Do you ever watch a movie or TV show where actors own their roles so perfectly that you are convinced that the roles that they play are reflective of who they are in reality? Dean Balie is the epitome of passion for acting. He owns his skill so well, a thing that has earned him success and fame.
For the better part of his life, Dean Balie saw himself on the screens doing what he was passionate about, acting. Therefore, he chose the route to pursue it in school, and even before he had graduated from campus, he had made big moves in the career. The best part about it is that he put his soul in it; hence, the roles that he has played created opportunities in other projects. He has had the rare chance to work with renowned producers and directors, and his biography deciphers the man that he is.
Dean Balie profile
- Full name: Dean Dorvan Balie
- Place of birth: Steinkopf, Northern Cape
- Alma mater: University of Stellenbosch
- Occupation: Professional actor
- Skills: Singing, playing the guitar, banjo, acrobatics, songwriting, and juggling
- Height: 1.66m
Dean Balie biography
Dean took the risk to turn his passion into a career and what followed was a series of wins that saw him on TV. During his course, he had the coveted opportunity to work with some of the most talented and renowned producers, like Fred Abrahamse. In 2012, he scooped the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for the best male actor category.
Dean Balie age
Dean hails from a small town in Steinkopf in the Northern Cape, and he spent the better part of his life in the region. He turned thirty-one years in November 2020. His body physique does not look anywhere close to that of a thirty-one-year-old man.
Dean Balie education
He is an alumnus of Steinkopf High school, where he graduated in 2007 before joining the University of Stellenbosch to pursue Drama. He graduated from the university in 2010. During his final stretch at the university, he had his professional debut when he featured in Antony & Cleopatra.
Dean Baile movies
In 2010, he was part of the Big 5 festival in Holland during the creation of a play called Rhinoerotics. He featured as Savage in Die Kortstondige Rak Lewe van Anastasia W, and in 2011, he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor during the Fiesta award. In 2011, he also featured in two other productions, Magic Carpet and Kipper. In 2014, he featured in another work of art called The Circus.
The other productions that he has been part of include
- Korte Mette met die Versamelde Werke van William Shakespeare
- Dis my mense die
- Orpheus in Africa
- Robin Hood in 2015
- Sinbad in 2016
- Kat and the Kings
- Happy New Year
Dean Balie shows
Balie made his television acting debut in September 2016 after landing a role in Die Byl, a kykNET crime drama. His role as Slappies, a talented and intelligent young man, who avoids responsibilities, marked his first starring role in a comedy-drama series. Ekstra Medium, the comedy-drama series, currently airs on kykNET.
His other theatre credits include
- Peter Pan
- The Remarkable Rooming House of Madame Lemonde
- Alice in Wonderland
- Sweet Bird of Youth
- A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot
- Shakespeare's R&J
These theatre productions were produced by Fred Abrahamse.
Dean Balie is the epitome of risking it all to pursue the one thing that stirs your soul and brings out the best in you. His growth has proven to the entertainment industry how much of an asset the country has. His ability to own his roles during production works is amicable. If you have not had the chance to experience his talent, you ought to check out Ekstra Medium on kykNET to determine whether he is worth the hype.
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