Simon Van Der Stap


A highly versatile and sought after character actor, Simon holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Acting from NIDA. Most recently he performed in How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular in Beijing China for DreamWorks and Global Creatures, in which he covered the roles of Stoik and Gobber. Simon also was an original cast member in the Australian premiere of The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in which he was the Standby for Scar and Pumbaa. His other theatre credits include Doug Simon in the Helpman nominated Guttenberg The Musical! for Neil Gooding Productions at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and return Sydney season, playing the title role in the Australian tour of The Gruffalo for Tall Stories UK, the Australian premiere of The Lady In The Van for Sydney Theatre Company, Otter/Cop/Judge in The Wind in The Willows for the Australian Shakespeare Company in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens, Sam Sheppard’s True West at Belvior Street theatre, as well as numerous other plays.
On television Simon is best known as Dr Rudi in the cult comedy series Life Support for SBS. Other television credits include All Saints, Water Rats, Murder Call, Wild Side, Mumbo Jumbo. Simon also appeared in the Australian feature film The Nothing Men which has secured release in the US for 2016 as well as numerous films and projects for AFTRS.
Having extensive corporate performance experience, Simon has performed all across Australia and internationally for companies such as Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, Maritime Authority, Schwarzkopf, Eli Lilly, Det Norske and numerous others. He is also an Associate performer and facilitator of Dramatic Change, a corporate training provider that offers drama based and role play training for international corporations in the Asia Pacific region.
Simon has been boxing for over thirty years and currently trains with the University of Sydney Boxing Club and enjoys riding motorcycles both on road and at the race track.

Speaker’s event

Creative Careers Day: Information and Inspiration for Students

Bradfield Entertainment students in class
City and Surrounds
04 Jun, 09:00 am - 06:00 pm