Joseph van Vicker (born 1 August 1977), higher recognized as Van Vicker, is a Ghanaian actor,film director and humanitarian.He is the CEO of Sky Orange manufacturing,a movie manufacturing house.Van Vicker acquired nominations for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" and "Best Upcoming Actor" on the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2008.
Vicker changed into born in Accra, Ghana directly to a Ghanaian/ Liberian mom and a Dutch father. His father died whilst he changed into six years old. He has regularly stated in interviews that he considers himself a worldwide citizen as he changed into raised all around the global via way of means of his mom.
Due to the early dying of his father Vicker has said that he could be very near his mom and considers her his hero. Vicker attended Mfantsipim School, at the side of fellow actor Majid Michel. He graduated from African University College of Communications in 2021.
Vicker commenced out withinside the amusement global in radio as a presenter at Groove 106.three fm (1999–2000) and Vibe 91.9fm (2001–2004) and as a tv persona for TV3 Ghana (1997–1999) & Metro TV (2000–2004), Vicker seemed withinside the Ghanaian tv collection Sun town, which depicted college life.
He performed the man or woman of LeRoy King Jr., a Fine Arts scholar born withinside the U.S. who arrives at Sun town to finish his education. The collection ran for a complete of 10 episodes. Soon, Vicker changed into solid in his first movie Divine Love as a helping man or woman.
This movie coincidentally, changed into additionally the debut roles for fellow actors Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel who had been solid withinside the lady and male lead respectively.
Vicker is normally solid because the male romantic lead, regularly along actresses Jackie Appiah and Nadia Buari. He is regularly in comparison to fellow Ghanaian actor Majid Michel and Nigerian Ramsey Nouah.
Vicker has seemed in severa Nollywood movies along distinguished Nollywood actors, including Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Johnson, Stephanie Okereke, Chika Ike and Jim Iyke. His Nollywood films include; My Soul Mate, Heart of Fire, Popular King, Gambling with Marriage, Harvest of Love, Stolen Will, The Joy of a Prince, Discovered, The Kingdom and Against the law.
Vicker has directed, starred in, and produced 5 movies below his Sky + Orange Productions in view that 2008. 2012 changed into the most important yr for his manufacturing house, incomes him the NAFCA Best Actor and Director Awards for his comedy film, Joni Waka.
He has been nominated for and gained severa awards from Africa to the Caribbean. Awards include Ghana Movie Awards, ACRAG awards and the Nollywood Academy Films Critics’ Awards. In 2009, he gained the Best African Caribbean Actor and Best Actor African American and in 2011, he gained the Pan African innovative actor.
In 2013, he gained the Best International Actor award on the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) 2013, which changed into held in Abuja, Nigeria. Van Vicker is married to Dr. Prophet La'Rika Van Vicker, CEO of Our Voice Matters International Peace Coalition, in view that June 28, 2018. He is the performing president of the identical organization.
Van Vicker and Prophet La'Rika personal houses in The United States and Nigeria. The actor changed into formerly married to Adjoa Vicker.The wed in 2003 and feature 3 kids together. However, after a few years of infidelity and irreconcilable differences, the couple notion it changed into first-class for them to divorce and co-figure as friends.
Van is likewise the CEO of Sky Orange Productions, a movie manufacturing house. Van Vicker Training facility is the latest entrepreneurship venture of Vicker, in which college students are skilled withinside the subject in performing via way of means of professionals. The Van Vicker Foundation is an outreach software for the youth.
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