Casper Van Dien Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Casper Van Dien Quick Info
Height5 ft 9¼ in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthDecember 18, 1968
Zodiac SignSagittarius
SpouseJennifer Wenger

Casper Van Dien is a famous actor and producer who came into limelight after gaining prominence as Johnny Rico in the sci-fi action movie, Starship Troopers (1997). He then appeared as Tarzan in the 1998 film Tarzan and the Lost City and also got appreciated for his role as Brom Bones in the highly successful 1999 film, Sleepy Hollow. Casper started acting at the age of 19 and his critically acclaimed television appearance was in the teen drama series, Beverly Hills, 90210, as Griffin Stone in 1994.

Born Name

Casper Robert Van Dien VI

Nick Name

Van, Cap, Tarzan, Casper, Robb

Casper Van Dien speaking at the 2012 Phoenix Comic-Con
Casper Van Dien speaking at the 2012 Phoenix Comic-Con (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Milton, Florida, U.S.

Nationality

American

Education

Casper went to St. Petersburg campus of the Admiral Farragut Academy. Later, he enrolled at Florida State University in Tallahassee and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Occupation

Actor, Producer, Poet

Family

  • Father – Casper Robert Van Dien V (U.S. Navy Commander and Fighter Pilot)
  • Mother – Diane (née Morrow) (Nursery School Teacher, Interfaith Minister, Nurse, Teacher, Sailing Instructor)
  • Siblings – Sudi Van Dien (Older Sister), Kristin (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Debbie (Younger Half-Sister), India Oxenberg (Step-Daughter), Casper Anson Van Dien (Paternal Grandfather), Elizabeth Maria /Mary Bornand (Paternal Grandmother), William Burnell Morrow (Maternal Grandfather), Edith Wilhelmina Johnson (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

Casper Van Dien is managed by Jeff Goldberg Management.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9¼ in or 176 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Casper Van Dien has dated –

  1. Carrie Mitchum (1993-1997) – Casper and actress Carrie Mitchum got married in 1993 and have 2 children – daughter Grace Van Dien and son Cappy Van Dien. In 1997, Van filed for divorce due to the implacable differences between them.
  2. Catherine Oxenberg (1999-2015) – Van Dien and actress Catherine Oxenberg met while filming for the TV movie, The Collectors. The duo got married on May 8, 1999, at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. However, in 2015, Van filed for a divorce. Van has 2 daughters from Oxenberg, namely, Maya (born September 20, 2001) and Celeste Alma (born October 3, 2003).
  3. Jennifer Wenger – After splitting from Oxenberg in 2015, Van got married to actress Jennifer Wenger in June 2018 and they have since been together.
Casper Van Dien with Jennifer Van Dien in Ningbo in March 2018
Casper Van Dien with Jennifer Van Dien in Ningbo in March 2018 (Casper Van Dien / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Dien has Dutch, English, Swiss-French, Swiss-German, Irish, Scottish, Swedish, Finnish, part French, Polish, and Danish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Colossal Eyes
  • ‘Ken doll’ like appearance
  • He has got a Casper the Friendly Ghost tattoo on his left bicep.

Brand Endorsements

Casper has done endorsement work for the following –

  • Jumping Jack Cheese Dorritos chips (1989) (TV Commercial)
  • Midway Airlines (1989) (TV Commercial)
  • Nintendo Games (1990) (TV Commercial)
  • Starship Troopers (1997) the pinball machine (Voice-over)

He has also served as the brand ambassador for ÉGARD Watch Company.

Casper Van Dien and Tricia Helfer at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
Casper Van Dien and Tricia Helfer at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Religion

He is a deeply religious person.

Best Known For

  • Playing the character of Johnny Rico in the military sci-fi action film, Starship Troopers (1997)
  • Enacting Tarzan in the 1998 action-adventure movie, Tarzan and the Lost City

First Film

Dien made his feature film debut as King Tal in the action-adventure fantasy, Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus.

First TV Show

Casper made his TV show debut as Tyler ‘Ty’ Moody in the romantic drama show, One Life to Live, in 1968.

Personal Trainer

Casper once stated in an interview that he attended a military school during his younger years and has attained some skills in martial arts, karate, and jiu-jitsu. All these art forms have helped him maintain a healthy physique. He also hits the gym on a regular basis and works out lifting weights.

Casper Van Dien Favorite Things

  • TV Shows Growing UpStar Trek
  • Color – Green
  • Sports – Football
  • Movie Genre – Sci-Fi, Comedy
Source – QuoteHD.com, NerdReactor.com
Casper Van Dien in a selfie with his daughter Grace Van Dien in October 2017
Casper Van Dien in a selfie with his daughter Grace Van Dien in October 2017 (Casper Van Dien / Instagram)

Casper Van Dien Facts

  1. During his days in prep school, he was titled as a Ken doll and some of the writers have addressed him as a life-sized Ken doll.
  2. While filming a fight scene for the movie Sleepy Hollow (1999), Van dislocated his finger and also got 2 of his teeth chipped during the shoot.
  3. Casper likes doing his stunts.
  4. He is also a poet as he got published when he was 17 years old.
  5. In November 2000, Van Dien was titled the Sexiest Soap Star by People magazine.
  6. Casper has a 7-year experience in playing the trumpet.
  7. He has worked as an extra in the sitcom, Saved by the Bell.
  8. Casper Van Dien is good friends with Kenny Johnson, Jim Morse, Pablo Espinosa, and Garrett Warren.
  9. Dien and his former wife, Catherine Oxemberg, have served as ambassadors for Childhelp, which is a non-profit organization for the orphans.
  10. The casting team of Saving Private Ryan (1998) considered Van to play the character of Corporal Upham.
  11. Follow Casper Van Dien on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Featured Image by Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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