Actor, Voice Artist
Date of Birth: 03 December 1983
Height:1.80m Hair Colour: Dark Brown Eye Colour: Blue
Languages: Afrikaans, English, German
Skills:Accents: Standard American, Various Regional American, British Rp, London Cockney, Scottish, Irish, French, German, Russian, Australian, Chinese & Regional South African, Presenting, Voice Artist
Jacques was born in the Free State and grew up in the Eastern, Northern and Western Province. He matriculated in 2001 and attained a BDram in Theatre Studies, Acting and Cabaret from the University of Stellenbosch.
At university, Jacques won the Andre Heugenot prize for best actor in his second year for his role in Marthinus Basson’s Lusistrata. He was also nominated for a Kanna Slurpie award in 2004 for the lead in Adriaan Meyer’s Prinsloo Versus. Jacques then played a lead in The Birds by Aristophanes for the Kirstenbosch Dionysis festival before working for AREPP: Theatre for life. Here he did 365 shows in five months and toured the country, performing at more than a hundred schools.
Jacques then left for the UK where he travelled and resided for three months. He then left for South Korea where he taught English and various other subjects at both public schools and a private academy. After his four and a half year stint in Korea and travelling to four continents Jacques returned to Cape Town to continue his acting career.
Jacques is part of the multi award winning Nicola Hanekoms acting troupe, having performed in LOT and Babbel at KKNK, Aardklop and for the State Theatre in Pretoria. He has done a handful of international adverts and excels at doing various accents and voices.
He currently resides in Johannesburg.