Hans Strydom (born 14 May 1947 in Durban) is a South African actor and writer. He is known to many Mzansi television viewers and gained fame with his roles in several soap operas in the country.
The TV legend was cast in popular drama series including Generations, Binnelanders, and also appeared in the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy II. He boasts as the first South African to be on TV.
|Name||Johannes Hans Strydom|
|Age||74 years old|
|Date of birth||14 May 1947|
|Place of birth||Durban|
|Alma mater||Potchefstroom University|
He studied for Law at the Potchefstroom University. After his graduation, he began to work at the Department of Justice at Magistrate’s Court, Durban in 1964.
In 1972, he served as a public prosecutor in Ladysmith and for four years (1972-1976) as the magistrate at the head office of the Department of Justice.
Hans resigned from his job to chase an acting career in 1976. In January 1976, he was among the two (2) persons to welcome the country on television during the first national broadcasts alongside David Hall-Green.
He made appearances in several popular television series including Binnelanders, Plek vam die Vleisvreters and Westgate. Hans was cast in several series Egoli: Place of Gold, The Res, Platinum, and Oepse Daisy.
In 1976, he made his film first appearance with Someone Like You. He has played starring roles in several early movies in South Africa. 1978, he starred in the movie Diamond and the Thief and Someone Like You.
In 1982 he appeared Autumnland and The Emissary in 1988. The next year, 1989, he played a starring role in The Gods Must Be Crazy II playing the role of Dr. Stephen Marshall.
In 2017, he took home the ATKV award for the Best Actor for his role on Binnelanders.
In 2000, he sued and won a case against SABC for not rewarding actors for rebroadcaster. Ever since he has been standing for artists to claim the correct fees from the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC).