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James Van Der Beek is a Actor and Writer American born on 8 march 1977 at Cheshire (USA)

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek
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Birth name James David Van Der Beek
Nationality USA
Birth 8 march 1977 (42 years) at Cheshire (USA)

James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor. He rose to fame beginning in 1998 for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and for portraying a fictionalized version of himself on the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. He currently stars in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo.


On July 5, 2003, Van Der Beek married actress Heather McComb. They separated in April 2009, and on November 20, 2009, Van Der Beek filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized on March 31, 2010 and enforced on June 3, 2010.

He briefly dated a model named Kacey Aguilera but it ended very soon for an unknown reason.

On April 9, 2010, Van Der Beek announced via Twitter that he and his girlfriend, business consultant Kimberly Brook, were expecting their first child together. He and Brook married on August 1, 2010, in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel, and she took his last name. They now have three children.

Best films

Varsity Blues (1999)

Usually with

Scott Mosier
Scott Mosier
(1 films)
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(2 films)
Roger Avary
Roger Avary
(2 films)
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Filmography of James Van Der Beek (25 films)

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Downsizing (2017)
, 2h15
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Niecy Nash
Roles Anesthesiologist
Rating56% 2.842892.842892.842892.842892.84289
Dans un futur proche, des scientifiques mettent au point un processus pour lutter contre la surpopulation. En effet, le downsizing permet de réduire les humains à une taille d’environ 12 cm. Chacun réalise que réduire sa taille est surtout une bonne occasion d’augmenter de façon considérable son niveau de vie. Cette promesse d’un avenir meilleur décide Paul Safranek et sa femme Audrey à abandonner le stress de leur quotidien à Omaha, pour se lancer dans une aventure qui changera leur vie pour toujours.
Power/Rangers, 14minutes
Directed by Joseph Kahn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about music and musicians, Space opera
Actors Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Will Yun Lee, Bree Olson
Roles Rocky
Rating77% 3.882313.882313.882313.882313.88231
The Machine Empire defeats the Power Rangers in battle, destroying the Megazord. It is revealed that Earth's governments then negotiate a truce with the Machine Empire and the Power Rangers are disbanded.
Labor Day
Labor Day (2014)
, 1h51
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Psychologie
Actors Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Gattlin Griffith, James Van Der Beek
Roles Officer Treadwell
Rating68% 3.449833.449833.449833.449833.44983
In 1987, Adele Wheeler (Kate Winslet) is a depressed single mom who lives in a rural home with her 13-year-old son, Henry (Gattlin Griffith). While they are clothes shopping, a bloody man approaches Henry and makes them take him home to look after him. The man is revealed to be Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), a convict who is wanted by the local police after breaking out of jail. Through flashbacks, it is revealed that Frank is a Vietnam veteran who returned home and married his pregnant girlfriend, Mandy (Maika Monroe), who soon gave birth. A year after the baby's birth, Frank and Mandy had a fight, in which, based on his suspicions he asks if he's even the baby's father. During the fight, he pushed her against a radiator, resulting in her death. Simultaneously, through imagery, it is implied that the baby drowned. Frank was sent to jail for murder.
The Big Bang, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Antonio Banderas, Sienna Guillory, Autumn Reeser, Thomas Kretschmann, James Van Der Beek, Snoop Dogg
Roles Adam Nova
Rating55% 2.751832.751832.751832.751832.75183
Detectives Poley (William Fichtner), Frizer (Thomas Kretschmann), and Skeres (Delroy Lindo) are interrogating Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas), a Los Angeles private investigator, who tells them that five years earlier, Russian mobster Skinny Faddeev gave $30 million in blood diamonds as an advance to Anton (Robert Maillet), a boxer, to intentionally lose a fight against his nephew. However, during the fight, Anton unintentionally killed the nephew. When Skinny was found dead, Anton was sentenced to life in prison. While Anton was in prison, he received over 200 letters from a woman named Lexie Persimmon.
The Big Bang, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Antonio Banderas, Thomas Kretschmann, Sienna Guillory, William Fichtner, Delroy Lindo, Sam Elliott
Roles Adam Nova
Rating55% 2.751832.751832.751832.751832.75183
Un détective privé est engagé pour retrouver une strip-teaseuse. Ses recherches vont lui réserver son lot de surprises et d'action.
Salem Falls, 1h29
Directed by Bradley Walsh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors James Van Der Beek, Sarah Carter, Amanda Michalka, Rick Roberts, Peter MacNeill, Allie MacDonald
Roles Jack St. Bride
Rating58% 2.9031552.9031552.9031552.9031552.903155
Jack, jeune et jeune professeur d'histoire au-delà de tout soupçon, s'installe dans le village de Salem Falls, où des adolescentes en manque d'aventure s'adonnent à la sorcellerie. Gillian, l'une d'entre elles, jette un sort pour que Jack s'éprenne d'elle. Jack est accusé à tort de viol et on découvre qu'il a déjà fait l'objet d'une telle accusation par le passé. Le père de Gillian, un puissant notable, fait tout pour innocenter sa fille et accabler Jack, afin qu'un lourd secret le concernant n'éclate pas au grand jour
Formosa Betrayed, 1h43
Directed by Adam Kane
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Tzi Ma, Leslie Hope, Will Tiao
Roles Jake Kelly
Rating62% 3.14973.14973.14973.14973.1497
Inspired by two actual events, one surrounding the death of Professor Chen Wen-chen (陳文成) of Carnegie Mellon University in 1981, and the other the 1984 assassination of journalist Henry Liu in California by Chen Chi-li and his fellow Bamboo Union members, Formosa Betrayed is the story of FBI Agent Jake Kelly's (James Van Der Beek) investigation of the murder of Henry Wen (Joseph Foronda), a Taiwanese professor in Chicago. With the help of his partner Tom Braxton (John Heard) and a sharp Chicago police detective (Leslie Hope), Agent Kelly discovers that the murderers have fled to Taipei, capital of Republic of China (Taiwan).
Stolen (2009)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Documentary, Crime
Actors Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm, Rhona Mitra, James Van Der Beek, Jessica Chastain, Joanna Cassidy
Roles Diploma / Roggiani
Rating62% 3.100063.100063.100063.100063.10006
A small-town policeman works to uncover the truth behind two crimes: the disappearance of his son eight years earlier, and a fifty-year-old homicide of another boy. In the opening scenes, a mummified corpse is unearthed at a construction site. At first the policeman fears and welcomes closure to the search for his son; however, pathology demonstrates that these are the remains from a much older crime. The film continues with parallel stories in flashback, showing the events leading to the crimes and the investigation.
Taken in Broad Daylight, 1h29
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Sara Canning, James Van Der Beek, LeVar Burton, Alexandra Castillo
Roles Tony Zappa
Rating56% 2.802542.802542.802542.802542.80254
On April 6, 2001, Anne Sluti (Sara Canning), an all-American 17-year-old from Ravenna, Nebraska, is seen running on a track at her high school as her boyfriend, Gary, and her best friend, Paige, watch. Gary gives Anne a teddy bear for their anniversary. Anne then departs with her best friend, but before she does so, she promises Gary that she'll pick up his CD at the mall. At home, Anne is surprised to see that her older brother, Tom (Brian Edward Roach), is on leave from the military. Anne's mother, Elaine (Diana Reis), presents Anne with her acceptance letter from college. Anne is excited and says she wants to tell Gary and Paige; her dad (Tom Anniko) gives her money to pick up the CD. Anne is next seen exiting the mall. Suddenly, when she is about to get into her car, Tony Zappa (James Van Der Beek) comes up behind her and drags her to his car. Anne begins screaming as onlookers call 911; Anne escapes from the car as Tony punches her in the stomach, throws Anne in the car, and drives off.
The Storm (miniseries), 2h49
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Themes La fin du monde, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Theresa Polo, Treat Williams, David James Elliott, Marisol Nichols, Rich Sommer
Roles Dr. Jonathan Kirk
Rating36% 1.8319251.8319251.8319251.8319251.831925
Through his Atmospheric Research Institute, Robert Terrell (Treat Williams) has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of completing "weather creation" technology, which has been a landmark event. However, during a test run, a team composed of Dr. Jonathan Kirk, Carly Meyers and Dr. Jack Hoffman send a blast of energy into the ionosphere, driving the planet into unexpected natural disasters. The experiment also causes a damage of the weather control laboratory which causes the police led by the detective Devon Williams to begin the investigation.
Mrs. Miracle, 1h46
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Erin Karpluk, James Van Der Beek, Doris Roberts, Valin Shinyei, Chelah Horsdal
Roles Seth Webster
Rating66% 3.3419153.3419153.3419153.3419153.341915
Veuf accablé, Seth Webster est à la recherche d'une baby-sitter pour l'aider avec ses jumeaux turbulents âgés de 6 ans. Madame Merkle apparaît mystérieusement et devient rapidement une nounou irremplaçable, une cuisinière, une amie et une marieuse.
Eye of the Beast, 1h30
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about animals, Films based on science fiction novels, Natural horror films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Alexandra Castillo, Brooke Palsson, Rick Skene
Roles Dan Leland
Rating43% 2.1702952.1702952.1702952.1702952.170295
A young scientist arrives to a small fishing town to fight against the creature living under the water.
Danny Roane: First Time Director, 1h23
Directed by Andrew Roane Dick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Actors Frankie Muniz, Andrew Roane Dick, Jack Black, Sara Rue, Jamie Anne Allman, Mo Collins
Rating45% 2.270132.270132.270132.270132.27013
After being blackballed from Hollywood because of his drunken antics, Danny Roane a washed up TV actor sobers up to direct his first feature film. As the pressure builds, Roane turns to the bottle again and attempts to finish his movie about drug and alcohol abuse. But in his drunken madness, he decides to make the film a musical.
The Plague
The Plague (2006)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Documentary, Horror
Themes Zombie films
Actors James Van Der Beek, Ivana Miličević, Brad Hunt, Joshua Close, Dee Wallace
Roles Tom Russell
Rating45% 2.2551752.2551752.2551752.2551752.255175
In 1983, simultaneously one day all of the world's children under the age of nine fall into a catatonic state. For the next ten years, every child who is born, is born in a state of catatonia. During this state, the children experience seizures twice a day and seem to develop superhuman strength. By 1993, all the children wake up, hellbent on killing all adults. Things get even worse when the adults realize the children have a sort of collective brain—what one learns, they all learn. The children get smarter by the hour, first they dismantle the engines in almost every car and set up road blocks to stop the adults from escaping. Then they learn how to use firearms. The children also take the souls of the ones they kill as a part of deliverance. The adults must find a way to stop them before it's too late.
Standing Still, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Amy Adams, Adam Garcia, Roger Avary, Jon Abrahams, Xander Berkeley, Ethan Embry
Roles Simon
Rating58% 2.900442.900442.900442.900442.90044
Elise et Michael semblent incarner le type même du couple parfait : ils vivent ensemble dans une superbe villa et vont se marier. Pour célébrer cet événement, ils décident d'inviter des amis de fac à Los Angeles, parmi lesquels Quentin, agent artistique, Samantha et Rich, qui forment également un couple (Rich n'étant guère réceptif à l'envie de Samantha de l'épouser), Lana et Pockets, qui ont vécu une aventure. Se joignent également à la fête : Jennifer, une amie d'Elise, Donovan, une conquête de Lana un peu collant, Sarah, la sœur cadette de 17 ans d'Elise et Simon, un acteur client de Quentin. Mais ce qui s'annonçait être une fête joyeuse et conviviale va se transformer en une triste réunion où chacun ressasse des souvenirs amers et douloureux.