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James Van Der Beek Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth

James Van Der Beek is an American actor, producer, writer, Instagram personality, and media celebrity. He is globally recognized as an actor because of his incredible acting in movies and Tv shows including Varsity Blues, Scary Movie, Formosa Betrayed, Dawson’s Creek, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and CSI: Cyber. He is also popular for winning Teen Choice Awards in 1999 and San Diego Film Festival Awards in 2009.

James Van Der Beek Biography / Wiki

James was born and brought up in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA on 8 March 1977 to a business executive and a dancer and gymnast in a half-Dutch family. He went to Cheshire Academy for graduation, where he made his musical broadway debut with a play “Shenandoah” and acted in a featured film titled “Angus” in 1995. To complete a bachelor’s degree, he joined Drew University and participated in numerous plays and theatre.

Real NameJames Van Der Beek
Nick NameJames  
Birth PlaceCheshire, Connecticut, USA
Date Of BirthMarch 8, 1977
Age(as of 2021)44 Years
Zodiac SignPisces

James Van Der Beek Age

How old is James Van Der Beek? He is 44 years old (as of now, in 2021). 

James Van Der Beek Height and Weight

James Van Der Beek’s height is about 5′ 8″ and his weight is approximately 79 kg.

James Van Der Beek with his wife Kimberly
James Van Der Beek with his wife Kimberly

James Van Der Beek Early Career 

Being fond of acting and movies from an early age, while studying at Cheshire Academy, James made his Broadway musical debut at Goodspeed Opera House with a play titled “Shenandoah”. At the same time, he made his acting debut as Rick Sandford in a comedy film titled “Angus”.

James Van Der Beek Movies

After debuting in films, James acted as Tony in a romantic drama film titled “I Love You, I Love You Not”. The movie was commercially successful and his acting in the film was commendable and provided him national recognition as an actor.

Following the initial success, he acted in many popular films including Varsity Blues (1999), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2011), The Rules of Attraction (2002), Formosa Betrayed (2009), The Big Bang (2010), and Downsizing (2017). His most recent movie was a horror-comedy titled “Bad Hair”, where he played the role of Grant.

James Van Der Beek Tv Shows

James made his Tv show debut in 1993 as Paulie in a teen comedy sitcom titled “Clarissa Explains It All” in a limited role. In 1995, he acted as Stephen Anderson in a show “As the World Turns”, where his acting skill was appreciated by the audience.

He rose to global popularity as an actor because of his unbelievable acting in 1998 as Dawson Leery in a successful Tv show titled “Dawson’s Creek”. The show was commercially successful and provided him nominations in different awards as well.

As of now, James acted in numerous popular Tv shows including Robot Chicken (2006), How I Met Your Mother (2008), Mercy (2010), Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (2012), CSI: Cyber (2015), Carters Get Rich (2017), Vampirina (2017), and many others. In 2019 and 2020, he appeared in two popular shows Dancing with the Stars: 28 and 25 Words or Less.

James Van Der Beek Instagram and Other Work

Apart from acting, Jame is a social media celebrity and has accumulated thousands of followers on different social media platforms including Instagram by sharing his travel, lifestyle photos, videos, and political views. On TikTok as well, he has accumulated millions of views and followers because of his amazing lip-sync videos.

Awards and Recognition

James received an MTV Movie Awards in 1999 for his movie Varsity Blues as a best breakthrough male performer and the same award in 2001 for his movie “Scary Movie”.

In 2000, he received a nomination in the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and San Diego Film Festival Award in 2009 as the best actor for Formosa Betrayed. In 2011, James received a NewNowNext Awards for his acting.

James Van Der Beek Family

Jim and Melinda Van Der Beek are James’ parents. He is the son only son of his parents.

James Van Der Beek Wife and Children

James has married twice. His first wife was Heather McComb married in 2003 and divorced in 2010 citing personal issues. In 2010, he married a business consultant and producer named Kimberly Van Der Beek and together they have five children including four girls Olivia, Annabel, Emilia, Gwendolyn, and a son named Joshua Van Der Beek.

 James Van Der Beek with his children and wife
James Van Der Beek with his children and wife


  • James Van Der Beek hails from Cheshire, Connecticut, USA.
  • He is a most popular actor, media celebrity, Instagram star, and writer.
  • He is fond of playing basketball and soccer.
  • Dogs are his favorite and owns a pet dog.
  • France is his favorite holiday destination.
  • His favorite colors are Black and White

Associated With

Mitchell Slaggert is also a popular American actor and media celebrity.

James Van Der Beek’s Net Worth 

James Van Der Beek’s net worth as of now, in 2021 is thought to be more than 5.5m USD. Sources of his income are acting, movies, Tv shows, brand sponsorships, and other business ventures.

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Who is James Van Der Beek?

James Van Der Beek is an American popular actor, producer, writer, Instagram star, and media celebrity, who is famous for remarkable acting as Dawson Leery in the 1998s Tv show “Dawson’s Creek”.

What is the age of James Van Der Beek?

The age of James Van Der Beek is 44 years ( as of 2021).

When is the Birthday of James Van Der Beek?

James Van Der Beek’s birthday is on March 8, 1977.

How tall is James Van Der Beek?

James Van Der Beek is 5′ 8″ tall.

Where is James Van Der Beek from?

James Van Der Beek is from Cheshire, Connecticut, USA.

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