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Van Vicker

  • Real name: Joseph Van Vicker
  • Birthday: August 1, 1977
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Star sign: Leo
  • Occupation: Actor, producer
  • Net Worth: $4.5 million

Van Vicker is a renowned Ghanaian actor and film director known for his captivating performances in Ghanaian and Nigerian movies. The Nollywood actor quickly gained recognition across Africa for his exceptional acting skills and charming on-screen presence.

The actor has appeared in numerous films alongside prominent Nollywood actors, including Mercy Johnson, Tonto Dikeh, Chika Ike, Stephanie Okereke, and Jim Iyke.

Early Life

Van Vicker (Joseph Van Vicker) was born Joseph van Vicker on August 1, 1977, in Accra, Ghana. He was raised by a Liberian/Ghanaian mother and a Dutch father. Unfortunately, he lost his father when he was six years old.


He had his secondary education at Mfantsipim School. He completed Mfantsipim in 1995 but could not proceed to the university due to financial difficulties in his family.

He finally bagged his Bachelor's degree in 2021 after studying Strategic Communication at the African University of Communications (AUCC).

One year later, he added a Master's degree in Communications from the same school.

In early 2023, he started a Bachelor of Law degree from Wisconsin International University College.


Van Vicker's TV career began in 1999 as a radio presenter at Groove 106.3 FM. He also worked as a TV presenter on TV stations such as TV3 Ghana between 1997 and 1999 and Metro TV between 2000 and 2004.

His talent and passion for acting caught the attention of several industry professionals after his role in the Divine Love (2004) movie that catapulted him to stardom. Since his debut, the actor has starred in over 100 films. According to his IMDb profile, he has appeared in some of the movies highlighted below.

  1. Divine Love (2004)
  2. Beyonce: The President's Daughter (2006)
  3. The Return of Beyonce (2007)
  4. American Boy (2007)
  5. Corporate Maid (2007)
  6. Royal Battle (2008)
  7. Innocent Soul (2009)
  8. Paparazzi: Eye in the Dark (2011)
  9. Joni Waka (2011)
  10. Skinned (2015)
  11. Gold Dust Ikenga (2015)
  12. Yes I Don't (2016)
  13. The Devil Between My Legs (2017)
  14. Cop's Enemy (2017)
  15. Tell Her About Me (2018)
  16. Angel and the Mailman (2019)
  17. Passport Sake (2021)
  18. The Bargain (2023)

Awards and Nominations

Van Vicker's talent has been widely recognised and celebrated. He has received several nominations and awards throughout his career. Some of his notable accolades include:

  • 2009 -Afro-Hollywood Award for the Best Actor (African film category)
  • 2011 - Pan African Film Festival for the Africa Channel's Creative Achievement Award
  • 2012 - Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) for the Best Comedy Movie
  • 2013 - Ghana Movie Awards for the Best Actor (Local Film)
  • 2013 - Pyprus Magazine Screen Actors Awards for the Best International Actor
  • 2016 - Kumawood Awards for the Best Collaboration

He has also bagged the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Return of Beyonce (2010). Additionally, he has been nominated for the Best Actor category at the 2015 Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA).

Wife and children

Van Vicker is married to Adjoa Vicker and they have been together since 2003. The couple has been blessed with three beautiful children: two daughters, J'dyl and J-ian, and a son, VJ.

Net Worth

Van Vicker's success in the film industry has allowed him to accumulate considerable wealth. He has an approximate net worth of $4.5 million.

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