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Casper Van Dien

Casper Van Dien

Casper Van Dien burst onto the Hollywood scene with his breakthrough performance in Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi thriller, Starship Troopers. With a hot, young cast and incredible special effects, Starship Troopers was one of the year's most talked about films.

In 1998, Van Dien starred in Tarzan and The Lost City which was filmed in South Africa. Directed by Carl Schenkel, Van Dien starred as the ‘King of the Jungle' in this update of the classic story.

Before deciding on an acting career, Van Dien grew up in New Jersey intending to pursue his military roots as his father was a U.S. Navy Commander for 20 years. At Admiral Farragut Academy, he achieved a remarkable level of success, graduating third in command of his class. He then went on to attend Florida State University as a pre-med student where a theater class ignited his passion for acting. Van Dien moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career where he immediately found success in many different television series and tele-films.

He will next be seen in TBS' The Timeshifters opposite Martin Sheen and Catherine Bell and The Omega Code. Other film credits include Romantic Moritz with Roger Daltrey and James Dean: Race With Destiny.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Casper Van Dien Facts

Birth Name Casper Robert Van Dien Jr.
BirthdayDecember 18, 1968 (53)
BirthplaceRidgefield, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is Casper Van Dien compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Sleepy Hollow
Fugitive at 17
Starship Troopers
Sleeping Beauty
Under Heavy Fire
Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine
Fire Twister
What the Bleep Do We Know!?
Hollywood Flies
Vector File
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