James Van Der Beek


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  • Birth Name: James William Van Der Beek Jr.
  • Birth Place: Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/08/1977, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Friends with Better Lives: Will Viewers Relate?

Friends with Better Lives cannot escape Friends. It's in the title, obviously. The former is created by Dana Klein, a producer and writer on the latter, and both shows' pilots were directed by sitcom king James Burrows. And they both feature a group of six pals of equal gender count.

"There's a lot of similarities there, but I think the Friends talk is not fair to them or to us," FWBL star Kevin Connolly tells TVGuide.com. "They're an international juggernaut. It's different. The Friends question is inevitable. [During] ...
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Monday TV: Mother Ends, Friends Begins

"Love doesn't make sense," hopeless romantic Ted told almost-runaway bride Robin last week in the penultimate episode of CBS's long-running romcom How I Met Your Mother. That episode ended, as we knew it would, with Robin and Barney tying the knot, because as Ted concluded in his Speech That Sums The Series Up: "Love is the best thing we do." True words, but even truer were these words: "I won't lie, that was a long weekend."

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How I Met Your Mother: The 12 Best Musical Moments

If there's one thing How I Met Your Mother loves more than dragging out Ted and The Mother's meet-cute, it's musical numbers. From Barney's suitable 100th episode extravaganza to Robin Sparkles' throwback tunes, HIMYM's song-and-dance moments are, well, legendary. Here are our 12 favorites from the past nine seasons.
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The Rules Of Attraction
Apartment 23 Trailer
Labor Day: When Winning Is The Only Op
Actor James Van Der Beek Discusses Being Famous at an Early Age

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Year Title Description
2014 The '90s TV Show Series, Appearing
2014 Friends With Better Lives TV Show Series, Actor - Will Stokes
2014 2014 CMT Music Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2013 Labor Day Movie, Actor
2012 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 TV Show Series, Actor - James Van Der Beek

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James Van Der Beek Reveals Name of Baby Girl

The newest Beek baby has a name!

James Van Der Beek revealed the name of his daughter during Friday's episode of The Talk. The Dawson's Creek alum and wife Kimberly... read more

James and Kimberly Van Der Beek Welcome Baby Girl

James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have a new addition to their family. Kimberly gave birth to a baby girl, the couple's third child, at their home Saturday night, People reports.

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CBS Announces Finale Date for How I Met Your Mother

The central mystery on How I Met Your Mother will wrap up this spring, when the sitcom airs its series finale on Monday, March 31, CBS announced Thursday.

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Hollywood Reacts to Paul Walker's Death

Hollywood was stunned by the unexpected death of Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker on Saturday night. Walker was involved in a single-car accident that ended in an explosion that claimed the lives of Walker and the car's driver. Here's what Walker's former co-stars and fellow celebrities had to say about his sudden passing: read more

Melissa Joan Hart Kisses and Tells About Ryan Reynolds, James Van Der Beek and More

She played a teenage witch on TV, and in real life, Melissa Joan Hart apparently knew how to cast quite the spell on men growing up.

In Tuesday's interview with Access Hollywood Live to promote her new memoir, the... read more


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"It may be the best first 13 episodes ever shot for television."

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