He then graduated to mainstream theatre by delving into directing and writing.
His popular projects include Revolution Between My Thighs, a story about human trafficking, and Zimbo!
The latest viewer ratings put the youth drama second, behind Mfundi Vundla's revamped SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy, by only 400000 viewers."More than anything, it's the hard work we put in as young actors," he said."Team effort has turned the series into a household name.
Cornet's favourite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness, his favourite actor is Phillip Tipo Thindisa and best TV show is Death of a Queen. Cornet's biggest dream is to be recognised as an international performing arts practitioner for theatre and screen.
Acclaimed international artist recognized and acknowledged in the performing arts as a performer as well as director and writer in the field of drama.
He is best known for his starring role in the SABC1 drama Skeem Saam as Thabo Maputla, but has also found success in industrial, corporate, commercial, protest, applied, realist, and absurd theatre.
As a child, he recalls wanting to be a performer or biotechnologist.
He remembers wanting to be a performer or biotechnologist when he was little, he says "but my mom says I wanted to be a doctor." He studied for a Bachelor of Arts, Dramatic Arts at the University of Witwatersrand.
He began performing arts in 2005 during high school, starting with community theatre in Ivory Park, Tembisa and then moved onto mainstream theatre two years later.
Achievement highlights in Cornet's life include being nominated best male poet and most promising actor while at Wits, a certificate of leadership at high school, and most promising student in performing arts and movement at Wits University in Dramatic Arts Department.
Cornet grew up with his grandmother, uncles and aunts. He moved to Johannesburg in 2004 to stay with his parents.
He studied a course in Bachelor of Arts, Dramatic Arts at the University of Witwatersrand.