Derek was born near Amish country in Pennsylvania. He considered becoming a member until Nintendo released the "Game Boy" and he had to make a choice. POINT: Nintendo.He decided to enter show business after watching Tommy Wilson’s mind-blowing lip-sync performance of "Invisible Touch" at the 4th Grade Talent Show. POINT: Phil Collins.His L.A. highlights include standup at the Improv and the Comedy Store’s Mainstage; sketch comedy showcases for ABC & Comedy Central, and a SoCal Best Actor Award for his title role in the NY\/LA production of Hamlet Shut Up. Digital video highlights include Mitch & Maddy, Monolo Montoya.All his love to K and his brand-new baby girl, Toaderoo.