Frank Opperman (born on the 8th of June 1960; Johannesburg) is a South African musician and actor. Following his departure from the service, he fell in love with the acting career after dating a female drama student.
His date of birth is on 8 June 1960 while his place of birth is in Johannesburg. Frank Opperman is 60 years old (2020).
He attended many schools across the country including in Worcester, Benoni, Hermanus, and Middelburg. In 1978, he matriculated from Silverton High School in Pretoria in 1978.
In 1979, Frank began to study law at the University of Pretoria. He later lost interest and joined the South African Defence Force the following year, 1980.
He obtained a three-year national diploma in acting at the Pretoria Technicon. Frank also received the Pretoria Trust Award for the best student due to his amazing performance.
In the next two (2) years he worked for Performing Arts Council Transvaal (PACT). Then, he acted in productions with Spring awakening and Caspar in my tuin included.
Frank has acted alongside many renowned South African actors including Arnold Vosloo in the movie, Boetie gaan border toe.
He walked into the spotlight following his appearance in an Afrikaans sitcom called Orkney Snork Nie. The film was created by Willie Esterhuizen, and he portrayed as Ouboet van Tonder.
Frank also starred in a South African TV drama series titled. The Big Time where he portrayed as Chris Karedes. The series was Awarded may SABC Artes awards.
He portrayed the title role in the SABC2 sitcom Die Uwe Pottie Potgieter in 2010.
Frank starred role in the kykNET anthology drama series Pandjieswinkelstories in 2014.
He took part in Dancing with the Stars South Africa alongside, Jeanné Swart, a professional dancer.
Frank got married to Susan Coetzer, a South African actress, in 1988. Later in 1992, after six (6) years of marriage, they had their divorce.
They had a child (son) together by the name of Frankie. He and Esmarie Meyer has been in a relationship since 2005.
Frank moved to America in 1993 and stayed for a few years. He returned to South Africa to become a co-owner of Bassline, a Jazz club in Johannesburg.
He released a rock album called Serial Boyfriend. In the next years, he took part in various projects. Frank made an appearance in Dryfsand, an Afrikaans television drama written by P.G. du Plessis.
Twelve (12) years later, he returned the theatre and starred in the one-man show written for him by Dana Snyman titled Pottie Potgieter.
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