Happy Birthday Van Vicker!!!

Van Vicker Popular Ghanaian actor Joseph van Vicker, better known as Van Vicker, clocks 35 today.

He was born on August 1, 1977.

He received two nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Upcoming Actor at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2008.

He was also awarded Best Actor (African film category), Afro-Hollywood Award 2009.

Vicker is married with children. He owns and runs “Sky & Orange”, an advertising agency and event management company; “Babetown”, a unisex barber shop; and the Van Vicker Foundation, an outreach program for upcoming young artists.


Vicker was born to a Liberian Ghanaian mother and a Dutch father. His father died when he was six years old. He has often cited in interviews that he considers himself a global citizen as he was raised all over the world by his mother.

Due to the early death of his father Vicker has stated that he is very close to his mother and considers her his hero.

Vicker attended Mfantsipim School, along with fellow actor Majid Michel. Mfantsipim School is the alma mater of Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.

Vicker started out in the entertainment world in radio and as a television personality for Metropolitan Television (Metro TV). In 2003, Vicker appeared in the Ghanaian television series, Suncity, which depicted university life. He played the character of LeRoy King, Jr., a fine arts student born in the U.S. who arrives at Suncity to complete his education. The series ran for a total of 10 episodes.

Soon, Vicker was cast in his first film Divine Love as a supporting character. This film coincidentally was also the debut roles for fellow actors Jackie Aygemang and Majid Michel who were cast in the female and male lead respectively. The producer had insisted that Van be given a supporting role in Divine Love.

That chance paid off, exposing Vicker to the movie industry. Even though Van’s role in Divine Love was in a supporting capacity, based on the strength of his performance, Van has been consistently cast in leading romantic roles thereafter. A role he has become well known for playing. Vicker is usually cast as the male romantic lead, often alongside actresses Jackie Aygemang and Nadia Buari. He is often compared to fellow Ghanaian actor Majid Michel and Nigerian Ramsey Nouah.

  1. Nneka Atufunwa Reply

    More grease to his elbow..

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