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IJf Blokker

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Nationality  Dutch
Name  IJf Blokker
Occupation  Actor, comic artist
Role  Musician
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Born  September 2, 1930 (age 85) (1930-09-02) Den Helder
Albums  Waar moet dat heen? Hoe zal dat gaan?, Barend Servet presenteert: De Peuneveu-Sjoo
Similar People  Dolf Brouwers, Harry Touw, Wim T Schippers, Wieteke van Dort

Barend Servet Waar moet dat heen 1973 Wim T Schippers

IJf Blokker (born 2 September 1930) is a Dutch musician and television actor and presenter. After a professional career as a drummer, he became a well-known television actor in the 1970s playing the character Barend Servet in the Wim T. Schippers-directed shows on VPRO television.



Blokker was born in Den Helder and studied drums at the Amsterdamse Muziekschool, and worked in a number of orchestras in the Netherlands and Germany, including the Snip en Snap Revue. He was drum teacher as well; one of his students was Jan Keizer, who gained fame with BZN. Blokker became widely known in the 1970s playing the character of Barend Servet in a series of television shows: De Fred Hacheshow (1971), Barend is weer bezig (1972-1973), and Van Oekel's Discohoek (1974). These shows, conceived, written, and directed by Wim van der Linden, Wim T. Schippers, Gied Jaspars, and Ruud van Hemert and aired on VPRO, caused consternation by having naked dancers and extras, cursing actors, and absurdist humor. After the controversial scene in which Barend Servet interviewed Juliana of the Netherlands, Blokker received angry letters and phone calls, even a bomb threat. The Barend Servet character had a hit song in 1973 with the song "Waar moet dat heen, hoe zal dat gaan?" and made public appearances as late as 1981.

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Blokker had minor roles in the television shows Zeg 'ns Aaa, SamSam, Pompy de Robodoll, Seth & Fiona, and Filmpje!, and in the 1990 television production of the Herman Heijermans play Eva Bonheur. In the 1980s he presented the VPRO nature program Puur natuur (with Adeline van Lier) and was a commentator for an AVRO program, Prijs je rijk.


Waar moet dat heen
Bah wat een langzaam liedje is dit
Tok Tok Tok
Ik ben Gerrit
Ik ben zo verkouden
Pas toch op


IJf Blokker Wikipedia
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