Biography

Ian Roberts is a South African actor, playwright and singer best known to television viewers for his roles in the drama series Arende and Snitch, and as the character Boet in a series of long-running advertisements for Castrol motor oil. Roberts was born in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape and raised on a citrus farm near the town. He attended St. Andrew's Preparatory School and St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown. After completing high school he performed his compulsory national service in the South African Army, which he completed in 1971. After a variety of different jobs and a course in photography at the Port Elizabeth Technical College from 1973 to 1975, Roberts enrolled at Rhodes University in 1976 for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Speech, Drama and Social Anthropology. Ian Roberts has built up an extensive acting career in theatre, television and film. Roberts was married to South African actress Michele Botes, but the couple divorced in 1999. They have two children.

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Ian Roberts is a South African actor, playwright and singer best known to television viewers for his roles in the drama series Arende and Snitch, and as the character Boet in a series of long-running advertisements for Castrol motor oil. Roberts was born in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape and raised on a citrus farm near the town. He attended St. Andrew's Preparatory School and St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown. After completing high school he performed his compulsory national service in the South African Army, which he completed in 1971. After a variety of different jobs and a course in photography at the Port Elizabeth Technical College from 1973 to 1975, Roberts enrolled at Rhodes University in 1976 for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Speech, Drama and Social Anthropology. Ian Roberts has built up an extensive acting career in theatre, television and film. Roberts was married to South African actress Michele Botes, but the couple divorced in 1999. They have two children.

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Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1965-07-29

Place of Birth Fort Beaufort, South Africa

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Van der Merwe as Oupa Van der Merwe
2016 Cape Town(6 episodes) as Gerbrand Vos
2015 Tremors 5: Bloodlines as Den Bravers
2014 The Windmill as Doctor Rossouw
2013 Send Regards to Mannetjies Roux as Frans
2013 Music for the Background as Chris
2013 Bakgat 3 as Basjan
2013 Babalas as Boet
2011 The Wild(3 episodes) as Karel van Reenen
2010 Eternity as Professor Tevis Shapiro
2010 Bakgat 2 as Basjan du Preez
2010 The Race-Ist as Noel Oosthuizen
2008 Bakgat! as Basjan du Preez
2004 King Solomon's Mines as Sir Henry
2004 Red Dust as Piet Müller
1999 A Reasonable Man as Chris Van Rooyen
1999 Sweepers as Yager
1998 Tarzan and the Lost City as Captain Dooley
1998 Paljas as Frans
1996 Inside as Guard Moolman
1995 Cry, the Beloved Country as Evans
1994 Kalahari Harry as Kalahari Harry Morgan
1992 The Power of One as Hoppie Gruenewald
1991 Arende as Sloet Steenkamp
1988 Midnight Forest as Thor
1987 You Must Be Joking! Too as Various
1985 Boetie on Manoeuvres as Corp. White

Writing

1994 Kalahari HarryScreenplay

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