Every actor wants to star on a hit show. It's like the Holy Grail of the television universe, and takes a special combination of the right writers, directors, actors, marketers, and network to make it happen. If it does happen, it can totally change your life. For James Van Der Beek, winning the lead role on a little show called, "Dawson's Creek", was a life-changing experience. He began acting in his teens, primarily focusing on theater work, and had appeared in multiple major regional productions by the time he started college. He subsequently dropped out of school to focus on his acting career, and the first job he booked was "Dawson's Creek". The show was a massive success, and launched the careers of everyone involved, including Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams. The series ended after six seasons, and then James Van Der Beek found himself on the flip-side of being on a hit show. When it ends, it's hard to find work in anything else since everyone still thinks of you as the character you popularized. The next few years saw him appearing in straight-to-DVD films and guest starring roles on assorted television shows. For the last four or five years, however, he has begun to appear on television more regularly, and has played recurring roles on such shows as "Criminal Minds" and "How I Met Your Mother". He co-starred on the short-lived, but well-reviewed series, "Don't Trust the B— in Apartment 23", and is slated to star in a new series called, "Friends with Better Lives". All in all, he's managed to bounce back nicely from post-hit show purgatory. As he and his wife prepare to welcome their third child, it would appear he has decided to consolidate his life a bit. He recently put one of his properties in California on the market.
James Van Der Beek's house is 3,017 square feet, and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. He purchased the home back in 2006 for $1.26 million. James Van Der Beek's house is a single story and features hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, large windows, multiple fireplaces, and a breakfast bar. The home also sports a wide front entry, a large living room, a dining room, and a kitchen. Outside of James Van Der Beek's house, there is a terrace and a swimming pool. He is asking $1.25 million for the property, which would lead one to think he's trying to sell it quickly.