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James Van Der Beek


James David Van Der Beek, Jr. was born on March 8, 1977, in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA as the oldest of three children to father Jim Van Der Beek, a cellular-phone company executive and mother Melinda (Weber) Van Der Beek, a gymnastics studio owner and former Broadway dancer. James has a brother named Jared who was born in 1979 and a sister named ... See full bio »
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Known For

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek Dawson Leery
(1998-2003)
Castle in the Sky
(1986)
The Rules of Attraction
(2002)
Varsity Blues
(1999)

Filmography

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 2017 What Would Diplo Do? (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2016 Carters Get Rich (TV Series) (post-production)
Trent Zebrisky
 2015 Indiana Home Shopping (Short)
 2015 Power Rangers (Short)
Rocky
 2014 Friends with Better Lives (TV Series)
Will
- Surprises (2014) ... Will
- The Deceivers (2014) ... Will
- The Lost and Hound (2014) ... Will
- The Imposter (2014) ... Will
- No More Mr. Nice Guy (2014) ... Will
 2013 The Magic Bracelet (Short)
Joe
 2012 Backwards
Geoff
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sean Albert
- Father Dearest (2012) ... Sean Albert
 2011 Salem Falls (TV Movie)
Jack McBradden
 2011 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Nathan
- Bachelor Party (2011) ... Nathan
 2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Rex Tamlyn
- To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap (2011) ... Rex Tamlyn
 2011 Asshole for Hire (Short)
 2011 DILF Khakis (Short)
 2009 Mrs. Miracle (TV Movie)
Seth Webster
 2009 The Forgotten (TV Series)
Judd Shaw
- Lucky John (2009) ... Judd Shaw
 2009 Stolen
Diploma / Rogianni
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Dylan Hoyt
- All in the Family (2009) ... Dylan Hoyt
 2009 Eva Adams (TV Movie)
Connor Strikes
 2007 Football Wives (TV Movie)
Brian Reynolds
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Luke Carnes
 2007 Final Draft
Paul Twist
 2007 Eye of the Beast (TV Movie)
Dan Leland
 2006 Sex, Power, Love & Politics (TV Movie)
Ozzie
 2006 The Plague (Video)
Tom Russell
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Jonathan 'Mox' Moxon / Bush's Aide / Doctor / ...
- Massage Chair (2006) ... Jonathan 'Mox' Moxon / Bush's Aide / Doctor (voice)
- Rodigitti (2006) ... Paper Bag / Time Traveller (voice)
 2005/II Standing Still
Simon
 2005 Three (TV Series)
John-O
- Pilot (2005) ... John-O
 2000 Scary Movie
Dawson Leery (uncredited)
 1999 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Chris Brubaker / Freddie Patek / Ric / ...
- James Van Der Beek/Everlast (1999) ... Chris Brubaker / Freddie Patek / Ric / ...
 1998 Harvest
James Peterson (as James Van Derbeek)
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
 1993 Clarissa Explains It All (TV Series)
Paulie
- Alter Ego (1993) ... Paulie
 1986 Castle in the Sky
Pazu (English version, voice)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in Off-Broadway play Rain Dance See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 13 Interviews | 10 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Van Derbeek

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not about to talk about what's romantic in my life - I figure if you talk about it once - then that's an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself. See more »

Trivia:

There was a third story in Storytelling (2001) with Van Der Beek as a college student realizing his sexuality, which was subsequently cut out of the film. See more »

Nickname:

Baby James, Beek

Star Sign:

Pisces

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