Adrian Alper


His professional life began in 1988 with an acting role in the TV series Honeyball se Toere, which was followed in 1989 by his professional stage debut in a theatre production of The Owl and the Pussycat.

From 1991 to 1995, he made breakthroughs as an actor, garnering recognition for TV series such as Young Vision, for which he was nominated for an Artes award in 1991, and Cuba and His Teddy Bear for which he received a Vita nomination in 1992.

During this time, he also made forays into sitcom and soapies, helped pioneer the Afrikaans panto style ‘stofopera’ (dust opera) with Die Spook van Donkergat and Brolloks en Bittergal.

He achieved some success as a standup and improv comedian as a founding performer at the Jo’burg Civic Theatre’s Comedy Bar and the resident comedy show Swopping Comics.

Probably best known for his performances in Generations, Isidingo and Plek van die Vleisvreters, he was also nominated in 2016 as Tempo actor of the year for his roles in Sterlopers, Terug na Egipte and Munisipaliteit van Gwarra-Gwarra.