Frank Focketyn, born 1960, graduated from the Conservatory of Antwerp in 1986. At the invitation of Dora Van der Groen and Luk Perceval, he has been teaching first-year drama students one trimester a year since 1991. Focketyn met director Jan Eelen in 1996, who made him famous through television programmes such as Vaneigens, In de Gloria and De Ronde. He can also be seen on Booh, Clan, Chaussée d'amour, Tytgat Chocolat and Kafka, and is regularly a jury member on De slimste mens ter wereld.
Frank played a role in films such as Any Way the Wind Blows, Man van Staal, A Dirty Mind, Los, De duistere diamant, Firmin, het varken van Madonna, the animated film ZOOks and in Novastar's video clip Never Back Down and Blow's Joker. With audiobook producer het Geluidshuis, he can be heard on De wilde zwanen and Het derde huwelijk. In Finding Nemo he gives a voice to the moon fish, in Sprookjesboom de Film he performs the Giant and in Beestenbos is boos, the weasel.
He started his theatre career with Het Gezelschap van de Witte Kraai, performed with BMCie, Internationale Nieuwe Scène, puppet theatre FroeFroe, Het Zuidelijk Toneel and KVS. At Cie de Koe he debuted as a director in De slag van Glottis. Frank also performed at Het Paleis/De Tijd, Bronks and at het Toneelhuis. In 2005 he made his debut at NTGent with Het leven een droom by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. He was in Tien geboden, Instinct, Fort Europa, God van de slachting, A lolita, AUGUSTUS ergens op de vlakte, Revue Ravage, Dit zijn de namen, JR ... His monologue Brief aan mijn rechter has been on the repertoire since 2009, which he performs in both Dutch and French.
In the 2018-2019 season, Frank Focketyn was seen in JR, a coproduction by FC Bergman with NTGent, KVS, TH/Olympique Dramatique. At NTGent he participated in two productions: Lam Gods directed by Milo Rau, and Black by Luk Perceval. In the 2019-2020 season he will perform in Het Narrenschip.
- update May 2019