Casper Robert Van Dien Jr., an American actor, is known best for his roles in the movies Sleepy Hollow and on drama Beverly Hills, 90210. Dien worked in several movies and TV series, earning a good net worth.
Regarding his personal life, Dien was married twice. He has two children from his first wife and two from his second wife.
Early Life And Education Of Casper Van Dien
Casper Van Dien was born Casper Robert Van Dien VI on 18th December 1968, in a military family in Milton, Florida, to mother Diane Morrow and father Casper Robert Van Dien Sr. His father, Casper, was a U.S. Navy Commander and a fighter pilot, and his grandfather was also a Marine during the 2nd world war. Casper Jr. has descended from a Dutch family settled in New York.
Dien is of American nationality, and his ancestry is Swedish, English, Native American, and French. His parents raised him in Ridgewood, New Jersey, with his siblings, three sisters, Sudi Van Dien, Kristin Van Dien, and Debbie Van Dien. He then moved o Florida when he was older.
Regarding his academics, Dien studied at the St. Petersburg Campus of the Admiral Farragut Academy. He graduated 2nd in command and then enrolled in the Florida State University in Tallahassee. He was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Casper Van Dien's Career - Movies And TV Series
Casper Van Dien pursued his career in acting after moving to Los Angeles and did various smaller roles in television and movies. His first roles include acting as Ty Moody on One Life to Live, a soap opera, and also on the prime time, the famous drama entitled Beverly Hills, 90210. He was also involved in the video game Wing Commander IV.
Casper also starred in James Dean: Race with Destiny, a James Dean biopic. He also obtained the role of Paul Verhoeven’s science fiction film Starship Troopers as the role of Johnny Rico. His critical acclaim in these roles led him to be cast as Tarzan in Tarzan and the Lost City and as Brom von Brunt in the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow. He was cast next in the 2000 film Cutaway and the NBC soap Titans. 2002’s The Rules of Attraction portrayed him as Patrick Bateman. He appeared next on the 2008 video game Starship Troopers 3: Marauder and replaced Matt Mullins for the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Casper Van Dien's Net Worth
Casper, who belongs to a celebrated family, has a net worth of $6 million. His acting roles seem to have diminished over time, but his previous acting roles have earned him many fans worldwide. His biography can also be found on sites like the wiki.
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB Rating||Cast Members|
|The Omega Code (1999)||$7.2 million||$12.6 million||3.5||Michael York, Catherine Oxenberg, and Michael Ironside.|
|Sleepy Hollow (1999)||$70-$100 million||$207 million||7.4||Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, and Lyndie Greenwood.|
|The Rules of Attraction (2002)||$4 million||$11,819,244||6.7||Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jessica Biel.|
|The Pact (2012)||$400k||$7.2 million||5.8||Caity Lotz, Haley Hudson, and Mark Steger.|
According to some sources, a TV star makes an average salary that ranges from $150k to $1 million.
Casper Van Dien's Personal Life
Casper Van Dien was married to the granddaughter of Robert Mitchum, Carrie Mitchum, in 1993. They have two children Caroline Grace Van Dien and Cappy Van Dien, together. After their divorce in 1997, Van Dien holds full custody of his daughter.
Actress Catherine Oxenburg and Van Dien were acquainted while filming the 1999 movie The Collectors and started dating. Catherine, the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia, became his wife on 8th May 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lifetime Television channel’s reality series I Married a Princess also portrayed them. The couple has daughters, Maya Van Dien and Celeste Alma Vana Dien, together. They are next in the line of succession for the British Throne. The couple is ambassadors for Childhelp, a nonprofit organization.
Their relationship did not last long, and they divorced in 2015.
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by Bchrome, 04 Dec, 2015