Steven Cole (born 18 March 1982, in Liverpool, UK) is a British actor and model. He is best known for playing the role of Leo Johnson on the popular British soap opera Brookside from 1996 to 2001. He has also appeared in the British TV series Merseybeat and Doctors.
It was revealed via Twitter on 7 September that Cole had been cast in a role on Game of Thrones, debuting in the second season. Initially, the role he was playing was not revealed. On 15 September it was confirmed he was playing the role of Kovarro. He joined the cast as a guest star in the second season.
The TV series seems to have basically switched the descriptions of the book characters Rakharo and Jhogo, and then renamed the character "Kovarro". In the TV series, it is Rakharo who shows proficiency with a whip, and is relatively young, like Jhogo/Kovarro in the books. Meanwhile, Jhogo/Kovarro in the TV series is now (slightly) older than TV-Rakharo, and it is Kovarro who has a moustache. Thus the TV series character "Kovarro" corresponds to the book-version of Rakharo. Besides this name switch, the two characters are not particularly different from their characterization in the books.
|Season Two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands *||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
* - credit only, did not appear.