|Walter De Donder|
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Walter De Donder (July 12, 1960) is a Belgian actor and politician and is best known for parts in Flemish children's television series.
De Donder started in entertainment as an amateur and performed with a puppet called Bibberlip. His breakthrough came in 1989 when he was asked to play the role of the mayor in children's TV show Samson and Gert. Through this role he was able to become a professional actor.
In 1998 he took on the role of the title character in the children's series Gnome Plop, produced by Studio 100.
De Donder is active in the CD&V N-VA party, and in 2000 was elected to the city council of Affligem and was reelected in the 2006 municipal elections. During party coalition talks, it was agreed that he would become Mayor from 2011 and he took on this role on the first of January of that year.