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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 April 1983
Birth NameDerek Lee Nixon
Nickname Mc D
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Derek Lee Nixon born April 13, 1983 is an American actor. He was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and gained much notoriety in 2002 after playing Ryan Hammond, the fun loving, lackadaisical nephew of Roman business Tycoon Derek Hammond in Mary-Kate & Ashley's, When In Rome. Derek has built up a very nice resume of television credits including Boston Public, Do Over, The Andy Dick Show, America's Most Wanted and more. He has also made a name for himself as a Film Producer, producing some of the movies that he stars in, including Hallettsville with Gary Busey, The Lights with Joe Estevez, and Ozzy Lusth and Outrage with Michael Madsen, Natasha Lyonne, and horror film legend Michael Berryman. Derek was born in San Antonio, Texas to Patricia Cadena, Roland Nixon. He began his acting career at the young age of 6. His mother submitted his photo to a local Talent Agent and was immediately working on commercials for Ford Motor Company, Sea World, Six Flags, Fiesta Texas also doing public service announcements. He was considered for the main character Preston in Disney's Blank Check He attended North East School of the Arts his first year of high school, then transferred to Churchill High School for the remainder of his high school years graduating in 2001. Following high school he packed up his car and moved to Burbank, California. Derek's movies are credited from 1999-2007 with a small role in Evenhand in 1999, played Ryan Hammond in When in Rome (2002), played Tyler Jensen and produced Hallettsville in 2006, played Brad Taylor and produced The Lights in 2007 and played Jack Cratton and produced Outrage in 2007.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (18)

Derek left home to start a career in acting at 18
Tattoo on right arm symbolizing his film "When in Rome" with Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen.
Got his tooth chipped by Gary Busey on Gary's 1st day of filming on the movie Hallettsville.
Just finished filming the movie Hallettsville with close friends director Andrew Pozza & fellow actor Jordan Brower both native San Antonians
Screen tested for "Eurotrip" (2004) but the director chose Scott Mechlowicz for the part of Scotty.
Went to North East School of the Arts High School in San Antonio, Texas with fellow film actor Eric Jungmann and Broadway actor Curtis Holbrook.
Has a daughter Tyler Jade Nixon, born May 29th, 2007.
Friend of San Antonio native Actor Jared Padalecki.
Dated actress Skyler Shaye.
Dated actress Haylie Duff.
Back in Burbank, Califoria working with his two completed feature films (Hallettsville, and The Lights). [January 2007]
In production on Be My Teacher (2011), playing Evan alongside 'LaTeace Towns' [March 2009]
Austin, Texas on Alexander Shumake's Killer School Girls from Outer Space [June 2009]
Producing Horror film called "Hallettsville" in which he will be starring along with Logan Brown. [March 2004]
Shooting "The Lights" starring Joe Estevez & Derek Lee Nixon at Ranch Studios in Kyle, Texas. [November 2006]
In Geogia & North Carolina starring in and producing Outrage. [May 2007]
Celebrated the birth of his daughter Tyler Jade Nixon [May 2007]
In Production on The Jerk Theory (2009), playing Chester who is the quintessential nice guy and lead guitarist of the band alongside Josh Henderson, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Tom Arnold with cameo appearances from Danny Bonnaducci and Todd Bridges [January 2008]

Personal Quotes (2)

It's the songs you sing, and the smiles you wear, that make the sunshine everywhere.
Dedication and perseverance are a key to a successful future.

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