Leon Schuster biography

leon-schuster-2Biography of  Leon Schuster  – Date of Birth: May, 21 1951

Leon Ernest Schuster  (better known as Shucks) was born on 21st May 1951 in Bloemfontein,  Free State in South Africa. Leon Schuster is a South African filmmaker, comedian, actor, presenter, song-writer and singer.

Education

  • Schuster went to Hoërskool Jim Fouché in Bloemfontein and returned to Hoërskool Jim Fouché as a teacher for two years.
  • He studied BA degree at the University of the Orange Free State.

Television

  • He joined South African Broadcasting Corporation in 1975.

Radio

  • Leon created the hit Afrikaans radio programme ‘Vrypostige Mikrofoon’ for SABC.

Movies

He played a lead role on South African comedy films which include (List of Leon Schuster’s movies):

  • You Must be Joking (1986)
  • You Must be Joking! too (1987)
  • Oh Schucks! It’s Schuster (1989)
  • Oh Shucks! Here Comes Untag (1990)
  • Short and Sweet (1991)
  • There’s a Zulu on My Stoep’ (1993) (released internationally as ‘Yankee Zulu’)
  • Panic Mechanic (1997)
  • Millennium Menace (1999)
  • Mr Bones: 1 (2001)
  • Oh Schuks… I’m Gatvol (2004)
  • Mama Jack (2005)
  • Mr Bones 2: Back from the Past (2008)
  • Schuks Tshabalala’s Survival Guide to South Africa (2010).
  • Mad Buddies (2012)
  • Schuks! Your Country Needs You (2013)
  • Shucks: Pay back the money (2015) final movie.

Music

The albums he released include (List of Leon Schuster’s Albums:

  • Leon Schuster (1982)
  • Broekskeur (1983)
  • Waar En Wolhaar (1983)
  • Briekdans (1984)
  • Rugby (1985)
  • You Must Be Joking! (1986)
  • Dasiefoutie (1988)
  • “Shakin” Schuster En Sy Opkikkers (1992)
  • Hie’ Kommie Bokke (1995)
  • Gautvol In Paradise (1997)
  • Die Vrypostige Mikrofoon, Volume 1 (1998)
  • Die Vrypostige Mikrofoon, Volume 2 (1998)
  • Baas Funny Plaas (1999)
  • My Beste Jare (2001)
  • Groen, Goud En White (2002)
  • Catchup Song And Every Cricket Hit (2003)
  • Oh Schuks… I’m Gatvol (2004)
  • Op Dun Eish (2006)
  • Dra Die Bok (2008)
  • My Mates – Die Bokke

Books

  • Leon Schuster’s Lekker, Thick South African Joke Book (1998) by Leon Schuster.

Awards

The awards he received include:

  • His hit CD ‘Hier Kom Die Bokke’ won an FNB Sama Music Award for Biggest Selling CD of 1995.
  • Schuster was voted 30th in the Top 100 Great South Africans in 2004.
  • Leon Schuster wins Lifetime Achievement Award for career in comedy at the Huisgenoot Skouspel concert in 2014.

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/schuksschuster – Leon Schuster (@SchuksSchuster)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schuksschuster – Official: Leon Schuster


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