Hennie Jacobs

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Hennie Jacobs
Hennie Jacobs
BornHendrik Jacobs
(1981-06-20) 20 June 1981 (age 37)
Pretoria, South Africa
OccupationActor, musician, singer, comedian, songwriter
Years active2001 – present
Marissa Vosloo-Jacobs (m. 2008)
Children2 (Nua Jacobs ; Tali Jacobs)

Hennie Jacobs; born 20 June 1981 is a South African actor, musician, singer, comedian, and songwriter. He joined in the cast of 7de Laan as Diederik Greyling (Diedie) in November 2006. 7de Laan is an Afrikaans soap opera with some English and Zulu dialogue in between and features English subtitles.

Early life[edit]

Hennie Jacobs was born to Francois and Esther Jacobs on 20 June 1981 in Pretoria the then Transvaal Province, now Gauteng Province of South Africa.

Jacobs was raised in Pretoria and is the youngest of three children (he has an older brother and sister). After matriculating from Waterkloof High School Pretoria in 1999. He then studied at the University of Pretoria towards a BComm (Hotel and Tourism Management) degree. Jacobs was resident in the prestigious Sonop Tehuis residence. In 2001 then went on to study drama at the Tshwane University of Technology where he was awarded his National Diploma in 2003.

Personal life[edit]

In November 2008 Jacobs and his fianceé, Marissa Vosloo, fell victim to a hijacker at a petrol station at Paulshof in northern Johannesburg, although nobody was injured.

On Saturday, 6 December 2008, Jacobs and Vosloo married in an African setting in a Shebeen-themed wedding. Their first daughter Nua Audrey Esthe Jacobs was born on 22 January 2010. Their second daughter Tali Anah Ella Jacobs was born on 14 March 2013.

Acting Career[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Noises Off Lloyd Dallas Won best supporting actor at Tshwane University of Technology
2002 Maid in the New South Africa Mr James Won best Actor at Tshwane University of Technology
2005 Karla en die Kersknol Kabaret
2005 Dames en Here Flasher Nominated Best Actor Aardklop National Arts Festival
2007 STOK VOORT! himself based on Stomp (theatrical show)
2007 Valley Song Buks
2008 My thing over love Garn
2009 The Blood Knot Morris
2010 Vrydag is Skeidag Boef
2011 Amper Maks
2011 Buurtwag Assistant Director
2012 "Master Harold"...and the Boys Hally
2012 Die geval van die mal huisvrou Gert
2013 Die buite-egtelike oupa Dr Jeff Johnson
2014 Boeing Boeing Robert Nominated Best Actor for the Kyknet Fiesta Awards
2016 Die twee susters Masha
2017 Manne Barend
2018 STOK himself


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Song vir Katryn 2 Journalist
2005 Dryfsand 1 Carlse
2006 - present 7de Laan Diederik Greyling Lead Actor (from 2006 - present).

Nominated for best supporting actor at the international SAIFTA Award South African India Film and Television Awards in 2013.
Won the outstanding supporting actor at the Royalty Soapie awards in 2014.

2015 Pantjies Winkel Stories Pieter


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Poena is Koning Deon

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Soen himself
2013 Net vir nou himself
2014 Dit is die land himself
2015 Wolraad Woltemade himself
2017 Lyflam himself

Television Music Performance[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dis hoe dit is met Steve himself
2013 Toks 'n Tjops himself
2015 Noot vir Noot himself


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label Notes
2006 Chilli Confessions
2013 Velcrohart Vonk Musiek
2014 Dit Is Die Land Vonk Musiek
2017 Lyflam Vonk Musiek

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Song Notes
2012 Musiek vir die Langpad Vol.12 Soen
2013 KykNET Musiek - Dis Mos Musiek Soen
2014 Afrikaans Is Groot - Vol.7 Dit Is Die Land
2015 Bok Radio Top 40, Vol. 4 Wolraad Woltemade
2015 Afrikaans Is Lekker Dit Is Die Land
2016 Die Grootste Afrikaanse Sokkie Vol.11 Peanut Butter En Stroop
2016 Treffer Na Treffer Vol.8 Smoor Verlief

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