Yorick van Wageningen is a Dutch stage, TV, and movie actor who has since been part of many American-made movies and TV shows. He has appeared in movies like The Chronicles of Riddick, Papillon, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Most recently, he is one of the cast members of the Netflix coming-of-age adventure series, The Letter for the King, the first season for which only recently dropped on March 20, 2020.
Here are seven facts about Yorick van Wageningen:
Yorick plays King Favia, to whom a secret letter of great importance must be delivered.
The Netflix coming-of-age adventure series is based on the Dutch novel De brief Voor de Koning.
After finding some modicum of success in his native country, Yorick started making appearances in English-language movies, none of which lent his career more credibility up to that point than the 2004 sci-fi adventure movie starring Vin Diesel, The Chronicles of Riddick.
Yorick played Ceryll "The Guv" Cantaglia, an incarcerated criminal.
Yorick had a career breakthrough in 2011, not just in his native country, but internationally as part of David Fincher's 2011 psychological-crime-thriller movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the central roles, Yorick played the antagonist Nils Bjurman to great acclaim and worldwide recognition.
Yorick continued his streak of outstanding performances with another stellar turn, this time in the 2017 biographical-drama movie, Papillon.
Based on the life of French convict Henri Charrière, the movie stars, among others, Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek.
Yorick plays Warden Barrot, a warden of the prison where Henri was held captive until his escape.
Yorick will be remembered most for his work in English-language films, but his contributions to Dutch cinema and television cannot be overlooked.
He debuted in 1989 in the Dutch movie Wilde Harten. He then had a string of TV appearances in Dutch TV shows like Spijkerhoek, Goede tijden, slechte tijden, Vrienden voor het leven, and Oppassen!!!
Since 2017, he has been more involved in resurrecting cinema in his native country.
Yorick van Wageningen was born on April 16, 1964, in Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands. He turns 56 next month.
He is also tall and stands at 6' 1½".
As of March 2020, Yorick van Wageningen's net worth is estimated to be $400k. Yorick is an actor who has appeared in movies like The Chronicles of Riddick, Papillon, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Most recently, he can be seen as King Favian in Netflix coming-of-age adventure series, The Letter for the King. The first season dropped on March 20, 2020.