James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1977-03-08 (44 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

27 Movies · 33 TV shows

Also Known As: James Van Derbeek

Biography

James David 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" Moxson 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. His film roles include Varsity Blues (1999) and The Rules of Attraction (2002).

Personal Life

Van Der Beek was previously married to actress Heather McComb from 2003 until their separation in April 2009. Van Der Beek filed for divorce in the fall of that year, which was finalized and enforced in spring 2010.Van Der Beek married business consultant Kimberly Brook on August 1, 2010, in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel. The couple have five children, Olivia (born September 25, 2010), Joshua (born March 13, 2012), Annabel (born January 25, 2014), Emilia (born March 23, 2016), and Gwendolyn (born June 15, 2018). They announced in October 2019 that they were expecting their sixth child.In November 2019, it was revealed that Van der Beek's wife, Kimberly, had suffered a miscarriage. In September 2020, they announced that they were leaving Los Angeles and moving to Texas.

Early Life

Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, the son of Melinda (née Weber) (1950-2020), a former dancer and gymnastics teacher, and 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".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 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 attended Drew University, on an academic scholarship, where he participated in an all-male a cappella group, but dropped out to pursue acting. 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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Fast Foodies

Fast Foodies

2021
Chefs are competing to recreate a celebrity guest's favorite fast food dish in order to win the trophy.
Bad Hair

Bad Hair

2021
An ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the world of music television. Her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she learns that her new hair may be her own.

2019.

1 Movie
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

6
2019
Jay and Silent Bob embark on a cross-country mission to stop Hollywood from rebooting the film based on their comic book counterparts Bluntman and Chronic.

2018.

2 TV shows
TV
Pose

Pose

5.29
2018
A dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of 1980s life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social an...
TV
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

6
2018
Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale's weekly comedy commentary show.

2017.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
Vampirina

Vampirina

4.5
2017
A young vampire girl is the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.
TV
Drop the Mic

Drop the Mic

2017
Celebrity rap battles mix comedy and music.
Downsizing

Downsizing

6.06
2017
A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
TV
What Would Diplo Do?

What Would Diplo Do?

2017
Being a DJ and producer doesn't make you a good person. We have a chance to get it right if we're still in the game.
TV
Sea Oak

Sea Oak

2017
Aunt Bernie is a comedy about a woman who dies in a home invasion. She was angry and determined to get the life she didn't have. Her immediate family live in a subsidized housing complex called Sea Oa...

2016.

2 TV shows
TV
Match Game

Match Game

2016
A modern remake of the classic 70s game show features two contestants trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the- blank.
TV
The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

2016
The $100,000 Pyramid has teams of two contestants. The goal of the game is to help your partner guess an answer by listing items that would be included in it. "Po-Go Sticks", "Kangaroos", and "Basketb...

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden

9
2015
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
Power/Rangers

Power/Rangers

7.5
2015
The Power Rangers were debooted. Joseph Kahn had a take on the film. Not a pilot, not a series, not for profit. This experiment is not affiliated with or endorsed by any of the companies. He doesn't h...
TV
CSI: Cyber

CSI: Cyber

7.5
2015
The FBI's team of Cyber Crime Investigators, headed by Special Agent Avery Ryan, works to solve cases involving the dark-net. Avery, a Special Agent in Charge and esteemed Cyber-Psychologist heads up ...

2014.

1 TV show
TV
Friends with Better Lives

Friends with Better Lives

6
2014
A comedy about six friends at different stages in their lives – married, divorced, newly engaged and single – who are outwardly happy, but secretly questioning if their friends have it better. Andi an...

2013.

2 Movies
Labor Day

Labor Day

7
2013
A wounded, fearsome man is being offered a ride by a depressed single mom and her son. As police search for the escaped convict, the mother and son begin to learn his true story, as their options beco...
The Magic Bracelet

The Magic Bracelet

2013
Three people and a dog are connected. A new level of friendship, family and healing is revealed when a new level of friendship, family and healing is revealed after the girls inherit a totem bracelet ...

2012.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Eric Andre Show

The Eric Andre Show

6
2012
A comedy talk show featuring unstable hosts, a variety of celebrities, and unusual studio action was created from an alternate reality.
TV
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

5.5
2012
After a naive Midwestern girl's big city dreams are dashed her first week in New York, she finds herself living with her worst nightmare in this hilarious, contemporary comedy about a female odd coupl...
Backwards

Backwards

2012
When a fiercely competitive 30 year old rower fails to make the Olympic boat for the second time, she takes a coaching job at a school but struggles to adjust to life off the race course.

2011.

2 Movies
Salem Falls

Salem Falls

2011
A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and ends up being the target of a witch hunt.
The Big Bang

The Big Bang

2011
When a private detective is hired to find a missing stripper, the job becomes complicated when everyone dies. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must conte...

2010.

2 Movies
Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis

Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis

2010
Commissioned by Random House and Bret Easton Ellis.
Formosa Betrayed

Formosa Betrayed

2010
An FBI agent is assigned to investigate a murder. There are international secrets found in college campuses. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where he lea...

2009.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
The Forgotten

The Forgotten

4.33
2009
There is a group of people who work on cases. The group needs to solve the puzzle of the victim's identity in order to catch the killer. They are trying to get the deceased's names back.
TV
Modern Family

Modern Family

6.44
2009
The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan has a large and blended family. The modern family is sometimes warm and sometimes twisted, but they give us an honest and often hilarious look into it.
TV
The Storm

The Storm

6
2009
The Storm is a science fiction disaster movie. The teleplay was written by David Abramowitz and Dennis A. The weather creation system developed by the Atmospheric Research Institute threatens life on ...
Taken in Broad Daylight

Taken in Broad Daylight

2009
Every 24 hours. After a child is kidnapped by a stranger, the chances of finding them alive diminish to almost 100%. The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she ma...
Stolen

Stolen

2009
There are striking similarities between the murder of a child and the disappearance of a child.
Mrs. Miracle

Mrs. Miracle

5.5
2009
A widower is looking for a maid to help with his unruly twin sons. A miracle becomes a nanny, a chef, and a friend. A match maker.

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Free Radio

Free Radio

2008
Lance Krall andRory Rosegarten created Free Radio. The show played on Comedy Central and the Super Channel. Lance Krall is well known for his roles on The Joe Schmo Show and The Lance Krall Show. The ...

2007.

2 Movies
Final Draft

Final Draft

2007
A writer locked himself in his apartment for 18 days in order to meet a deadline for his project. The characters from his past are included in his script. He finds himself living in a world where what...
Eye of the Beast

Eye of the Beast

2007
This menacing monster yarn stars James Van Der Beek as government scientist Dan Leland, who's sent to investigate reported sightings of a giant squidlike beast that's put the entire population of a fi...

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty

5.81
2006
In the cutthroat world of New York fashion, smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude. With the assistance of her family from Queens, Betty will continue to hav...
The Plague

The Plague

2006
All the worldwide children of less than nine years fall in coma at the same time. Ten years later, Tom Russel is released from prison after killing a man in a fight, and returns to his home town, more...

2005.

1 Movie · 4 TV shows
TV
How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother

6.33
2005
A father retells to his children the journey he and his four best friends took leading up to him meeting their mother in a series of flashbacks.
Standing Still

Standing Still

2005
There is a chain reaction of confrontations and romantic encounters when college friends get together for a wedding.
TV
Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

5.96
2005
An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. David is a founding member of the BAU.
TV
Medium

Medium

6
2005
Allison Dubois works in the District Attorney's office and uses her intuition to solve crimes. She gets clues to the location of missing people through her dreams.
TV
Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

6
2005
The celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts and then voted on by the viewers. Enjoy sizzling salsas, sambas, and spray-tans as they co...

2004.

1 Movie
Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party

Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party

2004
The behind the scenes making of 'Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back' was the subject of a feature length documentary directed by the wife of 'That Kevin Smith'.

2003.

2 TV shows
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
TV
One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

6.58
2003
Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a tale...

2002.

1 Movie
The Rules of Attraction

The Rules of Attraction

10
2002
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmates.

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

6.05
2001
When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels ...
Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers

2001
Ten years after the end of the Civil War, the Governor of Texas wants to form a company of Rangers to patrol the Mexican border. Most of the recruits are young men with little or no experience with gu...

2000.

1 Movie
Scary Movie

Scary Movie

6.41
2000
Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. One of the best movies of all time is The Blair Witch Project.

1999.

2 Movies
Harvest

Harvest

1999
A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on...
Varsity Blues

Varsity Blues

10
1999
In small-town Texas, high school football is a religion, 17-year-old schoolboys carry the hopes of an entire community onto the gridiron every Friday night. John Moxon, a second-string quarterback wit...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek

7.25
1998
The fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college are portrayed in the American teen drama "Dawson's Creek".

1997.

2 TV shows
TV
EP Daily

EP Daily

1997
The show covers movies, TV shows, comic books, collectibles and gadgets. The show was created and executive produced by host Victor Lucas and has been on the air for over a decade.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Aliens in the Family

Aliens in the Family

1996
A human single father is kidnapped by a spaceship and falls in love with an alien single mother. They return to Earth to raise their blended family.
I Love You, I Love You Not

I Love You, I Love You Not

1996
A school student and her grandmother are talking.

1995.

1 Movie
Angus

Angus

5.18
1995
A large, pathetic 14 year old is most often filled with the image of a woman. He doesn't think he has a chance of getting her. He was surprised that he was chosen to dance with her at the Winter Ball....

1992.

1 TV show
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jay Leno that initially aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. The fourth incarn...

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Clarissa Explains It All

Clarissa Explains It All

1991
Clarissa Darling is a teen girl dealing with typical pre-adolescent concerns such as school, boys, pimples, wearing her first training bra and an annoying little brother Ferguson.

1975.

1 TV show
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
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