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Adrian Alper

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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 e.tv 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

Show

Character

Gamiet Moegadien

Make Up Artist

Steve

Lesley

Sharky

Mantis (as Andrie Alper)

Randall Jantjies

Blackie

Mervin Huisamen

Lesley Willemse

Lesley Willemse

Ismail Daniels

Swaartbooi

Swaartbooi

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