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Gert Van Schalkwyk

Gert Van Schalkwyk

Category:Actor, Presenter, Voice
Age Group:36 to 40 years
Dress/Suit Size:38
Eye Colour:Green
Hair Colour:Blonde
Languages:Afrikaans. English

Bcom Sport Sciences at the University of Pretoria
M.A in Drama and Performing Arts at the Tswane University of Technology

Everything but the sky - Lead Role

EGOLI - Role of Jacques - 2009
VILLA ROSA - Lead Role of Janneman Swanepoel - 2010
7de Laan - Role of Simon Bekker - 2012

Commercials Available on Request

Tongelos - Presenter as himself

OFM - radio presenter/personality 2012
Heart FM - Content  writer for 4 shows ,presenting and performing live on his own "JAM the NIGHT" show between 21:00 and 23:00

Gert van Schalkwyk is trading under the name Griffin / DJ Griffin as his radio persona. 

Gert van Schalkwyk shows an impressive array of experience and qualifications that spans across various industries. 

He has Bcom Sport Sciences at the University  of Pretoria and M.A 
in Drama and  Performing Arts at the Tswane University of technology under his belt.

He quickly set forth exploring the world of entertainment. First, as a model, he was the Fashion face of Africa for FTV and went viral in 2005, appearing in a number of high profile commercials in the lead role. Adverts for MTN, Wimpy, Klippies and Cola (for which he was the face of the brand) saw him gracing South African screens whereas Utterly Butterly and Galaxy Chocolates saw him appearing on American and British screens respectively.

He has choreographed a number of live events such as the Goldwell Hair Show,  multiple Toni and Guy hair shows , Palladium and Mr. & Miss Pro Arte. His stage and theatre experience includes ‘Wit leuns and Swart dade’, Die drie van der Walts’ (directed by EGOLI’s own Bromley Cawood), ‘Blomme en bye’ ,‘Ek…?’ as well as "van Aardes van Groot Oor" by Pieter Dirk Uys.

Gert also played the role of Pierre Miller in the pilot episodes for the crime series called Flesh with Franz Marks Films and Space Grow Productions.

His sojourn into the modeling world was inevitable and he scooped the Mr. TUT (Pretoria Technicon) award and appeared as a contestant in the Guess Global Model Search. Showing there is more to him, he also received the Mr. Personality Award from TUT (Pretoria Technicon.) At TUT he entertained students with his “sherry and red wine”  voice on the TUT Campus radio station.

2009 Saw his debut on EGOLI screens as Jacques, Vuyatela’s ladies' man pilot who quickly set the screen alight as he played up to his playboy status.

Gert portrayed the lead role in the film "Everything but the sky" that was showcased at local Cinema Nouveau Theaters in March 2009. "Everything but the sky" also won the award for the best short film , 
at the Goethe - Institut in Germany  the same year.

2009 Also saw Gert behind the camera where he directed Matrix Jol 2009 as well as Mr & Miss SA Campus for ASTV. 
2010 , Was the year Van Schalkwyk crossed over to the Afrikaans channel on DSTV- Kyknet. Gert played the role of Janneman Swanepoel in the popular soap Villa Rosa.

Further he was a presenter on the program "Tongelos" where he showed a more controversial side of himself.

He was also a corporate spokesperson for SASOL SA,
Seminar and conference facilitator for respected companies like , FTV. TOTAL, KAPONO , ANGLO AMERICAN & ANGLO GOLD.

He was also a part of Danie Odendaal's Brainchild - 7'de Laan. Gert played the role of Simon Bekker early January 2012 on SABC.

In 2012 Gert rediscovered  his passion for RADIO. 

Bloemfontein -Gert was a 
radio presenter/personality on the commercial radio station  "OFM the Sound of your life …."

He started of with the Beyond Midnight show between 0:00 and 05:00 but quickly moved to the Party Zone between 19:00 and 22:00 and The Weekend Windown, a request show on Sundays between 16:00 and 19:00.

2014...Cape Town based radio station contracted Gert to be a part of their Heart FM team. Content  writer for 4 shows ,presenting and performing live on his own "JAM the NIGHT" show between 21:00 and 23:00   

Van Schalkwyk's radio and DJ skills includes ; Presenting, on air mixing , News / Sports reader. Live "GrooveJock" Lighting beats Constructor.

Gert van Schalkwyk is trading under the name Griffin / DJ Griffin as his radio persona. 

2015. Back to basics...
After years of being in the limelight and the watchful eyes of the public, he made his way back to his first line of study and like he describes "a sport  turned career” HEALTH and  FITNESS. 
Sport has been Gerts best friend since childhood -from starting blocks to breaking records on the South African track.