He dislocated his finger during one of the fight scenes in the movie Sleepy Hollow.
He chipped two of his teeth in the movie Starship Troopers when he was on the back of a "tanker" bug.
In the November 2000 issue of People Magazine, he was given the title "Sexiest Soap Star".
He grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey on Van Dien Ave. which was named after one of his relatives.
Casper has two daughters. Celeste was born on Oct. 3, 2003 and Grace was born on Oct. 15, 1996.
Including his son Cappy Van Dien, every first born son of the family is named Casper. His son is the 7th Casper in the family.
Casper's mother is an Interfaith Minister, and acted as minister at both his sister's weddings.
He was the 20th actor to play Tarzan.
Casper has three sisters, Sudi, Kristen, and Debbie.
He grew up living on the same block as the actor Robert Sean Leonard, they use to race each other in go-carts.
At the age of 17, Casper was a published poet.
For 7 years, Casper played the trumpet. He got to show off his skills when he played the bugle for taps and reveille during boot camp for the movie Starship Troopers.
Two of Casper's grandfathers served in the military. Casper Anson Van Dien sereved during WWI with the Marine Corps and William Morrow served during WWII for the Navy. His father, Casper R Van Dien Sr., also served with the Navy as a pilot.
In 1988, Casper graduated from the Admiral Farragut Academy. His rank was Operations Officer which is third in command.
He was an extra on a couple of episodes of Saved by the Bell.
Mark Twain is his great great great uncle.
Casper's best friends include Kenny Johnson, Jim Morse, Pablo Espinosa and Garrett Warren.
Casper filmed some scenes as Patrick Bateman in the movie The Rules of Attraction but the scenes were cut from the final film.
His height is 5'9½".
Casper: Oh, I wouldn't want to go on a date with a female celebrity. I'd rather go on a date with a real woman.
Casper: I bounce off four walls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because I only sleep those four hours a day.