Thomas Gumede was born on 06 February 1986. He is a South African actor and comedian best known for his role as Siphiwe in the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home, from 2006-2009.
Thomas is known for being the co-host of the SABC1 youth talk show The Cypher, which premiered on Thursday 19 July, 2007. He had a starring role in the SABC1 drama series Bay of Plenty, from 2007-2008. Other television series hi featured films include; Gothia Caper, Mthunzini.com, Backstage, Home Affairs and Soul City, among others.
Gumede has performed at numerous live comedy gigs, including the successful 99% Zulu Comedy Show in Durban. He was the host of the SABC1 reality competition talent show So You Think You’re Funny!, from November 2008 to January 2009.
In 2012 he produced and starred in the Vuzu reality series Forever Young, which follows him and fellow actors Siya Ngwekazi and Lungile Radu as they “follow their hearts and live in the moment in pursuit of their dreams”.
In the same year Thomas was one of the starring cast members of the SABC3 satirical sketch comedy series Sketch U Later. Also in 2012, he took over from Siyabonga Radebe as the host of the Vuzu docu-reality series Top Shayela.
In 2013 he had a starring role as Zanele, a guy with a girl’s name who is over-emotional, wildly romantic and highly neurotic, in the SABC1 sitcom Single Guys.
In 2015 he hosted the Mzansi Magic reality series Love Back, based on the premise that someone who has lost the love of their life can get a shot at winning their heart back.
Beginning in July 2016 he was one of the three co-hosts of the MTV video clip show Ridiculousness Africa, with Basketmouth and Boity Thulo.