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Overview (2)

Born in Carthage, Texas, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Derek Wayne Johnson was born in Carthage, Texas, USA. He is a director, writer and producer known for John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017), 40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic (2019) and Broken Blood (2013). Johnson directed his first feature film in his senior year of film school. After college he broke into the movie business by directing independent films in Texas and Louisiana, eventually making his way to Hollywood.

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Trivia (5)

His production company, AJ16 Entertainment, was formed in honor of his late brother Adam. AJ for his initials and 16 for his favorite sports number.
Graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Influenced by friend and mentor John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid (1984), two of Derek's favorite films of all time.
Received a Commendation by the City of Los Angeles for his documentary John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017) and its association with The Karate Kid (1984) legacy.
Sylvester Stallone handpicked Johnson to direct and produce a documentary on the making of the original "Rocky" (1976) entitled "40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic" (2019).

Personal Quotes (1)

Sounds corny, but just follow your dream if making movies is what you want to do.

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