Captain Zeppos is the character that most want to be in the 1960s. His amazing demeanor and the real estate that he acquired as an heir is something that is not short of amazing. He might have gone to numerous Amsterdam holidays and dinner cruises in Amsterdam if he just sold the whole land. Or it is good that he did not sell his land because of the oil reserves that were found on the property.
The character was portrayed by Senne Rouffaer. Who is the guy behind this iconic character? What else did he do during his career? How did he as an actor after Captain Zeppos?
The Man behind Captain Zeppos
We all know the actor who portrayed Captain Zeppos. His real name is Felicien Rouffaer or more commonly known as Senne Rouffaer. His birth date was December 19, 1925. Living at the time when two World Wars existed, it can be quite difficult to manage a decent life. But his parents still did. He went to Archiepiscopal Seminary School in Hoogstraten. He studied Greek and Latin. Even though he was at the seminary, he was seen to have a knack at the theater. He performed in numerous play while in the school.
After high school, he then went to Catholic University Leuven where he got a degree in German philology. After this, he proceeded to the Royal Academy of Antwerp for dramatic art. Before being a director and an actor, his previous work includes working in a bank and a teacher of dictions. He then got a contract with RVT or Reizend Volkstheater.
But it was Captain Zeppos who really got his career going. As the director and the main actor of the television series, he was recognized not just as a great actor but also as the man behind the camera. The show went on to have two more sequels with him up until 1969. The television series was picked up by other countries like Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands. BBC wanted an English soundtrack to go with the series. And they pushed through with it. What started as an ordinary children’s TV show became an international phenomenon.