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The New York Times. Kimberly Van Der Beek m. The show debuted to critical praise, with Van Der Beek earning particularly good notices for his comic timing and sendup of his own image. At the age of 15, he asked his mother to take him into New York City to get an agent and try his hand in professional acting. Retrieved April 25, Van Der Beek won the title role of Dawson Leery, and the show's debut was a success that helped to establish the network and its cast.