David James

David James full name, age,career, District 9

David James
David James

South African actor David James, who was born in 1972, is best known for his role as the wicked Koobus Venter in the 2009 science fiction film District 9, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Biography of David James

Full name: David James
Date of birth: 1972 (51 years as of 2023)
Place of birth: Paarl in the Western Cape, South Africa
Education: Trained Singer, Dancer and Actor (Unknown Institutions)
Height: 1.85m
Occupation: Actor
Known for: Harmanes on Rhythm City, District 9
Net worth: $6 million
Nationality: South African

Early life

James was raised in Paarl, Western Cape, on a wine estate. James was a liberal, despite the conservative and secessionist views of his family. He had a Dutch Reformed father. Early on, he and his family argued about his career decisions.

James struck a pact with his family when he was a young man that if he received his WP-colors in sports, he would then be able to continue with his chosen courses. After finishing both this and his military service, he made the decision to pursue acting.

Education

Between 1995 and 2001, James took lessons in acting, dancing, singing, and the flute. James trained with the well-known choreographer Joan Brickhill, a “grand dame” of South African theater who was nominated for a Tony Award, from 1997 to 2001. At this time, he worked selling cars, cleaning cars, maintaining swimming pools, and even caring for the elderly.

David James
David James

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Personal life

Jimmy presently resides in the Parkview neighborhood of Johannesburg. He is bilingual and speaks both Afrikaans and English. His older sister Lorraine manages a resort in Paarl that is a popular holiday spot. He kept these details of his life secret from the public, therefore it is unclear if he is married or if he has children.

Career

As “Mad Dog” on the legendary serial series Isidingo from 2004 to 2006, as Joel Joffe in the enormous and well-received stage productions of Rivonia Trial from 2010 to 2011, and as radio station manager Hermanus Meyer on the Rhythm City from 2010 to 2011, he is also well-known to South African viewers.

He has costarred in plays such as My Fair Lady (2006), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005), and The Portrait of Dorian Gray (2002). Also, he made an appearance in the highly regarded regional comedy Fangs from 2007.

More Career strides

This relates the humorous story of a vampire from Johannesburg who misplaces his fangs. He also costarred in the 2007 comedy Everybody Else (is Fucking Awesome), which was about a married couple who had to face the husband’s sexuality and infidelity. James has featured prominently in a number of commercials and business marketing initiatives, including those for Toys ‘R Us, Ford, Compaq, and Cipler Insurance.

This relates the humorous story of a vampire from Johannesburg who misplaces his fangs. He also costarred in the 2007 comedy Everybody Else (is Fucking Awesome), which was about a married couple who had to face the husband’s sexuality and infidelity. James has featured prominently in a number of commercials and business marketing initiatives, including those for Toys ‘R Us, Ford, Compaq, and Cipler Insurance.

David James
David James

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Other enedeavors

In February 2010 at Redhill School in Johannesburg, James took part in the “High Flyer” competition for young actors as a celebrity judge. Curiously, both Sharlto Copley, the co-star of District 9, and director Neill Blomkamp attended the same private school. In March 2010, James participated as a celebrity presenter at the Naledi Theatre Awards.

Charity Work

James has assisted in the fundraising efforts for Faces of Hope, a local South African charity that assists those who are afflicted with serious illnesses but lack the financial means to pay for their medical care. In an article that appeared in the South African edition of O: The Oprah Magazine in April 2010, his role in Faces of Hope was mentioned.