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Ian Roberts

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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Jul 29, 1965 In Fort Beaufort, South Africa
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Boetie on Manoeuvres 1985-06-25
Latest Project:
Movie Van der Merwe 2017-07-28
Known For
Poster of Cape Town
Poster of The Wild
Poster of Tarzan and the Lost City
Poster of Cry, the Beloved Country
Movie Van der Merwe Oupa Van der Merwe 2017-07-28
Movie The House Driver at College Campus 2017-06-29
Movie The Osiris Child Nimal 2016-02-17
Series Cape Town Gerbrand Vos 2016-07-04
Movie Teenage Kicks Jack O'Connel 2016-10-15
Movie Grand Zero Jimmy Scofield 2015-03-04
Movie Tremors 5: Bloodlines Den Bravers 2015-10-06
Movie Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon Himself 2015-10-13
Movie Freaks of Nature Chaz Sr 2015-10-30
Movie Underground Comedy Himself 2015-12-31
Movie The Windmill Doctor Rossouw 2014-04-25
Movie The Houses October Built Feaster Bunny 2014-10-10
Movie Bakgat 3 Basjan 2013-09-05
Movie Babalas Boet 2013-08-02
Movie Music for the Background Chris 2013-10-04
Movie Daria: High School Reunion Jake Morgendorffer 2013-07-24
Movie Hate Crime Three 2013-10-15
Movie Send Regards to Mannetjies Roux Frans 2013-12-13
Movie Towers of Terror 2013-10-18
Movie Vendetta Thug #1 2012-03-30
Movie Saltwater Josh 2012-07-15
Series The Wild Karel van Reenen 2011-04-04
Movie Freak Dance Dr. Starvos 2010-07-10
Series Players Ken Fitzgerald 2010-03-02
Movie The Race-Ist Noel Oosthuizen 2010-04-10
Movie At Ellen’s Age Hagan 2010-08-06
Movie Eternity Professor Tevis Shapiro 2010-12-23
Movie Bakgat 2 Basjan du Preez 2010-09-10
Movie I Love You, Man Venice Broadwalk Jogger 2009-03-20
Series The Cut Sports Beat Anchor 2009-02-23
Movie Cedar Boys Bell Room Door Man 2009-07-30
Movie Semi-Pro Spurs Coach 2008-02-28
Movie Drillbit Taylor Jim 2008-03-20
Movie Bakgat! Basjan du Preez 2008-04-11
Movie Gigantic John Weathersby 2008-09-09
Movie Reno 911!: Miami Captain Rogers, DHS 2007-02-23
Movie Asssscat 2007-03-24
Movie Super High Me Himself 2007-10-13
Movie Puberty: The Movie Yogi 2007-05-11
Movie Wild Girls Gone Stevie Flynn 2007-10-02
Movie Superman Returns Riley 2006-06-28
Movie Tsotsi Captain Smit 2006-02-10
Movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Kyle 2006-08-04
Movie Little Fish Marty 2005-07-19
Movie Wah-Wah John Traherne 2005-08-17
Movie Terrorists Curtis Gorfurter 2004-01-01
Movie Red Dust Piet Müller 2004-01-01
Series Dancing with the Stars 2004-10-05
Series King Solomon's Mines Sir Henry 2004-06-13
Movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Stage Manager 2004-07-09
Movie Martin & Orloff Martin Flam 2002-05-01
Movie Promised Land Gerhard Snyman 2002-09-10
Movie Malunde Kobus 2001-09-12
Movie Bring It On Sparky Polastri 2000-08-25
Movie A Reasonable Man Chris Van Rooyen 1999-08-13
Movie Paljas Frans 1998-01-23
Movie Sweepers Yager 1998-12-02
Movie Tarzan and the Lost City Captain Dooley 1998-04-24
Series Upright Citizens Brigade Antoine 1998-08-19
Movie Inside Guard Moolman 1996-08-25
Movie Escape from It's a Wonderful Life Uncle Billy (voice) 1996-12-18
Movie Cyborg Cop III Sheen 1995-05-01
Movie Cry, the Beloved Country Evans 1995-12-15
Movie In a Time of Violence: The Line Lt. Danie Visser 1994-07-01
Movie Kalahari Harry Kalahari Harry Morgan 1994-12-06
Movie The Power of One Hoppie Gruenewald 1992-03-27
Movie Arende Sloet Steenkamp 1991-01-01
Movie Midnight Forest Thor 1988-01-01
Movie You Must Be Joking! Too Various 1987-01-01
Movie Night of Fear Steve Vosloo 1986-02-28
Movie Boetie on Manoeuvres Corp. White 1985-06-25