We are joined in the studio by actor, musician, comedian and song writer, Hennie Jacobs. Hennie is best known for his long 13 year stint as Diederik Greyling, in the long running and beloved SABC2 soapie 7de Laan. The show is one of SABC2’s longest running programmes, airing for over 18 years, since 2000, with Hennie joining the cast in 2006.
His career wasn’t always as prominent as it is right now, before he got his breakout roles, he had to deal with minor stepping stones to be where he is at today. As he has done many thing to get his name and work known, he used to do statue miming at Malls, worked in children's theatre productions for almost 2 years, and was also a pub/bar singer.
His character on 7de Laan, Diederik has gone through a lot character development throughout his years on screen, as he has gone from drug addict to airplane crash survivor, just to name a few of the things he has experienced. Now his latest storyline is one that is surrounded with a bit of controversy as Diederik has to deal with the fact that he is HIV positive, and how he lets others know and how they perceive him.