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James Van Der Beek is best known for playing the title part in Dawson's Creek — but his latest role in the film Labor Day is far removed from his teen star days.
Another role where Van Der Beek was decidedly unsexy was his appearance on How I Met Your Mother in 2008.
"I got this call to do this guest spot," he told George from the red chair. "They wanted me to play a fat, balding, former Mr. Teen Winnipeg. And I thought, 'Well obviously I'm the natural choice.' I'd worked in Winnipeg a little bit and there was one guy who had this crazy accent.
"So I just called him and then did my own cartoonish version of it."
Star Trek - Desilu Productions, Norway Corporation, Paramount Television
Adventures of Superman - Warner Home Video
Lassie - Lassie Television, Robert Maxwell Associates, Television Programs of America, Wrather Productions
Dawson's Creek - Outerbank Entertainment, Columbia TriStar Television, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television, Granville Productions, Procter & Gamble Productions, Sony Pictures Television
Rules of Attraction - Kingsgate Films, Roger Avary Filmproduktion GmbH
Varsity Blues - MTV Films, Marquee Tollin/Robins, Paramount Pictures, Tova Laiter Production
How I Met Your Mother - 20th Century Fox Television, Bays Thomas Productions
Funny or Die - Funny or Die Inc, Turner Entertainment Digital Network
Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 - Hemingson Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios, Cinema Vehicle Services
Labor Day - Indian Paintbrush, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films