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James Van Der Beek Joins 'One Tree Hill'

James Van Der Beek Joins 'One Tree Hill'

Former Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek will make a guest appearance on One Tree Hill, reports EW.

The 31-year-old actor will return to his old Dawson’s Creek production lot in Wilmington, N.C., which is currently used by OTH. Van Der Beek will play a director who’s interested in making a movie out of Lucas’ (Chad Michael Murray) novel.

Says executive producer Mark Schwahn, “The specter of Dawson’s Creek is always around us. We’re about to [complete] 128 episodes, which is what Dawson’s did. “So I thought it would be cool to get James.”

Van Der Beek‘s episode will air in late November.

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33 Responses to “James Van Der Beek Joins 'One Tree Hill'”

  1. 1
    trish. Says:

    i love him.

    that would be cool!

  2. 2
    JAYA JONAS Says:


  3. 3
    maria Says:

    I love One Tree Hilll and i love James Van Der Beek

  4. 4
    anna Says:


  5. 5
    Louis Says:

    Cool… I loved Dawson’s Creek… I’m shure it will be great to have him on One Tree Hill!

  6. 6
    patrii Says:

    this is going be amazinggg
    lovee OneTreeHilll


  7. 7
    LolaSvelt Says:

    That’s great, but it would’ve been even better if Dawson Leery was directing it!

  8. 8
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says: he can play a retarded dweeb, who cant get laid.

  9. 9
    pipstick Says:

    yayyyy i one tree hill rocksssss. i used to love dawsons creek.
    i hope they get a 7th season!

  10. 10
    Elza Says:

    i hope this guest appearance will be short…

  11. 11
    ... xp Says:

    cool ;D OTH rocks :D <3333 loove it :D but the 4th season is still the best though:P

  12. 12
    ♥zanessa-lova4life♥ Says:

    I ♥ OTH! My fav. show :]

  13. 13
    melly Says:

    thanks for the damn spoiler!!!!!! grrrrrrrr

  14. 14
    soppy Says:

    ew wtf i hate this guy, why ruin a show?

  15. 15
    Jessica Says:

    Isnt it Austin Nichols playing that role..

  16. 16
    Jenny Says:

    i love one tree hill

  17. 17
    Katy Says:

    Yay I am so excited, I loved Dawsons and I love OTH even more!

  18. 18
    liz Farrar Says:

    Agreed with Jessica… I thought it was Austin Nichols:

  19. 19
    onetreehilippa Says:

    cant wait! its gonna be amazing! is he gonna act as himself? that would be really cool! i love oth so much

  20. 20
    nikki Says:

    i love one tree hill .it is amazziiinnnng!!!!!! i cant imagine the day it stops! :( i cant believe it only gets 3 million views. people watch it cos ur missing out big time

  21. 21
    anonymous Says:

    this is so exciting! I love this show and I loved Dawsons Creek. I can’t wait to see the episode.

  22. 22
    nahbois Says:


  23. 23
    nicole Says:

    Cool it been a long time since i have seen him in anything and him playing a director..not to far from his character on Dawson Creek right?? I don’t know I know it was something in the movie company…Should be interesting…

  24. 24
    Anom Says:

    Austin Nichols is Playing the Producers, James VDB character will be the Director. Austin first Episode is 608, which is in two weeks, from this weeks Monday.

  25. 25
    eeew Says:

    How long before Sophia opens her legs for him?

  26. 26
    Amy Says:

    Which Novel, he has two?

  27. 27
    Gui Says:

    Well, I am really very glad to read that news! \o/

    Dawson’s Creek will never be forgotten and the James’ appearence on OTH just remarks how great his character and also the tv series itself was. I moderate one of the DC’s communities at Orkut and of course we are celebrating together with you guys among the considerable number of fans that exists in Brazil.
    Congratulations, Van der Beek!
    DC Forver!

  28. 28
    eeew Says:

    How long before Hilarie cheats on her husband Ian again and tries to sleep with him??????????

  29. 29
    Elyn Says:

    lol another loser going on OTH.

  30. 30
    pippa Says:

    cnt wait

  31. 31
    sarah Says:


  32. 32
    ashleyree19 Says:

    I am soooo excited about his appearance… OTH is a great show but Dawson’s Creek can never be replaced! The only thing that would make this episode better is if ALL of the Dawson’s Creek characters were going to be on it, especially Katie Holmes!!! For all of you who are being jerks towards Dawson’s Creek and James Vanderbeek, I officially hate your stinkin’ guts!!

  33. 33
    shiznit Says:

    funny van der douche was competing for joey pooter at the end of dawson’s creek.

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