Tony Okungbowa

Tony-Okungbowa

Actor, producer, DJ and America’s favorite sidekick on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Tony Okungbowa has turned like-ability into an art form. He was raised in London and Lagos by Nigerian parents in a house where the music reigned supreme. Tony received an undergraduate degree in Drama from England’s Middlesex University and after some theatre work in the UK, moved to New York City for graduate study at Lee Strasberg. It was in Manhattan where his career took off, landing roles on shows like The X-Files, NYPD Blue and many others.

Next he was off to Los Angeles where his work as an actor and DJ were kicked into high gear. Soon he was spinning at celebrity photo shoots for the top names in Hollywood. It was on one of these photo shoots where he met Ellen DeGeneres, and the rest is history! He’s now the man who makes Ellen dance every day and has been a fixture on the hit show for it’s incredible 9-season run.

Besides Djing on the show, Tony is in constant demand to play at high profile events around the world including Grammy’s, Espy’s and corporate events for Motorola among others. His love of music can also be found in albums he has released and collaborated on including, “Hollywood sessions Vol. 1”, “Total Dance 2009” and the soon to be released  ‘A Night to Remember”.
Recently, Tony has set his sights behind the camera, as well. He starred in and produced the film “Mother of George” a Sundance Festival 2013 official selection. He also starred in and executive produced, “Restless City” which was another official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and came to the big screen in 2012. Under his Turntable Studios banner Tony continues to expand his horizons as an entertainer and as a visionary. He’s broken ground, charmed the world, and the best is yet to come.