Jaco Spies started off in the entertainment industry as an educator at the Lady Grey Academy for Arts and Culture (1996), where he developed a curriculum for students to be taught in the various aspects of Community Radio production and presenting. In 2000 h co-founded the now well known Afrikaans Folk rock group ddisselblom. Ddissellom received numerous awards and released four original albums, 2 of which were produced by himself. As guitarist, songwriter, singer and manager in the band, he has gained valuable experience and a unique set of skills, also performing in a number of professional stage productions. Whilst in the band he successfully auditioned for the role of Hein Bernard in the Afrikaans soapie Villa Rosa and was a principle actor in the show for five years. In 2009 he coordinated, co-composed and recorded the original soundtrack for the Johan Heyns feature film, ‘Hond se Dinges.’ His other television credits include Sex Tips for Girls for Curious Pictures as well as commercials such as DETTOL and FNB.