James Van Der Beek

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Full Name James Van Der Beek
Age 43 Years Old
Nick Name James
Gender Male
Birth Date March 8th, 1977
Birth Place Cheshire, Connecticut, U.S.

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About James Van Der Beek

An American actor, James Van Der Beek is well known for his breakout role as Dawson Leery on TV's "Dawson's Creek", which aired on WB Television Network. He later played himself on the short-lived ABC series "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23". He made his theatrical film debut in the English re-release version of the Japanese animated film, "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" as a voice actor, in 2003. Similarly, he made his first TV show appearance in the teen sitcom, "Clarissa Explains It All", as Paulie in 1993. Previously, he was a member of an all-male Acappella group in high school and at age 15 he wanted to try professional acting so he asked his mother to take him to Las Vegas to get an agent. He also portrayed Kesha's enemy in her music video for the song "Blow" in 2011. He made his professional debut off-Broadway at age 16 in 1993 in the New York premiere of Edward Albee's play "Finding the Sun" with the Signature Theatre Company. He has gained several awards in his careers such as OMG Internet Award, Best Actor Award, Choice TV Actor Award, and many others. He can be seen in numerous series and films such as "Drop the Mic", "The Magic Bracelet", "The Big Bang", "Aliens in the Family", "Robot Chicken", "Castle in the Sky", and moreover.

Famous For

  • Being an American actor.
  • For his breakout role as Dawson Leery on TV's "Dawson's Creek".

James Van Der Beek, a famous actor

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Early Life of James Van Der Beek

On 8th March 1977, James Van Der Beek took birth in Cheshire, Connecticut, U.S. to James William Van Der Beek (father) and Melinda (mother). His mother is a former dancer and gymnastics teacher whereas his father is a cellular phone company executive and former professional baseball pitcher He belongs to American nationality though he is of Mixed ethnicity. He has Dutch, German, and English ancestry. Analogously, he is from Christianity religion. Pisces is his star sign and white is his race. He celebrates his birthday on 8th March of every year and he had celebrated his 43rd birthday as of 2020. Additionally, he attended Drew University planning to get a major in English and a minor in Sociology. However, he dropped out to pursue a career in acting. 

Career of James Van Der Beek

  • James Van Der Beek kicks off his acting career by featuring film debut in a bit role as a bully in "Angus" (1995) and shot a small role in the independent film "I Love You, I Love You Not" (1996).
  • He also auditioned for three television pilots in 1997 where he won the title role of Dawson Leery, and the show's 1998 debut was a success that helped to establish the network and its cast.
  • Similarly, he appeared in the teen football drama "Varsity Blues" in 1999 as well as was also seen in several other films, including "Texas Rangers"," Scary Movie", "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back".
  • He also starred in the film adaptation of the novel "The Rules of Attraction" as Sean Bateman in 2002.
  • Later, he appeared on the Direct-to-DVD thriller "The Plague" in 2006 as well as returned to off-Broadway, in Lanford Wilson's "Rain Dance" after "Dawson's Creek" ended in 2003 and completed an unproduced screenplay titled "Winning".
  • Likewise, he has appeared in numerous series and films like, "Ugly Betty", "One Tree Hill", "Medium", "Taken In Broad Daylight", "Formosa Betrayed".
  • TVGuide.com confirmed on 5th January 2010 that he had been cast in a major recurring role on the television series "Mercy" and was also seen in the Anders Anderson thriller film "Stolen".
  • He portrayed a fictionalized version of himself on the television series "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" which debuted to critical praise but was canceled after two seasons and remains popular on Netflix and on Logo TV which picked it up in syndication.
  • Then, he started his role on "CSI: Cyber"as Senior Field Agent Elijah Mundo on 4th March 2015 as well as appeared in the British comedy series "Carters Get Rich" in 2017.
  • In addition, he is also the co-creator and star of "What Would Diplo Do?", in which he portrays producer and DJ Diplo. He also made a cameo in the film "Downsizing" (2017), starring Matt Damon, and voices Boris Hauntley in the Disney Junior show "Vampirina".
  • He is one of the celebrities competing on the "28th season of Dancing with the Stars" paired with professional dancer Emma Slater.
  • He has starred in the comedy film, "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" in 2019 and the comedy horror film, "Bad Hair" in 2020.

Awards and Achievements of James Van Der Beek

  • MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Male Performance and Best Cameo in a Movie.
  • Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Star
  • San Diego Film Festival for Best Actor
  • OMG Internet Award

Personal Life of James Van Der Beek

Reflecting on James Van Der Beek's personal life, he is a married guy. He was previously married to actress Heather McComb in 2003 but their relationship splits in April 2009 because Van Der Beek filed for divorce in the fall of that year, which was finalized and enforced in spring 2010. Then James tied the knot with business consultant Kimberly Brook on 1st August 2010, in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel. The couple's relationship is outstanding till now and hopes it will remain the same as in the future too. Van Der Beek is not only an actor, but he is also a father too. He has five children, Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, and Gwendolyn. The couple has also announced in October 2019 that they were expecting their sixth child but it was revealed that Van der Beek's wife, Kimberly, had suffered a miscarriage in November 2019.  As well, his wife also suffered from a miscarriage in 2020 too. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.


As recent news, James Van Der Beek and his family are relocating to the Lone Star State from Los Angeles, the actor wrote on Instagram in a series of posts documenting the journey east. "In the last ten months, we've had two late-term pregnancy losses, each of which put (wife Kimberly Van Der Beek) in the hospital, we spent Christmas break thinking she had a tumor (the doctor was wrong, thank god), a business colleague I hired hijacked the project and stabbed me in the back, I was prematurely booted off a reality dancing show I was favored to win in front of the whole world, and my mom died. And a shut-down," Van Der Beek wrote. "All of that led to some drastic changes in our lives, and dreams, and priorities... and landed us here."

Net Worth of James Van Der Beek

Moving towards James Van Der Beek's net worth, his worth is around $8 Million though he has also a handsome amount of salary too, which is also around millions of dollars per year. Like many young adults of today's, he's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. With the potential that's in store in him, he can go miles. Bit of dedication and luck, he would definitely be unstoppable. Furthermore, his main source of income is from an acting career. He is sincere in his work. But, he is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for himself and his family. Additionally, James has done endorsement work for brands like "HTC Phone".

Body Measurement of James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. He has a tall height of 6 ft or 183 cm whereas his body weight is around 74 kg or 163 lbs. He has maintained his shape over the years with the regular exercise it seems. Blessed with great height and physique, he still carries the aura to rock the shirtless avatar. He has made some loyal fans and admirers over the years. Handsome actor James has brown hair color and blue eyes with an appropriate body measurement of 41-32-15 inches though his body build type is average. Furthermore, James likes to play football and basketball and also performs martial arts which are also helping him to stay healthy, fit, and fine.