Walter De Donder

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Walter De Donder (b. 12 July 1960) is a Belgian actor and politician and is best known for parts in Flemish children's television series.

De Donder started in entertainment as an amateur and performed with a puppet called Bibberlip. His breakthrough came in 1989 when he was asked to play the role of the mayor in children's TV show Samson en Gert. Through this role he was able to become a professional actor.

In 1997 he took on the role of the title character in the children's series Kabouter Plop, produced by Studio 100.

In 2000 he joined the cast of the satirical program Brussels New Street (Brussel Nieuwsstraat) as a cop. This program also stars Koen Crucke who also played in Samson and Gert.

De Donder is active in the CD & V N-VA party, and in 2000 was elected to the city council of Affligem and was reelected in the 2006 municipal elections. During party coalition talks, it was agreed that he would become Mayor from 2011 and he took on this role on the first of January of that year.[1]


  • Samson en Gert (1989 – ) Mr. Mayor
  • F.C. De Kampioenen (F.C. The Champions) (1990) extra in the first season
  • F.C. de Kampioenen (F.C. The Champions) (2006) episode "Food Poisoning" as Inspecteur Kimpe
  • Kabouter Plop (1997 – ) television – Kabouter Plop
  • Brussels New Street [Brussel Nieuwsstraat] (2000) TV series – Flik
  • Urban Zone (January 3, 2004) episode "Flight Crime"
  • Verdomme !? (God damn !?) (1996)
  • De Kabouterschat (The Gnome Treasure) (1999) – Kabouter Plop
  • Plop in de Wolken (Plop in the Clouds) (2000) – Kabouter Plop
  • Plop en de Toverstaf (Plop and the Magic Wand) (2003) – Kabouter Plop
  • Plop en Kwispel (Plop and Kwispel) (2004) – Kabouter Plop
  • Plop en het vioolavontuur (Plop and the Violin Adventure) (2005) - Kabouter Plop
  • Plop in de stad (Plop in the city) (2006) – Kabouter Plop
  • Plop en de Pinguïn (Plop and the Penguin) (2007) – Kabouter Plop
  • Samson en Gert: Hotel op Stelten (Hotel on Stilts) (2008) – Mr. Mayor
  • Plop en de kabouterbaby (Plop and the gnome baby) (2009) – Kabouter Plop


  1. ^ Anne Albert Cook and Mart Van Rhee (August 11, 2010). "From Terminator To Politician". Algemeen Dagblad, p. 15. (in Dutch)

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