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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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Dawson's Creek
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Varsity Blues
Castle in the Sky
The Rules of Attraction


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 2016 Carters Get Rich (TV Series) (post-production)
Trent Zebrisky
 2015 Indiana Home Shopping (Short)
 2015 Power/Rangers (Short)
 2014 Friends with Better Lives (TV Series)
- 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)
 2012 Backwards
 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)
- 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)
 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
 2005 Three (TV Series)
- 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)
- Alter Ego (1993) ... Paulie
 1986 Castle in the Sky
Pazu (English version, voice)
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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 13 Interviews | 10 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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[Talking about shooting a TV show] "Sometimes it can be really stressful. But that's where it's important to have a close cast working together. On our show - Michelle, Katie, Josh and I get along really well. We all started together - and we back each other whenever we have any problems with the writers. So if there's unity amongst the cast then that reduces the level of stress and tension that ... See more »


In off-Broadway play "Rain Dance" and filming Standing Still (2005). See more »


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