Robert Whitehead

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Robert Whitehead
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Born Robert Whitehead
(1950-09-23) September 23, 1950 (age 68)
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
  • Actor
  • Director
Years active 1973 - to date
Known for Portrayal of Barker Haines in Isidingo

Robert Whitehead (born 23 September 1950) is a South African film, television, stage actor and director. He is best known for his portrayal of notorious businessman Barker Haines and chief villain for 13 years on the SABC 3 soap opera Isidingo. In his portrayal of Barker Haines Robert Whitehead worked opposite some of South Africa's finest actors including Kevin Smith, Jack Devnarain, Lindani Nkosi, Kim Engelbrecht, Don Mlangeni Nawa, Keketso Semoko and Vusi Kunene.

Robert Whitehead has appeared in films such as Dirty Game, Ernest Goes to Africa, Sarafina!, Mr. Bones, Jozi and. The Dark Tower.


  1. TVSA, Robert Whitehead, 24 November 2018
  2. Times LIVE, Colonial crimes at the heart of John Kani & Robert Whitehead's 'CONGO', 24 November 2018
  3. IMDb, Robert Whitehead Biography, 24 November 2018
  4. Times LIVE, Robert Whitehead, Leeanda Reddy shine in US blockbuster The Dark Tower, 24 November 2018