was born near Amsterdam, was raised there and in New Jersey, and spent much time in Germany and southern France. He therefore speaks English and Dutch as his ‘mother-tongue’ and German & French as a native.

He has a BA in English, Dutch and DRAMA, studied at the Amsterdam Actor Studio in the Netherlands and The Michael Chekhov Studio in New York.

He has trained with Warren Robertson, Ted Pugh and Nancy Gould and has worked with ‘SHUSAKU Dormu Dance Theatre’ and ‘FUN Theatre Amsterdam’

Gert Jan has had the privilege to appear as Mr. STEIN (the music teacher) in FAME ! THE MUSICAL and he until recently has worked with ‘INSPIRATION COMPANY’.

He has 30 FILM TITLES to his name, has appeared in more than 40 TV SHOWS as well as several shorts, dramatized documentaries, corporate videos & ads.

In 2019 he was nominated by the New Vision International Film Festival as Best Dutch Actor.