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AJ Van der Merwe

1st Lang: Afrikaans (fluent), English (fluent)     
Eyes: Green     Hair: Brown     Height: 1.81     

AWARDS

2003: SONDER GRENSE… was awarded the Herrie Kanna for most outstanding production at the KKNK.
2001: STRUISVOGELSTORIES was awarded the Kanna for best cabaret/musical theatre at the KKNK.
2000: Fleur du Cap nomination for best contribution to a musical -“HONK!” and “ANTJIE SOMERS”
2000: Vita nomination – best performance in a musical, Ensemble cast – “HONK!”
2000: Vita nomination – best actor “DIE MAN MET DIE 13 KINDERS”
1994: Artes nomination for best contribution to dubbing.
1992: Artes nomination for best actor “MEESTER”
1987: Fleur du Cap nomination for best supporting actor “SOMEWHERE ON THE BORDER”
1987: Awarded the Cobus Rossouw bursary for best young actor at PACOFS
 

Film Experience

Film Role Director / Production Company
VINKEL EN KOLJANDER dir. David Isaacs, Pawpaw films
OMNIBUS dir. Catherine Steward
FAAN SE TREIN dir. Koos Roets
LONG WALK TO FREEDOM dir. Justin Chadwick
WINNIE dir. Darryl Roodt
WHITE LION dirs.. Michael Swan,Ben Horowitz
PROTEUS dir. John Greyson
INSIDE OUT dir. Neil Sundstrom
LIPSTIEK DIPSTIEK dir. Willie Esterhuyse
DUST DEVIL dir. Richard Stanley

Television

Series Role Director / Production Company
DIE BOLAND MOORDE II Theo KYKNET
CAPE TOWN Jerry Stoffberg dir. Peter Ladkani, All in Production and Out of Africa Entertainment
DIE BYL dir. Reghardt Van Den Bergh
DIE BOLAND MOORDE dir. Jaco Bouwer
KONSTERNASIE OPPIE STASIE dir. Bobby Heaney
THE LAB II
VILLA ROSA various
SPEKSKIETERS dirs. Mario Le Grange, Ingrid Linde
JOZI H
KATRINA
ISIDINGO Various
EGOLI various
ORION dir. Gerrit Schoonhoven
CHARLIE JADE
LIRIEKERAAI
HAGENHEIM,STRENG PRIVAAT dirs. Johan Van Jaarsveldt, Liz Archer
SUBURBAN BLISS various
PUMPKIN PATCH dir. Linda Korsten
MEESTER dir. Annie Basson
VLEUELS dir. Hannes Roets

Theatre Experience

Production Role Director / Venue
SOMEWHERE ON THE BORDER Corp.Kotze dir. Gerrit Schoonhoven
DIE LAASTE REIS VAN GEERHARDT
VAN DER LENDE Narrator dir. Aj Van Der Merwe
ASSASSINS Proprietor And Others dir. Fred Abrahamse
DIE GENERAAL Willem dir. Jaco Bouwer
WIE IS SPEK HARMSE EN HOEKOM
SKRYF HY AFRIKAANSE
BOEF One Man Show dir. Aj Van Der Merwe
DIE MAN MET DIE 13 KINDERS Jos Goosen dir. Harry Kalmer
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Pseudolus dir. Nico Luwes
DIE LAASTE AAND Goewerneur Van Noot dir. Hennie Van Greunen
VERE dir. Deon Opperman
HONK Bullfrog, Turkey dir. Anthony Drewe
ANTJIE SOMERS Pierre Duval dir. Hannes Muller
WAITING FOR GODOT Pozzo dir. Maralin Van Reenen
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Lazar Woolfe, Tevye dir. David Mattheson
AS YOU LIKE IT Le Beau dir. Francois Swart
THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Azdak And Others dir. Gerrit Schoonhoven

Training / Experience

Institution Qualification
P.U. for C.H.E BA (English and Drama), Higher Diploma in Education

Special Skills

ACCENTS
Afrikaans (natural accent), South African English, Various Afrikaans accents, Italian, German, British and others
MUSICAL
Sing Baritone 4yrs classical training
OTHER
Writer, Director
LANGUAGES
AFrikaans (fluent), English (fluent), 
 
VOCAL STYLES
Soft Sell, Medium Sell, Authoratative, Hard Sell, Corporate, Character, Conversational, AV, Animation
 
ACCENTS
 Afrikaans (natural accent), South African English, Various Afrikaans accents, Italian, German, British and others

BIO

AJ has been a professional voice over artist since the late 1980’s. At various times in his career he has been the corporate voice for Standard Bank, Spur, Sanlam, Checkers, Engen and many more. He has voiced various lifestyle programs for television, amongst others Kwela, Ontbytsake and Pasella.

He has extensive experience as both producer and director for radio and television commercials.

Voice Clips

  • A J Van Der Merwe - ENG Hard Sell - Harley Davidson
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - AFR Hard Sell
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - AFR Character Rap - Muffin
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - ENG Medium Sell - Harely Davidson
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - AFR Character
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - ENG Soft Sell - Dunes
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - AFR Medium Sell - Capitec Bank
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - ENG AV
  • AJ Van Der Merwe - Accents