James Vanderbeek Net Worth and Earnings Updated 2022


James Van Der Beek Net Worth and Earnings Updated 2022 ( Source : Bbc )

According to Celebrity Net Worth, James Van Der Beek is an American actor known professionally as Dawson Larry in the Warner Bros television series Dawson's Creek, with an estimated net worth of USD 8 million.

The Rules of Attraction star James wanted to pursue his love for acting as a professional career and become a Hollywood star. James moved to New York City at age 15 to perform in several onstage productions. The legendary actor who portrayed Dawson Larry has racked up many other movies and television credits.

Now, in 2022 almost three decades later, the father of six has amassed a staggering net worth from his hard work and dedication to the on-screen business. James has established himself as one of the wealthiest celebrities in Hollywood and has managed to gather a fan following of several million.

James Vanderbeek Net Worth And Earning Overview

NameJames Van Der Beek
BornMarch 8, 1977
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Income SourceProfessional Actor
Net WorthUSD 8 Million (As of 2022)

Early Life And Education

American actor James David Van Der Beek was born on March 8, 1977, in Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut. He was born to his mother, Melinda (1950-2020), a former dancer and gymnastics teacher. His father, James Wiliam Van Der Beek, was a former professional baseball pitcher and later a cellular phone company executive.

James Van Der Beek In His Debut Role In Agnus
James Van Der Beek In His Debut Role In Agnus ( Source : reddit )

Aged 17, James performed in the musical Shenandoah at the Goodspeed Opera House while still in college at Cheshire Academy. During his high school year, he made his feature film debut as a sadistic bully in Angus. He also got an opportunity to shoot a small role in the independent film I Love You, I Love You Not.

After he completed his sophomore year at Cheshire Academy, James enrolled at Drew University on an academic scholarship and participated in the all-male Cappella group. However, according to sources, he dropped his education once Dawson's Creek was picked up to series.

Television And Film Career

James Van Der Beek persuaded his mother to take him to New York City to follow his professional actor ambition at 15. He quickly rose to fame in different theatre shows, landing roles in off-Broadway musicals like Rain Dance and Finding the Sun. 

Van Der Beek's career in Hollywood began in earnest while he was still in high school. The actor appeared in movies like Angus (1995) and I Love You, I Love You Not (1996). During high school, the American actor continued appearing in theatrical productions such as Shenandoah and My Marriage to Earnest Borgnine. 

Career Breakthrough

Later, James dropped out of his studies at Drew University to pursue a career in acting. In 1997, James auditioned for Dawson's Creek and landed a significant role in the series pilot. The audience loved his exceptional performance, and James quickly raised to stardom.

James Van Der Beek Rose To Fame As The Star Of The Hit High school Aeries Dawson's Creek
James Van Der Beek Rose To Fame As The Star Of The Hit High school Aeries Dawson's Creek ( Source : dailymail )

Because of his success on television, James gained more recognization, which led him to land roles in movies such as Varsity Blues. Over the period, he continued to appear in prominent films such as Texas Rangers, Scary Movie, and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.

After the next breakthrough of various characters from various movie genres, James again landed another slid recurring role as Agent Elijah Mundo in CSI: Cyber. In addition, he went on to create his series called What Would Diplo Do?

Family Details

James Van Der Beek is a married man. In 2003, the American performance actor married Heather McComb; according to Celebrity Net Worth, the couple's marriage lasted for six years and ended in divorce in 2009. 

James Van Der Beek Split From His First Wife Heather McComb in 2009
James Van Der Beek Split From His First Wife Heather McComb in 2009 ( Source : ok )

Later the divorce paperwork came in 2010 and revealed that James was earning a salary of roughly USD 50,000 per month during that year, roughly equivalent to about USD 600K annually.

Second Marriage

In August 2010, aged 33, Van Der Beek married business consultant Kimberly Brooks. According to the source, Heather's ex-husband has five kids throughout their wedding. However, James had no children with his first wife, Heather.

James Van Der Beek And Wife Kimberly
James Van Der Beek And Wife Kimberly ( Source : usmagazine )

The Connecticut native enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and massive family of seven. Mr Van Der Beek enjoys spending time with his loved ones and sharing pictures of family vacations on his Instagram.

Father Of Five

OliviaSeptember 25, 2010
JoshuaMarch 13, 2012
AnnabelJanuary 25, 2014
EmiliaMarch 23, 2016
GwendolynJune 15, 2018

Van Der Beek tied the wedding knot with Kimberly Brook in a small ceremony at the Kabbalah Center near Dizengoff Plaza in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to James' Wikipedia page, he is a father to five children from his second marriage.

James Van Der Beek And Kimberly Share Five Children Togetherr
James Van Der Beek And Kimberly Share Five Children Togetherr ( Source : today )

The six kids of the Van Der Beek family are; Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, and Gwendolyn. The married couple announced in 2019 that they were expecting a sixth family member, but unfortunately, November news revealed that Beek's second wife, Kimberly, suffered a miscarriage.

James Vanderbeek Net Worth And Earnings

According to Wealthy Gorilla, the Connecticut native American actor, James Van Der Beek, has gathered a massive wealth of USD 8 million from his decades-long acting career. James agreed to pay USD 7,750 per month for two and a half years to his ex-partner, Heather, when he divorced her in 2010.

As part of the settlement, he kept the home in North Hollywood, bank accounts and all other assets from his performances and the rights to his career projects.

Beverly Hills Home

In September 2020, the family of eight announced that they were moving to Texas, leaving behind their home in Los Angeles. According to sources, the extended family relocated to a 36-acre ranch outside Austin, Texas. The couple broadcasted their tour to Spicewood, Texas, through Instagram videos and photos.

Real Estate

Van Der Beek has purchased several properties over his life. In 2005, he bought a 3000-square-feet property in Valley Village for USD 1.26 million, which he later leashed out for USD 5000 per month.

After collecting plenty of rental income from the four-bedroom home featuring an extensive outdoor area with a pool, he sold it for USD 1.15 million in 2014.

Trivia: Few Facts About The Famous Actor

  • James Van Der Beek is the eldest of three brothers and sisters. Before the family were blessed with a child, James' father was a baseball player, and his mother was a gymnast and dance teacher.
  • His father worked for the telephone business company, while his mother managed a self-owned gymnastics studio.
  • James persuaded his mother to accompany him on his journey to New York when he was 15 to hire an agent and try professional acting.
  • On weekends, Van Der Beek loves watching football and baseball and participates whenever he finds opportunities.
  • James decided to quit acting after he moved to the Lone Star state. He mentioned that he preferred to spend time with his five children and two adorable dogs.

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