Casper Van Dien

Actor, Bartender, Lifeguard
Though often relegated to small screen movies or straight-to-video releases, actor Casper Van Dien had a breakout performance as the star of director Paul Verhoeven's surprise hit sci-fi action thriller "Starship ... Read more »
Born: 12/18/1968 in Milton, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (66)

Showdown in Manila 2016 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

The Last Bid 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

June 2015 (Movie)

Dave Anderson (Actor)

Patient Killer 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Sharktopus vs Whalewolf 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Army Dog 2014 (Movie)

Tom Holloway (Actor)

Destiny 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shiver 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twelve Trees of Christmas 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby's First Christmas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Noobz 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sleeping Beauty 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fugitive at 17 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pact 2012 (Movie)

Creek (Actor)

Born to Ride 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lake Effects 2011 (Movie)

Ash Henson (Actor)

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008 (Movie)

Johnny Rico (Actor)

Watch Over Me 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Flies 2005 (Movie)

Zach (Actor)

I Married a Princess 1994 - 1996, 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Officer Down 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Personal Effects 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Skeleton Man 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Me Baby 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Under Heavy Fire 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Road Rage 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Vector File 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Danger Beneath the Sea 2001 (Movie)

Captain Miles Sheffield (Actor)

Titans 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Destiny 2000 (Movie)

Bobby Moritz (Actor)

Kill Shot 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Partners 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Python 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Road Rage 2000 (Movie)

Jim Travis (Actor)

The Timeshifters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Modern Vampires 1999 (Movie)

Dallas (Actor)

Sleepy Hollow 1999 (Movie)

Brom Van Brunt (Actor)

The Collectors 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Omega Code 1999 (Movie)

Dr Gillen Lane (Actor)

Love Notes 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

On the Border 1998 (Movie)

Jake Barnes (Actor)

Tarzan and the Lost City 1998 (Movie)

Tarzan (Actor)

James Dean: Race With Destiny 1997 (Movie)

James Dean (Actor)

Starship Troopers 1997 (Movie)

Johnny Rico (Actor)

Married... With Children 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Colony 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vital Orbit 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus 1994 (Movie)

King Tal (Actor)

Dangerous Women 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Freshman Dorm 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Aces 'N' Eights (TV Show)

Actor

Big Spender (TV Show)

Actor

Cutaway (TV Show)

Actor

Maiden Voyage Ocean Hijack (TV Show)

Actor

Nightscream (TV Show)

Actor

Sanctimony (TV Show)

Actor

Shark Attack (TV Show)

Actor

Slayer (TV Show)

Actor

The Fallen Ones (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Sleeping Beauty 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Though often relegated to small screen movies or straight-to-video releases, actor Casper Van Dien had a breakout performance as the star of director Paul Verhoeven's surprise hit sci-fi action thriller "Starship Troopers" (1997). Previous to that, Van Dien appeared in a recurring capacity on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) before landing his first prominent feature role in "Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus" (1995). He essayed a solid leading performance in "James Dean: Race with Destiny" (1997), which when coupled with his "Starship Troopers" role cemented him as a rising star to watch. Unfortunately, most Van Dien watchers were disappointed with his string of subsequent B-movie projects like "Tarzan and the Lost City" (1998), "Modern Vampires" (1999) and "Shark Attack" (HBO, 1999). Following a supporting role in the studio release, "Sleepy Hollow" (1999), Van Dien again returned to the shadows with below-the-radar fare and even tried to recapture old glory in the straight-to-DVD release "Starship Troopers 3: Marauder" (2008). Despite numerous disappointments following his promising breakthrough, Van Dien nonetheless remained a performer worthy of his fans' affection.

Relationships

Debbie Van Dien

Half-Sister

Grace Dien

Daughter
Born c. 1996 mother, Carrie Mitchum

Maya Dien

Daughter
Born Sept. 20, 2001 mother, Catherine Oxenberg

Kristin Dien

Sister

Sudi Dien

Sister

Carrie Mitchum Actor

Wife
Married 1993 Divorced 1997

Catherine Oxenberg Actor

Wife
Married May 8, 1999 Briefly split 2001, but reconciled after the birth of their daughter Van Dien filed for divorce September 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences

Casper Van Dien

Father

Diane Van Dien

Mother

Casper Van Dien

Son
Born Sept. 23, 1993 mother, Carrie Mitchum

Celeste Van Dien

Daughter
Born October 3, 2003 mother, Catherine Oxenberg

EDUCATION

Admiral Farragut Military Academy

St. Petersburg , Florida

Florida State University

Tallahassee , Florida 1986 - 1988
Attended for two years before dropping out

Milestones

2015

Directed and starred in thriller "Patient Killer"

2015

Starred in action-adventure fantasy "Avengers Grimm"

2014

Directed and co-wrote "Sleeping Beauty," starring daughter Grace Van Dien and wife Catherine Oxenberg,

2013

Starred as Johnny Cage in video game adaptation "Mortal Kombat"

2013

Starred in crime thriller "Assumed Killer"

2012

Appeared as himself in video game comedy "Noobz"

2012

Starred opposite Caity Lotz in horror film "The Pact"

2012

Co-starred in thriller "Shiver"

2011

Starred in action comedy "Born To Ride"

2008

Reprised the role of Johnny Rico in the direct to DVD film, "Starship Troopers 3: Marauder"

2008

Appeared in three episodes of USA Network's "Monk" as Lt. Albright

2006

Co-starred with Oxenberg in the drama series "Watch Over Me" on MyNetworkTV

2005

Appeared with his wife Catherine Oxenberg in the Lifetime reality show, "I Married a Princess"

2000

Featured on Aaron Spelling's short-lived NBC drama, "Titans"

2000

Co-starred in the action film, "Cutaway"

1999

Played Brom von Brunt in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow"

1998

Starred opposited Jane March in "Tarzan and the Lost City"

1997

Played the title role in "James Dean: Race With Destiny"

1997

Landed breakthrough role of Johnny Rico in Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers"

1995

Had prominent role in "Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus"

1994

Played a love interest to Tori Spelling's character on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)

1993

Played the role of Ty Moody on the ABC daytime drama, "One Life to Live"

1992

Co-starred in the CBS drama "Freshman Dorm"

Bonus Trivia

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In his childhood hometown of Ridgewood, NJ, Van Dien grew up on Van Dien Street, named for his great great grandfather.

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As the son of a U.S. Navy commander and grandson of a World War II-era Marine, Van Dien attended the military-style prep school The Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. He graduated third in his class.

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