No matter how well known in the public domain,
a good MC instinctively knows how to focus attention
on the event and its message
"What I learned on the streets as a cop made me a better actor."
A voice can make or break an ad campaign. A honeyed,
sexy voice will get people to increase the volume.
An irritating or grating voice, on the other hand,
will have them tuning out.
Drawing on his experiences as a policeman, some very painful
and some revealing, Jack's talks focus on motivation, overcoming
personal challenge and reinventing yourself.
"When you are walking in the mall or on the street,
ask yourself two questions? Who is around me and what are
they doing?" "What you wear, and what it says about you!"
Jack believes in giving back to the community and
has served as ambassador to the
Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Crime Line, CHOC and
the SAPS Widows and Orphans Fund
Have you ever wondered why a cop folds his hands in
front of him when he stops to talk to a suspicious looking
character in the street?
Jack cut his teeth on the hard realities of life. He was fortunate to have a Drama teacher mother, but he perfected his performance art by imitating life – his role models were ordinary people.
Jack studied Drama while completing his Law degree at the University of KZN, Durban. He joined the Police Force after completing his studies and spent 9 years on the beat, while continuing to accept acting commissions, as and when his schedule allowed.
In 2002 his dual career as an actor took off and he had to make a tough choice. Happily for his thousands of fans, Jack left the police force and joined the cast of South Africa’s much loved daily soap Isidingo the Need. Since then, Jack Devnarain has become one of South Africa’s most popular and successful film characters, both on the small screen and in international movies.
Jack has also made a name for himself as a polished Master of Ceremonies and Professional Speaker. He is popular across the board in the events industry and has a growing list of loyal clients.