Casper Robert Van Dien, Jr. (born December 18, 1968 in Milton, FL, USA) is a B-movie actor and activist who outside of his best known role as Johnny Rico in RiffTrax Live's Starship Troopers. For the riffing treatment, Dien along with other cast members including fellow MST3K alum Neil Patrick Harris, promoted the event via their Twitter accounts. Dien also reprised the Johnny Rico role in a 2005 PC game of the same name, a 2008 direct-to-video third installment and a well-received CGI animated film called ST: Invasion. He is married to actress Catherine Oxenberg with whom he commonly co-stars with as well.
Dien has has recurring roles on shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210", "Monk" and the web-series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy". Other film credits include: P.C.H. (with Denise Richards), Beastmaster III: The Eye of Braxus (with Tony Todd), Lethal Orbit (with Joe Estevez), James Dean: Race with Destiny, Modern Vampires (with Kim Cattrall), Tarzan and the Lost City, The Omega Code (with Michael Ironside), Sleepy Hollow (with Johnny Depp, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Martin Landau, Michael Gambon and Ian McDiarmid), Dracula 3000 (with Tommy 'Tiny' Lister), Slayer (with Tony Plana), Aces 'N' Eights (with Ernest Borgnine), Mask of the Ninja (with Anthony Brandon Wong, Steven Ho and Jeff Imada), Turbulent Skies, Born to Ride (both with Patrick Muldoon), The Pact, Shiver, Sharktopus vs. Mermantula and Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine.