James Van Der Beek Biography (1977-)

Full name, James William Van Der Beek, Jr.; born March 8, 1977, in Cheshire,CT; son of James William (a cellular phone company executive and former professional baseball pitcher) and Melinda (a gymnastics studio manager and formerdancer) Van Der Beek. Addresses: Agent: Adam Venit, Endeavor Talent Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Jonathan Perry, Original Film Management, 2045 South Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Publicist: Cindy Guagenti, Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 WilshireBlvd., 6th Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
March 8, 1977
Cheshire, Connecticut, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Rick Sandford, Angus (also known as Angus--Voll Cool), NewLine Cinema, 1995
  • Tony, I Love You, I Love You Not, Avalanche Releasing, 1997
  • Jonathan "Mox" Moxon, Varsity Blues, Paramount, 1999
  • Voice of Pazu, Laputa, Castle in the Sky (animated; also known asCastle in the Sky and Tenku no shiro Rapyuta), Buena Vista, 1999
  • James Peterson, Harvest (also known as Cash Crop and A Desperate Season), Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Dawson Leery, Scary Movie, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Lincoln Rogers Dunnison, Texas Rangers, Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001
  • Himself, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dimension Films, 2001
  • Sean Bateman, The Rules of Attraction, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Stephen Anderson, As the World Turns, 1995
  • Dawson Leery, Dawson's Creek, The WB, beginning 1998
  • Himself, Total Access 24/7, Fox, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Himself, Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 1988
  • Paulie, "Alter Ego," Clarissa Explains It All, 1993
  • Ethan, "You Don't Have a Pet to Be Popular," Aliens in the Family,1996
  • Himself, The Panel, 10 Network (Australia), 1999
  • Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1999
  • TRL, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2002
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, 2002
  • Specials
  • Interviewee, Dawson's Creek: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • (In archive footage) Seventeen: The Faces for Fall, The WB, 1998
  • Host, True Life: No Money, Mo' Problems, MTV, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 50th Emmy Awards, NBC, 1998
  • The 1999 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1999
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, The 6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, 2000 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000
  • Presenter, Nickelodeon's 14th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Fergus, "Finding the Sun," Sand (three one-act plays), Signature Theatre Company, Kampo Cultural Center, New York City, 1993
  • Shenandoah (musical), Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1994
  • My Marriage to Earnest Borgnine, off-Broadway production, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Big, January 6, 1999, pp. 22-23; March 3, 1999, pp. 22-25; May 12,1999, pp. 26-29
    • Cosmopolitan, November, 2002, p. 54
    • Empire, June, 1999, pp. 78-79
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 15, 1999, p. 18
    • Film Review, June, 1999, pp. 70-71
    • Heat, May 8, 1999, p. 68
    • Interview, July, 1998, pp. 70-75
    • J17, April, 1999, pp. 52-55
    • Movieline, February, 1999, pp. 76-77
    • People Weekly, March 23, 1998; May 11, 1998, p. 168
    • Premiere, April, 2000, pp. 90-92
    • Teen Celebrity, February, 1999, pp. 14-17
    • Teen People, September, 1998, pp. 68-73
    • TV Guide, March 7, 1998, pp. 18-23
    • TV Zone, March, 1999, pp. 12-13
    • USA Today, January 20, 1998

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