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Also Known As: Casper Robert Van Dien Died:
Born: December 18, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milton, Florida, USA Profession: actor, bartender, lifeguard

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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. ...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sleeping Beauty (2014)
2.
 Noobz (2013)
3.
 Pact, The (2012)
4.
 Fugitive at 17 (2012)
6.
 Born to Ride (2011)
7.
 40 Love (2010)
8.
 One Hot Summer (2009)
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10.
 Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
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Early TV credits included parts in PBS' "Safe Kids" and the NBC teen series, "Saved By the Bell"
1991:
Early film credit, bit part in "The Color of Evening"
1992:
Co-starred in the CBS series, "Freshman Dorm"
1993:
Played the role of Ty Moody on the ABC daytime drama, "One Life to Live"
1994:
Played a love interest to Tori Spelling's character on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox)
1995:
Had prominent role in "Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus"
1997:
Played the title role in "James Dean: Race With Destiny"
1997:
Had breakthrough role of Johnny Rico in Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers"
1998:
Starred opposited Jane March in "Tarzan and the Lost City"
1999:
Played Brom von Brunt in Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow"
2000:
Co-starred in the action film, "Cutaway"
2000:
Featured on Aaron Spelling's short-lived NBC drama, "Titans"
2005:
Appeared with his wife Catherine Oxenberg in the Lifetime reality show, "I Married a Princess"
2006:
Co-starred with Oxenberg in the drama series "Watch Over Me" on MyNetworkTV
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
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Education

Admiral Farragut Military Academy: St. Petersburg , Florida -
Florida State University: Tallahassee , Florida - 1986 - 1988

Notes

"Tom Cruise is only five-eight. I'm five-ten . . . I haven't had to go whine, 'Give me more money' or anything like that to anybody because I can do it myself, I'm my own man." --Casper Van Dien in MOVIELINE, March 1997

"I'm not into the froufrou kind of stuff. I've had my fair share of partying and being out there and doing all that crazy stuff and it was fun and I had a blast and I'm over that." --Van Dien in MOVIELINE, March 1997

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wife:
Carrie Mitchum. Actor. Met in 1992; married in 1993; separated in 1997; divorced; granddaughter of actor Robert Mitchum; father, Christopher Mitchum.
wife:
Catherine Van Dien. Actor. Born in 1961; daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia; has child from previous relationship; briefly married to producer Robert Evans in 1998; married on May 8, 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada; separated in summer 2001 just prior to birth of their daughter; reportedly reconciled in November 2001.

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father:
Casper Robert Van Dien. Retired naval commander. Born c. 1932.
mother:
Diane Can Dien.
half-sister:
Debbie Van Dien.
sister:
Sudi Van Dien. Medical supply buyer.
sister:
Kristin Van Dien. Massage therapist.
son:
Casper Robert Mitchum Van Dien. Born September 23, 1993; mother, Carrie Mitchum.
daughter:
Grace Van Dien. Born c. 1996; mother, Carrie Mitchum.
daughter:
Maya Van Dien. Born on September 20, 2001; mother, Catherine Oxenberg.
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