Zimbabwean born Hollywood actor, Rick Cosnett says people are shocked when he tells them that he grew up on a farm in Chegutu.

“People are always shocked when I say I am from Zimbabwe because I am white obviously. It was a beautiful place to grow up in on the farm with acres of land and places to explore. It was a delightful childhood. It made me very rich as a person. It’s given me a good base,” said Cosnett who starred in some of the most popular TV series, such as The Flash, The Bet, and Vampire Diaries.

He grew up living on the farm but later moved to Australia to pursue acting. Once in Australia he landed a role on the Vampire Diaries and cemented himself as resident handsome man on the CW.

He was recently back home and conducted several workshops.