James Van Der Beek - Updated May 2024

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James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek is a famous actor from the United States. James Van Der Beek is widely known for his portrayal in the films Texas Rangers (1999), Varsity Blues (1998), Formosa Betrayed (2009), The Rules of Attraction (2002), Bad Hair (2020) and Labor Day (2013).

Early Life and Childhood

James Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States on March 8, 1977. He is 46 years old with the zodiac sign Pisces. Beek holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Regarding his family background, He is the son of James David Van Der Beek (Father) and Melinda Weber (Mother). His father, David was a cell phone company executive and a former professional baseball pitcher. Additionally, his mother, Melinda had previously danced and taught gymnastics.

Further, he grew up along with his two siblings Jared and Juliana.

James Van Der Beek – Education

Speaking of his educational background, Beek completed his secondary education at a renowned high school in America. Following that, he enrolled at Drew University to further his studies.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about his career, At the age of 15, James relocated to New York City to pursue a career in acting. He made his acting debut in the play “Finding the Sun” by Edward Albee the following year, in 1993.

He appeared in the play “Shenandoah” as well. He also made his television debut in 1993 in a “Clarissa Explains It All” episode.

James Van Der Beek

Caption: James Van Der Beek in the 1999 film Texas Rangers source: Today Show.

He then appeared in “As the World Turns” in 1995, another TV show. He continued to play bit parts as he awaited his chance.

He joined the cast of “Dawson’s Creek” as a result, and he was the lead character from 1998 until 2003. After he played the part of Dawson Leery in the series, his fame reached its peak.

In contrast to television, he made his film debut with the 1995 movie “Angus”. He also appeared in films such as “Texas Rangers,” “Stolen,” “Varsity Blues,” “The Rules of Attraction,” and others.

Furthermore, He also appeared in a number of TV shows, including “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” and “CSI: Cyber.”

James Van Der Beek  – Net Worth 2023

James Van Der Beek has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. His estimated net worth is projected to be approximately $8 million as of 2023.


Moreover, Beek also earns a lot of money through brand endorsements. James has collaborated with various renowned brands and companies including HTC Phone.

Personal Life

Regarding his love life, Beek is currently married to a business consultant, Kimberly Brook. After being together for some years, the pair tied the wedding knot on August 1, 2010. In Tel Aviv, Israel, next to Dizengoff Plaza, the Kabbalah Center hosted the wedding ceremony.

James Van Der Beek

Caption: James Van Der Beek with his family source: People.

Further, Beek and Kimberly are blessed with five children, Olivia, Joshua, Emilia, Gwendolyn, and Annabel Leah.

Beek previously wed Heather McComb, an actress. They exchanged vows on July 5, 2003. However, their relationship didn’t work out, and in April 2009, they split up.

They initially filed for divorce on November 20, 2009, and on March 31, 2010, they ultimately separated.

James Van Der Beek – Body Measurements

James is very handsome and attractive undoubtedly. He has a perfect height of 6 feet and 0 inches (183 cm/1.83 m) and weighs around 74 kg (163 lbs). In addition, Beek has a blue pair of eyes and blonde hair colour.

Social Media

He is active on his Instagram account @vanderjames with 1 million followers. Moreover, He also has 256K followers on Twitter and 663K followers on Facebook.