Home Seven Facts 7 Facts About Dutch-Born Actor Yorick van Wageningen: Star of Netflix Coming-of-Age Adventure Series, The Letter for the King
Seven Facts

7 Facts About Dutch-Born Actor Yorick van Wageningen: Star of Netflix Coming-of-Age Adventure Series, The Letter for the King

Shrijan Wed Mar 25 2020
7 Facts About Dutch-Born Actor Yorick van Wageningen: Star of Netflix Coming-of-Age Adventure Series, The Letter for the King

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:

7. Plays King Favian in Netflix Adventure Series, The Letter for the King

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.

The first season just dropped on March 20, 2020, on Netflix and alongside Yorick, stars Amir Wilson, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Thaddea Graham, David Wenham, Jonah Lees, and Gijs Blom, among others.      

6. Acted opposite Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick

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. 

5. Career Breakthrough in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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. 

Yorick alongside Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Yorick alongside Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Source: IMDb 

Starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara in the central roles, Yorick played the antagonist Nils Bjurman to great acclaim and worldwide recognition.

4. Played Warden Barrot in the 2017 Biographical-Drama Movie, Papillon

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.

3. Started out Performing in Dutch Movies and TV Shows 

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. 

2. His Age, Height, and Ancestry

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".  

1. Has an Estimated Net Worth of $400k

 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.  

Yorick alongside Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick
Yorick alongside Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick
Source: IMDb 

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. 

Related ARTICLE