Frank Opperman

Frank Opperman (b. 8 June 1960, Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African actor and musician. After attending numerous schools across South Africa in Worcester, Benoni, Hermanus and Middelburg, he matriculated from Silverton High School in Pretoria in 1978. He started studying law in 1979 at the University of Pretoria but soon lost interest and joined the army in 1980 where played in a military marching band. Upon leaving the army he met a female drama student and became interested in acting as a career option. He subsequently did a three year national diploma in acting at the Pretoria Technicon and received the Pretoria Trust Award for best student. While studying he married his first wife, however the marriage lasted only 18 months. The following two years he worked for PACT (Performing Arts Council Transvaal) and acted in productions such as “Spring awakening” and “Caspar in my tuin”. He also acted alongside fellow South African actor Arnold Vosloo in a full length feature film called “Boetie gaan border toe”, but gained popularity in an Afrikaans sitcom called Orkney Snork Nie created by Willie Esterhuisen, playing a character named Ouboet van Tonder.


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