Frank Opperman Biography: Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth


Frank Opperman (born 8 June 1960) is a South African actor and musician.

Frank Opperman

Frank Opperman Age

He was born on 8 June 1960 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Opperman is 63 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on June 18th every year.

Frank Opperman Education

After attending numerous schools across South Africa in Worcester, Benoni, Hermanus and Middelburg, and finally matriculated from Silverton High School in Pretoria in 1978.

He started studying law in 1979 at the University of Pretoria but soon lost interest and joined the South African Defence Force in 1980, where he played in an army marching band. Upon leaving the service, he dated a female drama student and became interested in acting as a career option. He subsequently obtained a three-year national diploma in acting at the Pretoria Technicon and received the Pretoria Trust Award for best student.

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Frank Opperman Wife

In 1988 he married South African actress Susan Coetzer, but in 1992 they divorced; they have one adult son, Frankie. Since 2005, he has been in a relationship with Esmarie Meyer. Their daughter was born in 2006.

Frank Opperman Career

He worked for PACT (Performing Arts Council Transvaal) and acted in productions such as Spring awakening and Caspar in my tuin. He also acted alongside fellow South African actor Arnold Vosloo in a full-length feature film called Boetie gaan border toe, but gained popularity in an Afrikaans sitcom called Orkney Snork Nie, created by Willie Esterhuizen, playing the character named Ouboet van Tonder.

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In the 1990s he starred in a South African television drama series The Big Time as Chris Karedes, a Cypriot emigrant. The series received numerous SABC Artes awards. In 2010 he played the title role in the SABC2 sitcom Die Uwe Pottie Potgieter. In 2014 he landed a starring role in the kykNET anthology drama series Pandjieswinkelstories.In 2018, Frank participated in Dancing with the Stars South Africa alongside professional dancer Jeanné Swart.
In 1993 he moved to America for a few years but later returned to South Africa to become co-owner of a Jazz club called Bassline in Johannesburg. He also released a rock album called Serial Boyfriend.In the following years he participated in various projects, amongst others Gauteng-Aleng, a sitcom where he worked once again alongside Willie Esterhuizen. He also appeared in Dryfsand, an Afrikaans television drama written by P.G. du Plessis. After twelve years he returned to the theatre, starring in Die Uwe Pottie Potgieter, a one-man show written for him by Dana Snyman.

  • Arsenaal – Season 1 as Swart
  • Dancing with the Stars South Africa – Season 1
  • Die Uwe Pottie Potgieter – Season 1 as Pottie Potgieter
  • Die Vierde Kabinet – Season 1 as Colonel Yster Swart
  • Dryfsand – Season 1 as Johannes Deetlefs
  • Generations – Season 1 as Oom Swanepoel
  • Kompleks (2006-2007) – Season 2
  • Orkney Snork nie! – Season 1-3  as Ouboet van Tonder
  • Pandjieswinkelstories – Season 1 as Toffie
  • Phil 101 – Season 1 as Knipoog Knoetze
  • Queen Sono – Season 1
  • Triptiek – Season 2 as Jimmy die Rot
  • Tydelik Terminaal – Season 1 as Uncle Len Harrison

Frank Opperman Net Worth

Opperman has an estimated net worth of $1 million which he has made from his career.



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