James Van Der Beek Height Weight Age Shoe Size

James William Van Der Beek was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States, on March 8, 1977, is an American actor. Young James Van Der Beek first started acting in his school production of "Grease" in role as Danny Zuko, at the age of 13. He made his big screen debut in animated fantasy adventure film Castle in the Sky (1986) in voice role as Pazu. He got his television debut in teen sitcom Clarissa Explains It All (1993) in episode "Alter Ego", in role as Paulie. James's breakthrough performance came as Dawson Leery in The WB teen drama television series Dawson's Creek (1998-2003). He landed his professional off-Broadway debut in a play "Finding the Sun", at the age of 16.

How tall is James Van Der Beek and what is his weight? James Van Der Beek's height is 6' 0" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 183 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 163 іn pоunds or 74 іn kіlоgrаmѕ. He is 47 years old. His shoe size is 10.5 US | 44 EU.

James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek
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Birth Date

March 8, 1977


47 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

Net Worth

$8 Million


74 kg | 163 lbs

Shoe size

10.5 US | 44 EU

Best Movies

He won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Male Performance and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star also was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Newcomer (Internet Only) for his role as Jonathon "Mox" Moxon in coming-of-age sports comedy drama film Varsity Blues (1999).

He won the MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo in a Movie for his role as Dawson Leery in slasher parody film Scary Movie (2001).

He won the San Diego Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Jake Kelly in political thriller movie Formosa Betrayed (2009).

Angus (1995) coming-of-age comedy as Rick Sandford

Harvest (1998) drama as James Peterson

Texas Rangers (2001) action Western as Ranger Lincoln Rogers Dunnison

The Rules of Attraction (2002) black comedy drama as Sean Bateman

The Plague (2006) horror as Tom Russell

Taken in Broad Daylight (2009) thriller as Anthony Steven "Tony Zappa" Wright

Stolen (2009) mystery as Diploma / Roggiani

Labor Day (2013) drama as Officer Treadwell

He played Rocky DeSantos / Red Ranger in superhero fan short film Power/Rangers (2015).

Downsizing (2017) science fiction comedy drama as Anesthesiologist

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) buddy comedy as Himself

Bad Hair (2020) satirical comedy horror as Grant

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor for his role as Dawson Leery in The WB teen drama television series Dawson's Creek (1998-2003).

He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer for his role as James Van Der Beek in ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012-2013).

One Tree Hill (2008-2009) The WB drama series as Adam Reese

The Storm (2009) NBC science fiction disaster miniseries as Dr. Jonathan Kirk

Mercy (2010) NBC medical drama series in role as Dr. Joe Briggs

Friends with Better Lives (2014) CBS sitcom as Will Stokes

CSI: Cyber (2015-2016) CBS police procedural drama series as Elijah Mundo

Carters Get Rich (2017) situation comedy series as Trent Zebrisky

He co-created, wrote and starred in role as Diplo in Viceland comedy series What Would Diplo Do? (2017).

He voiced Boris Hauntley in Disney's comedy horror animated children's series Vampirina (2017-2021).

Pose (2018) FX drama series as Matt


Studied at Drew University.

Has younger brother, Jared and younger sister, Juliana

Has Dutch, German and English ancestry.

Lives in New York City.


He was married to actress Heather McComb (2003-2010).

He married business consultant Kimberly Brook in 2010, they have four daughters: Olivia, Annabel, Emilia, Gwendolyn and two sons: Joshua, Jeremiah.