Ben Kruger

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Ben Kruger (1957- ). [1] is a South African stage, TV and film actor, director, singer.


Trained at the University of Pretoria, where he was their star actor.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Ben became a household name when he played the lead role in the TV youth series Skooldae (“School Days”).

On stage he has performed in Die Huigelaar (as Cleante for TRUK, 1986), It's a Boy! (for Pieter Toerien), Siener in die Suburbs (as “Jakes” at the State Theatre, Pretoria, with PACT), Hartebees (Alexander Strachan, KKNK, 2000 - also directed the play).

He directed Heart Like a Stomach by Ian Fraser at the Windybrow Theatre.

He was the co-writer (with Chris Pretorius) of Kaspar in Kasablankah.

He is also known for roles in feature films such as Stander (2003), Snake Island (2002) and Cry, the Beloved Country (1995).


SACD 1981/82; Limelight 1983/84.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

TVSA [2].

IMBd [3].

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