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WONDERGLEN » Pieter Voorhees
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Title: CEO, Co-founder, Wonder Glen Productions

“I know Pieter. Everyone knows Pieter.”
—Larry Ellison, Founder, Oracle computers

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Pieter Voorhees

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About Pieter “Peter” Voorhees

In 1962, Pieter Voorhees was savagely bitten for no reason in an unprovoked Sand Tiger Shark attack while filming an underwater documentary with David Attenborough. The footage he courageously brought back would later become “Shark Bite!”, arguably the first reality TV program. More than four decades later, Pieter is still setting trends in the entertainment industry.

 

“Once you’ve been face to face with a 3-metre man-eater,
nothing in the business world can scare you.”
—Pieter Voorhees

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Pieter Voorhees:
Personal and professional milestones and awards

1958 First Place, Oratory, Kuala Lumpur Middle School Debate Invitational
1960 First Place, Boxing, Afrikaner Youth Games
1960 Eighteenth Place, Boxing, Afrikaner Integrated Youth Games
1961-64 Special Assistant, David Attenborough (Zoo Quest)
1967 Premier Order, Médaille de la Liberté, Lapin de la Mer, J.Y. Cousteau, for outstanding service to the crew of the Calypso.
1968-73 Tambora accompanist/apprentice to Sitar Master Gaganvihari Lakshmanan, New York City, NY
1974 Founder, Downswingers Racquetball Courts, Inc.
1989 Investor, “Super Six” Videotape Technology, Inc.
1996 Founder, Masculunergy Protein Shake, Inc.
2000 Producer and co-founder, Dutch Finger Productions VHS Co.
2007 Co-founder and CEO, Wonder Glen Productions with Aidan Weinglas.
2008 Recipient, South African Master Hunters Association Crystal Kudu Achievement Award for Excellence

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Languages spoken:

Dutch, English, Afrikaans, Malay

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Favorite quote:

“The third is the Shogun who reygneth at the preſent , and hath rayſed the perſecution (whereof this booke intreateth) againſt the Chriſtians , and he as it ſeemeth is acknowledged as Lord of all the threeſcore and ſix Kingdomes of Iaponia” –W.W. Gent, 1619

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Pieter’s goals for Wonder Glen:

“To have some fun making movies and TV, working very hard and never taking ourselves too seriously.

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Hobbies:

Sportfishing, Sailing, Diving, underwater photography, my 1978 450SL Mercedes, and my two Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs, Franz and Erich.

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My dogs
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Franz and Erich at their first encounter with a packaderm, the moment a dog becomes a man.

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Favorite Movie:

“Towering Inferno”

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Favorite Book:

Shogun, from Clavelle’s Asian Saga

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Favorite hangover reading:

King Rat

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