James David Van Der Beek, Jr. (born March 8, 1977) is an American television, film, and stage actor, mainly known 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 in Apartment 23. He is also famous for his website, which includes Van Der Beek himself acting out famous internet memes.
- Dawson's Creek where he played the titular character, a sixteen year old high school student (when the series began) despite being 21 when the show debuted. (It is from the casting habits of this show that we get Dawson Casting.)
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back As Himself
- How I Met Your Mother as Simon Tremblay, Robin Scherbatsky's ex boyfriend from Canada.
- Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 As Himself
- The Rules of Attraction, the 2002 movie, as Sean Bateman. Deal with it..uh..Rock'n'roll.
- Criminal Minds as Tobias Hankel, a Sympathetic Murderer with multiple Split Personalities.
- CSI: Cyber as Elijah Mundo