James Beek
Actor
James Beek
James William Van Der Beek, Jr. is an American television, film, and stage actor, is mainly known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in The WB series Dawson's Creek. He is also famous for his website, which includes Van Der Beek himself acting out famous internet memes. Currently, he plays a fictionalized version of himself on the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 with Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter.
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Ron Lester Of Billy Bob 'Varsity Blues' Fame Dies At Age 45
Huffington Post - 8 months
Ron Lester, an actor best known for his role as Billy Bob in the 1999 sports drama "Varsity Blues," died Friday of liver and kidney failure at a Dallas hospital, Lester's agent, Dave Bradley, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Lester was 45 years old.  According to Bradley, the actor, who has been hospitalized since February, was moved from the intensive care unit and into hospice care early Friday. Surrounded by family, friends and his fiancée, Jennifer Worland, Lester was taken off life support and died at 8:57 p.m., NBC News reported. "He was not in any pain and passed away peacefully," Bradley wrote in a Facebook post.  In November, the actor opened up about his health issues with a Twitter photo of himself and Worland sharing a kiss.  "Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé Jennifer Worland, I wouldn't be alive!" he wrote.  Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé Jennifer Wor ...
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12 Awesome Baby Names From New Celebrity Dads
Huffington Post - 8 months
Each year Nameberry likes to give a Father’s Day salute to those proud celeb dads who’ve most recently welcomed babies -- and 2016 happened to see some exceptionally awesome names. Some of these dads are first timers, while others are continuing to grow their families. Here are our nominations for the 12 most outstanding baby names from celebrity dads who've welcomed new additions in 2016. Ashe Olsen "Late Night" host Seth Meyers honored two of the most important women in his life with his son’s name. Ashe -- right on trend with popular Asher and Ash -- is the maiden name of his wife Alexi; the middle name Olsen was the maiden name of Meyers’ maternal grandmother. They were able to keep in play two family names that might have been lost. Boomer Robert Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps’ joy at the birth of his first son is obvious in the choice of the upbeat nickname name Boomer. Robert is a tribute to Phelps’ longtime coach, "Bob" Bowman, and also to his great-grandmo ...
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Scott Foley Still Misses His WB Family
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Plz adopt us @scottkfoley @barkbox #felicity #scandal #swiffer A photo posted by ✨ HuffPost Entertainment (@huffpostentertainment) on Nov 12, 2015 at 1:28pm PST If you think Scott Foley is dreamy on "Scandal," try conducting an interview with him while he plays with adorable puppies begging for a little TLC.  The actor is teaming up with Swiffer and Bark & Co this season for a pet adoption initiative to help animals find a home for the holidays. Foley, who has three children with his wife Marika Domińczyk, has a long history being an advocate for animals and adopted a dog of his own last year. Foley, of course, starred in the WB teen classic "Felicity" as Noel Crane, one side of a love triangle that divided fans over the course of the series' four-season run. The show ended in 2002 but has maintained a serious fan following years after Felicity threw her graduation cap in the air.  "Felicity" stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman and Foley reunited t ...
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James Van Der Beek has a fourth baby on the way, feeling 'ridiculously blessed'
LATimes - over 1 year
The Van Der Babies keep on coming: James Van Der Beek is expecting his fourth child with his wife Kimberly. The "Dawson's Creek" alum shared the news of their ever-growing brood on Instagram on Thursday.
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Anna Camp & James Van Der Beek Mock Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law In Hilarious Video
Hollywood Life - almost 2 years
Indiana’s controversial anti-gay legislation has been a pot boiling subject lately.
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Funny Or Die Basically Nails Why Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Is So Dumb
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Jump on these deals while you can, straight people! James Van Der Beek and Anna Camp are ready to sell you and all your Indiana loved ones some quality wares ... as long as you're straight. This Funny Or Die video about the Indiana Home Shopping Channel pretty much nails why Indiana's recent "religious freedom" law is so absurd and discriminatory.
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Hollywood Speaks Out Against Indiana's Anti-LGBT Law
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
A chorus of voices from Hollywood has denounced Indiana’s newly passed anti-LGBT law, which would make businesses and individuals immune from lawsuits so long as they are motivated by religious belief. Spurred by the recent raft of lawsuits against wedding vendors who have refused services to gay couples, the law is written so broadly that critics warn it would sanction business owners to refuse service to LGBT people and racial minorities. The growing list of celebrities who’ve spoken out against the law includes Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lance Black, Miley Cyrus, and Andy Cohen. Cyrus had particularly strong words for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R): You're an asshole @govpenceIN ✌️-1 cc: the only place that has more idiots that Instagram is in politics @braisoncwukong thank you for standing up for what is right! We need more strong heterosexual men fighting for equality in both men and women! Why are the macho afraid to love muchoooo?!? A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mi ...
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<em>Labor Day</em> Takes Place in a Fantasy World
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Movie Review Jackie K Cooper Labor Day (Paramount Pictures) Jason Reitman is the director of such hit movies as Up In the Air, Juno and Thank You For Smoking so he obviously knows his way around a good film. So what can account for his lapses concerning his new film Labor Day? This disjointed love story is flawed from the start and Reitman never regains control of the story. Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet make a brave effort to get something good on the screen but the irrational script, based on Joyce Maynard's novel, defeats them at every turn. The film loses its audience right at the start. This is when divorcee Adele (Winslet) takes her young son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) to the grocery store. This is a big thing as Adele is a bit of a recluse and going anywhere takes a great deal of willpower on her part. Thirteen year old Henry takes good care of her but she still has moments of nervousness that almost ove ...
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James Van Der Beek, Wife Kimberly Name Baby Daughter Annabel
US Magazine - about 3 years
Baby Van Der Beek has a name! During an appearance on The Talk Friday, Jan. 31, James Van Der Beek revealed the name of his third child, a baby girl, who was born on Jan. 25.  PHOTOS: Sexy celebrity dads "Exclusive! @vanderjames reveals to the ladies of #TheTalk that his 3rd baby's name is Annabel!" a Twitter account for the CBS talk show posted on Friday. "Congrats James &amp; Kimberly!"  Proud mom Kimberly also revealed her daughter's name on Friday by sharing it in an Instagram photo with the caption: "We named our baby girl." PHOTOS: Dawnson's Creek cast then and now The Labor Day actor, 36, announced on Twitter Jan. 26 that his wife Kimberly gave birth. "Outnumbered by kids, outnumbered by girls, outlandishly grateful and thrilled," Van Der Beek, 36, tweeted. "Watch out world, VDB baby #3 made her debut last night."  The Dawson's Creek alum and Kimberly, a business consultant, are already parents to daughter Olivia, 3, and son Joshua, 22 months. PHOTOS: Shirtl ...
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James Van Der Beek welcomes baby No. 3, is 'outlandishly grateful'
LATimes - about 3 years
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James Van Der Beek, Wife Kimberly Welcome Third Child, a Baby Girl
US Magazine - about 3 years
Dawson's going to need a bigger canoe! James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have welcomed their third child. The Dawson's Creek alum announced the happy news via Twitter on Sunday, Jan. 26. PHOTOS: Dawson's Creek cast -- then and now "Outnumbered by kids, outnumbered by girls, outlandishly grateful and thrilled," Van Der Beek, 36, wrote. "Watch out world, VDB baby #3 made her debut last night." The pair has yet to announce the baby's name.  The actor's wife first revealed No. 3 was on the way last August. "James and I are happy to report that we are expecting our third child this winter!" Kimberly gushed on her personal blog. "Nesting mode is starting to kick in. I've been getting rid of clutter, reconfiguring rooms, reorganizing EVERYTHING, etc...My mind doesn't stop." PHOTOS: Sexy celebrity dads The expectant mom couldn't help but gush about her expanding family, but did decide to keep one detail private -- the baby's gender! "We have no idea. The doctor doesn't e ...
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Paul Walker's Co-Stars Share Messages About The Actor Following His Tragic Death
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Paul Walker's tragic death has shocked many, notably his co-stars who have taken to Twitter to share their condolences. Walker died in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Saturday (Nov. 30), his rep confirmed. He was 40 years old. Reportedly, Walker was the passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT when the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle. His "Fast and the Furious" co-stars posted messages about his untimely death, sharing photos and memories they had with Walker. "My heart is hurting so bad no one can make me believe this is real," Tyrese Gibson wrote on Instagram, posting the below photo. "Father God I pray that you send clarity over this cause I just don't understand My heart hurts it's broken no one can convince me that this is real.... Prayer warriors please pray real hard for his only child, his daughter and family... #HeartOfAnAngel13YrsFamilyForeverWeJustCelebreatedYour40thBirthday..... My God... My God... I can't believe I'm writing this." Brother I will mi ...
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Melissa Joan Hart Disses And Dishes On Famous Dudes She's Kissed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Melissa Joan Hart's tell-all book "Melissa Explains It All" is the gift that keeps on giving. By reading the 37-year-old's memoir we've already learned that the former teen star's past was not as squeaky clean as we remembered it to be, nor was she particularly fond of her feline co-star on her hit show "Sabrina The Teenage Witch." But photo shoots on ecstasy aren't quite as surprising as Hart's willingness to kiss (and diss) and tell. Perhaps Hart has a solid relationship with co-star Joey Lawrence, who she currently stars opposite on the ABC Family sitcom, "Melissa &amp; Joey," because she doesn't exactly have kind things to say about kissing him in her book: “Joey Lawrence uses enough lip balm for both of us, creating such a thick barrier that there’s hardly any skin-on-skin contact. It’s hard to get turned on when it feels like you’re kissing one of Madam Tussaud’s wax statues.” The former Nickelodeon star did, however, have much better things to say about her 1996 "Sabr ...
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Will Greg Schiano's players pull a 'Varsity Blues' on him?
USA Today - over 3 years
The Tampa Bay Bucs coach, James Van der Beek and who to watch in Week 8's NFL action.
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'How I Met Your Mother': James Van Der Beek Returns For Final Season
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
James Van Der Beek is returning for the final season of "How I Met Your Mother," HuffPost TV has confirmed. He'll reprise his role as Simon, Robin's (Cobie Smulders) ex-boyfriend, in the 12th episode of Season 9, titled "Bedtime Stories." Van Der Beek broke the news of his return via Twitter, after posting an instagram photo of the "HIMYM" script. Like many Americans, I'm working 2 jobs today. Luckily, neither one requires actual work ;) #FWBL #HIMYM http://t.co/YdIzsffDHX — James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) October 18, 2013 Read More...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Van Der Beek
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    March 4, 2015, he began his role as Senior Field Agent Elijah Mundo in the newest installment on CSI: Cyber.
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  • 2014
    Age 36
    On January 31, 2014, he appeared on The Talk.
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  • 2013
    Age 35
    He played the character Simon in Season 9's "Bedtime Stories" episode of How I Met Your Mother which aired in November 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 33
    In 2011, he portrayed Kesha's nemesis in her music video for "Blow".
    More Details Hide Details He portrayed a fictionalized version of himself on the television series, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. The show debuted to critical praise, with Van Der Beek earning particularly good notices for his comic timing and brave sendup of his own image. The show was cancelled after two seasons but remains popular on Netflix and on Logo TV which picked it up in syndication.
  • 2010
    Age 32
    Van Der Beek and business consultant Kimberly Brook married on August 1, 2010, in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel.
    More Details Hide Details The couple have four children together. MTV Movie Awards Teen Choice Awards Blockbuster Entertainment Awards San Diego Film Festival NewNowNext Awards
    On January 5, 2010, TVGuide.com confirmed that Van Der Beek had been cast in a major recurring role on the television series Mercy.
    More Details Hide Details He played Dr. Joe Briggs, the new womanizing ICU chief who harbors a dark secret. He starred alongside Rhona Mitra, Josh Lucas, and Jon Hamm in the Anders Anderson thriller film Stolen.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    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.
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    In 2009, he won Best Actor at the 8th Annual San Diego Film Festival for his portrayal of FBI agent Jake Kelly working in Taiwan in the political thriller Formosa Betrayed, which also won Best Picture.
    More Details Hide Details The film was distributed theatrically in the United States starting February 26, 2010.
    In 2009, he portrayed real life kidnapper Anthony Steven "Tony Zappa" Wright in the Lifetime network television movie Taken In Broad Daylight.
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  • 2008
    Age 30
    In 2008, he began a recurring role on One Tree Hill as a film maker who was largely the satirical opposite of Dawson Leery.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in an episode of the fifth season of Medium.
    In 2008, he made a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother, in which he played Simon, one of Robin Scherbatsky's early boyfriends, multiple times.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    In 2007, he guest-starred in a two-part episode of the series Criminal Minds, playing a serial killer with dissociative identity disorder called Tobias Hankel who kidnaps and drugs one of the main characters Spencer Reid.
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  • 2003
    Age 25
    On July 5, 2003, Van Der Beek married actress Heather McComb.
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    After Dawson's Creek ended in 2003, he returned to off-Broadway, in Lanford Wilson's Rain Dance.
    More Details Hide Details He completed an unproduced screenplay titled Winning. Since then, he made a few appearances on television, including a role on Ugly Betty.
  • 2002
    Age 24
    In 2002, he played Sean Bateman (younger brother of American Psycho protagonist Patrick Bateman) in the film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' The Rules of Attraction, written and directed by Roger Avary.
    More Details Hide Details The film was an initial box office failure, but found a cult following on DVD. In 2006 he appeared on the Direct-to-DVD thriller The Plague, which was produced by Clive Barker and was panned by critics.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    In 1999, he starred in the teen football drama Varsity Blues, which held the number 1 spot at the U.S. box office for its first two weeks.
    More Details Hide Details He won an MTV Movie Award for his role. Around this time he was selected one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World", and he appeared in several other films, including Texas Rangers, Scary Movie, and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, playing himself playing Jay in the movie within the movie opposite Jason Biggs as Silent Bob.
  • 1998
    Age 20
    Van Der Beek won the title role of Dawson Leery, and the show's 1998 debut was a success that helped to establish the network and its cast.
    More Details Hide Details The series ran for six seasons and was syndicated worldwide.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 19
    In early 1997, Van Der Beek auditioned for three television pilots.
    More Details Hide Details One of them was for the fledgling WB Network show Dawson's Creek.
    He attended Drew University, on an academic scholarship, where he participated in an all-male a cappella group, but dropped out to pursue acting. He performed at the Vineyard Theater in New York in Nicky Silver's play, My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine, and he played a supporting role in the independent film Cash Crop, which was originally shot in spring of 1997 and originally titled Harvest until released in 2001.
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  • 1993
    Age 15
    He made his professional debut off-Broadway at age 16 in 1993 in the New York premiere of Edward Albee's play Finding the Sun with the Signature Theatre Company.
    More Details Hide Details He played the role of "Fergus". Both he and the production, which was also directed by Albee, received positive reviews. A decade later, in 2003, he appeared again off-Broadway, briefly, in the play Rain Dance. Aged 17, while still in high school, he performed in the musical Shenandoah at the Goodspeed Opera House, and made his feature film debut in a bit role as a bully in Angus (1995) and shot a small role in the independent film I Love You, I Love You Not (1996).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on March 8, 1977.
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