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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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Known For

Dawson's Creek
Dawson's Creek Dawson Leery
(1998-2003)
Varsity Blues
(1999)
The Rules of Attraction
(2002)
What Would Diplo Do?
(2017)

Filmography

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 2018 Pose (TV Series) (pre-production)
Matt
- Pilot (2018) ... Matt
 2017 Modern Family (TV Series)
Bo Johnson
- No Small Feet (2017) ... Bo Johnson
 2017 Sea Oak (TV Movie)
Mr. Frendt
 2017 Vampirina (TV Series)
Boris Hauntley
- Critters!/Cuddle Monster (2017) ... Boris Hauntley
- Oldie but a Ghouldie/Beast in Show (2017) ... Boris Hauntley
- The Ghoul Girls/Game Night (2017) ... Boris Hauntley
- Vampire Weekend/The Bird Who Knew Too Much (2017) ... Boris Hauntley
- The Little Witch/Hide & Shriek (2017) ... Boris Hauntley
 2017 What Would Diplo Do? (TV Series)
Diplo
- Screwged (2017) ... Diplo
- Ur Game Ain't Shit (2017) ... Diplo
- The Curse (2017) ... Diplo
- The Cult (2017) ... Diplo
- The Beef (2017) ... Diplo
 2017 Downsizing
Anesthesiologist
 2017 Room 104 (TV Series)
Scott
- Pizza Boy (2017) ... Scott
 2017 Carters Get Rich (TV Series)
Trent Zebriski
- Trent vs Tony (2017) ... Trent Zebriski
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Trent Zebriski
 2015-2016 CSI: Cyber (TV Series)
Elijah Mundo
- Legacy (2016) ... Elijah Mundo
- Flash Squad (2016) ... Elijah Mundo
- 5 Deadly Sins (2016) ... Elijah Mundo
- Python's Revenge (2016) ... Elijah Mundo
- Fit-and-Run (2016) ... Elijah Mundo
 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
 2008-2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Simon / Simon Tremblay
- Bedtime Stories (2013) ... Simon
- P.S. I Love You (2013) ... Simon
- Sandcastles in the Sand (2008) ... Simon Tremblay
 2013 Labor Day
Officer Treadwell
 2013 The Magic Bracelet (Short)
Joe
 2012-2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (TV Series)
James Van Der Beek
- The D... (2013) ... James Van Der Beek
- Monday June... (2013) ... James Van Der Beek
- The Seven Year B----... (2013) ... James Van Der Beek
- Using People... (2013) ... James Van Der Beek
- The Original B---- (2013) ... James Van Der Beek
 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)
 2010 Inspired by Bret Easton Ellis (Short)
Sean Bateman
 2010 The Big Bang
Adam Nova
 2010 Mercy (TV Series)
Dr. Joe Briggs
- That Crazy Bitch Was Right (2010) ... Dr. Joe Briggs
- Too Much Attitude and Not Enough Underwear (2010) ... Dr. Joe Briggs
- We All Saw This Coming (2010) ... Dr. Joe Briggs
- There Is No Superwoman (2010) ... Dr. Joe Briggs
- Of Course I'm Not (2010) ... Dr. Joe Briggs
 2009 Mrs. Miracle (TV Movie)
Seth Webster
 2009 The Forgotten (TV Series)
Judd Shaw
- Lucky John (2009) ... Judd Shaw
 2009 Stolen
Diploma / Rogianni
 2009 The Storm (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Jonathan Kirk
- The Storm, Part 2 (2009) ... Dr. Jonathan Kirk
- The Storm, Part 1 (2009) ... Dr. Jonathan Kirk
 2009 Formosa Betrayed
Jake Kelly
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Dylan Hoyt
- All in the Family (2009) ... Dylan Hoyt
 2008-2009 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Adam Reese
- Searching for a Former Clarity (2009) ... Adam Reese
- Screenwriter's Blues (2009) ... Adam Reese
- We Change, We Wait (2009) ... Adam Reese
 2009 Eva Adams (TV Movie)
Connor Strikes
 2009 Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Tony Zappa
 2007 Football Wives (TV Movie)
Brian Reynolds
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Luke Carnes
- Grin and Bear It (2007) ... Luke Carnes
 2007 Final Draft
Paul Twist
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Tobias Hankel / Raphael
- Revelations (2007) ... Tobias Hankel
- The Big Game (2007) ... Raphael / Tobias Hankel
 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
 1998-2003 Dawson's Creek (TV Series)
Dawson Leery
- All Good Things... (2003) ... Dawson Leery
- ...Must Come to an End (2003) ... Dawson Leery
- Joey Potter and Capeside Redemption (2003) ... Dawson Leery
- Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road (2003) ... Dawson Leery
- Catch-22 (2003) ... 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 / ...
- James Van Der Beek/Everlast (1999) ... Chris Brubaker / Freddie Patek / Ric / ...
 1999 Varsity Blues
Mox
 1998 Harvest
James Peterson (as James Van Derbeek)
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
 1995 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Stephen Anderson
- Episode dated 27 November 1995 (1995) ... Stephen Anderson
- Episode dated 5 October 1995 (1995) ... Stephen Anderson
- Episode dated 11 April 1995 (1995) ... Stephen Anderson
 1995 Angus
Rick Sandford
 1993 Clarissa Explains It All (TV Series)
Paulie
- Alter Ego (1993) ... Paulie
 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 (74 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Other Works:

Rain Dance - Off-Broadway Play 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:

[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 »

Trivia:

Oddly, the literal translation of his Dutch surname means 'from the creek'. See more »

Nickname:

Baby James, Beek

Star Sign:

Pisces

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