James David Van Der Beek is an American actor born on March 8, 1977. He is popularly known for his role of Dawson Leery in the american drama series Dawson’s Creek and Johnny Moxson in 1999 film Varsity Blues.He has also worked in movies like The rules of attraction, Mrs Miracle, Castle in the sky, Texas rangers and others.
James David Van Der Beek: Personal life
Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut in 1977. His mother Melinda was a dancer and gymnastics teacher, and his father James William Van Der Beek is a cell phone company executive and former baseball pitcher.
James attended Drew University on an academic scholarship. He was a part of an all-male a cappella group, but he left the group to pursue acting. James performed in Nick Silver’s play, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine at the Vineyard Theater in New York. He was a part of the supporting cast in the independent film Cash Crop. Originally, the film was called Harvest and was shot in spring of 1997 but it was released in 2001.
He got married to actress Heather McComb in 2003. But the marriage didn’t last. In April, 2009 Van Der Beek filed for a divorce and they separated in 2010.
Van Der Beek got married to Kimberly Brook, a business consultant in August, 2010, in a private ceremony. The couple together have five children, Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia and Gwendolyn.
James David Van Der Beek: Films and Tv Series
James Van Der Beek has appeared in several movies and tv series. Here are some of our favorite James Van Der Beek’s Tv moments.
Varsity Blues (1999)
Scary Movie (2000)
Texas Rangers (2001)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)
Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Power Rangers (2015)
James Van Der Beek Net worth
James became a huge star at the age of 20 with Dawson’s Creek. But being young and naive he signed a contract that did not pay him enough. He did not get much from the show despite being the lead actor.
After Dawson’s Creek ended in 2004, he took several small roles here and there to stay afloat. He also regrets not making roles in some of iconic movies that you could have launched him further. He had to take role that he wouldn’t take today to build a stable ent worth.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, currently James has a net worth of 8 million dollars. It is safe to say that James Van Der Beek is a multimillionaire now.
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