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James Van Der Beek

James David Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977 in Cheshire, Connecticut, as the oldest of three children of Melinda (Weber), a gymnastics studio owner and Broadway dancer, and Jim Van Der Beek, a cell phone company executive. He has a brother named Jared who was born in 1979, and a sister named Juliana who was born in 1981. James started ... See full bio »
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Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek Dawson Leery
Varsity Blues
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 2018 Pose (TV Series)
Matt Bromley
 2017-2018 Vampirina (TV Series)
Boris Hauntley
 2017 Modern Family (TV Series)
Bo Johnson
 2017 Sea Oak (TV Movie)
Mr. Frendt
 2017 What Would Diplo Do? (TV Series)
 2017 Downsizing
 2017 Room 104 (TV Series)
 2017 Carters Get Rich (TV Series)
Trent Zebriski
 2015-2016 CSI: Cyber (TV Series)
Elijah Mundo
 2015 Indiana Home Shopping (Short)
 2015 Power Rangers (Short)
 2014 Friends with Better Lives (TV Series)
 2008-2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Simon / Simon Tremblay
 2013 Labor Day
Officer Treadwell
 2013 The Magic Bracelet (Short)
 2012-2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series)
James Van Der Beek
 2012 Backwards
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sean Albert
 2011 Salem Falls (TV Movie)
Jack McBradden
 2011 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
 2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Rex Tamlyn
 2011 DILF Khakis (Short)
 2011 Asshole for Hire (Short)
 2010 Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis (Short)
Sean Bateman
 2010 The Big Bang
Adam Nova
 2010 Mercy (TV Series)
Dr. Joe Briggs
 2009 Mrs. Miracle (TV Movie)
Seth Webster
 2009 The Forgotten (TV Series)
Judd Shaw
 2009 Stolen
Diploma / Rogianni
 2009 The Storm (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Jonathan Kirk
 2009 Formosa Betrayed
Jake Kelly
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Dylan Hoyt
 2008-2009 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Adam Reese
 2009 Eva Adams (TV Movie)
Connor Strikes
 2009 Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Tony Zappa
 2007 Eye of the Beast (TV Movie)
Dan Leland
 2007 Football Wives (TV Movie)
Brian Reynolds
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Luke Carnes
 2007 Final Draft
Paul Twist
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Tobias Hankel / Raphael
 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 / ...
 2005 Three (TV Series)
 2005/II Standing Still
 1998-2003 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Dawson Leery
 2002 The Rules of Attraction
Sean Bateman
 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
James Van Der Beek
 2001 Texas Rangers
Lincoln Rogers Dunnison
 2000 Scary Movie
Dawson Leery (uncredited)
 1999 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Chris Brubaker / Freddie Patek / Ric / ...
 1999 Varsity Blues
 1998 Harvest
James Peterson (as James Van Derbeek)
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
 1995 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Stephen Anderson
 1995 Angus
Rick Sandford
 1993 Clarissa Explains It All (TV Series)
 1986 Castle in the Sky
Pazu (English version, voice)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (79 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Host for MTV True Life: No Money, Mo' Problems (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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[on 'Dawson's Creek'] As popular as the show was, the fact that people are still all relevant however many years later, the fact that none of us are in jail, is pretty staggering. The odds that four people that young, who got that famous that quickly, would all turn out okay is pretty rare. I think a lot of it had to do with shooting in North Carolina, and being away from the pitfalls that come ... See more »


James and wife Kimberly welcomed their 4th child 3rd daughter Emilia on March 23rd 2016. See more »


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