Born Derrick Demetrius Parker; hometown: Greenville, NC. Injuries ended his collegiate football career at East Carolina University, forcing Derrick to concentrate solely on acting (coincidentally the same school and teacher as Sandra Bullock).
         Derrick's regional theatre work stretches from Florida, to New York (off-broadway), to San Diego. It was in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre where Derrick took his training as an actor to the next level, receiving from a classical training program his Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in acting.