Rowan Cloete

Born: 28 August 1977 (46 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


New! Queendom Teasers - April 2024

Ntando's life takes an interesting turn, suddenly things are different. New perspective, new possibility.

Skeem Saam Teasers - May 2024

Aftershock! Kgosi thinks he knows who caused the car accident. Also: Ntswaki finds out who Toby's mother is.

New on TV today: Monday 22 April 2024

Queendom premieres on BET and BBC Earth presents Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster.

New on TV today: Sunday 21 April 2024

ID profiles the Lost Women of Highway 20 and eReality invites you to check into First Dates Hotel.

New on TV today: Saturday 20 April

Mike Epps is Buying Back the Block on HGTV and ID presents Jack Osbourne's Night of Terror.

My Brother's Keeper 2 Teasers - April 2024

Season 2 premiere! The Shabalalas head to Emaswazini and Nqubeko shadow-boxes with his guilt.

Isiphetho: Destiny Teasers - May 2024

Buhle faces an entrepreneur's worst nightmare as the restaurant's debt piles up. How will she pay?

Binnelanders Teasers - May 2024

Nicolette freezes during an operation. Yikes. And Annetjie's secret identity takes on new life in her blog.

New on TV today: Friday 19 April

Housekeepers 3 begins a run on Wethu and Kindig Customs returns to Discovery.

Two former Miss South Africa's in Duma Ndlovu's Queen Modjadji

It scares us. Schmodels in a historical drama - how "Method" will they be? But okay, let's not be judgy and see.


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