Stan’s lascivious supervisor, Matt often overindulges in the finer things in life. After learning about Stan’s affair with Angel, Matt pursues Patty to unpredicted consequences.
PLAYED BY JAMES VAN DER BEEK
James Van Der Beek launched his acting career on the New York stage at age 16 in original works by Edward Albee and Lanford Wilson, and made his big-screen debut in the movie Angus. He then went on to star as the title character in Dawson’s Creek, which ran for six seasons and continues in syndication around the globe.
Van Der Beek served as a writer, showrunner and executive producer on Viceland’s first original scripted comedy series, What Would Diplo Do?, on which he stars as a fictionalized version of Diplo – a.k.a. Wesley (Wes) Pentz a.k.a. the Biggest DJ / electronic music producer on the planet. The five-part half-hour comedy premiered in August 2017.
Some of Van Der Beek’s other television credits include HBO’s series Room 104, created by Jay and Mark Duplass; Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23; Friends With Better Lives; Criminal Minds; How I Met Your Mother; Law & Order: Criminal Intent; and CSI: Cyber.
He co-wrote and starred in the Power Rangers “de-boot,” Power/Rangers Unauthorized, produced by Adi Shankar and directed by Joseph Kahn. The dark, gritty short made its debut on YouTube and amassed 14 million views in less than 24 hours.
Van Der Beek has done a variety of work on the big screen, including Varsity Blues, the cult classic The Rules of Attraction, and the independent films Backwards and Formosa Betrayed, for which he won a Best Actor Award at the San Diego Film Festival in 2009. Van Der Beek played opposite Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day, and was also seen in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing with Matt Damon.
He’s had several hosting stints, including the “New Now Next” Awards on Logo and Saturday Night Live, and has popped up in comedy skits on The Daily Show and Tosh.0. Van Der Beek took over Funny or Die for “Van Der Week” in a series of videos for the popular website with Vandermemes, DILF Khakis and Asshole for Hire. He later re-teamed with them for Indiana Home Shopping Network, which skewered anti-LGBTQ laws then in place in Indiana. He is the voice of “Boris” on the hit Disney show Vampirina and he also appeared in Ke$ha’s music video “Blow,” which has over 70 million views on YouTube.