projects at Guildhall

Aigeus in Medea (dir. Patsy Rodenburg)
Principal Chorus in Agamemnon (dir. Patsy Rodenburg)
Richard III in Richard III (dir. Patsy Rodenburg)
Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire (dir. Chelsea Walker)
Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (dir. Martin Connor)
John Proctor in The Crucible (dir. Wyn Jones & Annemette Verspeak)
Sir John Brute in Devised Restoration Project (dir. Richard Katz & Noa Wagner)
Chebutykin in The Three Sisters (dir. Wyn Jones)
Kevin in False Flag (dir. Nathaniel Martello White)

Professional Experience

Lead Role in Home (short film, dir. Adewale Olukayode, Palm Springs International Shortfest 2020; and American Black Film Festival 2020)
Cominius in Coriolanus (dir. Bryan Hunt), Great River Shakespeare Festival
Casca u/s in Julius Caesar (dir. James Edmondson) Great River Shakespeare Festival

Other Experience

University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Singing (Bass/Tenor)
Yoruba (Fluent)
Show dance
Stage combat, Acrobatics (Highly competent)



Voice Reels

Voice Reel - Commercial

Voice Reel - Narrative


Guildhall Scholar

Waves by Trey Edward Shults