• Canadian actor who gained stardom from roles on “The Tudors”, “Survival of the Dead”, and “Shadowhunters”
• Attended Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music and Speech Arts in Calgary, Alberta
• Appeared in “Narc” (2002), “Saw III” (2006), “The Best Years” (2007), and “Reign” (2013-2015)
• Starring in “Star Trek: Discovery” (2019) and “Tainted” (2020)
• In a relationship with film writer Gabriella de la Torre

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Date Of BirthJune 19, 1971

Who is Alan van Sprang?

Alan van Sprang is a Canadian actor, who achieved stardom as Sir Francis Bryan in the TV drama series “The Tudors” (2009), then as Sarge in the horror film “Survival of the Dead” (2009) and as Valentine Morgenstern in the fantasy drama series “Shadowhunters” (2016-2018), among other roles he has acquired in his career.

Alan van Sprang Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education

Alan van Sprang was born on the 19th June 1971, in Calgary, Alberta Canada; he is the son of Emile van Sprang, a famous musician who was a member of the band Stampeders; there is no information about his mother, but he has two sisters.

Interested in the performing arts from an early age, after high school Alan honed his skills by enrolling at Mount Royal College Conservatory of Music and Speech Arts, Calgary, Alberta, from which he graduated in 1992.

Career Beginnings

Alan’s career began in the mid- ‘90s, with a couple of minor roles in such TV series as “Robin’s Hoods” (1994), then “Viper” (1997). In 2001 he joined the cast of the TV action-drama series “Earth: Final Conflict”, while in 2002 he portrayed Michael Calvess in the crime-drama film “Narc”, starring Ray Liotta, Jason Patric, and Chi McBride.

Alan pretty much struggled in the next few years to obtain any major role, making only brief appearances in such projects as the television film “Evel Knievel” (2004), and as Brubaker in the horror film “Land of the Dead” (2005). In 2006 he secured the lead role in the short-lived TV drama series “11 Cameras”, and also appeared in the horror-thriller film “Saw III”, starring Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Angus Macfadyen.

Alan van Sprang

Rise to Stardom

His career saw an improvement in the years that followed, as he first played Lee Campbell in the TV series “The Best Years” (2007) and then got the role that changed his career for the better, as Sir Francis Bryan in the TV series “The Tudors” (2009). His great portrayal of Sir Francis Bryan created new possibilities for him and the same year he starred in the horror film “Survival of the Deadimprovement.

In 2011 he was very busy by starring in the TV crime-drama series “King”, and two years later he started portraying Henry de Valois in the TV series “Reign”. Until 2015 he featured in 25 episodes of the award-winning series, which made him very popular. In 2015, Alan had the lead role in the action-adventure comedy film “Cheerleader Death Squad”, starring alongside Gia Mantegna and Abbie Cobb.

Most Recent Endeavors

From 2016 to 2018, Alan had yet another profitable role, as Valentine Morgenstern in the TV fantasy action-drama series “Shadow Hunters: The Mortal Instruments”, making an appearance in 25 episodes of the award acclaimed series, which only added to his popularity and wealth. In 2019 Alan acquired a new role, as he joined the “Star Trek: Discovery” cast, playing Leland in eight episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series.

He is now working on the crime-drama thriller film “Tainted”, in which he will star alongside John Rhys-Davies and Shawn Roberts. The film is currently in post-production and is awaiting its release. Alan has also acted on stage, working with Calgary’s Shakespeare Theatre and Theatre Calgary, having stints of three and five years.

Alan van Sprang Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

The popular Canadian actor’s on-screen success has contributed significantly to his wealth.

According to sources, his net worth is estimated at around $1 million as of early 2020. Alan van Sprang is known for his height and good looks overall; he stands at 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, while he weighs around 176lbs ~ 80kgs. His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Alan van Sprang Personal Life, Marriage, Dating, Children, Trivia

Alan van Sprang has a rich history of dating; back in the early 2000s, he was in a relationship with actress/choreographer Sarah Robichaud with whom he has a son, Logan Joseph, born on the 1st August 2002.

The two were together until 2006 when things started turning sour, and the couple broke up. Alan continued with his love life and began a romantic relationship with Sarah Jarvis, but that ended in 2018. Since then, Alan has been in a relationship with film writer Gabriella de la Torre, who is best known to the world for working on the film “How To Fall” (2017) – They haven’t talked publicly about their plans for the future.

Alan is very active on social media platforms, including Instagram, which he has used to talk with his fans, informing them about his newest career endeavors and details from his love life.

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General Info

Full NameAlan van Sprang
Date Of BirthJune 19, 1971
ProfessionActor, Actor
NationalityCanadian, Canadian


ChildrenLogan Joseph Van Sprang, Logan Joseph Van Sprang
ParentsEmile Van Sprang, Emile Van Sprang


MoviesImmortals, George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead, Phantom Punch, Would Be Kings, Diary of the Dead, Saw III, Land of the Dead, Confessions of an American Bride, The Gospel of John, Do or Die, Narc, Steal This Movie!, Carpool, Black Fox III: Good Men and Bad, Evel Knievel, Rush of Fear, Immortals, ...
TV ShowsKing, The Tudors, 11 Cameras, Earth: Final Conflict, Reign, The Best Years, King, The Tudors, 11 Cameras, Earth: Final Conflict, Reign, The Best Years

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1When I had my full head of hair, I was playing a lot of bad guys, but sometimes I was losing them to the guys who looked more like they did heroin or whatever. So I shaved it off for a bit. My first job out in the show 'Crash and Burn' I played a priest. And ironically enough I've been playing good guys across the board.




Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments2016-2017TV SeriesValentine Morgenstern Valentine morgenstern
Beauty and the Beast2015TV SeriesBob Hall / Agent Bob Hall
Reign2013-2015TV SeriesKing Henry II
Pirate's Passage2015TV MovieImmigration Officer (voice)
Cheerleader Death Squad2015TV MovieStone
Saving Hope2013TV SeriesThomas Ford
The Listener2013TV SeriesShane Dent
CollegeHumor Originals2013TV Series
The L.A. Complex2012TV SeriesEric
King2011-2012TV SeriesDerek Spears
Rookie Blue2011TV SeriesPatrick Murphy
Being Erica2009-2010TV SeriesJody
Pay in Full2010Sergei
Cra$h & Burn2009-2010TV SeriesFather Benedito
Flashpoint2009TV SeriesDonald Mitchell
Survival of the Dead2009Sarge
Guns2009TV Mini-SeriesJohn Willison
The Tudors2009TV SeriesSir Francis Bryan
Phantom Punch2008Nico Orso
ReGenesis2006-2008TV SeriesJack Bowden
Would Be Kings2008TV Mini-SeriesGary Coyle
Diary of the Dead2007Colonel
The Best Years2007TV SeriesLee Campbell
A Taste of Shakespeare2003-2007TV SeriesCassio Macduff
Saw III2006Chris
11 Cameras2006TV SeriesBruce
Degrassi: The Next Generation2005TV SeriesLeo Davies
Devil's Perch2005TV MovieJake
1-800-Missing2005TV SeriesWill Sheperd
Land of the Dead2005Brubaker
Wild Card2005TV SeriesStevie
Confessions of an American Bride2005TV MovieMitchell Stone (as Allan Van Sprang)
G-Spot2005TV SeriesAlan
Paradise Falls2004TV SeriesJohnny Brice / Johnny
Anonymous Rex2004TV MovieRaal
Metropia2004TV SeriesDetective Dunlap
Evel Knievel2004TV MovieJohn Derek
The Newsroom2004TV SeriesGeorge's Replacement
Puppets Who Kill2004TV SeriesTed's Partner
Playmakers2003TV Series
In the Dark2003TV MovieLawrence Taylor
Rush of Fear2003TV MovieJohn 'J.J.' Gillis
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John2003Judas Iscariot
Starhunter2003TV SeriesJimmi Zavras
Mutant X2003TV SeriesRae Larkin
Bliss2003TV SeriesMr. Leonides
Do or Die2003TV MovieTink
Veritas: The Quest2003TV SeriesJavier
Adventure Inc.2002TV SeriesPaul Ziglen
Monk2002TV SeriesLeonard Stokes
Earth: Final Conflict2001-2002TV SeriesHowlyn
Mentors2002TV SeriesHarry Houdini
Soul Food2001-2002TV SeriesDr. Caldwell
Narc2002Michael Calvess
Earth Angels2001TV MovieLucas
Stolen Miracle2001TV MovieDarryl Courmier
Drop the Beat2001TV SeriesCary
The Uncles2000Alan Rossi
Code Name: Eternity2000TV SeriesBrady
D.C.2000TV SeriesDr. Ben
Best Actress2000TV MovieBilly Walsh
Steal This Movie2000David Glenn
Traders2000TV Series
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal1999TV SeriesGriffin
La Femme Nikita1999TV SeriesCarl Peruze
Power Play1999TV SeriesHamilton
The City1999TV Series
The Industry1998TV SeriesJeremy Black
Highlander: The Raven1998TV SeriesWilliam Kenworth
Viper1997TV SeriesKarl Warrick
Masterminds1997Happy Boy #7
Conundrum1996TV MovieTed Baum
Closer and Closer1996TV MovieInterviewer #2
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad1995TV MovieLongbaugh, Dunn Gang
Dangerous Intentions1995Marshall Cameron
Robin's Hoods1994TV SeriesCarl Rossi


Revisited1998Short child wrangler

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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