Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts

  • Born on
    • July 29th, 1965
Ian Roberts is a South African actor, playwright and singer best known to television viewers for his roles in the drama series Arende and Snitch, and as the character Boet in a series of long-running advertisements for Castrol motor oil. Roberts was born in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape and raised on a citrus farm near the town. He attended St. Andrew's Preparatory School and St. Andrew's College in Grahamstown. After completing high school he performed his compulsory national service in the South African Army, which he completed in 1971. After a variety of different jobs and a course in photography at the Port Elizabeth Technical College from 1973 to 1975, Roberts enrolled at Rhodes University in 1976 for a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Speech, Drama and Social Anthropology. Ian Roberts has built up an extensive acting career in theatre, television and film. Roberts was married to South African actress Michele Botes, but the couple divorced in 1999. They have two children.

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Acting (40 Credits)

2020Fantasy Island as Dr. Torture
2018Mia and the White Lion as John's Father
2017The House as Driver at College Campus
2016Teenage Kicks as Jack O'Connel
2016The Osiris Child as Nimal
2015Tremors 5: Bloodlines as Den Bravers
2015Freaks of Nature as Chaz Sr
2014The Houses October Built as Feaster Bunny
2014P-51 Dragon Fighter as Anak
201313/13/13 as Staircase Crazy #2
2012Hate Crime as Three
2012The Dictator as NYC Cop
2011Jon Benjamin Has a Van as Colonel Ward Burton
2010The Race-ist as Noel Oosthuizen
2009The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard as Selleck Customer - Gary
2009Cedar Boys as Bell Room Door Man
2009I Love You, Man as Venice Broadwalk Jogger
2008Gigantic as John Weathersby
2008Drillbit Taylor as Jim
2008Semi-Pro as Spurs Coach
2008Step Brothers as Male Therapist
2007Reno 911! Miami as Captain Rogers, DHS
2007Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as Drug Dealer
2006Superman Returns as Riley
2006Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Kyle
2005Tsotsi as Captain Smit
2005Wah-Wah as John Traherne
2005Little Fish as Marty
2004Red Dust as Piet Müller
2004Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Stage Manager
2004King Solomon's Mines as Sir Henry
2002Martin & Orloff as Martin Flam
2002Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones as Ganwick Trag (uncredited)
2000Bring It on as Sparky Polastri
1998Sweepers as Yager
1998Tarzan and the Lost City as Captain Dooley
1998Upright Citizens Brigade as Antoine
1997Mandela and de Klerk as Kobie Coetsee
1995Cry, the Beloved Country as Evans
1992The Power of One as Hoppie Gruenewald

Director (1 Credits)


Himself (1 Credits)

2007Super High Me as Himself

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