James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

Highest Rated: 96% Castle in the Sky (1986)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Mar 8, 1977

Birthplace: Cheshire, Connecticut, USA

Plucked from obscurity to become an instant heartthrob, James Van Der Beek played the earnest, hypersensitive high school kid Dawson Leery on the seminal teen soap "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003). The weekly foibles of Dawson and his adolescently-charged, anachronistically savvy friends made breakout stars of Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams and Joshua Jackson. It provided the actor with a launchpad for roles in youth-targeted movies, among them "Varsity Blues" (1999), "Texas Rangers" (2001) and "Rules of Attraction" (2002). After "Dawson" shuttered, Van Der Beek found consistent project work difficult to come by. He ramped his screen presence back up in the late 2000s, scoring star billings in the NBC miniseries "The Storm" (2009) and buzz-worthy indie project in "Formosa Betrayed" (2010), capped by his mid-season casting on the NBC medical drama "Mercy" (2009-2010) and playing a version of himself on the hotly anticipated sitcom "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (ABC, 2012-13). Amid a career renaissance of sorts, Van Der Beek still remained inexorably tied in the public mind to his central role in The WB Generation's most iconic coming-of-age tale.

Highest rated movies

Angus
Bad Hair
The Rules of Attraction
Varsity Blues
I Love You, I Love You Not
Standing Still
Labor Day
Formosa Betrayed

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
62% 39% Bad Hair Grant Madison (Character) - 2020
67% 93% Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Self $2.8M 2019
35% 54% Labor Day Officer Treadwell (Character) $13.4M 2013
28% 52% Backwards Geoff (Character) $61.5K 2012
No Score Yet 72% Jodi Picoult's Salem Falls Jack McBradden (Character) - 2011
19% 25% The Big Bang Adam Nova (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 60% Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle Seth Webster (Character) - 2009
0% 39% Stolen Diploma (Character) $7.3K 2009
34% 55% Formosa Betrayed Jake Kelly (Character) $124.6K 2009
No Score Yet 34% Taken in Broad Daylight Tony Zappa (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 16% Final Draft Paul Twist (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 10% Eye of the Beast Dan Leland (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 28% Danny Roane: First Time Director Self - 2006
No Score Yet 17% Clive Barker's The Plague Tom Russell (Character) - 2006
36% 37% Standing Still Simon (Character) $12.8K 2005
43% 71% The Rules of Attraction Sean Bateman (Character) $6.5M 2002
2% 29% Texas Rangers Lincoln Rogers Dunnison (Character) $623.4K 2001
43% 76% Varsity Blues Jonathon "Mox" Moxon (Character) $52.9M 1999
No Score Yet 29% Harvest James Peterson (Character) - 1999
40% 40% I Love You, I Love You Not Tony (Character) $20.3K 1997
65% 68% Angus Rick Sandford (Character) $4.8M 1995
96% 91% Castle in the Sky Pazu (Voice) - 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vampirina Boris Hauntley (Voice) 2017-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2014 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet 25 Words or Less Contestant 2020
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2019
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2019
98% 87% Pose Matt (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018
83% 71% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
85% 88% Modern Family Bo Johnson (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 0% Drop the Mic Contestant 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
90% 77% What Would Diplo Do? Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2015 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2017
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2017
88% 54% Room 104 Scott (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carters Get Rich Trent Zebrisky (Character) 2017
34% 36% CSI: Cyber Agent Elijah Mundo (Character) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soup Unknown (Character),
Guest
2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
13% 66% Friends With Better Lives Will (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 90s: The Decade That Connected Us Guest 2014
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Simon Tremblay (Guest Star) 2008 2013
85% 84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 James Van Der Beek (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
No Score Yet 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sean Albert (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Nathan (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
25% 75% Mercy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
13% 100% The Forgotten Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Storm Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
97% 87% Ugly Betty Luke Carnes (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 81% Dawson's Creek Dawson Leery (Character) 1998-2003
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aliens in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1996