Hans Isaac

Gerald Hans Isaac (born 20 August 1971), better known by his stage name Hans Isaac, is a Malaysian actor, producer, director and former model.

Hans Isaac

Gerald Hans Isaac

(1971-08-20) 20 August 1971 (age 48)
Alma materSt. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
OccupationActor, producer, director
Years active1995–present
Parent(s)Carmina Anciano Isaac (mother; deceased 2012)
Gerald Edward Anthony Isaac (father)
Chairman of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS)
Assumed office
10 April 2019
Preceded bySamsuni Mohd Nor

On 10 April 2019, he was appointed as the Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS).[1]


Hans Isaac was born on 20 August 1971 in the Sultanah Aminah General Hospital in Johor Bahru to Carmina Anciano Isaac[2] and Gerald Edward Anthony Isaac.[3] Carmina's family, who were of Filipino-Spanish descent, ran the Singapore Symphony Orchestra while Gerald Edward, who was of Indian-Eurasian descent, was the head of the naval base KD Malaya situated across the Johor–Singapore Causeway.

The Isaac family were in Johore for eight years before transferring to the KD Sri Rejang base in Sibu, Sarawak. They eventually settled in Kuala Lumpur when Hans was around eight to nine years old as his father was appointed as an aide for the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong at the National Palace in Jalan Istana there until his retirement.[3] It was also in the city that he received his early education at the St. John's Institution.[3][2] He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Singapore Institute of Commerce and a bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from Stamford College, Malaysia.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

In February 2017, he announced his engagement to Aileen Gabriella Robinson, who won the title of Miss Tourism International of 2011.[4] On 30 October 2017, however, he announced that the marriage will not take place.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 High Society
Child's Play
Dunia Rees dan Ina
Ringgit Kasorrga Khal
Amok Ram
1996 Scoop Norman
1997 Gemilang Yusry
Hanya Kawan Hans
2003 City Sharks Chief
Laila Isabella Johan
2004 Buli Roy
Cinta Luar Biasa Adam
2005 Baik Punya Cilok Jerry
2006 Buli Balik Roy
Persona Non Grata Ben Also as co-producer
2007 Qabil Khushry Qabil Igam Qabil Khushry
2008 Cuci Khai Also as director, writer, producer and cinematographer [6][7]
Tipu Kanan Tipu Kiri Remo Rizal[8]
Los dan Faun Los
2009 Duhai Si Pari-pari Host Cameo appearance
2010 Miss You like Crazy Mir[9] Filipino Film
2011 Misteri Jalan Lama Indra[10]
2013 Awan Dania The Movie Host[11]
Langgar Jimi[12]
Lemak Kampung Santan Ridzuan Also as director, writer, producer and editor [13]
Papadom 2 Qib
2015 Nota Kamal[14]
2017 J Revolusi Bookkeeper Guest appearance[15]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role TV channel Notes
2004 Sephia Haykal TV3
Cinta.Com Mediacorp Suria
Kutub Utara, Kutub Selatan TV2
2005 Simbiosis TV3
2009 Ali Din
2009–2010 Cuci-Cuci Services Pencuci TV2
2011 7 Gerhana Astro Prima
2013 Dahlia Razman Astro Mustika HD
2014 Oh My English! (Season 3) Astro TVIQ Episode: "You Jelly, Henry?"


Year Title Role TV channel
1996 YB & Thuraya
1997 Anak Abah
1999 Minah Meenachi
2013 Cahaya Insaniah TV1

Television showEdit

Year Title Role TV Network Notes
2017 Konsert Komedi Himself - Week 5 (Baik Punya Cilok) Astro Warna Special appearance
Lawak Ke Der! Coverline Himself (Host)

Other appearancesEdit

Year Title Notes
2013 Lawak Ke Der? 2 Stand-up comedy show presented in Istana Budaya [16]


Honours of MalaysiaEdit


  1. ^ a b FARA AISYAH (11 April 2019). "Hans Isaac named as Finas new chairman". The Malaysian Reserve. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Sangheeta Nair (29 July 2007). "Hans is back". The Star. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Surin, Jacqueline Ann (4 October 2010). ""More Malaysian than a lot of Malaysians"". The Nut Graph. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
  4. ^ Bissme S. (28 February 2017). ""I Love Her to Death": Hans Isaac to wed". The Sun. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Hans Isaac cancels wedding - Nation - The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Hans Isaac makes debut as director with 'Cuci'". The Star. 18 November 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Hans Issac proud of Cuci despite higher expectations at box-office". The Star. 3 February 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  8. ^ AZIZ, SITI AZIRA ABD. "Hans akui terpaksa berlakon filem Tipu Kanan Tipu Kiri - Berita Hiburan - mStar". www.mstar.com.my. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  9. ^ Siti Azira Abdul Aziz (12 February 2010). "Hans Isaac Dilayan Bak Putera Raja di Manila". mStar.com. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Childhood dream come true". www.thesundaily.my. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  11. ^ AZIZI, MOHD AL QAYUM. "Rashid Sibir Sedia Dikritik Kerana 'Awan Dania The Movie' - Berita Hiburan - mStar". www.mstar.com.my. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  12. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. (scroll horizontally)
  13. ^ Roni Hidayat Ridwan (17 August 2013). "Hans berhenti terbitkan filem". Kosmo! (in Malay). Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  14. ^ Yeoh, Angelin (12 August 2015). "Maya Karin and Hans Isaac are all out of love in Nota". Star2.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Kosmo! Online - Hiburan". www.kosmo.com.my. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  16. ^ "Lawak Ke Der?, an annual affair in Istana Budaya". nst.com.my. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  17. ^ "Three artists receive datukship in conjunction with Sultan of Pahang's birthday". Bernama . New Straits Times. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Hans, Ziela, Norman kini Datuk" (in Malay). MyMetro. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Samsuni Mohd Nor
National Film Development Corporation Malaysia

8 April 2019 – present
Succeeded by