Luan Jacobs

Born: 28 January 1988 (34 years old)
Gender: Male



Add to Actor Favourites


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.


New on TV today: Saturday 20 August

HISTORY goes back in time when I Was There, as CBS Reality documents My Extreme OCD Life.

Legacy 2 on M-Net Teasers - September 2022

Series finale! Guess who's back? She's at the centre of the show's last eight episodes.

Uzalo Teasers - September 2022

Nosipho grows a set and stands up for herself. Bam!

New on TV today: Friday 19 August

Bad Sisters take over Apple TV+ and M-Net gets Super Pumped over The Battle for Uber.

Story and characters revealed for new kykNET novela Diepe Waters

If you were a casting director, who would you cast in these roles?...

Cancelled! DiepCity to end in March 2023

Blame it on their short, uncreative teasers! That's our take on the situation.

Binnelanders Teasers - September 2022

Peacemakers are everywhere, but what about peace?

New on TV today: Thursday 18 August

Dystopian drama DMZ kicks off on M-Net as Netflix goes Inside the Mind of a Cat.

Scandal!'s Gloria says "I do" in pink (Pics!)

Drama turns up like an uninvited wedding guest but the show must go on.

The Black Door Teasers - September 2022

Rape allegations against Bra Gibb. Is it true or not?


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.