James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Age
39
Birthday
Mar. 8th, 1977
Born in
Cheshire, Connecticut, USA
Height
6' 0

James Van Der Beek's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
CSI: Cyber TV Show
CSI: Cyber
Dawson's Creek TV Show
Dawson's Creek
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 TV Show
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
Friends with Better Lives TV Show
Friends with Better Lives
The Storm TV Show
The Storm
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Labor Day
2012 - Backwards
2011 - The Big Bang
2007 - Final Draft
2002 - The Rules of Attraction
2001 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
2001 - Texas Rangers
2000 - Scary Movie
1999 - Varsity Blues
1995 - Angus

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Dr. Joe Briggs
10
Simon Tremblay
3
Adam Reese
3
Tobias Hankel
3
Time Traveller (Voiced)
2
Himself
2
Himself
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

James William Van Der Beek, Jr. (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor. He rose to fame beginning in 1998 for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and for portraying a fictionalized version of himself on the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. He currently stars in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo.

Born in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA as the oldest of three children to father Jim Van Der Beek, a cellular-phone company executive and mother Melinda Van Der Beek, a gymnastics studio owner and former Broadway dancer. Beek has a brother named Jared (born in 1979) and a sister named Juliana (born in 1981).

Beek started acting at 13 after suffering a concussion playing football that prevented him from playing for a year on doctor's orders. He landed the role of Danny Zuko in his school production of Grease. After that, the acting bug sank in and the next three years he spent time doing local theater. Around 16, he and his mother went to New York City to find an agent and possible auditions. A year later, he was cast in an off-Broadway play called Finding the Sun. After doing another play called Shenandoah in 1994, James received an academic scholarship to Drew University in NJ, where he was working towards obtaining a major in English with a minor in sociology and also at that time he won the role of Rick Sanford in the movie Angus (1995).

In 1996, he won a very small supporting role in I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) which starred 'Claire Danes'. After that film his acting career was at a dead end and he decided to continue with his schooling and eventually made the Dean's list. The college experience soon became old for James, so he took some time off to travel and when he returned he auditioned for a role in Dawson's Creek (1998). He won the lead in the show, and his life changed forever. Though James has taken a hiatus from his college studies to shoot the series, he still plans to finish his degree. He has also been seen starring in several hit films over the past couple of years like Varsity Blues (1999) and Texas Rangers (2001).

Van Der Beek married actress 'Heather McComb' on (July 5, 2003). They separated in April 2009, and on November 20, 2009, Van Der Beek filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized on (March 31, 2010) and enforced on (June 3, 2010).

On April 9, 2010, Van Der Beek announced via Twitter that he and his girlfriend, business consultant Kimberly Brook, were expecting their first child together. He and Brook married (August 1, 2010), in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel, and she took his last name. They now have three children.


TRIVIA:
  • Is a Dutch-American
  • His favourite city is New York
  • James enjoys watching football on weekends and still plays football with his friends whenever he has the time.
  • His favourite group is the 'Dave Matthews (I)' (qv) Band and his favourite ice-cream is Vanilla.
  • He is the oldest of three children. His father is a cellular phone salesman and his mother runs a gymnastics studio.
  • His favourite football team is Green Bay Packers.
  • Oddly, the literal translation of his Dutch surname means 'from the creek'.
  • His hobbies are: playing the guitar, sleeping, staying with his friends and playing sports.


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