Who is Captain Zeppos?


Captain Zeppos is one of the best and most recognizable characters of the 1960s in Belgium and the Netherlands. Some may think about Amsterdam holidays or Amsterdam city trips today but generations before, all people think about is the next episode of Captain Zeppos. It must have been the same feeling as when we anticipate the next episode of our favorite television shows today. If our website visitors are not aware who Captain Zeppos is, here are some of his descriptions:

Senne Rouffaer as the main character

ZepposSenne Rouffaer portrayed the lead character of the television show. He is Captain Zeppos. He was a Flemish actor. For some of you who did not know this fact, he is also the director of the show. He was not originally the actor who will be Captain Zeppos. He was supposed to be the main villain of the show. But circumstances did not allow it to happen. The actor who was first chosen to be Captain Zeppos, Ward de Ravet, was not feeling well because he had an illness. Since they had to shoot the scenes, Rouffaer had to be the main role. Ultimately, the nemesis of Captain Zeppos was portrayed by de Ravet himself.

Captain Zeppos

He arrived at the scene as a mysterious man on horseback. No one knew who he was and what his purpose of being there was for. But then one of the townsfolks approached him and became his friend. He was Ben Kurrel. And both of them formed a great bond of friendship throughout the story.
Captain Zeppos traveled in Greece, Arabia, Turkey, and Crete. And he was widely known as Captain Zeppos because he had a boat, which made them call him captain, and the people in Greece cannot pronounce his real name Stephorst. He sort of used the name to have cover-up his identity.

An heir to the real estate

He went back to his homeland Belgium to claim his heir. It is the Belderbos estate along with the huge castle that was on it. And he did get his real estate. But things began to be complicated as another character wants to buy the whole estate. This made Captain Zeppos do some research of his own regarding the land. True enough, he found out that it has an underground oil reserve.