Jacques Pepler is best known for his role as Eben Rautenbach in the KykNet soapie Villa Rosa, where he shot 445 episodes over 3 years. His other television credits include Binnelanders, Knapse Kerels and Skeem Saam. He will also be seen in the International film Amandla!, due to be released in 2019.
Jacques started his acting carreer at the age of 16 when he joined The Playhouse Acting School. He then went on to receive a degree in Performing Arts at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York on a partial scholarship.
After graduating from AADA, he lived and worked in New York, performing in 21 film and television shoots as well as 5 Off-Broadway plays. He also founded his own production company, “East Rand Productions” at that time, which produced the short film, Scars and Demons.
Upon his return to South Africa, Jacques landed the role of Eben in Villa Rosa which solidified his career as a professional actor. He went on to star in 445 episodes over 3 years. Being on a soapie opened many doors for him especially as an MC for many events and festivals. He was also a celebrity contestant on the reality cooking show Lek jou Lippe Af for VIA TV.
After Villa Rosa ended Jacques continued to work for KykNet and did an arc in Binnelanders as Drikus Greyling and more recently he starred in the series Knapse Kerels as Samuel. He was also seen as Chef Chad in the SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam.
Height: 6,0 Waist: 1,82 Shoe: 9 Hair: Blonde Eyes: Green