|Joseph van Vicker|
|Born||Joseph Van Vicker
August 1, 1977
|Occupation||Film, television actor|
Joseph van Vicker (born August 1, 1977), better known as Van Vicker, is a Ghanaian actor. He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
Vicker was born to a Ghanaian Liberian mother and a Dutch father. His father died when he was six years old. He has often cited in interviews that he considers himself a global citizen as he was raised all over the world by his mother. Due to the early death of his father Vicker has stated that he is very close to his mother and considers her his hero.
Vicker started out in the entertainment world in radio as a presenter at Groove 106.3 fm (1999 - 2000) & Vibe 91.9fm (2001 - 2004) and as a television personality for TV3 (1997 - 1999) & Metro TV (2000 - 2004), van Vicker appeared in the Ghanaian television series, Suncity, which depicted university life. He played the character of LeRoy King, Jr., a fine arts student born in the U.S. who arrives at Suncity to complete his education. The series ran for a total of 10 episodes.
Soon, Vicker was cast in his first film Divine Love as a supporting character. This film coincidentally was also the debut roles for fellow actors Jackie Aygemang and Majid Michel who were cast in the female and male lead respectively.
van Vicker is one of the renowned African actor Worldwide. Van has directed, starred and produced 5 films under his sky + Orange Productions since 2008. 2012 has being his brightest year for his production house earning him best actor and director for his smash comedy 'Joni waka'.
Nollywood breakthrough and success
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Personal life and other projects
Vicker is married with 4 children. He is the CEO of "Sky + Orange Productions", a film production house; Van Vicker Training facility is the latest entrepreneurship of van Vicker where students are trained in the filed in acting by professionals. The Van Vicker Foundation is an outreach program for the youth.
Awards and nominations
|2009||Afro-Hollywood Award||Best Actor (African film category)||Won|
|2008||African Movie Academy Award||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2008||African Movie Academy Award||Best Upcoming Actor||Nominated|
2012 Ghana Movie Awards Best Director (Local Film)
2012 Ghana Movie Award Best Actor in a leading role
|2004||Divine Love||with Majid Michel & Jackie Aygemang|
|2006||Beyonce: The President's Daughter||with Nadia Buari & Jackie Aygemang|
|Darkness of Sorrow||with Nadia Buari|
|Mummy's Daughter||with Nadia Buari & Jackie Aygemang|
|The Return of Beyonce||with Nadia Buari & Jackie Aygemang|
|2007||American Boy||with Nadia Buari|
|I Hate Women||Rocky||with Jackie Aygemang|
|In the Eyes of My Husband||Leo||with Nadia Buari|
|Princess Tyra||with Jackie Aygemang, Yvonne Nelson|
|Royal Battle||with Majid Michel & Jackie Aygemang|
|Slave to Lust||with Nadia Buari, Ini Edo, Mike Ezuruonye & Olu Jacobs|
|Wedlock of the Gods|
|2008||Broken Tears||with Genevieve Nnaji & Kate Henshaw-Nuttal|
|River of Tears||Ben||with Genevieve Nnaji & Kate Henshaw-Nuttal|
|Total Love||with Jackie Aygemang|
|Royal War||Uzodimma||with Ini Edo|
|2011||Paparazzi Eye In The Dark||Rich|
|2013||One Night In Vegas||Tony||with Jimmy Jean-Louis, Michael Blackson, Sarodj Bertin|
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