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Pierre van Pletzen

Jul 18 2013 / Written by  / Published in Iconic Faces

Well known South African actor, director and playwright . . .

Pierre van Pletzen was born in Klerksdorp (1952) in the North West province as one of five kids. Pierre studied Drama at Potchefstroom University. Although, originally set on becoming a musician, acting finally got the upper hand!

Over the years, Pierre played in many TV series including Orkney Snork Nie as well as the film The Gods Must be Crazy. He has become a household name as the lovable Septimus van Zyl (Oom Oubaas) in the SABC 2 soapie, 7de Laan. Hy is also a director of the show.

He married actress Sandra Vaughn in 1996 and they have 2 kids, Pierre-Henri (drummer) and daughter Zetske (actress).

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