Timo Descamps

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Timo Descamps
Timo Descamps
Born (1986-05-27) 27 May 1986 (age 28)
Kontich, Antwerp, Belgium
Occupation Actor, voice actor, singer
Years active 2004–present
Website
www.timodescamps.be

Timo Descamps (born 27 May 1986) is a Belgian actor, voice actor and singer. He is best known for his former roles on the Flemish soap operas Spring and Familie. In 2007, Descamps released his first music single, "Phonecall," which rose to 36[1] on the Ultratop 50. In January 2010, it was announced that Descamps would be co-starring in the film Judas Kiss,[2] playing the character of Shane Lyons.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Timo's television debut was in 2004, appearing on the Belgian soap opera Familie. His character, Ghijs, was a problem child in the home of Marc and Mieke. After growing up and leaving home, Ghijs returned for the funeral of Marc and Lennart.

From 2005 to 2008, Descamps portrayed Jo De Klein, the new bass player of the music group in Spring. In his spare time, Jo was a painter and loved strange pets: he had a pet Tarantula called Mary and after its death he got a snake he named Picasso.

In 2006, Descamps competed on Steracteur sterartiest, a televised Belgian singing competition, finishing in third place. In 2009, Descamps played the role of Nelson Batenburg on the Dutch series Spangas, leaving the series in 2010.

In addition to his acting roles, Descamps has worked as an onscreen host for Disney Channel The Netherlands & Flanders and for the Belgian VT4 Network. In 2007, he hosted the show Superstar: The Battle on Nickelodeon. He is currently hosting for OUTTV.

Film[edit]

Timo Descamps made his motion picture debut in the 2011 film Judas Kiss,[2] released by Blue Seraph Productions, playing the privileged bad boy Shane Lyons. Judas Kiss is also Descamps' feature debut to an American and international audience.

Voice acting[edit]

Prior to making his film debut with Judas Kiss in 2011, Descamps provided his voice for the Flemish adaptions of such films as 2006's Happy Feet, in which he voiced Mumble, 2007's Surf's Up, voicing protagonist Cody Maverick, and 2010's How to Train Your Dragon, voicing the lead of Hiccup.

Theatre[edit]

In September 2008, Descamps played Dolf Vega in the musical version of Crusade in Jeans.

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Descamps publicly announced his homosexuality and relationship with Danny de Jong.[3]

Discography[edit]

In 2007, Descamps released his a single "Phonecall," which rose to number 36[1] on the Ultratop 50. Three years later, in 2010, he released the single "Like It Rough."[4]

In 2011, Descamps released his third single, entitled "Tomorrow."[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Happy Feet Mumble Voice only; Flemish adaption
2007 Surf's Up Cody Maverick Voice only; Flemish adaption
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Hiccup Voice only; Flemish adaption
2011 Judas Kiss Shane Lyons U.S. and international film debut
2012 More Leader Short film
2013 The Dark Place TBA Pre-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 Familie Ghijs 2 episodes
2005–2008 Spring Jo De Klein Recurring cast (12 episodes)
2009–2010 Spangas Nelson Batenburg Recurring cast (104 episodes)
2010 David Dries 1 episode
Aspe Tom Sioen 1 episode
2011 De Kotmadam Dries 1 episode
Reality television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Steracteur sterartiest Himself Contestant; second runner-up
2007–2008 Zo is er maar één Himself Contestant

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Role
2009 John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards Rising talent Award: Best Newcomer in a musical Nominated "Dolf" in Crusade in Jeans[6]
2009 VMP - Flemish Musical Awards Rising talent Award: Best Newcomer in a musical Won "Dolf" in Crusade in Jeans
2010 Best supporting actor in a musical Nominated "Man" in Ganesha[7]
2011 Holebipersoonlijkheid Male Gay Icon (Belgium) Won Career

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