James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, ) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek. He played a fictionalized version of himself on the cult ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23, and, most recently, starred in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent. Lucas telling James Van Der Beek's character why he won't direct Luke's movie.
These were two of the most popular teenage shows to ever grace our television screens. But it turns out they shared more than just the same set space. When you realize just how many references One Tre. Proving his versatility (that's two teen dramas that he was in you guys, two), James van der Beek appeared in four episodes of One Tree Hill as bad guy director Adam Reese, who was hired to direct the screen adaptation of Lucas's (Chad Michael Murray) novel. Skeezy Adam was a far cry from Dawson.