James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1977-03-08 (45 years old)

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Biography

James William Van Der Beek (; born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and Johnny "Mox" Moxon in Varsity Blues (1999). He played a fictionalized version of himself on the cult ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, starred in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo, and as Matt Bromley on the FX drama Pose.

Early Life

Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, son of Melinda (née Weber) (1950-2020), a former dancer and gymnastics teacher, and husband James William Van Der Beek, a cellular phone company executive and former professional baseball pitcher. He is partly of Dutch ancestry; his last name translates to "from the creek".Van Der Beek played the role of Reuben in his middle school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. At the age of 15, he asked his mother to take him into New York City to get an agent and try his hand in professional acting. 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 played the role of "Fergus". Both he and the production, which was also directed by Albee, received positive reviews. A decade later, in 2003, he appeared again off-Broadway, briefly, in the play Rain Dance. Aged 17, while still in high school at Cheshire Academy, he performed in the musical Shenandoah at the Goodspeed Opera House, and made his feature film debut as a sadistic bully in Angus (1995) and shot a small role in the independent film I Love You, I Love You Not (1996). He attended Drew University, on an academic scholarship, where he participated in an all-male a cappella group, but dropped out once Dawson's Creek was picked up to series. He performed at the Vineyard Theater in New York in Nicky Silver's play, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, and he played a supporting role in the independent film Cash Crop, which was originally shot in spring of 1997 and originally titled Harvest until released in 2001.

Filmography

All 69

TV Shows 40

Movies 29

Self 15

Grant Madison
Bad Hair (2021)

Bad Hair (2021)

Movie
Self
Fast Foodies (2021)

Fast Foodies (2021)

TV Show
Prince Humperdinck
Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020)

Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020)

TV Show
Self
The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU (2020)

The Paley Center Salutes Law & Order: SVU (2020)

Movie
James Van Der Beek
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Movie
6
Self - Guest
Under A Rock with Tig Notaro (2019)

Under A Rock with Tig Notaro (2019)

TV Show
Boris
Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock! (2018)

Vampirina: Ghoul Girls Rock! (2018)

TV Show
Matt
Pose (2018)

Pose (2018)

TV Show
5.38
Self - Guest
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (2018)

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (2018)

TV Show
6
Anesthesiologist
Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing (2017)

Movie
6.06
Mr. Frendt
Sea Oak (2017)

Sea Oak (2017)

TV Show
Drop the Mic (2017)

Drop the Mic (2017)

TV Show
9
Boris
Vampirina (2017)

Vampirina (2017)

TV Show
4.5
Diplo
What Would Diplo Do? (2017)

What Would Diplo Do? (2017)

TV Show
Trent Zebriski
Carters Get Rich (2017)

Carters Get Rich (2017)

TV Show
Himself
The $100,000 Pyramid (2016)

The $100,000 Pyramid (2016)

TV Show
Himself - Panelist
Match Game (2016)

Match Game (2016)

TV Show
Self
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

TV Show
9
Elijah Mundo
CSI: Cyber (2015)

CSI: Cyber (2015)

TV Show
7.5
Rocky
Power/Rangers (2015)

Power/Rangers (2015)

Movie
7.5
Will
Friends with Better Lives (2014)

Friends with Better Lives (2014)

TV Show
6
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV Show
3.5
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

TV Show
6.26
Officer Treadwell
Labor Day (2013)

Labor Day (2013)

Movie
7
Joe
The Magic Bracelet (2013)

The Magic Bracelet (2013)

Movie
Geoff
Backwards (2012)

Backwards (2012)

Movie
Self
The Eric Andre Show (2012)

The Eric Andre Show (2012)

TV Show
6
James Van Der Beek
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012)

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012)

TV Show
6.5
Jack McBradden
Salem Falls (2011)

Salem Falls (2011)

Movie
Adam Nova
The Big Bang (2011)

The Big Bang (2011)

Movie
Sean Bateman
Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis (2010)

Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis (2010)

Movie
Jake Kelly
Formosa Betrayed (2010)

Formosa Betrayed (2010)

Movie
Seth Webster
Mrs. Miracle (2009)

Mrs. Miracle (2009)

Movie
5.5
Tony Zappa
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

Movie
Diploma / Rogianni
Stolen (2009)

Stolen (2009)

Movie
Bo Johnson
Modern Family (2009)

Modern Family (2009)

TV Show
6.7
The Forgotten (2009)

The Forgotten (2009)

TV Show
4.33
Dr. Jonathan Kirk
The Storm (2009)

The Storm (2009)

TV Show
6
Free Radio (2008)

Free Radio (2008)

TV Show
Dan Leland
Eye of the Beast (2007)

Eye of the Beast (2007)

Movie
Paul Twist
Final Draft (2007)

Final Draft (2007)

Movie
Luke Carnes
Ugly Betty (2006)

Ugly Betty (2006)

TV Show
5.81
Tom Russell
The Plague (2006)

The Plague (2006)

Movie
Tom Russell
The Plague (2006)

The Plague (2006)

Movie
Tobias Hankel
Criminal Minds (2005)

Criminal Minds (2005)

TV Show
5.96
Simon Tremblay
How I Met Your Mother (2005)

How I Met Your Mother (2005)

TV Show
6.45
Himself - Contestant
Dancing with the Stars (2005)

Dancing with the Stars (2005)

TV Show
6
Dylan Hoyt
Medium (2005)

Medium (2005)

TV Show
6.18
Simon
Standing Still (2005)

Standing Still (2005)

Movie
Self
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (2004)

Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (2004)

Movie
Adam Reese
One Tree Hill (2003)

One Tree Hill (2003)

TV Show
6.54
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

TV Show
6.3
Sean Bateman
The Rules of Attraction (2002)

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Movie
10
Lincoln Rogers Dunnison
Texas Rangers (2001)

Texas Rangers (2001)

Movie
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

TV Show
7.5
James Van Der Beek (uncredited)
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Movie
6.05
Dawson Leary (uncredited)
Scary Movie (2000)

Scary Movie (2000)

Movie
6.56
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV Show
6.17
Mox
Varsity Blues (1999)

Varsity Blues (1999)

Movie
10
James Peterson
Harvest (1999)

Harvest (1999)

Movie
Dawson Leery
Dawson's Creek (1998)

Dawson's Creek (1998)

TV Show
7.33
EP Daily (1997)

EP Daily (1997)

TV Show
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Tony
I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)

I Love You, I Love You Not (1996)

Movie
Ethan
Aliens in the Family (1996)

Aliens in the Family (1996)

TV Show
Rick Sandford
Angus (1995)

Angus (1995)

Movie
5.18
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
Paulie
Clarissa Explains It All (1991)

Clarissa Explains It All (1991)

TV Show
Self - Host / Chris Brubaker / Freddie Patek / Ric / Various
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36

Ratings

Average 6.38
Based on 1.93 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1975
2003
2009
2005
2021

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1977-03-08 (45 years old)

Place of birth
Cheshire, United States of America

Relationships
Heather McComb (2003-01-01 - 2010-01-01)

Spouse
Kimberly Van Der Beek

Citizenships
United States of America

Also known as
James Van Derbeek

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