Craig Urbani age

Craig Urbani played Bruno, is a wealthy businessman looking for an ad agency to take his tobacco company to the next level, in Generations.

Craig Urbani (born 12 December 1971) is a South African actor and musical artist. He is best known for his role in the stage musical The Buddy Holly Story

The actor has made many television appearances. He played Alec Matthews in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo. He also played Shawn in the SABC3 drama series Shado’s.

Other shows he appeared in include Binnelanders, Ashes to Ashes, Scandal, The Wild, Generations, The Coconuts, and many more.

Craig Urbani
Craig Urbani biography
Craig Urbani is best known for his eponymous role in the stage musical The Buddy Holly Story.
Background Information
Full name:Craig Urbani
Born:12 December 1971 (age 52 years old)
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Actor, musical artist
Years active:1992-date (acting)
Partner:Cindy Swanepoel
Known role:The Buddy Holly Story

Early Life

Craig Urbani was born on 12 December 1971. He comes from a musically inclined family. Music has always been an aspect that fascinated him.


Urbani rose to prominence for his roles on stage and the small screen. He has traveled the world and worked with top artists on the international scene. He made his professional acting debut in 1992 after starring in The Rocky Horror Show.

On-screen, viewers know him for playing Alec Matthews in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo between 2006 and 2007. He played Shawn in the SABC3 drama series Shado’s in 2006.

Craig hosted the marketing-driven SABC2 reality competition Vodacom Thumb Wars in 2009. He was the host of the M-Net reality series Sharp Shooter in 2010. 

Urbani landed a recurring role of Bruno, a wealthy businessman, in the SABC1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy. The engaging actor appeared first on the show on 17 February 2021.

The actor appeared in the stage musical The Buddy Holly Story in South Africa and on the West End in London.

Personal Life

Craig Urbani fiancée
Craig Urbani and his fiancée Cindy Swanepoel.

Craig Urbani and his fiancée, Cindy Swanepoel, are South Africa’s super couple. They both won at the 17th South African Film and Television Awards. He won the Best Supporting Actor, while she bagged the Best Actress award.

Urbani has a daughter, Genna, who made magic in the Randpark High School production of Summer of Love. She celebrated her 16th birthday on 9 February 2023. His daughter is following in his musical footsteps.


  • Abo Mzala as Keith
  • Ashes to Ashes as Mickey
  • Binnelanders as Keith, Jeremy
  • Desert Rose as Bill Thorne
  • Generations as Bruno
  • Grassroots as Saunders
  • Isidingo as Alec Matthews
  • It’s Complicated as Alfred
  • Legacy as Nick
  • Makoti as Ezra
  • Scandal! as Damon
  • Shado’s as Shawn
  • Sharp Shooter as Host
  • The Coconuts as Psychiatrist 2 
  • The Queen as Doctor
  • The Wild as Stan
  • Tropical Heat as Deke
  • Vodacom ThumbWars as Host
  • Warrior as Mason