James Van Der Beek is an actor in the United States. He is widely famous for his role as ‘Dawson Leery’. James portrayed this character in an American teen drama TV series “Dawson’s Creek”. James appeared in many television series and movies as well. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of James Van Der Beek in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
James David Van Der Beek took birth on 8th March 1977 in Cheshire, Connecticut. His father’s name is James William Van Der Beek. He was a former baseball pitcher and an executive of a cell phone company. His mother, Melinda Weber was a gymnastics teacher and a former dancer too. David is of Dutch ancestry. From childhood, he developed a interest in acting. He got admitted to Drew University, but he dropped himself out to fulfil his dream.
James Van Der Beek tied the knot with American actress Heather McComb on 5th July 2003. They got separated in 2009, and later the divorce on 3rd June 2010. He got married to Kimberly Brook on 1st August 2010. This marriage was a private ceremony and was held at Tel Aviv, Israel. The duo has a son named Joshua and four daughters Olivia, Emilia, Annabel Leah and Gwendolyn.
Career, Awards & Nominations
James Van Der Beek’s professional career started when he was just 16. He made his debut in a play of Edward Albee named “Finding the Sun” in 1993. He was featured in the movie “Angus” in 1995. He appeared in romantic drama movie “I Love You, I Love You Not”. James had auditioned for WB Network’s “Dawson’s Creek” and won the role of “Dawson Larry” in 1997.
The series got a massive response from the audience and ran for six seasons. James bagged the “MTV Movie Award” for his role in an American comedy-drama movie “Varsity Blues”. He has made his appearances in different kind of movies like “Scary Movie”, “Texas Rangers”, “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back” etc. He starred in the thriller film “The Plague” in 2006, which was a Direct-to-DVD release.
He has made several guest appearances in TV series such as “Ugly Betty”, “Criminal Minds”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “One Tree Hill”, “Medium” etc. Van Der achieved the “Best Actor” award at “8th Annual San Diego Film Festival” for his notable role in “Formosa Betrayed”. He has also appeared in Kesha’s music video ‘Blow’ as her nemesis in 2011.
Net Worth & Earnings
James Van Der Beek has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He has made this fortune from his successful acting career. He has proved his acting mettle by doing several TV shows and movies as well.
James Van Der Beek is a very talented actor. He had an immense passion for acting since his early age. When he was just 15, James asked his mother to hire an agent and came to New York to give his acting a try. He was selected by “People Magazine” as one of ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World’.