Francois Jacobs is a renowned South African actor, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his starring role as Klein Piet de Witt in the television series Donkerland. His twelve-song album, titled Home, has also significantly contributed to his rise to prominence. Beyond his career, the actor seems to keep his personal life away from the public eye.
How old is Francois Jacobs? The actor was born on 1st July 1993 in Nelspruit, South Africa. There are barely any details regarding his parentage or early childhood. Francois Jacobs age is currently 26 years. The actor has created a mark in the South African entertainment industry since he first appeared on television. In 2015, he was among a dozen finalists in Top Actor SA, the first reality show on the then newly-launched BET channel.
- Name: Francois Jacobs
- Date of birth: 1st July 1993
- Age: 26 years
- Place of birth: Nelspruit, South Africa
- Profession: Singer, actor and songwriter
- Instagram: @francois.jacobs
Wife and children
Is Francois Jacobs married? Details about the actor’s personal life are quite scarce, although, he frequently posts images on Instagram, suggesting he could be dating Abi Hutton. There is currently no verifiable information regarding Francois Jacobs family, children included.
The actor began attending drama classes at the age of thirteen after watching numerous plays at the Innibos national art festival. He later attended the University of Stellenbosch from where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama.
The actor never thought he would have acting as his career, but once he landed his first role, he never stopped. His father wanted to steer him towards a business-related career but later supported his acting career choice. Francois started by selling cars, a job he says he was quite brilliant at, before landing first acting role in the film Hopeville where he only had a single line in the entire movie.
The actor then worked behind the scenes at e.tv before landing his first major role on the television show Binnelanders. He then appeared in several other shows before landing a role in Donkerland.
7 de Laan
The actor later landed Francois Jacobs 7de Laan role, which cast him further into the limelight. The Francois 7de Laan role was Henk, a character who was later written off from the show. The show is set in the fictional suburb of Hillside, known as 7 de Laan (loosely translating to 7th Avenue). The show is set primarily in Afrikaans language and includes English subtitles with some of the featured shop fronts and streets being located in Melville.
Here is a list of television shows in which he has appeared.
- Tydelik Terminaal Sn 1 as Clyde
- Top Actor Africa Sn 1 as Contestant - Himself
- Swartwater Sn 2 as Henk / Janus
- Sterlopers Sn 1 as Blink Kantoor Nerd
- Spoorloos Sn 1 as Junior Malan
- Parlement Parlement Sn 2 as Gas-deelnemer
- Madiba Sn 1 as Policeman 2 (Harass Nelson)
- Donkerland Sn 1 as Klein Piet de Witt
- Die Vlieënde Springbokkie Sn 1 as Lywag “Sonic”
- Binnelanders Sn 14 as Esra
- Binnelanders Sn 8 as Wynand
Francois Jacobs songs
Besides the Jacobs' South Africa acting career, the actor has also released twelve songs from an album titled Home.
- Waiting all night
- Right here
- Not giving in
- More than anything
- Hell could freeze
- Feel the love
The actor is quite active on Instagram where his account has more than ten thousand followers to date. He regularly posts images of his work life, partner and other activities on his handle, @francois.jacobs.
This Francois Jacobs bio paints a picture of a relatively young, yet successful actor and singer. At the age of twenty-six, the actor has already been involved in numerous television show projects and has an album to his name. His success in the South African entertainment industry is undoubtedly an inspiration to many.