He played Dawson on "Dawson's Creek." He also played Jonathan Moxon in "Varsity Blues" but his biggest role will be as a guest on the Ethan and Lou show. This is my new mission in life and I won't rest until it is done.

How am I going about this? Good question. First I laid the ground work months ago, just letting him know I was there. I slid into his DM's and wrote "Hey Van Der Beek, you think in this day and age Dawson would leave his bedroom window wide open for Joey?" He did not respond.

Then yesterday I started back up. I messaged him on "Insta-FACE" AKA Instagram.

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Many of my "Face-Space" AKA Facebook friends saw this and responded. Here is what some of them had to contribute:

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Now we were cooking with gas. I had backers, a few laughs and even a helpful suggestion on where to physically track him down.

Then this morning I woke up to messages from three Ethan and Lou listeners who said after they saw this, THEY messaged "Van Der Beek" on behalf of the show. There is heat around this thing and we need to capitalize and get going.

I'm calling on all of you to inundate James Van Der Beek with social media messages encouraging him to reach out to me so we can book him on the show. It takes a village y'all and you are up in that village whether you know it or not.

Oh, when you talk to Van Der Beek, try and manage to slip into the conversation that I am close personal friends with Jim McMahon. (1985 Super Bowl Champ Jim McMahon)

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Let's get going people, help me out here. I don't wanna wait for our lives to be over, I want to know right now, what will it be?

UPDATE - IT'S WORKING! Look what Kathleen did. She messaged the BEEK

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I love this.