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Chris Chameleon

Chris Chameleon

Artist Profile

Actor, Singer, Presenter


Date of Birth: 28 July 1971

Height: 1.77m  Hair: Brown  Eyes: Blue-green

Driver’s License: Yes


Website: www.chrischameleon.com

Languages: Afrikaans, English, German

Skills: Voice Artist, Presenting, Singing, Accents, Guitar



Chris Chameleon is as diverse as his name indicates. Born in Johannesburg, South Africas bustling metropolis, and raised in the tranquillity of rural Africa, he returned to the city after his bush schooling to pursue the first passion in his life entertainment. After trying his hand at acting for few months he was awarded the DALRO national acting award for best actor. Forced to do military training as a conscript, he spent 5 weeks training to kill people and then managed to escape and abandon military service. He then found himself bringing joy to people via their television screens.

In the decade from 1990 until 2000, Chris performed as both lead and supporting actor in more than 30 television series, videos and motion pictures. He then turned to music, and became the front man and bassist for the highly acclaimed monki punk trio Boo!. Seven years of manic touring on 4 continents saw them play over 800 performances in the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Croatia, Belgium, Australia, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Slovenia, Spain, Swaziland and of course South Africa. Additionally, in 2003, Boo! won the South African Music Award for best pop album. At the end of 2004 the resignation of his two fellow monki punkers put Chris on a new path to pursue a solo career. His first album is as unexpected as could typically be expected from Chris Chameleon a compilation of 14 compositions from 16 poems by the iconic 60s Afrikaans poet Ingrid Jonker. The phenomenal album, Ek Herhaal Jou hit the shelves 6 June 2005 and is set to be one of the most important Afrikaans albums of all time.

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