Dawson's Creek was a massive hit from the time it first hit television screens in 1998. It followed the growth of the all-American kid Dawson Leery (played by James Van Der Beek) and his cast of friends as they tried to navigate their lives through their high school years. The show had viewers glued to their television screens for six seasons, but after the show finished, what exactly happened to the stars who had made the previous six years so enjoyable, and what are they up to now? Let's find out.1. James Van Der Beek - Dawson Leeryew.