Marno van der Merwe is a South African actor best known for his starring role as Brad Jooste in the kykNET musical youth drama series Sterlopers.
After receiving his training at Stagedoor, Brümilda van Rensburg's School of Acting and A.C.T.S, Marno went on to perform in productions such as Janice Honeyman's Robinson Crusoe, Haweloos, Party Police, Kids Rock, Spotlight, Dance Some More, Houtkruis, James Bond, The Mirror & I, All About Love and Special Star.
He had a guest starring role in Deon Opperman's production of Hartland in 2011. His other television credits include music videos for Romanz, Nicholis Louw and Kurt Darren.
His film credits include Longshot, Pretville, and Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee. He also co-wrote and directed the TV movie Uit Die Kaskenades.
Marno received provincial colours in horse riding, played first league club rugby for the Falcons and completed a weapons mastery course.
In 2015 he began starring in the SABC3 drama series Roer Jou Voete as the lead character Dillon Pretorius, a talented young dancer who falls foul of a nasty Joburg drug lord and discovers that his only hope to survive is a Latin and Ballroom Dance School in a forgotten Karoo town.
In 2016 he was the host of the kykNET reality competition series Varsity Sing, in which South Africa's top choirs compete in a knock-out format to be crowned the best university choir.