James Van Der Beek Overview

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Born: March 08, 1977

Despite having a long head, James Van Der Beek has emerged as one of the ultimate teen pin-ups of the late 1990s, all thanks to the title role of Dawson Leary in the WB Network's Dawson's Creek. Born to a cell phone salesman father and a mother who ran a gymnastics studio, Van Der Beek was raised in his hometown of Cheshire, Connecticut. The oldest of three children, he was an honors student and excelled at football until an injury at 13 sidelined his budding career. In its own way... See All

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