Dad Crush: James Van Der Beek

Famous for his role as Dawson on the famed Dawson’s Creek, James Vand Der Beek is our dad crush for the week.

15-year-old James convinced his mother to bring him to New York in an attempt to kick-start his acting career. This proved a wise move – just a year later, the teenager made his first professional debut off-Broadway starring in productions Finding The Sun and Rain Dance.

He appeared in films Angus and I Love You, I Love You Not before auditioning for Dawson’s Creek and landing the lead role. The show ran for six seasons and made him a heartthrob to many starry-eyed teenagers

He is married to Kimberly Van Der Beek and together, they have four kids.

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No Daddy, this is my watermelon. #HappyFathersDay

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James starred in the teen drama, Varsity Blues and won an MTV Movie Award for it.

Life after Dawson’s Creek saw him on television shows CSI Cyber, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Friends with Better Lives and Vampirina.

Fake FBI agent in fake snow on a fake NY street in the land of make-believe. #OnlyTheSmolderIsReal #CSICyber

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James is currently married to Kimberly Brook (Van Der Beek), a business consultant and together they have four children – Olivia Van Der Beek, Annabel Leah Van Der Beek, Joshua Van Der Beek and Emilia Van Der Beek.

This dad plays the doting, hands-on dad really well. We see he spends alot of time with the kids, bringing them out for days at the park, or fishing – everything kids just love doing with mummy and daddy.

Flight-delay-turned-new-park-experience

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Looking like you know what you're doing is half the battle (also my only game plan)***

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He fishes!

Bouncy castles make parenting more fun @mr_bones_pumpkins

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The actor is currently working on a couple of on-going shows and we are excited to see what else this hot daddy will be doing in the near future.

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Oriella Onni, Mummyfique’s peppy editorial assistant is navigating her way through life one glorious destination at a time. She loves exploring, music, crafts and cooking.

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