New Game of Thrones character Areo Hotah will be portrayed by newcomer DeObia Oparei, but what do we know about this new face? Here are five facts to know about DeObia before Season 5.

1. His debut film was a big one. DeObia’s first film role was in the blockbuster Alien 3 back in 1992. Talk about making a big first impression!


2. He’s a big dude. Areo Hotah is supposed to be an imposing enforcer, and it looks like DeObia fits the bill. His resume lists him at 6’6” and 245 lbs. Not quite as big as The Mountain, though!

3. He’s a playwright. DeObia wrote and starred in the play Crazyblackmuthaf—in'self, which had a run at London’s Royal Court Jerwood Theater Upstairs. We love multi-talented actors! 

4. He was nominated for an NAACP Award. DeObia was nominated for Best Lead Male for his role in the play, Gilgamesh in LA’s Boston Court Theater.

5. He’ll teach you to act. DeObia has taught an acting masterclass with City Academy called, “The Voyage.” Here’s their Facebook page.

Do you think DeObia Oparei will be a good addition to the cast? Let us know in the comments below!