Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has disclosed his father and legendary actor, Pete Edochie named him after popular Russian-American stage actor, Yul Brynner.
Yul made this revelation in a post on Instagram while saying that he shares so many things in common with the late ‘The King and I’ star. This prompted to ask whether “the name given to a child plays a role in the development of the child”.
He wrote: ‘My father named me after this great actor Yul Brynner. He was an outstanding stage and film actor, with a deep voice.
I seem to have grown to be just like him, same looks too, same eyes, same bald head, though my nose is way bigger than his.
So I’m just thinking…. The name you give to your child, does it play a role in the development of that child??’
Yul Brynner was famous for portraying King Mongkut of Siam in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. The Russian-American stage actordied of lung cancer at the age of 65 in New York City.