Derek Wilson Quick Info
Height5 ft 11½ in
Weight79 kg
Date of BirthJuly 19, 1982
Zodiac SignCancer
Hair ColorDark Brown

Derek Wilson is an American actor who is best known for being cast as Donnie Schenck in Preacher in 2016. He is also well distinguished for his role in Future Man and Rectify (2013-2014). Derek has also starred in several films such as Wet Behind the Ears (2013) and Life Hack (2017).

Born Name

Derek Wilson

Nick Name

Derek

Derek Wilson in a selfie in November 2017Derek Wilson in a selfie in November 2017
Derek Wilson in a selfie in November 2017 (Derek Wilson / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

American

Education

Derek studied at Western Kentucky University. Later, he went on to learn acting at the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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Then, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Occupation

Actor, Advocate

Manager

Derek is represented by –

  • Gartner/Green Entertainment
  • Innovative Artists Agency
  • James Adams (Legal Advisor)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11½ in or 182 cm

Weight

79 kg or 174 lbs

Derek Wilson in a selfie with makeup artist Nikoletta Skarlatos in July 2018Derek Wilson in a selfie with makeup artist Nikoletta Skarlatos in July 2018
Derek Wilson in a selfie with makeup artist Nikoletta Skarlatos in July 2018 (Derek Wilson / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color

Blue with a hint of Grey

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Muscular physique

Brand Endorsements

Derek has endorsed several brands including Little West.

Derek Wilson in a selfie in May 2018Derek Wilson in a selfie in May 2018
Derek Wilson in a selfie in May 2018 (Derek Wilson / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Being cast as Donnie Schenck in Preacher in 2016
  • Starring in many TV shows such as Future Man and Rectify (2013-2014)
  • Being featured in several films such as Wet Behind the Ears (2013) and Life Hack (2017)
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First Film

Derek made his theatrical film debut as Brian in Wet Behind the Ears in 2013.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show appearance in In the Now in 2008.

Personal Trainer

Though there is not much known about Derek’s fitness regime, one thing is for sure that he does go to the gym where he focuses on building a muscular physique.

As for his diet, he mostly eats vegetarian food.

Derek Wilson Favorite Things

  • Look In Future Man – Wearing a red bandana and a mullet
  • Movie – Rocky (1976)

Source – Paste Magazine

Derek Wilson in a selfie taken in February 2019Derek Wilson in a selfie taken in February 2019
Derek Wilson in a selfie taken in February 2019 (Derek Wilson / Instagram)

Derek Wilson Facts

  1. He was raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Later, he moved to New York in order to flourish in his acting career.
  2. Derek is a talented Broadway actor who has performed in more than a dozen Shakespeare plays.
  3. Aside from acting, he is also a great guitarist.
  4. In 2013, he made his Broadway debut as Lennox in Macbeth.
  5. His character as Wolf in Future Man was inspired by his pet dog named Olive.
  6. He is very fond of dogs, especially Pitbulls. He also helps support the Stand Up For Pits Foundation.
  7. Derek is a huge New York Mets fan.
  8. He loves to sip on scotch or bourbon.
  9. Derek enjoys the sound of good rock and roll.
  10. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.
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Featured Image by Derek Wilson / Instagram

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