Quick Facts of James Van Der Beek

  • Full NameJames Van Der Beek
  • Net Worth$10 million dollars
  • Date of Birth08 March, 1977
  • NicknameJames
  • Marital Status Married
  • Birthplace Cheshire, Connecticut
  • Ethnicity Dutch
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Golden brown
  • SpouseKimberly Brook
  • Height6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)
  • Weight75 Kg
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • Children5
  • Horoscope Pisces
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James Van Der Beek is an American actor. He is known for his role in the WB series Dawson’s Creek as Dawson Leery. He also played on the cult ABC sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 and in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo.

For his work in the movie Varsity, Beek won the Best Breakthrough Male Performance award. Likewise in 2010, he won the best Cameo in a Movie award for his role in Scary Movie. Let’s have a glance on the article to know more about Beek’s bio, net worth, earnings, as well as his personal life.

James Van Der Beek Bio & Wiki

James Van Der Beek was born on 8th March 1977 in Cheshire, CT. He is of American nationality and belongs to Dutch ethnicity. His father James William Van Der Beek is a cellular phone company executive and former professional baseball pitcher whereas his mother Melinda Weber is a former dancer and gymnastics teacher.

Likewise, Beek has a brother Jared Van Der Beek and sister, Juliana Van Der Beek. During his teenage, he played football and wanted to pursue his career in sports. Unfortunately, Beek suffered from an injury so he left playing football.

After completing high school, Beek earned an academic scholarship to study at Drew University, New York City. He studied English as a major and opted for a minor in Sociology. While Beek was at Drew University, he also participated in an all-male acapella group.

Who Is James Van Der Beek’s Wife?

James Van Der Beek is married twice. He is currently married to Kimberly Brook, a producer who became famous for her 2010 production venture Teenage Paparazzo. The couple tied the knot on 1st August 2010, at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel which was the same venue where they met each other in 2009.


Beek and his spouse Brook are the parents of five children. They have four daughters, Emilia Van Der Beek, Annabel Van Der Beek, Olivia Van Der Beek, Gwendolyn Van Der Beek, and a son Joshua Van Der Beek.


Before getting married to Kimberly, James Van Der was previously married to Heather McCombs, who is also an actress. The former couple got married on 5th July 2003. However, their married life didn’t go well so the couple got divorced in 31st March 2010.

As of now, Beek and his wife Kimberly are living a blissful life with their kids. So far, there are no rumors of their divorce and extramarital affairs.

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James Van Der Beek Career

James Van Der Beek began his career at an early age. He made his acting debut in the New York premiere of Edward Albee’s play Finding the Sun with the Signature Theatre Company.

In 1995, James played in the 3 episodes of As the World Turns as Stephen Anderson. The same year he also starred in the comedy film Angus as Rick Sandford alongside Charlie Talbert, and Kathy Bates. Likewise, Breek also appeared in the American romantic drama film I love You, I love You Not as Tony.


Moreover, other TV show credits of Beek are How I Met Your Mother, One Tree Hill, Medium, The Storm, The Forgotten Taken in Broad Daylight and Mercy. Since 2017, Beek gives the voice of Boris Huntley in Vampirina.

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James Van Der Beek Net Worth

James Van Der Beek has an estimated net worth of $10 Million as of 2019. Likewise, he earns an average annual salary of around $1.5 million. The main source of his income is his acting career. Till date, Beek has played in numerous film and TV series from which he collected a colossal sum of money.Some of her movies box office collection are listed below;

SN Movies Budget Box Office
1 Angus $1.5 Million $4.8 million
2 Varsity Blues $16 million $54.3 million
3 Scary Movie $19 Million $278 million
4 Texas Rangers $38 million $763,740
5 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back $22 mill $33.8 m
6 Labor Day $18 million $20.2 mil
7 Downsizing $68–76 mill $55 Million

On the other hand, his wife Kimberly Brook has a net worth of $1 Million as of 2019. With such a hefty earnings, the couple is living a lavish life with their kids.