Quick Facts of

  • First NameJames Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek is an actor who has worked in show business for more than 34 years. He became a household name after working as the lead character in Dawson’s Creek. In addition to this, he has worked in some major films like Scary Movie, Texas Rangers, etc.

He also made waves with his work on the show Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, similarly, he also played the role of Friends with Better Lives on Friends with Better Lives.

What Is The Net Worth Of James Van Der Beek?

James Van Der Beek’s net worth in May 2020 is around $10 million. He made this net worth from a career in acting.

His first brush with Hollywood was when he voiced Pazu in Castle in the Sky in 1986. Then, in 1995 Angus came out featuring him as Rick Sandford.

Beverly Hills Home

Van Der Beek has a house in Beverly Hills, California. The star lives in the kid-proofed home with his wife and five kids.

The home is a post-modern inspired home that has a lot of extravagant features like a fireplace in a carpeted room, a TV room giving a great view of the California hills.

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Salary & Box Office Collections

James earns $1.72 Million per year as per data from various online sources, which is $143,055.56 per year. He also took home $200,000 for his work on Varsity Blues.

The star also took home $3,000,000 as Lincoln Rogers Dunnison from the movie Texas Rangers.

Similarly, the star has also been part of a lot of high earning films. Here is the list of some of his box office collections over the years.

1997$20,680I Love You, I Love You Not
1999$54,300,000Varsity Blues
2000$278,020,000Scary Movie (Marlon Wayans)
2001$33.8 MillionJay and Silent Bob Strike Back
$763,740Texas Rangers (Made on a budget of $38 million)
1986$15.5 millionCastle in the Sky
2010$225,000Formosa Betrayed
2019$4.7 millionJay and Silent Bob Reboot

Career On TV

His acting career on TV started in 1993 with a minor role in Clarissa Explains It All. Then, in 1995 As the World Turns. A year later, Aliens in the Family featured him in 1996. After this, he was the lead character on Dawson’s Creek.

He portrayed the lead character on the show and this would eventually become his career-defining role. The show started first premiered on January 20, 1998, and ended on May 14, 2003. Katie Holmes portrayed Joey Potter on the show.

After, his work on the show, he made appearances on Robot Chicken and Criminal Minds. He cameoed on Ugly Betty in 2007. He worked on 3 episodes of How I Met Your Mother starring alongside Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, etc.

In 2008, One Tree Hill featured him Adam Reese on 4 episodes. He played Dr. Joe Briggs on Mercy. Law & Order: Criminal Intent also featured him in an episode in 2011.

The same year, Franklin & Bash also aired an episode with him in a small role.

Short Biography

James Van Der Beek was born James David Van Der Beek on March 8, 1977, in Cheshire, Connecticut, U.S. to Melinda Weber and James William Van Der Beek. He went to Cheshire Academy, later joining Drew University.

As of May 2020, he is married to business consultant Kimberly Brook, the film star married the consultant on August 1, 2010. The pair have 5 children together and were expecting their sixth child in October 2019, they reported that she had suffered a miscarriage in November 2019.  

They wedded in a spiritual ceremony in Israel, the couple had met in the country just over a year earlier. The ceremony was only attended by a few close friends and family in Tel Aviv.  

Before this, he was married to Heather McComb, they got married in 2003 and separated in April 2009 before their divorce was finalized in 2010.