Alan van Sprang
Born (1971-06-19) June 19, 1971 (age 53)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Years active1994–present

Alan van Sprang (born June 19, 1971) is a Canadian actor[1] best known for playing Sir Francis Bryan in the series The Tudors,[2] appearing in the Living Dead films of George A. Romero[2] and for playing King Henry on The CW's original series Reign.[3] He also portrayed Valentine Morgenstern on Freeform's hit show, Shadowhunters.[4][5]

Personal life

Van Sprang is the son of musician Van Louis, a former member of rock band The Stampeders.[1] Van Sprang has a son named Logan.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Dangerous Intentions Marshall Cameron
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad Longbaugh, Dunn Gang TV movie
1996 Closer and Closer Interviewer #2 TV movie
Conundrum Ted Baum TV movie
Carpool Kirk, Bauer & Cole Salesman [1]
1997 Masterminds Happy Boy #7
2000 Steal This Movie David Glenn [6]
Best Actress Billy Walsh TV movie
The Uncles Alan Rossi
2001 Stolen Miracle Daryl Courmier TV movie
Earth Angels Lucas TV movie
2002 Narc Michael Calvess
2003 Do or Die Tink TV movie
The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John Judas Iscariot
Rush of Fear John 'J.J.' Gillis TV movie
In the Dark Lawrence Taylor TV movie
2004 Evel Knievel John Derek TV movie
Anonymous Rex Raal TV movie
2005 Confessions of an American Bride Mitchell Stone (as Allan Van Sprang) TV movie
Land of the Dead Brubaker [2]
Devil's Perch Jake TV movie
2006 Saw III Chris
2007 Shutter Lukas Short
Diary of the Dead Sergeant 'Nicotine' Crockett [2]
2008 Phantom Punch Nico Orso
2009 Survival of the Dead Sergeant 'Nicotine' Crockett [2]
2010 Pay In Full Sergei
2011 Immortals Dareios [2]
2015 Pirate's Passage Immigration Officer #1 Voice
2017 How to Fall Short; executive producer
2018 The Lie Greg
2020 Tainted Lance [7]
2021 The Boathouse Dominic Szabo


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Robin's Hoods Carl Rossi Episode: "Bad Girl"
1997 Viper Karl Warrick Episode: "Triple Cross"
1998 Made in Canada Jeremy Black Episodes: "Second in Command", "The Mill Show"
Highlander: The Raven William Kenworthy Episode: "Bloodlines"
1999 The City N/A Episode: "Where the Bodies are Buried"
Power Play Hamilton Episode: "Family Values"
La Femme Nikita Carl Peruze Episode: "Under the Influence"
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Griffin Episode: "Temple of Light"
2000 Traders N/A Episode: "Scents and Sensibilities"
D.C. Dr. Ben Episodes: "Trust", "Guns and Roses"
Code Name: Eternity Brady Episode: "Thief"
2001 Drop the Beat Cary Episodes: "Doing Good with Evil", "Trippin"
2001–2002 Soul Food Dr. Caldwell 3 episodes
Earth: Final Conflict Howlyn Main role (season 5); 22 episodes
2002 Mentors Harry Houdini Episode: "A Matter of Time: Part 2"
Monk Leonard Stokes Episode: "Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival"
Adventure Inc. Paul Ziglen Episode: "Fatal Error"
2003 Veritas: The Quest Javier Episode: "Sangraal"
Bliss Mr. Leonides Episode: "The Piano Tuner"
Mutant X Rae Larkin Episode: "Inferno"
Starhunter Jimmi Zavras Episode: "Rebirth"
2003, 2007 A Taste of Shakespeare Macduff / Cassio Episodes: "Macbeth", "Othello"
2004 Puppets Who Kill Ted's Partner Episode: "Dead Ted"
The Newsroom George's Replacement Episode: "The British Accent"
Metropia Detective Dunlap
Paradise Falls Johnny Brice Recurring role (season 2); 16 episodes
2005 G-Spot Alan Episode: "Bronzed Vagina"
Wild Card Stevie Episode: "See Ya Later, Investigator!"
1-800-Missing Will Sheperd Episode: "Unnatural Disaster"
Degrassi: The Next Generation Leo Davies Episode: "Together Forever"
2006 11 Cameras Bruce Main role
2006, 2008 ReGenesis Jack Bowden Episodes: "Escape Mutant", "The Cocktail", "The Sounds of Science"
2007 The Best Years Lee Campbell Recurring role; 11 episodes
2008 Would Be Kings Gary Coyle TV miniseries
2009 The Tudors Francis Bryan Main role (season 3)
Guns John Willison TV miniseries
Flashpoint Donald Mitchell Episode: "Custody"
2009–2010 Cra$h & Burn Father Benedito Recurring role; 7 episodes
2009–2010 Being Erica Jody 3 episodes
2011 Rookie Blue Patrick Murphy Episode: "Might Have Been"
2011–2012 King Derek Spears Main role[8][9]
2012 The L.A. Complex Eric Episodes: "Rules of Thirds", "Half Way", "Stay"
2013 CollegeHumor Originals Episode: "Cat vs. Dog Fighting Game
The Listener Shane Dent Episode: "Caged In"
Saving Hope Thomas Ford Episode: "Defriender"
2013–2015 Reign Henry II of France Main role (season 1); recurring role (season 2); 21 episodes
2015 Beauty & the Beast Bob Hall 2 episodes (season 3)
2016–2018 Shadowhunters Valentine Morgenstern Recurring role (seasons 1–2), 24 episodes
Guest role (season 3), 1 episode
2019 Star Trek: Discovery Leland Recurring role [10]
2023 Titans Sheriff Dave Carter 2 episodes


  1. ^ a b c "Rock Roots ... but musician's son chose career in theatre" by Martin Morrow, Calgary Herald (19 April, 1997) [Final Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 244577302
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Leong, Melissa (April 28, 2011). "On The Town: Hanging with the kiddies and talking zombies with actor Alan Van Sprang". National Post. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ Highfill, Samantha (March 27, 2014). "'Reign' star Alan Van Sprang on Henry's clarity". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Showtime : The Tudors : Home". Archived from the original on 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  5. ^ "‘Reign’s’ Alan Van Sprang Cast as ‘Shadowhunters’ Villain" by Whitney Friedlander at
  6. ^ Steal This Movie review by Robert Koehler at
  7. ^ "‘Tainted’: Film Review" by Dennis Harvey at
  8. ^ "King in production in Toronto" by Etan Vlessing at
  9. ^ "Showcase cop drama King not renewed" by Matt Sylvain at
  10. ^ TrekCore Staff (March 25, 2018). "MINOR SPOILERS: Alan Van Sprang Says Leland's Role a "Massive" Part of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season 2". TrekCore. Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 26, 2018.