James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek
Celebrated Name: James Van Der Beek
Real Name/Full Name: James Van Der Beek
Gender: Male
Age: 47 years old
Birth Date: 8 March 1977
Birth Place: Cheshire, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83m
Weight: 74kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Heather McComb(m. 2003-2010), Kimberly Van Der Beek(m.2010)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, Gwendolyn)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is James Van Der Beek Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $12 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

James Van Der Beek is an actor. He is known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in Dawson’s Creek. He also played a fictionalized version of himself in Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. Some of his film roles include The Rules of Attraction and Varsity Blues. He has also featured in Dancing with the Stars.

Maybe you know about James Van Der Beek very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of James Van Der Beek’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

James Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, on March 8, 1977. He is the son of Melinda and James Van Der Beek. Melinda is a former dancer, and gymnastics teacher, and James is a cellular phone executive and former baseball pitcher. He is of Dutch ancestry.

When he was 15, he moved to New York City so that he can get an agent and try out in professional acting. He made is debut in Broadway in 1993 at the age of 16. When he was 17, he attended high school at Cheshire Academy. He participated in an all-male acapella group when he attended Drew University. He attended that university on an academic scholarship but later dropped out to pursue acting.

Personal Life

James Van Der Beek was first married to Heather McComb from 2003 to 2010. She is an actress. They had separated in April 2009, but their divorce was finalized in 2010. He then married Kimberly Brook in August 2010 in a small ceremony in Israel. Kimberly is a business consultant. They have five children. In October 2019, they announced that they were expecting a sixth child, but in November, it was announced that Kimberly had suffered a miscarriage.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 8 March 1977, James Van Der Beek is 47 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024. His height is 1.83m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


He is best known for his performance in Dawson’s Creek as Dawson Leery. James started his career in 1997 when he auditioned for three TV shows. That is when he got to play the character of Dawson Leery. Then in 1999, he was featured in Varsity Blues. During this time, he also won an MTV Movie Award. He then starred in films such as “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Texas Rangers,” and “Scary Movie.” He appeared in the series “Criminal Minds” in 2007 as a serial killer. In 2008, he guest-starred in “How I Met Your Mother,” playing the role of Simon. He portrayed the role of Toppa Zappa in the 2009 film “Taken in Broad Daylight.”

James started appearing on CSI: Cyber as a Senior Field Agent in 2015. He also competed in the 28th season of “Dancing With the Stars.” He was eliminated in the semi-finals and was placed 5th overall.

Awards & Achievements

He won the MTV Movie Award for Varsity Blues for Best Breakthrough Male Performance in 1999.

He also won the MTV Movie Award for Scary Movie for Best Cameo in a Movie in 2001.

He has been nominated twice for Teen Choice Awards and has won once. He won the award for Varsity Blues for Choice Movie Breakout Star in 1999.

He won the Best Actor Award at San Diego Film Festival for Formosa Betrayed in 2009.

Net Worth & Salary of James Van Der Beek in 2024

James Van Der Beek Net Worth
James Van Der Beek Net Worth

As of April 2024, James Van Der Beek’s net worth is nearly $12 million. He had got the majority of his wealth when he starred in Dawson’s Creek. He was their biggest star and was paid the most. He then earned more money when he starred in numerous movies and TV series.

James Van Der Beek made the choice of his career when he decided to audition for Dawson’s Creek. He not only got the main part, but he also became very famous and was in demand roe new films and TV series. He has managed to lead a successful life. He is now living with his wife and five children, who are all very young.


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