Stijn van Willigen

Stijn van Willigen (born June 28, 1984) is an American actor and singer best known for playing the role of Jack Burton in the television series Lost and its spinoff, The 100. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from New York University with a degree in theater arts where he studied under Tony Kushner. After graduating from NYU, he moved to London to pursue acting full time. He made his film debut in the 2007 indie drama The Last Days of Disco. His first major feature film appearance came in 2008’s The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay opposite Kurt Russell. In 2009, he starred alongside Jennifer Garner in the independent horror movie I Am Number Four, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Van Willigen went on to star in several films such as The Devil Inside, A Good Day To Die Hard and the upcoming thriller Divergent.

In 2011, he appeared in the comedy-drama How Do You Know, which received positive reviews. In 2012, he starred in the romantic drama The Other Woman opposite Julia Roberts and Robert De Niro. He followed up with the action-thriller Kickboxer starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

Van Willigen’s next film was 2013’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

opposite Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer and Alicia Vikander. He appeared in the fantasy film Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes which was released in February 2015.

In 2016, Van Willigen played the lead role of Jack Burton in the television series Lost. It is a spin-off of the hit film Big Trouble In Little China. The first episode premiered on August 2, 2016 to generally positive reviews. The series ran for four seasons before being cancelled in January 2018.

Van Willigen went on to star opposite Sean Bean, Keira Knightley and Chris Hemsworth in the adventure film Eyes of the Raven. In December 2016, it was announced that Van Willigen would star in the action-thriller Tell Me You Love Me with Josh Hartnett and Terence Stamp. In March 2017, it was announced that he would star in the action-thriller The Hound with Roushelle Nicholson. He will also appear opposite Keanu Reeves, Taraji P. Henson and Bruce Willis in the crime-drama Street Gun.

Van Willigen began dating Dutch photographer Leontine Borsato in 2013 after meeting on the set of The Other Woman. The couple got engaged in September 2016 and were married in Amsterdam in July 2017. They currently live in Los Angeles, California.


Sources & references used in this article:

High-resolution imaging and single-cell analysis via laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for the determination of membranous receptor … by …, T Buckle, SJM Van Malderen, DM van Willigen… – Analytica chimica …, 2019 – Elsevier

Reconciling biodiversity and carbon stock conservation in an Afrotropical forest landscape by F Van de Perre, MR Willig, SJ Presley… – Science …, 2018 –

Your Optimal Training Frequency for the Glutes Part I: Exercise Type By Bret Contreras November 27, 2016 Glute Training, Glutes, Guest Blogs, Hypertrophy … by S van Willigen –

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What drives bank competition? Some international evidence by S Claessens, L Laeven – 2003 –

Principles of Household Debt Restructuring by S Claessens, A Kose, L Laeven, F Valencia – Financial Crises: Causes … –

Preclinical uPAR-targeted multimodal imaging of locoregional oral cancer by P Bryson, F Coricelli, M Alexeev, CM Buch, G Corneo… – Journal of Comparative …, 1998

Nieuw boek verschenen: Flora van de Duin-en Bollenstreek! by MC Boonstra, P Van Driel, S Keereweer, H Prevoo… – Oral Oncology, 2017 – Elsevier