{ dawson leery }

Dawson Leery is the fictional lead character on television series Dawson's Creek, played by James Van Der Beek.

Parents are Mitch and Gail Leery. His best friends are Joey Potter who he had known since he was a child and Pacey Witter. An eternal optimist (at least originally) Dawson believes in the good old fashioned values of romance and honesty.

He originally lived in Capeside and attended local high school Capeside High. After graduating he attended USC studying film but soon dropped out and moved to Boston to be with his friends.

Dawson is an aspring movie director and his hero is Steven Spielberg.

He later became the director and chief writer of the television programme The Creek, which bears some striking similarities to Dawson's Creek.


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