Jamie Bartlett Biography


Jamie Bartlett born on 9 July 1966 ( age- 55 years old) is a South African Actor best known for playing the role of David Genaro on the former etv soapie Rhythm City.

Biography profile of Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett aka David Genaro on Rhythm City
Jamie Bartlett aka David Genaro on Rhythm City

Full name : Jamie Bartlett
Gender : Male
Date of birth : 9 July 1966
Place of birth : Maidenhead, England, UK
Nationality : South African,
Occupation : Actor

Early age of Jamie Bartlett

Jamie Bartlett was born on the 9nth of July 1966 in Maidenhead, England in Uk. His mother is a South African and father is from British.

Education of Jamie Bartlett

Jamie attended three high schools, the St, Stithians Boys college in Johannesburg, Rondebosch High school in Cape town and Brynston High school.
After completing his high schools he decided to train in Speech and drama at the University of Cape town. Later on he studied his post Graduate Masterclasses at Crysalis Theatre Acting School situated in London alongside Peter Bridgemont. [1]

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Acting Career of Jamie Bartlett

Jamie feeling the cool air from the beach
Jamie feeling the cool air from the beach

He is a well-known and multi faceted South African actor and used to be a starring in the former e.tv soapie Rhythm City as David Genaro. Jamie started playing the role in 2007. He was the first person to speak in scene 1 on the popular Tv series Isidingo as character Mike O’Reilly when it was aired on South African television. On the set of Isidingo he acted opposite Hlomla Dandala who acted as Derek Nyathi

He also guest stars in the South African, Tv series Jozi- H and the Tv series is a hospital drama set in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was also a judge on SA’s Got talent alongside Shadow Twala and DJ Fresh.


Bartlett movie career started with American movies 1987 action sequel film American ninja 2 and subsequently the 1993 American ninja 5 where he acted alongside Michael Dudikoff and Steve James. He also had a supporting role playing Joss in the 2003 romantic Beyond Borders, an epic tale of turbulent romance between two star crossed lovers with Angelina Jollie.

The 2007 horror thriller Prey saw Bartlett playing a supportive role as Crawford, a professional hunter and guide. A film where an American family whilst on holiday in South Africa get lost while on a game reserve and are stalked by lions. Crawford’s services are enlisted in an attempt to track the lost family, who ventured into the park on a game drive but were surrounded by lions.

Bartlett starred in the 2010 children’s parable White Lion alongside fellow South African Best Actor Tony Award Winner John Kani and Thabo Malema. The film won the SAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography in a feature film, Best Music Composition in a feature film and Best Sound Design in a feature film. Filmed on location at the Kingdom of the White Lion, SA Lion Park, Nash’s Farm, Glen Afric and Entabeni Game Reserve, Bartlett played a professional hunter.

His latest starring role is in the movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom based on the 1994 book Long Walk to Freedom written by former South African president Nelson Mandela. In the film Bartlett plays the supporting role of Sergeant James Gregory.

Personal Life

Jamie was married to actress Camilla Waldman of Generations fame. The two had a son Hector and later divorced.


. Rhythm City 2007- 2020

. Jozi- H

. Isidingo 1997-1999


. American ninja 2,The confrontation

. Sweet n Short 1991

. American ninja 5, 1993

. Ernest goes to Africa 1997

. Bravo two zero 1999

. Beyond Borders 1992

. Red dust 2004

. 12 Days of terror Avenger 2006

. Prey 2007

. White Lion 2010

. Nothing for Mahala, Long Walk to freedom 2013