Rowan Cloete

Born: 28 August 1977 (43 years old)
Gender: Male



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Rowan Cloete is a South African actor, radio DJ, television presenter and entrepreneur best known as a continuity announcer for SABC1 (2000-2004) and for hosting the reality competition Popstars, also for SABC1, in 2004.

As an actor, Cloete has performed mostly in theatre. Productions include My Night with Reg; Plofstof; the Janice Honeyman pantomime Cinderella; Love, Valour, Compassion!; the role of Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar; and the lead role of Claude in Hair, which ran at the Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg and the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town.

He was a continuity presenter for SABC1 from 2000-2004. He also presented the Miss SA Teen pageant in 2000, the Duku Duku theatre awards in 2002, the WWF SOS Planet Concert in 2003 and Coca Cola Popstars in 2004.

He presented the media review show Stook! on DStv's Afrikaans music channel MK from 2004-2007. The show was produced by his production company Long Island TV, which he runs with wife and business partner Kim Cloete.

The company is currently producing a children's show for a new DStv channel.

His television acting credits include the roles of Johnny Bosman in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, as well as the role of Dean, a new mechanic in Braam's showroom, in the M-Net soapie Egoli, since September 2008.

Cloete has been a DJ at Jacaranda 94.2 since 2008.

When he's not writing, directing and producing, or travelling the world for the travel series SML WRLD, he is shopping for more interesting spaces to renovate and add to his luxury rental-apartment business, which he also runs with his wife.

Television Roles


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - June 2021

Sphe is too nice to realise she’s being manipulated.

New on TV today: Monday 17 May

New drama Coyote premieres on Universal and Miss Universe 2020 airs on 1Magic.

New on TV today: Sunday 16 May

A Kentucky Murder Mystery airs on ID and Amy Schumer Presents Mark Normand on Comedy Central.

New on TV today: Saturday 15 May

Ozzy Osbourne: Throne of Darkness airs on HISTORY and Another Period returns to Comedy Central.

New! A Love to Die For Teasers

Introducing the first teasers for Glow TV's new 18h00 romantic thriller...

The River 2 on Mzansi Magic Teasers - June 2021

Dimpho's world falls apart and she has a big decision to make.

New on TV today: Friday 14 May

Thuso Mbedu stars in The Underground Railroad on Prime Video and S3 chokes on some Famous Last Words.

New reality competish seeks talented hairdressers

Snazz cuts and creative hairdos. The prize: 150,000 big ones.

Days of Our Lives Teasers - June 2021

Abigail admits to murder. Also a sister does nothing to help her sibling.

New on TV today: Thursday 13 May

BBC Brit reveals Secrets of the Supercars and Power Book II: Ghost starts on M-Net City.


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