Joseph Van Vicker is his full name but widely known and addressed as Van Vicker.
He is a Ghanaian renowned multiple award winning actor, producer, director, television personality, an investor and a Philanthropist. He is handsome, creative, and exceptionally talented and has starred in a number of movies.
He was born on the 1st of August 1977 in Ghana to a Ghanaian/Liberian mother and a Dutch father. He revealed that he had his up-bringing not only in Ghana but around the world because of his mother’s trips to different countries of the world.
Van Vicker had his primary education in Ghana and later at the famous Mfantsipim school in Accra Ghana where he obtained his first and secondary school certificates respectively. It was the same Mfantsipim school attended by the former Secretary General, late Kofi Annan. Since then, Van Vicker has received an unimaginable popularity in the entertainment industry in Ghana having featured as radio and television personality.
His Acting Career
Van Vicker made his entry into the Ghanaian and Nigerian movie industry first as a radio presenter at Groove 106.3fm and 91.9fm and later as television personality from 1999 to 2004 where he featured in a popular movie ‘Suncity’. It was a movie that revealed the life on University Campus. In this movie, he played the role of LeRoy King Jr., a Fine Arts student born in the U.S. who came to Suncity to complete his education.
He became more famous after starring in a Ghanaian hit movie “Divine Love”, a move he played a supporting role. The same movie also featured top Ghanaian actors like Majid Michel and Jackie Aygemang who played as male and female characters respectively. Van Vicker is known to act in most romantic movies alongside the big stars in the Ghanaian movie industry like Nadia Buari, Ramsey Nousah, Jim Iyke and others.
Van Vicker is also a Nollywood actor and has acted in most Nollywood movies alongside Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Johnson, Stephanie Okereke, Chika Ike, Jim Iyke and others.
He is creative, skillful and highly talented in acting and interpreting movies roles. He can as well accept any role assigned him and he does it perfectly well.
He has acted over 100 movies, some of which include Divine Love, Darkness of Sorrow, The Return of Beryonce, American Boy, Royal Battle, Slave To Lust, Wedlock of the Gods, Total Love, Royal War, River of Tears, Jealous Princess, Broken Tears, Friday Night and several others.
Awards And Nominations
Van Vicker in his years of acting profession has won several awards and nominations. They include:
- 2006 Best male actor at Ghana at 50
- 2007 Best male actor (Honoree) in acting certificate.
- 2007 Best actor for feature film by Ghana Actors Guild
- 2007 Best male actor first DJ Awards Bronx Ny (Honoree).
- Best actor in a leading role and up-coming actor at the African Movie Academy Awards.
- Best collaboration at 2016 Kuma Wood Awards
- Best International actor at 2013 Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards.
- 2007 Best male actor at the 5th Annual Movie Awards (Honoree)
- Best Screen Nation Film and Television Awards, U.K.
- 2007 Best male actor, Ohio (Honoree).
Van Vicker is an investor and has Sky and Orange company reputed for adverts and event management. He also set up a foundation known as Van Vicker Foundation, a platform created for up-coming artists to attain greatness in the field of entertainment in Ghana.
His Personal Life
Van Vicker is happily married to Adjoa Vicker and the marriage is blessed with 3 children – 2 daughters and a son. He is one of the very few most respected African celebrities free from any scandal.
His Net Worth
Van Vicker is a successful Ghallywood and Nollywood actor, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about &700,000 dollars.