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Ty Keogh

Full / Real Name: Tyrone Keogh
Gender: Male

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Ty Keogh is a South African actor and model best known for his role as Jack van Reenen, Itumeleng's (Shona Ferguson) trusted second in command, in the M-Net soap opera The Wild, from 2011-2013.

Born in Johannesburg in 1982, Ty grew up with film in his blood. His father Danny is a successful South African actor and his mother Debbie is a producer.

He started his career aged 14 the hard way, paying his dues in various related production jobs including stints as a scenic set painter, set builder, propsman and even an animal wrangler. Later Ty honed his skills as an art director on commercials and music videos before eventually taking on the role of director.

At 16 he began appearing in TV commercials for some high profile brands including Vodacom UK, Pepsi USA, Opel Europe, Orange Communications, Nestle, KFC and many more.

In 2003 he stepped into his first major film role alongside British hard man Vinnie Jones in Blast, where he played the younger version of Jones's Michael.

Since then his acting career has blossomed with parts in some major international films including Blood Diamond (with Leonardo DiCaprio), The Deal (with Meg Ryan), Goodbye Bafana (with Joseph Fiennes) and Starship Troopers Marauder (with Casper Van Dien).

Moving to London in 2008 he signed with the prestigious agent Jeremy Conway and appeared in several short films as well as two BBC television shows before returning to South Africa.

After relocating to Johannesburg he secured the character role of Jack van Reenen in the M-Net soapie The Wild.


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