Actor, Presenter, Singer
Date of Birth: 20 June 1981
Height: 1.85m Hair Colour: Blonde Eye Colour: Green
Languages: Afrikaans, English
Skills: Singing, Guitar, Horse Riding, Accents
Hennie Jacobs is a South African actor, singer and songwriter best known for his role as Oppiekoffie waiter ‘Diederik Greyling’ in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan, since November 2006.
Hennie was born and raised in Pretoria and matriculated from Waterkloof High school (Pretoria) in 1999, after which he studied a B.Comm (Hotel and Tourism Management) for a year at the University of Pretoria. He then went on to study drama at Technikon, Pretoria where he received his National Diploma in 2003.
In December 2005 he appeared with Lizz Meiring in the theatrical production Karla en die Kersknol, and later that year he had guest roles in the television shows Song vir Katryn 2 and Dryfsand. During 2006, he appeared in another Lizz Meiring production, Dames en Here. The production was performed at the Aardklop Arts festival, where he was nominated for best actor. Whilst at the arts festival he shared the music stage with Jannie du Toit, Christa Steyn, Richard van der Westhuizen, Lochner de Kock, Lize Beekman and Louis van Rensburg.
In November 2006 Hennie began playing the role of ‘Diederik’. In 2007 Jacobs performed in the Stok Voort! production at both the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) and the Volksblad Arts Festivals. He later then played the role of ‘Deon’ in the South African feature film Poena is Koning, which premiered on 21 September. Later in 2007, he performed with Marissa Vosloo in the Idil Sheard translation of Athol Fugard’s Valley Song (Lied van die Vallei) at the Aardklop Arts Festivals.
He acts under his birth name but sings under the stage name Hendrik Boerr. He recorded his debut CD Chili Confessions between July and September 2006, at Christa Steyn’s Studio Of Note, with Wouter van de Venter as producer. He also collaborated with Karen Wessels, Leon Ecroignard, Jonathan Crossley, Craig MacKinnon, David Klassen, Shaun Neethling and Juan(Floors) Oosthuizen on this CD.