Wednesday, 28 January 2009

James Van Der Beek

James William Van Der Beek, Jr. (born March 8, 1977) is an American television and film actor, known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery inDawson's Creek.

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As soon as Dawson's Creek ended in 2003, James immediately returned to the New York Stage, in the New York Premiere of Lanford Wilson's Rain Dance.


He then married actress Heather McComb in July 2003.


Since then, James has been busy working out of the spotlight. He completed his first screenplay, Winning, a hero's journey/love story set in the world of modern-day Major League Baseball, and has optioned several properties to develop, including Charles Bowdon's non-fiction book A Shadow in the City.


He has made a few notable appearances on television recently, including a role in Ugly Betty, and a performance in 2007 in the two-part, post-Super Bowl episode of Criminal Minds in which he played a young man with Dissociative Identity Disorder.


He recently wrapped the independent film The Boy in the Box with Josh Lucas and Jon Hamm. He also had a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother on April 21, 2008 in which he played an old flame of Robin's who she falls for again.


On November 6, 2008, TV Guide reported that Van Der Beek will co-star on upcoming Fox drama pilot Eva Adams.

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