Casper Robert Van Dien Jr. (born December 18, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his lead role as Johnny Rico in the 1997 science-fiction film Starship Troopers. He has also appeared in a large number of television and film roles, often in daytime and primetime soap operas, and a large number of TV movies and direct-to-video films, including Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, a 2008 sequel to the original film.
From 1993 to 1997 Van Dien was married to Carrie Mitchum (granddaughter of Robert Mitchum). They have two children, Casper Robert Mitchum Van Dien and actress Caroline Grace Van Dien. Van Dien had co-starred with Robert Mitchum in James Dean: Race with Destiny.In 1999 Van Dien met actress Catherine Oxenberg during the filming of the TV movie The Collectors, and they soon worked together again in the 1999 thriller The Omega Code. On May 8, 1999, they married at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2005, the couple appeared in their own reality series, I Married a Princess, which aired on the Lifetime Television channel in the United States, LIVINGtv in the United Kingdom and Lifestyle You in Australia; Oxenberg's mother is Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. During the 2006-2007 TV season, Van Dien and Oxenberg co-starred in the American drama series Watch Over Me on MyNetworkTV. Oxenberg had a daughter from a previous relationship, India Riven Oxenberg (born 1991). Van Dien and Oxenberg have two daughters: Maya Van Dien (born 2001) and Celeste Alma Van Dien (born 2003). In 2015, Van Dien filed for divorce from Oxenberg.Oxenberg and Van Dien were celebrity ambassadors for the non-profit organization Childhelp.Van Dien married Jennifer Wenger in June 2018.
Van Dien was born and raised in Milton, Florida, the son of Diane (née Morrow), a nursery school teacher, and Casper Robert Van Dien Sr., a U.S. Navy Commander and fighter pilot.There is a long military tradition in Van Dien's family. Aside from his father, his grandfather was a Marine during World War II. Van Dien is descended from an old Dutch family long settled in the New York area; his other heritage includes Swedish, French, and English.The street on which Van Dien grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Van Dien Avenue, was named after his great-great-great-grandfather. When Van Dien was older, his family moved to Florida, where he enrolled at the St. Petersburg campus of the Admiral Farragut Academy, graduating 3rd in command. While in the Florida prep school, Van Dien was often referred to as "Ken doll" due to his good looks, and got into many fights for that reason. Even some writers later described him as a "perfect life-sized Ken doll." After high school, Van Dien attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
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Batman: Dying Is Easy
While investigating the disappearance of three Gotham City Police officers, Batman raids the Mad Hatter's hideout and rescues a girl forced to dress as Alice. Two months later, he is informed by Lieut...
A star cowboy in a traveling rodeo is thrown off course when he falls in love with the daughter of a tough-minded town councilman.
A secret-service agent is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Sean, from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a Supreme Cou...
After fighting in the Civil War, two Union Army buddies find themselves on opposite sides of the law with the post-war peace at risk.
Acquitted by Faith
Benjamin Stills is almost sentenced to prison for killing a teenage girl in an accidental car crash from texting while driving.
When a teen goes on a solo summer journey to connect with her roots, she finds herself in a new world, ready for the ride of her life, and discovers she had the drive in her all along.
A former Marine is forced to risk his life again to save his wife and best friend from a modern day pirate as he faces the ghosts of the war he left behind.
Bran Marshall fled to a hostile planet after Earth was destroyed. The only survivor of the crew of the supply ship was a female warrior named Ohsha. The ship is damaged by meteorites as the two try to...
One Nation Under God
A student stands up for God when a presidential candidate is in his school. Both men were challenged to step out in faith and be the men God has called them to be.
Alita: Battle Angel
When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is t...
Last Seen in Idaho
A woman awakens from a coma after a car accident and begins to have visions of her murder. She is trying to solve and prevent her own murder.
Madness in the Method
Kevin Smith was told that he should become a method actor because he wants to be taken more seriously as an actor. He became a serial killer because he was a method actor.
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When Virginia and her husband Jack spend a long weekend in the idyllic countryside, they encounter a creature that tears their lives apart. While the attack has an effect on each of them, it brings ou...
A film crew is ravaged by a demon, who is hell bent on cashing in on a deal he made with someone on set who was seeking fame and fortune.
South Central L.A has a rising high school football player. The wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds begin to collide when the player is recruited to play for Beverl...
A woman seeks revenge on the Russian Mob for her father's death. She is fighting in the underground mixed martial arts fighting world to avenge his death.
All About the Money
Two friends are going on a vacation. After landing in the third world country, they realize they are trying to capture the United States' most wanted criminal with no military training.
The Conway Curve
When Natalie Conway's father passes away, she believes she will forever be on her own. So when her long lost brother, Luke, returns after a twenty-year hiatus she's elated. He's a missing piece to a f...
Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine
A prince and princess are kidnapped from their home world and three elite soldiers are hired to recover them. The trail leads to a planet that is inhabited by strange creatures.
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars
Johnny Rico was ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.
Tarzan is the super hero who never goes out of style. He was raised by apes in the African jungle and found his true love, Jane. He is entertaining and accessible by swinging through trees. The film t...
Showdown in Manila
The film takes place in Manila, Philippines, and in the jungles of the island of Boracay on a tropical island in the privacy of a Russian middle-aged man. The quiet life was interrupted by the murder ...
A brave Army dog returns to the U.S., where he helps his heroic handler bond with his resentful daughter on a camping trip despite danger around every corner.
The Last Bid
When two female friends decide to try their hand at a storage locker auction, they unwittingly inherit a locker belonging to a dangerous serial killer. They soon find themselves in a desperate race to...
When a scientist and a pilot volunteer for a high profile space mission are told their goal is to find the end of the universe, they are shocked. After 13 years in space, the ship crashes into the end...
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When Rumpelstiltskin destroys the Magic Mirror and escapes to the modern world, the four princesses of "Once Upon a Time"-Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel-are sucked through the p...
When a mysterious orb of light strikes a deep water oil rig, the massive explosion erupts into a ball of flames creating a swirling mass of clouds and fire. As the twister begins to move ...
Years after a patient killed himself under her care, a therapist finds herself reliving the case when a new patient with a similar condition asks for her help. But when her life begins spiraling out o...
American Senator delivers a speech to the Russian Parliament warning that corruption would turn them into rats. His prediction becomes reality.
The life of the co-star of a canceled sci-fi series who went on to become a cult favorite is the subject of Con Man. Jack Moore starred as the series Captain and went on to become a major celebrity, w...
The other nine-year old girls are the same as June. She is an orphan. There are bad things that happen when she is upset. Foster homes are usually destroyed in June. It will be different this time. Ju...
Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf
When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it's up to Sharktopus to stop them.
The Twelve Trees of Christmas
When the local library is set for demolition, the residents of her beloved Manhattan neighborhood rally to participate in a Christmas tree contest. Tony Shaughnessy hires Cordelia to win a contest for...
500 MPH Storm
When an energy experiment goes haywire, a rash of massive hurricanes rips across North America. A high school science teacher must get his family to safety before the hurricanes merge, creating a "hyp...
In a small Texas town during the holiday season, a meteorology professor is woken in the middle of the night by a call about a tornado. As his team assembles at the lab, he needs to report. A TV news ...
The story of a reporter investigating a serial killer is told in Assumed Killer. She thinks her husband may have been responsible for the killings.
Four friends hit the road to LA to compete in the Cyberbowl Video Game Championship, but will they be able to compete with the worst memories of their lives?
Fugitive at 17
A teenage computer-hacker is on the run after being suspected of murdering her best friend.
A young secretary in Portland who lacks self-confidence is the victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Wendy was able to find the courage to fight back and esca...
Starship Troopers: Invasion
FortCasey is a distant Federation outpost. The fast attack ship is being used. The garrison commander brings the intel back to Earth. The starship was used for a covert mission. The battle-hardened tr...
Baby's First Christmas
When a pair of feuding colleagues, Kyle and Jenna are thrown together after their siblings, Jim and Trisha fall in love, they have to learn to get along in time for their nephew's birth on Christmas. ...
At Smith Mountain Lake, Sara and Lilly were born. Sara was estranged from her family when she moved to Los Angeles to study law. Her sister lives with their parents until Dad dies in an accident. All ...
Nicole and Annie return to their childhood home to say goodbye to their mother. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters hear strange noises, see objects moving, and see a picture of a woman ...
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy
The background stories of several characters from the series are explained in the first season of the game, which is a sequel to the original game.
Femme Fatales is an anthology TV series, inspired by the men's magazine of the same name, with each episode focusing on an antihero woman, intercut with softcore pornographic scenes and produced by Ci...
Born to Ride
The stars of Starship Troopers are back in action! Mike (Casper Van Dien) decides to hit the road on his refurbished classic motorcycle along with best buddy Alex (Patrick Muldoon), but their trek tak...
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In order to find his father's killer, Steve McGarrett returns to Oahu. He was offered the chance to run his own task force. Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua are part of Steve's...
When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bothe...
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
The Bannister family including former K-9 police hero Zeus (voiced by Mario López) is back, and this time they're spending their holidays at a beautiful Rocky Mountain resort. But toss in an unexpecte...
One Hot Summer
A beautiful Cuban-American lawyer is caught in the greatest dilemma of her life stay with Ariel, her Cuban-American husband who is eager to start a family at any cost or reignite a past love with Luth...
Mask of the Ninja
In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kum...
Aces 'N' Eights
The settlers of a town that was destined for railroad greatness suddenly die. An elderly rancher and a retired gunslinger are responsible for justice.
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
Sky marshal Anoke and several others are stranded on the distant Alien planet OM-1 after a Federation Starship crash-landed. Colonel/General Johnny Rico, reluctant hero of the original Bug Invasion on...
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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
It’s 1922, and free-spirited archaeologist Danny Freemont is infamous for his outlandish theories. Freemont is certain that if found, the Emerald Tablet, rumored to be buried in King Tut’s tomb, would...
Meltdown: Days of Destruction
Despite scientist Nathan's warnings, his boss continues an experiment meant as publicity for his satellite firm: exploding an asteroid. Instead it splits, and the major piece, the size of Iceland, cha...
Watch Over Me
On December 6, 2006 there was a show called Watch Over Me on My NetworkTV. Twentieth Television produced 66 episodes. A woman torn between her fiancée and her bodyguard is the subject of a limited-run...
Thirty years on from Vietnam, a government official is trying to track down soldiers who went missing in action, in the hope that it may lead her to her father. Meanwhile, a war veteran is forced to r...
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
Thousands of years ago, the Child King Tutankhamen ruled. No one knows what happened to him. It is certain that King Tut's Emerald Tablet will control the world if it is found. Morgan Sinclair is a me...
Hawks and Grives are in a rain forest with an elite squad of soldiers. The leader of a savage herd is turned into a vampire by Grieves. Dr needs to be saved by Hawk. Laurie Williams was surrounded by ...
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When a policewoman discovers corruption in her department, she puts her family in danger.
Detective Jack Barnes began having inexplicable and terrifying premonitions of horrible disasters after a violent car wreck. Jack was shocked to find himself wanted for questioning by the FBI after hi...
I Married a Princess
I Married a Princess was a reality show that starred Catherine Oxenberg and her husband. The show's slogan is "under the tiara and behind the shades - a real life look at a fairy-tale family."
The Fallen Ones
An archaeologist found the mummified remains of a giant, the offspring of a Fallen Angel and a human woman. The terror that he has unleashed needs to be stopped.
An attorney is trying to solve her younger brother's disappearance while at the same time helping a new friend rid herself of a stalker. It turns out that the seemingly separate situations are actuall...
Two people on the run for murder and armed robbery are picked up by a man and his sister while on a road trip.
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In the year 3000, the deep space salvage ship Mother III locates the vanished starship Demeter in the Carpathian System. Captain Abraham Van Helsing and his crew composed of the blonde assistant Auror...
The Tony Danza Show
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
A former firefighter and Special Forces officer takes on a team of murderers when the ocean liner he's working on is hijacked. Kyle Considine was hired to evaluate security on a luxury cruise ship and...
A group of Special Forces agents are looking for a predator that has been on a killing spree.
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Eddie Burton is an orphan, but too many screw-ups land him in jail, so his 8-year old son Will, who was abandoned by his mother, has no one else besides Eddie's granny. Eddie signed up for a program f...
Rock Me Baby
Denver, Colorado is the location of Rock Me Baby. On September 15, 2003 it aired on UPN. Carl Anthony Payne II plays Jimmy Cox, the co-host of a popular Denver radio show with his best friend, who is ...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Death from Above: The Making of 'Starship Troopers'
A behind-the-scenes look at director Paul Verhoeven's imaginative re-telling of Robert Heinlein's classic science fiction novel.
The Robbers were caught in the act of robbing a casino vault, but the casino owner still hired them as security consultants. The casino executive is happy with the head of security.
The Vector File
Sometimes, everybody really is out to get you, that's the premise of ageo-political thrillers. In the wrong hands, a DNA code can end the human race. The Russians are in the middle of a chase with a g...
Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, renowned for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. He developed an extreme case of obse...
The highway to hell runs through a college campus in the movie. After helping a pretty co-ed out of a nasty domestic situation, Jim Travis gives the girl a lift home. Jim gets into a frightening confr...
A group of Marines are in Vietnam.
A man falls in love with a woman whose father is high on his priority list.
Danger Beneath the Sea
A communications breakdown was experienced by the crew of a US Navy submarine. Senior officers are prepared to retaliate if there is a nuclear war.
Spears is a private detective. Someone gets word from an old friend that Spears' ex-girlfriend, Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. Spears doesn't want to get involved when he finds out that h...
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A handsome, brilliant stock trader is bored with his job and becomes a serial killer.
New Haven is a small town with a big problem. A sixty foot slithering horror has shattered the town's tranquility on it's path of death and destruction. The monster becomes an unstoppable feeding mach...
Victor Cooper is an undercover agent who is assigned to find out how the drugs are brought to Miami. He suspects that the drug is coming through the air and joins a team of sky diving, under the leade...
On October 4, 2000 NBC aired a soap opera. The majority of the episodes were aired. The series was marketed as a "Dynasty for the new millennium" in an attempt to duplicate the style of Spelling's ear...
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend
There is a behind the scenes look at the movie.
The drifter was caught in the middle of an international crime caper after stealing a briefcase.
The Time Shifters
Tom was nearly killed in an accident while reporting on a fire at the power plant. The sight of a man leaving the place saved his life when he was supposed to be killed with his crew.
The Omega Code
An ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled as a secret code brings the world to the edge of apocalypse. Gillen Lane is an expert on theology and mythology and has gained international fame as a moti...
When an accidental death verdict is given on discovery of the remains of a top scientist, within the stomach of a hammerhead shark his closest friend Marine Biologist Steven McRay is not happy with th...
New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to SLEEPY HOLLOW to investigate a series of deaths in which the victims are beheaded. Locals think the culprit is the legendary Headless Horseman.
On the Border
A dumb as rocks security guard in a Texas border town gets involved in a planned bank robbery because of the charms of two different women.
A vampire hunter in southern California is on a quest for revenge after his son was killed by zombies.
Tarzan and the Lost City
Tarzan is going back to Africa to save his home.
Casper Meets Wendy
When a warlock threatens Wendy the Good Little Witch, she and her aunts hide out at a resort. Although ghosts and witches don't get along, the two are spirits of the same spirit.
James Dean: Race with Destiny
Casper Van Dien of Starship Troopers stars as James Dean, whose remarkable talent and rebel attitude took Hollywood by storm. But as Dean's star begins to rise, his passionate affair with Italian inge...
Drew has never been to a small town before. Laura was murdered a year ago. Everyone assumed that Laura's boyfriend Teddie who went missing at the same time as the murder had done it, but Drew started ...
The story is set in the future and follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of ...
Casper: A Spirited Beginning
A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls a...
A group of recently trained astronauts are sent into space to probe a new experiment, only to be stranded and face an eternity in space unless successful contact can be established from earth. In betw...
Night Eyes 4: Fatal Passion
Dr is a successful psychologist. She put in a new alarm system because of threats she received. Will gets shot after Steve and Will install her system. There was a break-in at her house. If the tapes ...
Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus
Tal is now king. A family is in danger of being conquered by Lord Agon and there is a chance to save them. Tal wants his troops to march against Agon in the morning. The young king was captured by Ago...
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Five students living in the same apartment building go through personal trials.
The Outer Limits
Sometimes there is a plot twist at the end of The Outer Limits. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revi...
James Dean and Me
The subject of a documentary is James Dean. People who worked with him reminisce.
1 TV show
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Dr. Michaela went to Colorado Springs after her father's death to become the town's doctor.
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Freshman Dorm aired for 5 episodes in the summer of 1992. Three young adults are living in a co-ed dormitory at the Western Pacific University in southern California.
1 TV show
Silk Stalkings is a crime drama. The series depicts the daily lives of two detectives who solve crimes of passion among the ultra-rich of Palm Beach, Florida.
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Beverly Hills, 90210
Follow the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills, California and attending West Beverly Hills High School and the fictional California University after graduation.
Menu for Murder
Joanne Mayfield, head of the parental school commission, behaves like a dictator and makes all the other women her enemies. But when she suddenly falls dead on a party after having a sandwich, the mai...
2 TV shows
Saved by the Bell
At California's Bayside High School, Lovable schemer Zack Morris leads his friends on adventures. While frequently frustrating their principal, the friends navigate relationships, final exams, school ...
Life Goes On
Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children live in suburban Chicago in the show Life Goes On. Life Goes On was the first show to have a major character with Down syndrome.
The hearts of generations around the world were moved by theHeidi story. Just like us, HEIDI has grown up as well. She is not a sweet little kid anymore. In the future, the world is going to sink into...
A young woman is accepted into a strange family to live as a surrogate daughter.
Monsters of California
A coming of age adventure with a science fiction twist that follows teenager Dallas Edwards and his derelict friends on a quest for the meaning behind a series of mysterious, paranormal events in Sout...
Garrison7: War Is Coming
An elite special forces commander accidentally discovers a military conspiracy and his family is murdered. They will not stop at nothing to silence him.