Ghanaian award-winning actor, David Dontoh has kicked against veteran tag, saying he won’t retire even at age 100.
While speaking in an interview on E TV, the 58-year old actor said he is still actively active in the filmmaking industry and it is easy for a person of old age to still be on the job provided he or she can walk and speak.
“I don’t know why they even use that word ‘veteran actor’. I’m not retiring, in fact, actors are the only professionals who don’t retire”. He said
David Dontoh emphasized that he will be acting for as long as life will permit him. “If I am even a hundred years and can walk and talk, I will still act,” he said during the interview.
The actor kicked in 1980 after seeing a NAFTI advert inviting potential actors to come forward for training in stage and film acting.
The versatile actor is best known for his long term role as “Ghanaman”, in the popular “Ɔbra” series which was popular in the 80s and 90s. Mr Dontoh is among the actors who switched to TV presenting, a career path that has been common for many Ghanaian actors today.