Quick Facts Of James Van Der Beek

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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.

Personal Details

Real Name James Van Der Beek
Nationality American
Birth Nation America
Ethnicity Mixed
Place Of Birth Cheshire, Connecticut, U.S.
Race White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Pisces
Famous For Being an American actor.
Best Known For For his breakout role as Dawson Leery on TV's "Dawson's Creek".
Awards MTV Movie Awards MTV Movie Awards

Family Details

Father James William Van Der Beek
Mother Melinda

Marital Status

Marital Status Married
Wife Kimberly Brook
Children 5; Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, and Gwendolyn
Sexual Orientation Straight

Education Details

College / University Drew University

Body Statistics

Height 6 ft or 183 cm
Weight 74 kg or 163 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Build/Type Average
Body Measurement 41-32-15 inches

Net Worth & Salary

Source of Wealth Acting career
Net Worth $8 Million

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