Joseph Van Vicker better known as van Vicker is a Ghanaian Actor, he received two nominations for Best Actor in a leading Role and the Best Upcoming Actor at the Africa movie Academy Award in 2008. He was born on 1st of August 1977, Van Vicker was born to a Ghanaian/ Liberian mother and a Dutch father. His father died when he was six years old, he has often cited in interview that he considers himself a global citizen as he was raised all over the world by his mother. Due to the early death of his father Vicker has stated that he is very close to his mother and consider her his hers, Vicker attended Mfantsipim school along with fellow Actor Majid Michel.
Van Vicker is married to LaRika Van Vicker and they currently have five children, one daughter and a son from their marriage and two daughters and a son from Van Vickers previous marriage. He is the CEO of Sky+ Orange production, a film production house, Van Vicker Training facility is the latest enterpreneurship venture of Vicker where students are trained in the field in Acting by professionals. The Van Vicker foundation is an outreach program for the youth. Vicker started out in the entertainment world in radio as a presenter at Groove 106.3 FM (1999-2000) and vibe 91.9 FM (2000-2004) and as a television personality for Tv3 Ghana (1997-1999) and Metro TV in 2000 to 2004.
Van Vicker appeared in the Ghanaian television series Sun City, which depited University life. He played the character of LeRoy King Jr. A fine Arts student born in the US who arrives at Sun City to complete his education, the series ran for a total of 10 episodes.
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