James Van Der Beek (or JVDB as we like to call him) turns 42 today… and we want to know, does that make him a Daddy? Is the former teen heartthrob now a Daddy? Based on some of these photos he sure looks like it.
Painfully gorgeous JVDB burst into the hearts and pants of America in 1998 when he was cast as Dawson Leery, the titular high school hunk in the hit teen drama Dawson’s Creek. In 1999, James made his big-screen debut when he starred in the high school football Varsity Blues, winning an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Male Performance. More importantly, James was named one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
Just before Dawson’s Creek ended in 2003, James played a bisexual coke-snorting sociopathic sex maniac in the 2002 flick The Rules of Attraction — which features a gay make-out session with Ian Somerhalder. [Watch Ian Somerhalder jerk off into a pillow while he fantasizes about kissing James Van Der Beek in the video clip below.] As a rule, that’s attractive. After a few theatrical flops, James returned to the small screen in 2007making a long list of guest appearances.
We especially loved him in Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 playing a fictionalized version of himself. Recently he made several appearances in the very popular and super fierce TV series Pose. We look forward to seeing more of JVDB as he morphs into a full-fledged Zaddy!