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James Van Der Beek is an American actor.
When he was fifteen, James asked his mother to take him to New York to start his acting career.
He soon made his Broadway debut in Edward Albee's play Finding the Sun, and at the age of seventeen he already starred in the musical Shenandoah and made his screen debut in the film Angus.
Best Known For
Van Der Beek is best known for playing Dawson Leary on Dawson's Creek (1998–2003).
In early 1997, Van Der Beek auditioned for three television series pilots at once, including Dawson's Creek, where he received the role of the central character. The series was launched in 1998 and continued until 2003, for six seasons, collecting stable good ratings.
James’ orientation is straight.
In July 2003, Van Der Beek married actress Heather McComb. In June 2009, the actor announced that they had broken up after living together for almost 6 years.
In 2010, he married business consultant Kimberly Brook. The couple has already had 6 children.
James Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut. He is the son of a former dancer and telephone company manager.
James was raised Protestant, studied Kabbalah, and believes there is a piece of the truth in all religions.
Worth To Know
In 1999, Van Der Beek starred in the teen drama Student Team, which was a success at the box office, and James won the MTV Movie Awards for Best Actor.
During the same period, he was included in the Fifty Most Beautiful People in the World list by People magazine.