18 june, 1981
Egbert Jan was born in Groningen in 1981. Despite his dyslexia, he managed to get his diploma at higher general secondary school (English-Dutch translation). He went to the Theatre School in Groningen for four years. When he was 18 years, he made his debut in "Uitgesloten", a TV production about a boy who is "excluded" from the Jehovah's Witness' parish. Egbert Jan was Golden Calf-nominated for his role as Jonathan Stork. The Golden Calf (Gouden Kalf) is the highest Dutch film award. Via supporting roles in a mass of in theatre-productions, TV-series as Finals (2000) and Baantjer (1995) and small film productions, such as Anderland (2003) (dir. Arne Toonen), he quickly became the premier jeune of Dutch film. He played with the Dutch "pin-up" and most popular actress Katja Schuurman, in Oesters van Nam Kee (2002) and had a short relationship with her. "Godforsaken!" (Van God Los (2003)) got the best reviews so far. He is becoming one of the best in Holland. His friends may call him "Eggie". He lives in Amsterdam.