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Grace Gavilanes
Mar 08, 2015 @ 7:16 am

Today, we're toasting to Dawson -- er, James Van Der Beek, who rings in his 38th(!) birthday. The actor, who stole our hearts on Dawson's Creek in the late '90s, has stayed busy on the small screen with starring roles on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, How I Met Your MotherFriends with Better Lives, and most recently on CSI: Cyber, opposite Oscar winner Patricia Arquette. Despite the hectic schedule that comes with filming a TV show, the actor still keeps his fans up-to-date with snapshots from the set of his show, as well as sweet family candids. Ahead, see the star's most memorable 'grams -- you'll want to double tap them all!

First day together on set #csicyber @shadmoss106 @charley_koontz #PatriciaArquette

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The most pleasant run-ins can happen in the most unexpected places...

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Any day can be take your son to work day :)

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No Daddy, this is my watermelon. #HappyFathersDay

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#ThrowbackThursday First car. I had no business being this proud of this car. Or this haircut.

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