Adrian Alper

Gender: Male



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Adrian Alper is a South African actor, director, writer, comedian, voice artist, presenter and M.C. best known for his leading role as Calvin in the the SABC3 sitcom Streaks, in 1995.

He also played the role of Lesley in the SABC1 soapie Generations (1993-1994) and the role of Sharky in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, in 1999 and again in 2001.

Other television series he has acted in include Young Vision (1991), the sitcom Scoop Schoombie and Plek van die Vleisvreters (2004).

On 18 January, 2001 he appeared on the eleventh episode of the SABC3 game show The Big Idea with fellow Streaks stars Juanita Strydom and Joyce Skefu, in which they competed against a team made up of comedians Shane Howarth, Jenny De Lenta and Billy Mashego to build a crane.

Adrian studied at the United World College of the Atlantic from 1989-1991 then traveled extensively through Europe, the Far East, Russia and the United States.

He performed in a number of stage productions in Wales before returning to South Africa.

Since returning he has built an extensive theatre CV, performing in such productions as Cuba and his Teddy Bear in 1992 (for which he was nominated for a Vita Award); Big Sissies Surviving Africa (2000), A Coolie Odyssey (2001), Spook van Donkergat (2004) and Raka (2008).

He also appeared in the 1992 feature film The Spirit of Cain, produced by Red Room Films.

In recent years Adrian has focused more on directing for television. His directing credits include Isidingo, Backstage, Madam & Eve, Shado's and Scandal!.

He has also written extensively for television and theatre including the series Streaks, Rainbow Starship, Generations, Pezoolies and SOS.

Adrian also does voiceover work in radio and television commercials, as well as educational broadcasts and animated characters.

He is fluent in English and Afrikaans, conversational in Dutch and French, and speaks basic Russian.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Saturday 19 June

Comedy Central puffs a Time Traveling Bong and Coast Australia returns to BBC Earth.

My Identity Teasers - July 2021

Neil and Avni follow a winding path of finding each other but at the end of the path they part ways.

Binnelanders Teasers - July 2021

Gaby and Tertius are at loggerheads.

New on TV today: Friday 18 June

Netflix showcases The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals as Laugh in Your Language returns to S3.

Recap - Survivor SA: Immunity Island Episode 3

An alliance ends in tears and bikinis are back. Includes a colour chart of switched tribes.

Gomora 2 Teasers - July 2021

Gladys is between a rock and a hard place. Also, Melusi makes a decision.

Family Secrets Teasers - July 2021

Series finale! Anami and Ladoo at gunpoint. Also Anami decides to tell Satrupa about her parents.

Getroud met Rugby Teasers - July 2021

Season 5 finale! Season 6... here we come... Fafa’s rock band performs for the first time.

Stiletto Vendetta Teasers - July 2021

Mehmet is determined to find out who Arzu's mystery man is.

New on TV today: Thursday 17 June

Returning shows include Sistas on BET and Black Summer on Netflix.


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