James Bartlett was a British-born South African actor best known for his role as the wicked puppet master, David Genaro, in Rhythm City and his theatre work.
Bartlett was a well known multi-faceted South African actor prior to playing as a character in Rhythm City. He first began playing the role on the show as David Genaro in 2007.
He was the very first person to speak in the scene 1 of the TV show Isidingo as the character Mike O’Riley when it was broadcast by South African television. On the production of Isidingo, the actor acted alongside Hlomla Dandala, who played as Derek Nyathi.
In 1997, Bartlett played the role of a character in an action MNET movie filmed for TVcalled The Sexy Girls. The genre of gang films exposed the reality of lifestyle of gangsters that was prevalent in Cape Town.
Bartlett also appeared as a guest in his role in the South African, Canadian TV series Jozi-H, a hospital drama that is set within Johannesburg, South Africa.
He also served as a judge on the South Africa’s Got Talent alongside Shadow Twala and DJ Fresh.
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Bartlett passed away on May 23, 2022, at the age of 55. His cause of death was not available, and did not know to be battling any illness or have any disease before his death.
Bartlett’s movie career began with American movies, the 1987 action sequel film American Ninja 2 and subsequently the 1993 American Ninja 5 where he acted alongside Michael Dudikoff and Steve James.
Bartlett also had a supporting role playing Joss in the 2003 romantic drama Beyond Borders, an epic tale of turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers, with Angelina Jolie.
Bartlett starred in the movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom based on the 1994 book Long Walk to Freedom, written by Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa. In the film, Bartlett played the supporting role of Sergeant James Gregory.