Van Vicker Biography | Joseph Van Vicker
Van Vicker is a Ghanaian actor and the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a film production house. Vicker joined the entertainment industry as a radio presenter at Groove 106.3 fm (1999–2000) and Vibe 91.9fm (2001–04) and as a television personality for TV3 Ghana (1997–99) & Metro TV (2000–04).
Together with his fellow actor Majid Michel, he attended school at Mfantsipim School. In his first film, ‘Divine Love’ he was cast as a supporting character. Coincidentally, the film was also the debut roles for fellow actors Jackie Aygemang and Majid Michel who were cast in the female and male lead respectively.
Vicker has appeared in numerous Nollywood films alongside prominent Nollywood actors, including Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Johnson, Stephanie Okereke, Chika Ike and Jim Iyke. He 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.
He has since received two nominations for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and “Best Upcoming Actor” at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008. His Nollywood movies include My Soul Mate, Heart of Fire, Popular King, Gambling with Marriage, Harvest of Love, Stolen Will, The Joy of a Prince, Discovered, The Kingdom and Against the law.
Vicker is one of the renowned African actors worldwide. He has directed, starred and produced five films under his sky + Orange Productions since 2008. He earned the Best Actor and Director awards for his smash comedy, ‘Joni Waka’ in 2012.
His latest entrepreneurship entity, Van Vicker Training facility, provides a platform for students to train in the field in acting by professionals, The Van Vicker Foundation is an outreach program for the youth.
Van Vicker Age
He was born on 1 August 1977. He is 41 years old as of 2018.
Van Vicker Parents | Van Vicker Family
The actor was born to a Ghanaian/Liberian mother and a Dutch father. His father however died when he was six years old. He has a sibling, a sister by the name, Phylicia Anderson.
Van Vicker Wife | Is Van Vicker Married
Vicker is married to Adjoa Vicker and together the couple has three children; two daughters and a son. They got married in 2003.
Van Vicker Movies
- Providence Island
- Gold Dust Ikenga
- A Long Night
- The Heartbreaker’s Revenge
- When One Door Closes
- One Night in Vegas
- The Land
- Paparazzi Eye in the Dark
- Mind Game
- Loyal Enemies
- Loyal Enemies 2
- Unstoppable 2
- A Weeping Soul
- A Weeping Soul 2
- Dangerous Beauty
- Dangerous Beauty 2
- Darkest Day
- Darkest Day 2
- Harvest of Love
- Harvest of Love 2
- Heavy Heart
- Heavy Heart 2
- Royal Tears
- Royal Tears 2
- Royal Tears 3
- Royal Tears 4
- Royal War
- Royal War 2
- Sound of Pain
- Sound of Pain 2
- Tears of Hope
- Tears of Hope 2
- Twilight Sisters
- Twilight Sisters 2
- Before the Rain
- Before the Rain 2
- Broken Tears
- Broken Tears 2
- Corporate Maid
- Corporate Maid 2
- Friday Night
- Friday Night 2
- Jealous Princess
- Jealous Princess 2
- One More Kiss
- One More Kiss 2
- River of Tears
- River of Tears 2
- Total Love
- Total Love 2
- American Boy
- American Boy 2
- I Hate Women
- I Hate Women 2
- Innocent Soul
- Innocent Soul 2
- In the Eyes of My Husband
- In the Eyes of My Husband 2
- In the Eyes of My Husband 3
- Princess Tyra
- Princess Tyra 2
- Princess Tyra 3
- Royal Battle
- Royal Battle 2
- Slave to Lust
- Slave to Lust 2
- Wedlock of the Gods
- Wedlock of the Gods 2
- Beyonce: The President’s Daughter
- Beyonce 2: The President’s Daughter
- Darkness of Sorrow
- Darkness of Sorrow 2
- Mummy’s Daughter
- Mummy’s Daughter 2
- The Return of Beyonce
- The Return of Beyonce 2
- Divine Love
Is Van Vicker Dead
Rumors of his purpoted death began in 2010 and they have reoccurred several times. He had this to say, “This picture and news about my death in an accident has been in circulation periodically since 2010. What surprises me is people still fall for it everytime.”
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He reminded them “Well, I guess that means you care enough and that is a good thing but I want you to promise that from today wherever you see THIS picture and it says Van Vicker is dead bla bla bla DO NOT BELIEVE IT.
He concluded “With this, I anticipate the perpetrators will soon come up with a NEW picture announcing my passing on. I am NOT DEAD. I am very much ALIVE and SOARING. My story has NOT ENDED My MISSION is yet to be thoroughly fulfilled.
Van Vicker Net Worth
The talented actor has an estimated net worth of $700,000.
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One on One with Van Vicker
Published: 10 March 2014
You are known for your lover boy roles. Where did you get your good looks from?
I don’t know. I can’t really say if it was my mum or my dad. I would say it was a blend of both of them, because if my mum had been married to someone else or my dad had been married to someone else, the result would probably have been different.
We all know how intense the sun in Ghana is, yet you have remained fair in complexion. Do you have any beauty regimen?
I do get sun-burnt sometimes, not only in Ghana, in Nigeria as well; it depends on the location of the movie I am shooting. But I drink a lot of water and I eat in bits. That’s it.
We have heard so many rumours about you? How do you feel when you hear rumours about yourself?
Many times, I don’t bother about it, because I know it’s one of those things. Sometimes if I can counter or debunk them through my social networks, I do; but people will continue to say such stuff anyway.
How do you handle being a father, husband and an actor?
I don’t think it’s such a big deal. I lead a normal life; I just go about (performing) those roles. When I’m at home, I am at home; and when I am at work, I don’t joke with it. I do things that a normal dad would do. It’s the same with you. I don’t know if you are married, but any person who is married, works and has kids would go home after work and cater for the family. And that’s the same thing I do; there’s nothing extra-crazy about it. When I’m at home, I play with my kids when I’m supposed to.
But when you have to leave home for days and go on set, how do you make up for those times you are away?
Well, usually, when I get back, I try to spend a lot more time with them. We go to the beach or the pool, watch movies, or take a long drive; or we stay at home and play games. I try to make up for so many things.
Who are your best Nigerian actors and actresses?
(Laughs) You are not going to put me on the spot with that. I have enjoyed working with all my colleagues.
There was a time Genevieve said you weren’t a good actor. How did you react to that?
I read the article but I wasn’t bothered about it because that was her opinion, and she is entitled to it. I never responded to it, and I don’t think I will. Nevertheless, I don’t have any ill feelings towards her. Now, whether her opinion has changed or is still the same, it doesn’t make much of a difference to me, because I know I am a fantastic actor and I am doing what I am doing with passion. I am enjoying it and I am making the best I can of it. Having said that, if I am given a job to do and she is involved, I would do the job. I won’t say because she said this, I won’t do the job.
But if you have the urge to confront her, won’t you?
If I meet her at a function or on a movie shoot, I’ll ask her; but I won’t do it through the media. Some of these things people write in the papers or on the blogs are not even true; it’s possible they twisted her words. They do it to me all the time, so it’s possible they did that to her. But when I meet her personally, I will ask her if she did say that. And if she did, the conversation will continue, as to why she said it and how she said it.
You have an accent. What is your background like?
Well, I am a mixture of Dutch, Liberian and Ghanaian.
What was growing up like?
I grew up with two women in my life – my mum and my sister; and we always moved from place to place. I lost my dad when I was six, so I did not really have a father around. My mother taught me how to be strong, do the right thing and made sure I became a good breed – unlike what many people say about light-skinned guys…
What do people say about light-skinned guys
You know what they say; I don’t need to tell you.
I don’t know what they say. I’m also light-skinned, so tell me.
Okay, let me not say light-skinned, but the ‘half castes’. People usually say they are bad boys.
And you are not a bad boy?
No, I am not.
You got married quite young. How do you overcome temptations from your close female friends and colleagues?
Well, I mentioned earlier it’s my mindset: keep it professional. I try to be as professional as possible, and you know sometimes, you have to be in a romantic scene with an actress and still keep it professional because that is the beauty of the job. You can actually be romantic and get the viewers to understand that you are actually in love with a particular lady but at the same time, when they say ‘Cut!’ you don’t have any feelings for her.
Have you ever got attracted to any actress you have been on set with?
I don’t think so. The only one I have ever read about was when they said that I broke up Chika Ike’s marriage. I don’t see how that makes sense; but they said I helped to break her marriage.
What about your female fans? How often do they disturb you?
What do you mean by ‘disturb’?
How often do you get calls, mails and tweets from your female fans?
I wouldn’t call it disturbance; they are people who enjoy my work and want to get to know me personally. Yes, I do get calls often, but I try to adjust. I can’t keep up with all of them, so sometimes I just ignore while sometimes, I try to answer their questions and enquiries.
How does your wife handle your female fans?
She is very cool with them. She understands the nature of my job and she is totally in support of what I do. She has the same mind that I have – which is to keep it professional.
Do you have any weakness?
I find it difficult to get angry, even with respect to acting. It is quite difficult for me to get angry while acting because naturally, it takes a lot to get me angry. And when I have to get angry in a movie, it drains me. But in the past three years, I have been able to work on that