James Van Der Beek has joined the cast of “CSI: Cyber” as a series regular. The series will premiere during the 2014-2015 season on the CBS Television Network.
He will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics recruited by Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) for his war efforts in Afghanistan. Mundo is a savant when it comes to weaponry, vehicles and bombs. A self-proclaimed action junkie, Agent Mundo will often put himself at risk to seek permanent justice, while Ryan will level his diehard behavior with her expertise in psychology. Together, they will team up to fight the world’s toughest cyber crimes. Foreign and domestic.
“We are excited to welcome an actor of James Ver Der Beek’s caliber to ‘CSI: Cyber.’ Over his career, he has demonstrated a tremendous range of talent that makes him a perfect addition to our gifted cast,” said Executive Producers of “CSI: Cyber.”
For six seasons, Van Der Beek starred as Dawson Leery in “Dawson’s Creek.” His additional television credits include starring in “Friends with Better Lives,” and guest starring in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Criminal Minds,” all on CBS. Also, he starred in “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23″ and “Mercy,” among others.
Van Der Beek’s feature film credits include Varsity Blues, Texas Rangers, Scary Movie, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, The Rules of Attraction, The Plague, Standing Still, The Big Bang and Labor Day.
“CSI: Cyber” is a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken. The show revolves around Special Agent Avery Ryan who heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. Patricia Arquette, Peter MacNicol and Charley Koontz star. Carol Mendelsohn Ann Donahue, Anthony Zuiker, Pam Veasey, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman serve as executive producers. It is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
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