The Short Version- Derrick most recently starred in the independent comedy film Promoted opposite Samm Levine & Justine Wachsberger. His TV credits include roles on Kroll Show, Comedy Bang Bang, and Meet the Browns. An accomplished LA-based comedian, Derrick has performed at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and the Ice House to name a few. Derrick regularly performs improv at The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles and at the ImprovOlympic West. He also continues to write and produce his own comedy videos, as well as perform stand-up comedy at clubs, colleges, casinos, and backyards around the country and nightly throughout Los Angeles. He is represented by his agent Samantha Stander at Stander Group. The Long Version- Born and raised in the suburbs of Georgia, I began acting after realizing how horrific I was at sports. While all the other kids would play dodgeball and flag football during recess, I would entertain my best friend Rashiid Hinson with my impressions of Chris Rock and Goofy and various teachers and celebrities. I spent my teenage years performing in musicals in high school (not getting laid) and was picked on mercilessly by boys with more athletic prowess than myself. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television and Film Media Studies from California State University, Los Angeles. While contemplating further graduate work in television and film, I decided to pursue a more solid and stable career and decided to become an actor. In fact, after one of my first auditions, the casting director said “um what are you doing?” and I was pushed unceremoniously into the gutter. I have since studied with Killian McHugh of Killian’s Commercial Workshop and with Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West in Los Angeles. Today, I am a working actor/comedian. As an entertainer, I am bi-coastal, which means I enjoy having sex on both the east and west coast. I am loving the life of an itinerant artist and I invite you to contact me if you would like me to perform at your College’s Freshmen Orientation Week or need a wholesome jock, sweet boyfriend, conscious thug or sarcastic best friend type for your web series.