Hans Strydom Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Movies, Binnielander, Wiki


Johannes Strydom (born 14 May 1947), known professionally as Hans Strydom, is a South African actor, director and performer.

He is a veteran of the South African entertainment industry and has been a key member of the industry since 1973.

He is best known for his role as Dr. Stephen Marshall in the acclaimed 1989 film, “Gods Must Be Crazy 2”.

South African actor

Hans Strydom
Hans Strydom: history, biography, photos
Wiki facts and figures
full name: Johannes Strydom
stage name: Hans Strydom
date of birth: May 14, 1947 (77 years old)
place of birth: Durban
Country of Citizenship: South African
Spouse • Wife: Katharina Russ
Profession: Actor • Filmmaker
net worth: USD 1,000,000 to 20,000,000

early life

Hans Strydom was born on May 14, 1943.

He was born in Durban, South Africa, and was a witness and victim of South Africa’s apartheid policy.

He was inspired by the policies of apartheid to study law to help defend black South Africans.


Hans Strydom completed his primary and secondary education in Durban, South Africa.

He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Potchefstroom University.


Hans Strydom was employed by the South African Ministry of Justice at the Durban Magistrates’ Court in 1964. He worked there until 1972, when he left to become a prosecutor in Ladysmith. He served for four years before resigning in 1976 to pursue an acting career. He was one of the first South Africans to appear on television.

He made his film debut in the movie “Someone Like You” in 1976. He acted in South African films early on and has appeared in most of the top blockbusters and popular South African films and television shows such as “Bennylanders”, “Egoli: The Land of Gold”, “Res”, “White Gold”, “Ops Stacey”, “Autumnland and the Messenger”, “God Must Be Crazy 2” and “Generations”.

In 2002, he sued the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The corporation refused to pay actors for reruns and re-runs of television shows. He won the case and the SABC paid the fine required by the court.

Since then, Hans Strydom has helped to obtain the correct fees from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on behalf of actors and artists


  • In 2017, he won the ATKV Best Actor Award for his performance in Binnelanders.


Hans Strydom has appeared in over 30 South African films and television shows. These include:

  • messenger
  • God is crazy too
  • Sleilstroom
  • Hagenheim: Strengthening Private
  • Triptych 2

personal life

Hans Strydom and Catharina Ras have a happy married life and have children.

He is currently enjoying his retirement from showbiz, although he still appears in a few cameo roles.

net worth

Hans Strydom’s net worth has been estimated at $1,000,000-20,000,000. Most of his wealth comes from his acting career which spans over 40 years.

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