Sander-Jan Klerk

Sander Jan Klerk
Sander Jan Klerk in 2012
Born Sander Jan Klerk
(1982-06-19) June 19, 1982 (age 32)
Den Haag, the Netherlands
Other names Sander
Occupation Actor, singer, presenter
Years active 1995 ─ Present
Children No
Awards Soap Award 2005, Best Actor

Sander Jan Klerk (Den Haag, 19 June 1982) is a Dutch actor, singer and director.



Klerk is the youngest son from a family with 2 children. He was born in Den Haag grew up in the Westland. He lived in London, UK for 2 years.


Klerk studied at the Actorsstudio, Theatreschool Rabarber and the Dutch Musical Ensemble and did workshops and masterclasses in the Netherlands and the UK.

TV credits include various TV series like Westenwind, Baantjer, Dok12, Onderweg naar Morgen, Meiden van de Wit. Klerk was a guest actor in 4 episodes of "Het Glazen Huis" dramaseries from Endemol. He also played parts in short movies from the movieacademie Amsterdam and promotional movies, commercials, and did voiceover work for commercials.

Klerk played in the Nickelodeon (TV channel) television series Zoop (TV) the part of Aaron Zomerkamp. He also played in the feature film "Zoop in Africa". This TV series and film have won many awards, including the "Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award", the "Kinderkast Televisieprijs", the "Golden film", the "Prijs van succes" of the Nederlands Filmfonds and the "Gouden Stuiver Televizierring". For his role as Aaron in Zoop the TV series Sander has won the "Soap Award 2005" for best actor, the "ZOOP online award 2005" for favorite actor and the "ZOOP award 2005" for best actor.

Theatre credits include; Grease - (Doody), Jekyll & Hyde - (Simon Stride), Tita Tovenaar (Tom de Tuinman), A Christmas Carol and Soldier of Orange. Sander also appeared in the annual Dutch "John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards Gala's" (2000-2011) and Musicals in Ahoy' 2002 (seven shows in Ahoy Rotterdam) the ’All Star Musical Gala’ and Musicals in Ahoy' 2004 (nine shows in Ahoy Rotterdam) ‘Musical Meets Movie’. All from Joop van den Ende Theatreproductions/Stage Entertainment.

Klerk performed in the 25-year Government Jubilee Gala of Queen Beatrix, Opening Martiniplaza Groningen, MC Donalds Gala (Okura Hotel Amsterdam), Opening Holland Casino, SBS 6 Gala (Passenger Terminal), KLM Gala (Rijksmuseum), Police Gala (Convention Factory), DSM Gala (Studio 21), PON Gala (Convention Factory), World Press Gala, Quality of Life Gala and the Footballer of the year Gala's. Klerk also sang in the concerts; "Hoop doet een mens leven (KWF)" Schouwburg Amstelveen, "Villa Joep concert" Noviteit, KNRM Concert Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij, CliniClowns & Stichting Pantera Concert (Theatre de Veste Delft), 100 Years Circustheatre Gala (Fortis Circustheatre Scheveningen), Brick by Brick Concert (Royal Theatre Carre, Amsterdam) and the and the annual Musical sing a long on the Amsterdam "Uitmarkt" (Dam, Amsterdam, 2000-2010).

Klerk sang as a backing vocalist for many artists and sings in the formation "ForNow" with Erica Bakker and Gijs van Winkelhof. They perform in various shows, gala's and events through the country.

In 2008 and 2009 Klerk was seen in a TV commercial for the National Lottery. He played the son, giving the winning lottery ticket to his parents at the Christmas table. In 2010 Klerk was seen in a promotional campaign for the international pizza delivery corporation Domino's Pizza in which he played a young businessman.

In 2009 Klerk performed with Tony Award winner Lea Salonga in concert in New York. Klerk was in the 2011 film Sonny Boy (2011 film) where he played the role of German Soldier.

In 2012 Klerk performed in Musical Classics in Ahoy in Rotterdam. De show was produced by Rocket. In October 2012 Klerk was backing vocalist for Mika at Paradiso in Amsterdam. This concert was the start of Mika’s European tour “The Origin of Love", named after the album.

Klerk played in the NET 5 TV series “Achter Gesloten Deuren” (Behind Closed Doors) in the role of Thomas Henegouwen. These series were produced by Stepping Stone Producties and were broadcast in fall 2012. From October 2012, Klerk was in the European Mc Donald's commercials, where he played the role of "young professional".

Klerk works as a director and acting coach.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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