Eckard Rabe is a South African film, television and theatre actor. He was born in 1948 in St Winifreds, Natal and grew up in Port Shepstone. He acted as the business tycoon and patriarch of the Edwards family on the local soap opera, Egoli - Place of Gold from 1995 to 2009. Eckard is married to Debbie Taylor. He has one daughter, Caitlin Biance, by actress Jo Da Silva.