Luan Jacobs is a South African actor best known for his roles in the television series Binnelanders, 7de Laan and Vir Beter of Baie Beter.
He is also known for his starring role as Jan-Paul Otto in the 2015 feature film Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling.
Luan studied a BA Drama at the University of Pretoria and completed his BA(Hons) Drama and Film studies degree in 2010. He specialised in Acting, Directing, Movement and invested an extended research paper on Forum Theatre and Virtual Theatre.
During his studies, Luan won the IOSP (International Order of the Sword and Pen) Scholarship and attended this prestigious event held in Banff, Canada.
Luan's television credits include Binneland, 7de Laan, Blikaspaai, Vir Beter of Baie Beter, Geraamtes in die Kas, Pandjieswinkelstories, Bloedbroers and Sokhulu & Partners. He also appeared in the web series The Van Rooyens.
His theatre credits include Roald Dahl's The Witches and Buddy in the physical theatre production Hats, directed by Pieter Bosch Botha. He portayed the character Paul Marais in Anthony Ackerman's Somewhere on the Border, directed by Andre Odendaal.
In 2014 and 2015 Luan toured South Africa in the comedy Vettie Vettie, opposite theatre stalwart Tobie Cronje.
Luan has written, directed and produced shows that have travelled South Africa and internationally such as Wees Stil, O.Papenfoes, Sak en Pak, A Dog's Tale, Kaftin, Kinders van die wind, Buhlebemvelo: the tale of Ukudela and Ukubuqua, (Op)Skrif, Kn(i)ee(s), A day in the life of Father Time, Kortgat, I am therefore I am, Lisa, Nagaap: Die Ballade van Jantjie en Katryntjie, Die Toring van Baberton, Primrose Path and Hats.
Luan has also worked as a voice over artist for Radio Sonder Grense (RSG). He portrayed the character Loekie in the popular teenage radio drama series Ratels, directed by Leon van Nierop, in 2011. Since starting his career in radio drama he has performed in over 400 episodes of Ratels, Hartebreker and many other radio dramas such as Koepel van Klip, Roald Dahl's Vel and Bully.
In 2013 he landed his first lead roles in the radio dramas 40 Dae, Sibbe, Maskers and Die Kwilter en die Kelner, which was nominated for a MTN Radio Award.
In 2012 Luan was chosen to represent South Africa at the first World Event Young Artists (WEYA) celebration during the 2012 Olympic Games. This global event showcased a selection of the best international creative talent, across a spectrum of art forms, in one city, providing an opportunity for 1000 artists from 100 nations to join together and share their creativity on an international platform.
At the box office Luan made his film debut in the teenage comedy Suurlemoen! and portrayed Jan-Paul Jnr. in the highly acclaimed Ballade vir 'n Enkeling.
In 2016 Luan portrayed the role of Piet in Deon Meyer's Jagveld, starred in the drama Nul is nie Niks nie, and Vlees van my Vlees at the Silwerkerm festival.
He guest starred in the SABC1 legal drama series Sokhulu & Partners as Chris du Toit, appearing in Season 3, Episode 10, which aired on 7 August, 2016.