The Unicorn chats to South African singer, songwriter and actor, Matt Stern via Zoom on the Drive Zone.
Matt Stern as a singer won his category, age 25-29 as the best male vocalist in the world, for the World Championships of the Performing Arts in 2000, competing in 7 different music genres, in Los Angeles – California – USA.
His television career started in 1996 but got a serious boost in 2002 in the TV soap 7de Laan, as the pschyco Kurt Conradie. In 2003 Matt acted in his first Hollywood film for the Warner Bro’s production – Racing Stripes (Released 2005), as a featured extra for four weeks.
Films like Hond se Dinges (2009 – Johan Heyns), District 9 (2009 – Neil Blomkamp) and Invictus (2010 – Clint Eastwood) are all highlights in Matt’s film-acting career.
More TV performances followed through the years, like Song vir Katryn 2, Plek van die Vleisvreters, Hart van Staal, Begeertes and Huis Lelieveld listed as highlights by him. Musicals also joined the merry-go-round of Matt’s diverse career, as he sang, danced, and acted in Jock of the Bushveld, Tree Aan, Ester, Ons Vir Jou and many more.
Matt has produced several music albums, Wildsbok, Hound Dog, Vandag Gaan Verby and Matt Stern – untitled. He is currently producing his fifth album called My World. His one-man show Hound Dog – a tribute to Presley’s music, is a crowd pleaser all over SA. He wrote and recorded 12 songs out of his own pen.