James Van Der Beek is an actor based in America, and he came into the limelight after playing the role of Dawson Leery in the popular series of WB, Dawson’s Creek, and the character of Johnny Moxon in Varsity Blues. He has also played himself in the classic sitcom by ABC, ‘Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23’. He appeared in the CSI-Cyber as an FBI agent named; Elijah Mundo and his work were highly appreciated by viewers all over the world.
Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977, in Cheshire, Connecticut. His mother’s name is Melinda, and she was a gymnastics teacher and a former dancer. His father, James Willian Van Der Beek, worked as an executive in a cellular phone company and was also a baseball pitcher in the early years of his life. James asked his mother to find him an agent to become a professional actor in New York City, and at that time, he was 15 years old. He gave a musical performance at the Goodspeed Opera House at the age of 17 when he was in high school at Cheshire Academy. He went to Drew University on a scholarship but left it for building a career in acting.
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In the initial stage of his career, she gave an audition for three TV pilots in 1997, and one of them was for the popular WB show; Dawson Creek. He got the role of Dawson Leery, and fortunately, the show was a great success which provided the right platform for him to build a successful career. The show ran for six seasons and gained massive popularity all over the world. Then, he got a role in ‘Varsity Blue,’ which gained the top spot at the US Box Office and has a great opening. He also got an MTV Movie Award for his exceptional performance.
By this time, he was a popular face and was also included in the list of; ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’ by People’s Magazine. After that, Beek appeared in numerous movies such as Scary Movie, Texas Rangers, etc. In the year 2010, there was news that James has been picked up for playing a major recurring role in the popular TV series; Mercy. He was also seen in ‘Stolen’ with Stars like Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm, Rhona Mitra, etc.
James’ first marriage was with Heather McComb, who is also an actress, but they got separated in April 2009. James filed for divorce in 2009, which was finalized in 2010. After that, he met Kimberly Brook, who worked as a business consultant, and they both got hitched on August 1, 2010, in Tel Aviv, Israel. They both have five children; Gwendolyn, Annabel, Emilia, Joshua, and Olivia. In October 2019, they announced that they are expecting another child, but a month later, Kimberly suffered a miscarriage. In the year 2020, the couple shifted from Los Angeles to Texas.
James Van Der Beek is a successful actor, and his net worth is estimated to be approx. $8 million.