Timo Descamps

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Timo Descamps
Born (1986-05-27) 27 May 1986 (age 36)
Kontich, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Actor
  • singer
Years active2004–present
Website timodescamps.be

Timo Descamps (born 27 May 1986) is a Belgian actor and singer best known for his former roles on the soap operas Spring and Familie. In 2007, Descamps released his first music single, "Phonecall", which rose to 36 [1] on the Ultratop 50. In 2010, it was announced that Descamps would be co-starring in the film Judas Kiss , [2] playing the character of Shane Lyons.




Timo's television debut was in 2004, appearing on the Belgian soap opera Familie. His character, Ghijs, was a problem child in the home of Marc and Mieke. After growing up and leaving home, Ghijs returned for the funeral of Marc and Lennart.

From 2005 to 2008, Descamps portrayed Jo De Klein, the new bass player of the music group in Spring . In his spare time, Jo was a painter and loved strange pets: he had a pet Tarantula called Mary and after its death he got a snake he named Picasso.

In 2006, Descamps competed on Steracteur sterartiest, a televised Belgian singing competition, finishing in third place. In 2009–2010, Descamps played the role of South African emigre Nelson Batenburg on the Dutch series SpangaS.

In addition to his acting roles, Descamps has worked as an onscreen host for Disney Channel The Netherlands & Flanders and for the Belgian VT4 Network. In 2007, he hosted the show Superstar: The Battle on Nickelodeon. He is currently hosting for OutTV.


Timo Descamps made his motion picture debut in the 2011 film Judas Kiss , [2] released by Blue Seraph Productions, playing the privileged bad boy Shane Lyons. Judas Kiss is also Descamps' feature debut to an American and international audience.

Voice acting

Prior to making his film debut with Judas Kiss in 2011, Descamps provided his voice for the Flemish adaptions of such films as 2006's Happy Feet , in which he voiced Mumble, 2007's Surf's Up , voicing protagonist Cody Maverick, and 2010s How to Train Your Dragon , voicing the lead of Hiccup.


In September 2008, Descamps played Dolf Vega in the musical version of Crusade in Jeans .

Personal life

In 2009, Descamps publicly announced his homosexuality and relationship with Danny de Jong. [3]


In 2007, Descamps released his a single "Phonecall", which rose to number 36 [1] on the Ultratop 50. Three years later, he released the single "Like It Rough". [4] In 2011, Descamps released his third single, entitled "Tomorrow". [5]


2006 Happy Feet MumbleVoice only; Belgian Dutch adaption
2007 Surf's Up Cody MaverickVoice only; Belgian Dutch adaption
2010 How to Train Your Dragon HiccupVoice only; Belgian Dutch adaption
2011 Judas Kiss Shane LyonsU.S. and international film debut
2012MoreLeaderShort film
2013Lost AngelMichaelShort film
2014 The Dark Place Wil Roelen
2004–2005FamilieGhijs2 episodes
2005–2008 Spring Jo De KleinRecurring cast (12 episodes)
2009–2010 Spangas Nelson BatenburgRecurring cast (104 episodes)
2010DavidDries1 episode
AspeTom Sioen1 episode
2011 De Kotmadam Dries1 episode
Reality television
2006Steracteur sterartiestHimselfContestant; second runner-up
2007–2008Zo is er maar éénHimselfContestant


2009John Kraaijkamp Musical AwardsRising talent Award: Best Newcomer in a musicalNominated"Dolf" in Crusade in Jeans [6]
2009VMP – Flemish Musical AwardsRising talent Award: Best Newcomer in a musicalWon"Dolf" in Crusade in Jeans
2010Best supporting actor in a musicalNominated"Man" in Ganesha [7]
2011HolebipersoonlijkheidMale Gay Icon (Belgium)WonCareer

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  1. 1 2 Ultratop 50s Official stats for "Phonecall" (Site is in Dutch)
  2. 1 2 Nick (25 January 2010). "announces Timo Descamps will be in Judas Kiss". Thatgaymovie.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. Spring-acteur Timo Descamps blijkt homofiel, Gazet Van Antwerpen, 10 June 2009 (in Dutch)
  4. Like It Rough – Single by Timo Descamps – Download Like It Rough – Single on iTunes
  5. Tomorrow – Single by Timo Descamps – Download Tomorrow – Single on iTunes
  6. :: Stichting Musical Awards ::
  7. Musicalsite.be: Nominatielijst Vlaamse Musicalprijzen 2010 Archived 9 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine