James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek

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

Lowest Rated: 0% Stolen (2009)

Birthday: Mar 08, 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 39% Bad Hair Grant Madison (Character) - 2020
66% 93% Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Himself (Character) $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
34% 55% Formosa Betrayed Jake Kelly (Character) $124.6K 2009
No Score Yet 59% Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle Seth Webster (Character) - 2009
0% 39% Stolen Diploma (Character) $7.3K 2009
No Score Yet 34% Taken in Broad Daylight Tony Zappa (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 10% Eye of the Beast Dan Leland (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 16% Final Draft Paul Twist (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 17% Clive Barker's The Plague Tom Russell (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 28% Danny Roane: First Time Director Himself (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
67% 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) 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2020 2018 2014 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet 25 Words or Less Contestant 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Match Game Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2019
96% 88% Pose Matt (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2018
83% 72% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions Guest 2018
85% 87% Modern Family Bo Johnson (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Drop the Mic Contestant 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
90% 76% What Would Diplo Do? Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Desus & Mero Guest 2017
88% 52% Room 104 Scott (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 40% 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 2017 2012
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 No Score Yet 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% 67% 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 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Simon Tremblay (Guest Star) 2013 2008
85% 83% 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 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2012
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sean Albert (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
61% 92% Franklin & Bash Nathan (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
25% No Score Yet Mercy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
13% No Score Yet The Forgotten Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Storm Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Radio Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
97% 86% Ugly Betty Luke Carnes (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 88% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 83% Dawson's Creek Dawson Leery (Character) 1998-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aliens in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1996

QUOTES FROM James Van Der Beek CHARACTERS

Officer Treadwell says: Keep an eye out, all right!

Lauren Hynde says: The tutorial on the post modern condition? It's been cancelled.

Sean Bateman says: Typical.

Lauren Hynde says: I haven't seen you in it before.

Sean Bateman says: That's what's so typical. This was the first time I bothered to show up.

Lauren Hynde says: You've got bad timing.

Sean Bateman says: Saturdays suck. I don't have to put up with this bullshit. I'm dropping this class.

Lauren Hynde says: Me too.

Sean Bateman says: Really?

Lauren Hynde says: Yeah. I think I'm gonna change my major.

Sean Bateman says: To what?

Lauren Hynde says: I don't know yet. What's yours?

Sean Bateman says: I don't even know.

Mitchell says: Mitchell: Are you fucking crazy?

Mitchell says: Are you fucking crazy?

Sean Bateman says: Define crazy. [Shrieks like a lunatic]

Sean Bateman says: Define crazy. [shrieks like a lunatic]

Sean Bateman says: No one ever ever knows anyone. You're not ever gonna know me.

Paul Denton says: What the hell does that mean?

Sean Bateman says: It means, Paul, you're not ever gonna know me. Deal with it. Figure it out.

Sean Bateman says: I just want to know you.

Lauren Hynde says: Nobody knows anyone. You will never ever know me.

Sean Bateman says: I really did try to kill myself... right before I faked it.

Sean Bateman says: Rock N Roll

Sean Bateman says: Rock and Roll.