James Van Der Beek has signed with the APA to represent in every field.
Actor best known for his title of the indomitable character of Dawson’s Creek, a teen drama series in the late 1990s, ran for six seasons and continues to be viewed globally. He also starred in the 1999 MTV hit, Varsity Bluesdropped a one-of-a-kind pop-culture punch, and appeared in Roger Avery’s cult classic of the early 2000s, The Law of Attraction.
More recently Van Der Beek co-created, wrote, run, and starred in Vice’s first scripted series. What will Diplo do?and starred in Ryan Murphy’s FX TV series Posture. Later nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Critics’ Choice Award, and Gotham Award, and also won a GLAAD Award, AFI Award, and Peabody Award. His recent film work includes Jason Reitman’s Labor Day and Alexander Payne’s Decrease size, with Matt Damon.
Thanks to his significant work, Van Der Beek has gained certain name recognition and has played himself a number of times, including that of Kevin Smith. Jay and silence Bob strikes back and Don’t trust person B—- in Apartment 23.
And he has continuously diversified his résumé by adding host duties, comedy skits (such as appearances in Last week Tonight with John Oliver and The Daily Show), and number shorts on Funny or Die. He also co-wrote and starred in the award-winning short story, Power / Rangers not allowedDirected by Joseph Kahn.
Van Der Beek was previously at Paradigm. He continues to be managed by Novo Management.
The signing also further expands APA’s roster of talent, particularly established artists ready for new attention. Over the last year or so, the company has signed Mel Gibson, Kate Bosworth, Nick Stahl, Famke Janssen, Justin Long and Melissa Leo, among other bold names.