Casper Robert Van Dien, Jr. is an American actor, best known for his roles as Johnny Rico in the Starship Troopers series. He started his career in the mid-80s, as an amateur with some small roles here and there and after 30 years, still today has the same appetite for work. Most of his success depends on his hard work to adapt any type of roles, but also on his talent to portray them with justice. Besides Starship series, he has also been in several hit movies like Tarzan and the Lost City (1998), Sleepy Hollow (1999), Road Rage (2000), The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb (2006) and some TV shows as well like Beverly Hills (1994), Beastmaster: The Eye of Braxus (1996), Modern Vampires (1998), Starship Troopers (2005) and many others.
Casper was born on the 18th of December, 1968 in Milton, Florida, U.S.A into a middle class family. His father Casper Robert Van Dien, Sr. worked in the U.S Navy and was a pilot of the fighter planes whereas his mother Diane used to work as a nursery school teacher. Raised in a family where it was almost a culture to join in the military, he had mixed ethnicity of Swedish, English, French and also Native American.
Born as an only child, he had the freedom to not follow his tradition to serve the army but to do what he felt like doing. With his good looks and acting skills, he thought about acting and thus after graduating high school went to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor. His primary days were not good, and after a year or so he started to show up in small TV shows and ads. From there on, he moved to some movie roles before making his big debut in 1997. To find out more about his life and career, you can refer to his biography in sites like IMDB or Wikipedia. Or you can also follow him on his official Twitter or Instagram account for latest news and updates.
Talking about his personal life, Casper might have had a lot of girlfriends in his younger days; mostly because of his looks and charms. With a height of 5 feet and 10 inches, he is not the tallest of man but has charms and a good body, which he has revealed in several hot scenes and shirtless pictures on the media. But these things are not mentioned in his biography and also there aren’t many names that come up when searched about his affairs, although he was not definitely gay. Although there have been rumors that point in that direction, there is no truth in those news.
Currently, he is supposed to be single after having married twice but got divorced from both his wife. His first marriage to actress Carrie Mitchum lasted from 1993 to 1997, and they had two kids: Caroline Dorothy Grace and Caspar Robert Mitchum. His second marriage with actress Catherine Oxenberg was commenced in 1999 and after living together for 16 years got divorced in 2015. They had three children before splitting up. In 2015, his net worth value is $6 million US dollars.