Wayne van Rooyen aka Stokkies from Scandal and his biography

Wayne Van Rooyen who plays the role of Stokkies on Scandal (Etv drama series), is a South African born actor. He is well known for acting Stokkies on Scandal and Brandon “BB” Bonthuys on SABC2 medical drama series Hillside.

He is such an interesting but cunning character on the etv telenovela where he acts as an ex-convict who is willing to live right but sometimes fall back to his old life.

Biography Facts 

Wayne Van Rooyen aka Stokkies from Scandal!

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Real Name: Wayne Van Rooyen
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 14 June 1978 (age- 43)
Place of birth: Eldoradopark, Gauteng, South Africa
Occupation: Actor
Acting name: Stokkies from Scandal!
Years active:
Spouse: Tracy-Ann Van Rooyen
Lives: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Wayne Van Rooyen Early life

Wayne Van Rooyen, born 14 June 1978, is a South African actor who is well known for acting Stokkies on Scandal etv. He grew up in Eldoradopark in Gauteng and he attended Saint Barnabas College (1991-1997) in Johannesburg. The television actor studied at the University of the Witwatersrand Drama Department. And he graduated in 2003 with a BA Dramatic Art with Honours.

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Wayne was raised as an only child by his mother and grandmother. He was shy but always showed by his actions that he had a talent in art because he used to perform for his family regardless of his shyness. The young Rooyen would sing for them, also to showing off his karate skills, so deep down he always knew that this was his destiny

Acting career of Wayne Van Rooyen aka Stokkies from Scandal!

Ever since Mr Rooyen graduated he has appeared in quiet number of television series. He has performed on stages both locally and internationally, and has appeared on several local television shows and appeared in the locally produced film ‘Jozi. Wayne is currently playing Stokkies on etv soap opera “Scandal”.

The Jozi actor has got a quiet number of theater works accredited to him. This includes ‘Sophiatown,’ ‘The King of Laughter,’ for which he won the Naledi for Best Supporting Actor, the world premiere of Athol Fugard’s ‘Victory,’ and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s South African collaboration of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ with the Baxter Theatre.

The actor was previously known for acting as Brandon “BB” Bonthuys on SABC2 medical drama series Hillside. But now he is known for playing Stokkies, on Scandal, who is an ex-convict. Stokkies is a character that can do anything cunning for money but being cautious not to be criminalized. He the manager of Ques-Launch on the drama series which helps him to remain out of crime ever since jail time.

Marriage and fatherhood Wayne Van Rooyen

Stokkies is struggling to find love on scandal drama series but in real life Wayne Van Rooyen is married to his wife Tracy-Ann Van Rooyen and they show off their love quiet often. Wayne Van Rooyen and Tracy-Ann Van Rooyen has been married for more than 16 Years. The couple is blessed with two children.

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The Naledi Award Winning father of two defines acting to his children as Pretending– ‘Daddy pretends for a living.’ Daddy also restricts his little ones from watching any of the programs he features in because explaining some of the journeys that his characters endure can be challenging for them to grasp and to tell apart from reality.

Filmography of Wayne Van Rooyen

  • 2017 MAYFAIR Role: MabheerSara  Bletcher
  • 2016 THE EMPTY MAN Role: Recruiter David Prior
  • 2016 SINK Role: Support Brett Michael Innes
  • 2014 ROSE VIR ROSIE Role: Denver Doorsen
  • 2012 MAD BUDDIES Role: Support Gary Hofmeyer
  • 2009 JOZIRole: Support Craig Freimond


  • 2014 -current SCANDAL! Role: Stokkies Ochre Media
  • 2016/7 SWARTWATER Role: Konsta blevan Zyl
  • 2015/6 FLUITERS Role: “Dawid” Deon Opperman Produksies
  • 2013/4 GERAAMTES IN DIE KAS Role: Lead Rous House Productions
  • 2013 TEMPY PUSHAS Role: Support Endemol Productions
  • 2012 HART LAND Role: Support Bottom Line Entertainment
  • 2010 GETROUD MET RUGBY Role: Support Bottom Line Entertainment
  • 2009 –2011 BINNELANDERS Role: Support Stark Films
  • 2008 – KRUISPAD Role: SupportM-NET2007HILLSIDE II and IIIRole: SupportGBR Productions
  • 2006 –2008 WILD AT HEARTRole: SupportITV2005SORTEDRole: SupportTOM Pictures
  • 2005 MOLO FISH IIRole: SupportTeddy Bear Productions

Nominees and Awards:

 South African Film and Television Awards

  1. 2020    Nominee SAFTA Golden Horn          Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film Fiela se Kind (2019)
  2. 2016    Nominee SAFTA Golden Horn          Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama  Shreds and Dreams (2010)


  • Naledi for Best Supporting Actor

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