Joseph Fiifi Van Vicker was born August 1, 1977 to a Ghanaian/Liberian mother and a Dutch father. He lost his father at the tender age of six; as a result he developed a very close relationship with his mother, whom he calls his hero.
Van Vicker attended Mfantsipim Secondary School in Cape Coast. He made his first onscreen appearance in the TV series Sun City, in which he was cast as LeRoy King, Jr. His first movie was Divine Love where he played a supporting role, however, it was his role as male romantic lead in the movie Beyoncé that instantly established him as a star actor. He has starred in over twenty movies so far. Van Vicker is a multi award winner these include a GMA for best male actor 2006, Best Male Actor, 2007 1st DJ Awards, Bronx, NY (honouree), Annual Movie Awards, NY (honouree) Best Male Actor and was nominated for Best Lead Actor and Best Upcoming Actor at the 2008 Africa Movie Academy Awards. In addition to acting, he runs an advertising agency and event management company and unisex barber shop. He has also set up a foundation, the Van Vicker Foundation which reaches out to up and coming actors/actresses.