Leon Schuster Biography, Age, Height, Career, Wife, Children, Net Worth – South African filmmaker, comedian, and actor, Leon Ernest “Schuks” Schuster was born on May 21, 1951.
|Name:||Leon Ernest “Schuks” Schuster|
|Wife:||Lalie Schuster (div. 1999)|
|Date of Birth:||21 May 1951|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
Leon Schuster Biography
Schuster was born in Free State South Africa to Jessie Schuster and her husband. He shares the same parents with his brother.
Early on, Schuster was intrigued by the production of movies. He and his brother used to pull practical pranks on their family as kids while filming it.
Schuster played rugby for the first team while pursuing a BA at the University of the Orange Free State. For two years, he worked as a teacher for Jim Fouché.
Leon Schuster Nationality
Schuster was born in Free State in South Africa. He is a South African.
Leon Schuster Age
Schuster was born on May 21, 1951, hence he is currently 72 years of age.
Leon Schuster Height and Weight
Schuster stands at a height of 6ft 2 inches tall and has a moderate body weight.
Leon Schuster Family and Siblings
Schuster was born to Jessie Schuster and her husband. He shares the same parents with his brother.
Leon Schuster Education
Schuster attended the University of the Orange Free State.
Leon Schuster Career
For the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Schuster started working. Together with Fanus Rautenbach, he developed the Afrikaans radio program Vrypostige Mikrofoon while he was employed by the SABC. The program entailed masking his voice and pulling pranks on unsuspecting victims over the phone.
When Decibel Records approached Schuster in 1982 about assembling a collection of sports songs, 10,000 copies of his debut album, Leon Schuster, were sold.
More than 40,000 copies of his second album, Broekskeur (which means “trouser-tearing”), were sold. Briekdans and Leon Schuster's 20 Treffers, which sold more than 270,000 copies, came next.
His popular album Hier Kom Die Bokke (‘Here Come The Boks') won the FNB Sama Music Award for 1995's Biggest Selling CD.
Gatvol in Paradise, his subsequent CD, sold more than 125,000 copies and gave rise to the unofficial Gauteng song “Gautengeleng.”
In the hopes that lightning will strike again, Hey Bokke!, a version of the 1960s ballad Hey Baby, was re-released in 2019. The World Cup was won by South Africa. Don Clarke, a songwriter from South Africa, contributed to the lyrics.
You Must Be Joking!, the first film directed by Schuster and produced with the help of Johan Scholtz and Elmo de Witt, was well received by South African viewers and inspired the creation of You Must Be Joking! Too.
These movies were candid camera sketches, and Schuster made many more of them as well as slap-stick comedies like Mr. Bones, which was his most popular work and brought in more than R33 million in South Africa.
On September 16, 2011, it was revealed that the Walt Disney Company, which would also be in charge of the film's distribution and marketing, would contribute to the funding of Schuster's upcoming feature, Mad Buddies.
In the 2012 film, Schuster starred opposite comedian Kenneth Nkosi. Despite receiving negative reviews, it made R4.5 million in its first weekend of release on an R20 million budget.
Leon Schuster Wife
Schuster has been married once in his life and divorced. He is currently single.
Leon Schuster Children
Schuster has four children; a 30-year-old, a 28-year-old, and 22-year-old twins.
Leon Schuster Religion
Schuster's religion is not known to us at the moment.
Leon Schuster Net Worth
Schuster has an estimated net worth of $3 million.