Van Vicker Net Worth 2022, Age, Cars, House & Biography
Although he is from Ghana, the name Van Vicker is a household name in the Nigerian entertainment scene, especially in the Nollywood industry. He is one of the popular Ghanaian actors that are largely known by Nigerians. In fact, there’s the huge possibility that many Nigerians who grew up watching him on screen in early 2000, and 2010s thought he was originally a Nigerian.
But, thanks to the cross-cultural relationship between the Nigerian movie industry and the Ghanaian movie industry, many Ghanaians and Nigerians can take part interchangeably within the two industries. Of which, Van Vicker is a product.
He is the Nollywood-Ghallywood star that quickly became the heartthrob for many. Movies sold regularly because Van Vicker starred in them and many speculated what it meant to be his leading woman in a movie. So many childhood and teenage years of many Nigerians were characterized by watching Van Vicker on screen. In this article, we chronicle some interesting facts about this handsome actor you never knew.
Van Vicker Biography
|Real name||Joseph van Vicker|
|Date of birth||1 August 1977|
|Country of Origin||Ghanaian|
|Source of Wealth||Entertainment|
Joseph Van Vicker was born on the 1st of August, 1977 in Accra, Ghana to a Ghanaian-Liberian mother and Dutch father. He has a sister whose name is Phylicia Anderson and a stepbrother whose name is unknown. His father died when he was six years old, and he was raised mainly by his mother. Due to his father’s death, the actor notes that he has a strong bond with his mother and considers her his hero.
He attended Mfantsipim School alongside co-actor Majid Michel. He later graduated from the African University College of Communications in 2021.
Van Vicker Personal Life
Prior to people knowing and the absence of ease in accessing computer devices in the early 2000s, many Nigerians who watched Van Vicker on-screen never knew he was married. For many, finding out about his marriage came as a surprise.
But, this actor has been married for years before this time. In 2003. Van Vicker got married to his wife, Adjoa Vicker and they have three kids, Jian Vicker, VJ Van Vicker, and J’dyl Vicker.
His wife is the CEO of Our Voice Matters International Peace Coalition, since June 28, 2018. Currently, the couple is divorced and are co-parenting as friends.
Van Vicker Career
For Van Vicker, moving into the entertainment world came in 1997 when he joined TV3 Ghana even though it lasted until 1999. Later, from 1999-2000, he worked as a radio presenter at Groove 106.3 FM, and Vibe 91.9 FM 2001-2004. Finally, he worked for Metro TV from 2000-2004 as a television personality before moving into acting.
He later appeared in a Ghanaian television series, Sun City, depicting university life. Then he played the role of LeRoy King Jr., a Fine Arts student born in the U.S who arrives at Sun City to complete his education. The series only aired for a total of 10 episodes.
Sun City was the show that brought him to the eyes of many producers as he was later cast in his debut film titled Divine Love, as a supporting character. Coincidentally, the film was also the debut role for fellow actors Jackie Appiah and Majid Michel, who were the female and male leads of the film.
Since then, Van Vicker has gone on to appear in over 200 movies where he has played the lead, supporting roles and romantic interests in various movies. He has been paired with actors like Jackie Appiah, Nadia Buari, Ini Edo, and many others.
Many often compare him to the Nigerian heartthrob, Ramsey Nouah and his Ghanaian counterpart, Majid Michel due to their similarities in performance and style.
In addition to starring in Ghanaian movies, he has appeared in several Nollywood movies alongside actors like Mercy Johson, Tonto Dikeh, Chika Ike, Nonso Diobi, Mike Ezuronye, Jim Iyke, and Stephanie Okereke. Some of the Nollywood movies he has starred in include;
- Heart of Fire
- My Soulmate
- Popular King
- Harvest of Love
- Gambling with Marriage
- Stolen Will
- The Joy of a Prince
- The Kingdom
- Against the Law
- American Boy
- Wedlock of the Gods
- Friday Night
- Jealous Princess
- River of Tears
- I Hate Women
- Broken Tears
- Loyal Enemies
- Cop’s Enemy
- One Night in Vegas
- Kingdom in Flames
- Corporate Maid
Currently, Van Vicker is the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a film production house since 2008. He also owns Van Vicker Training, a facility for training actors in the field of acting. He also owns a charity known as Van Vicker Foundation, an outreach program for youth interested in making a good living.
Van Vicker awards and recognitions
Some of the awards and recognitions the actor has gotten include;
- Best African Caribbean Actor in 2009
- Best Actor African American 2011
- Pan African Creative Actor Award in 2011
- Best International Actor Award at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA) in 2013
- Ghana Movies Award
- ACRAG Award
- Nollywood Academy Films Critics’ Awards
Van Vicker Cars
Although the Ghanaian actor had previously stated in a post that his cars and house do not determine who he is, he still has them. Below are some cars he has been spotted with.
The i20 feels solidly built and fairly plush relative to its main rivals, with good use of soft-touch plastics, and the 7.0 touchscreen infotainment on higher-spec cars is responsive.
So I am driving my hyndia i20 today and whilst in traffic a dude on the other side of the road shouted, 'Hey Van Vicker come and take this one (tapping his Range Rover) for the weekend', I said 'No'. He continued, 'You don't like this one, you like your own?'… pic.twitter.com/1qSCETHtTQ
— Van Vicker (@iam_vanvicker) December 31, 2020
Space in the front is truly excellent, while rear-seat passengers get plenty of leg room and a good amount of space across the car.
Van Vicker House
Although Van Vicker does not go around sharing images of his house, he owns a house in Ghana and co-owns apartments abroad with his ex-wife.
Van Vicker Net Worth
With his level of expertise in the business, he is one of the well-paid actors, and aside from earning from his acting, his businesses have become his other side of earning. Currently, he has a net worth that is estimated at $530,0000.
Van Vicker has acted in numerous movies and is regarded as one a gifted actor. Even though the acting genre he specializes in is mostly that of a romantic interest, he still plays his roles well and still commands attention to date.