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Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Artist Profile

Actor, Presenter, MC, Voice Artist, Director


Date of Birth: 11 October 1962

Height: 1.78m  Hair: Brown  Eyes: Brown


Languages: English, Afrikaans

Skills: Presenting, Cooking, MC, Directing, Voice Artist, Horse Riding, Motorcycling, Accents, Dancing



Kevin is currently known to South African audiences as ‘Frank Xavier’ - from the award winning Isidingo.

The Cape born actor is also an accomplished director, experienced in both multi-cam and single-cam directing. He directed the daily drama Isidingo as well as Scandal and Backstage between 2001 and 2013. 

He has travelled the world as a presenter for Front Row on MNet sharpening his presenting skills in English and then moving fluently into Afrikaans as a presenter for Pasella.

This multi-talented actor has also acted in numerous international films, most notably in the final instalment of the Quentin Tarantino cult trilogy, From Dusk Till Dawn. He also played the role of ‘John the Beloved’ in Reghardt van den Bergh’s Matthew – The Bible Epic; filmed in Morocco. Local films include Darrel Roodts’ Jobman in which he played the title role as well as the critically acclaimed Dollars and White Pipes.

Theatre highlights include the award winning The Elephant Man at the Baxter Theatre. This diverse actor also appeared in many of Shakespeare’s best loved works including A Winter's Tale, Hamlet, Julius Caesar and Much Ado About Nothing. Recent theatre appearances include appearing as ‘Father Savva’ in Saintly Simplicity, delivered as part of the 2014 Chekov Festival at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre.

Moving from contemporary to classical work and back is an easy shift and welcome challenge for this fearless actor who has taken on high profile roles as well as little known independent projects with equal passion and commitment. He performed in the Millennium Show on Robben Island for Madiba, for an international live television audience.

Local TV audiences will also have enjoyed his performances in Getroud met Rugby, Erfsondes and Kruispad. Each character was wildly different from the next bringing Kevin the stimulation of creating very different and interesting characters in a very short space of time.

In 2013 Kevin was recognised for this contribution to the world of TV in South-Africa when he received the SAFTA as Best Actor in a Soap.

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