Izak Davel actor, singer and dancer matriculated at the Lady Grey Arts academy. He then completed his National Diploma of Dance at Technikon Pretoria (TUT). He started his career in Musicals, which include Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat. In 2006 he started his acting career in the well-known South African TV Soap Egoli as the character, Scab. Other TV roles include De la Rey Van Jaarsveld in Villa Rosa and Getroud met Rugby season 4 as Reghardt Venter.
For the big screen his credits include Getroud met Rugby - Die Onvertelde Storie, Platteland, Hoofmeisie and a short film Die Prins en die Palebeater.
Izak was part of the Survivor Santa Carolina reality show for MNET and he has guest presented for Pasella on SABC 2 numerous times.
His music career includes the release of 3 albums, Ken Jy My, Verlore Harte and Vreesloos, his next album is due be released in October 2012.
Izak has been?privileged to have been nominated for various awards, twice for a Tempo award, once for a Vonk Award and for a Sama 2012 Award. He received an award from 90.6 FM for his Vreesloos Album and he has won the You Spectacular Sexiest man as well as Heat Hot 100.
Izak is currently performing in Homegrown:
The Globe Theatre at Gold Reef City is celebrating South Africa's greatest musicians and singers from 8 November to 1 December with Homegrown, a vibrant and energetic show that features the best loved songs by the country?s favourite artists.
The production features stirring renditions of hits by Johnny Clegg, Elvis Blue, Loyiso Bala, Miriam Makeba, Prime Circle, The Parlotones, Freshly Ground and many more. In addition to the inspiring recreations of your favourite songs, the show includes interesting clips discussing why South Africans love the songs and artists featured in the show.
Homegrown is produced by Hazel Feldman (Showtime Entertainment), directed by Neels Clasen (We Will Rock You, Fame, Mamma Mia, Isidingo, Binneland) and choreographed by Eloise Clasen (Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever, Mamma Mia). Cathrine Hopkins (Hairspray, Rocky Horror, High School Musical, Little Poof!), is the musical director.
The cast, which is backed by a live band, is led by award-winning artist and TV star, Izak Davel, who has appeared in stage productions including Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat. Davel has starred in the TV Soapies Egoli, Villa Rosa and Getroud met Rugby. Big Screen credits include Getroud met Rugby - Die Onvertelde Storie, Platteland, Hoofmeisie and a short film, Die Prins en die Palebeater.
In Homegrown, Davel will be supported by cast members: Tshepi Mashego (Hair, Pinocchio, High School Musical), Winray Fortuin (Decades Deelite, Movin & Shakin) and Suzzi Swanepoel (Hair, Jock of the Bushveld, Cabaret).? These talented performers will breathe new life into SA?s best loved hits.
Homegrown is part of the 2012 Globe Theatre Season that includes three incredible theatre productions.? The season includes Chef, Rattle & Roll, Homegrown and Pop Quiz.
Tickets to Homegrown cost just R80 per person. The show runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 November to 1 December at 20h00. No under 3?s are permitted for customer comfort.
If you are looking for the perfect solution for a date night or an evening out with your best friend, look no further than a Night Out for Two at The Globe, which includes R720 worth of entertainment for just R350 which includes:
???????? A three course meal for two at Back o? the Moon
???????? R60 worth of drinks on the Casino Floor
???????? R100 Freeplay to play slots or tables at the casino
???????? Two Tickets to see Homegrown
For box office bookings, please call 011?248 5000 or email the box office on Goldreef.BoxOffice@tsogosun.com.? For Computicket bookings, please call 083?915 8000 or visit www.computicket.com.
Izak tells his project me story:?
What is your definition of happiness?
Realising you?ve made a difference in other people?s lives, without even knowing.
If you could have everyone say one thing to themselves every day, what would it be?
We all have that moment when we need someone to believe in us. Who is that person for you and why?
My wife.? More often than not, the entertainment industry breaks you down in stead of picking you up ? my wife is always there & it means more than any contract or job.
What quality do you believe we can never be taught because it is our birth right?
Describe the moment when you realised that you could achieve anything?
When my wife beat cancer.
How do you deal with the fears that could potentially hold you back?
Face them head on.? You?ll never know unless you try. ?Fear is man-made.
What have you always dreamed of being or doing and have you reached that dream?
I?ve always wanted to entertain people ? and I am lucky enough to do so.? One has to take all the opportunities that life sends your way.
When life gets in the way, what do you always remind yourself of?
Take it easy.? There?s something to learn from everything that life sends your way.
We all have something unique to offer the world, what is yours?
Lots of love and respect.
What do you believe we have lost sight of in the world as a whole?
We don?t wish/allow other people success.? Unfortunately, we?ve become selfish.
On a personal note:
I had the exciting experience of watching Homegrown last weekend and truly had an incredible time taking the trip back and forth through my life as the truly South African songs reminded me of so much. I did everything from shed a tear to giggle at memories that came rushing back. It's a great holiday treat or fun night out and I for one felt truly more proudly SA after the combination of incredible talent and brilliant South African music.