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.
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.
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.
What!!!!!????? New York??!!! I friggin love New York!!!! Hey, isn’t that where the show took place?? Hmmmmm maybe I can pop into that institute for a little visit. #Shadowhunters. https://t.co/i5OCcyADZp
— Alan Van Sprang (@alanvansprang) November 26, 2019
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.