Bio: Veteran Daniel Robbertse and his secluded life from the public

Daniel Robbertse (Born 15 August 1964) is a South African actor. Who is best known for his lead role as Hansie van Wyk in the 2002 television drama Behind The Badge. And also for his less than a decade old role on Scandal as John Philips.

Biography: Daniel J. Robbertse

A picture of Daniel Robbertse who played John Phillips on Scandal e.tv (source: MLSA website)
A picture of Daniel Robbertse who played John Phillips on Scandal e.tv (source: MLSA website)

Full name: Daniel J. Robbertse

Date of birth: 15 August 1964 (58 years old)

Place of birth: Johannesburg, Gauteng (inconclusive)

School: Compton College (Johannesburg, Gauteng)

Alma mater: Wits University (BA Dramatic Arts)- class of 1991

Occupation: Actor, Lecturer and Director

Known for: John Phillips on Scandal! E.tv

Spouse: Gita Pather (Married since 2002)

Height: 185cm

Net worth: Unknown

Nationality: South African

The Early Life of Daniel Robbertse

Daniel J. Robbertse was born on the 15th of August in 1964. Making him 58 years old as of 2022. While we dont know where exactly he was born. A LinkedIn profile with his name suggests he may be from Johannesburg, but that’s all that currently accounts for his residential origins. Moreover, like his origins. His early life is also almost unknown. So, his background seems really blank.

Education and travel

Dan Robbertse holds a BA Dramatic Arts Honours Degree from Wits University where he majored in Acting and Directing. After graduating he worked in several capacities in the entertainment industry.

The John Phillips from e.tv Scandal! Actor is currently a senior lecturer at AFDA in Johannesburg
The John Phillips from e.tv Scandal! Actor is currently a senior lecturer at AFDA in Johannesburg

Moreover, in 1991 he was appointed by John Kani and Barney Simon as the first Education Officer of The Market Theatre Laboratory. A position he held for 23 years.

International ventures

During his tenure at the Lab, the institution was awarded the ACT President’s award for Excellence in Arts Education. Dan was responsible for facilitating multiple cultural exchanges to the United States and Sweden and the UK. Internationally he has performed on stage in the Royal National Theatre’s Titus Andronicus and the acclaimed TRC play The Story I Am About to Tell.

Personal life

Daniel Robbertse is publicly known to be married to an alleged model from decades ago named Gita Pather. She is of Indian decent and the two got married in 2002 on Valentine’s Day. So, their anniversary is the 14th of February. Their relationship has been that long.

Daniel Robbertse and his wife Gita Pather whom he married in 2002 on the 14th of February and they're still together to date.
Daniel Robbertse and his wife Gita Pather whom he married in 2002 on the 14th of February and they’re still together to date.

On Gita’s Facebook, she can be seen with pictures of Indian children of which it is inconclusive if they are hers and Daniel’s or not. So, we don’t know if the couple has any children. But it seems that way. Daniel also has a pet he loves dearly and has on certain occasions put it on his Facebook profile.

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Height

Some of you may be wondering how tall Robbertse is. Well, his height is said to be 185cm by his agency at MLSA. So, he’s a pretty tall man in real life. Which works well in the acting industry. Decreasing the chances of being type casted.

Net worth

If you’re wondering what Dan’s Net worth is. Then, you’ve hit wall. After an intense research on the man and his public records. There seems to be no information on his possible Net worth. So, for now, his net worth is unknown.

He was a lecturer at AFDA

After leaving the Lab in 2014, he took a position for one year as Head of Drama at The National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Since 2015 he has been a Senior Lecturer in Live Performance at AFDA Johannesburg. And it seems he still works there to date.

Television

Robbertse has appeared in the following television shows:

Tarzan: The Epic Adventures
Behind The Badge
Justice For All
7de Laan
Zero Tolerance
Thetha Msawawa
Crossing The Line
Heartlines (‘Grace’)
Justice For All 4
Yizo Yizo
Zambezi

In 2007 Robbertse landed a main credited cast role in the drama 90 Plein Street, playing conservative MP Christo Beukes.

Summative Filmography

Robbertse has appeared in the following feature films:

To the Death (1993)
Project Shadowchaser II (1995)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Operation Delta Force (1997)
Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)
Sweepers (1998)
Cold Harvest (1999)
Running Free (1999)
Kin (2000)
Ali (2001)
Promised Land (2002)
Pavement (2002)
An African Story (2002)
Stander (2003)
Country of My Skull (2004)
Gums and Noses (2004)
Critical Assignment (2004)
Catch a Fire (2006)
Goodbye Bafana (2007)