James Favid Van Der Beek is an American actor. He rose to fame beginning in 1998 for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and for portraying a fictionalized version of himself on the ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. He also stared in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo.
- "Lauren Graham & James Van Der Beek Are Your New Favorite TV Parents With Vampirina". ENews (June 27, 2017).
- He was considered for the role of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones along with Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Colin Hanks, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Joshua Jackson, Eric Christian Olsen, Erik von Detten, Chris Klein, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonathan Brandis. However, Hayden Christensen was cast at the end.