Who is Derek Waters?
Born Derek Matthew Waters under the sign of Leo on the 30th of July 1979, in Lutherville, Maryland USA, Derek is a 38-year-old Caucasian actor, comedian and writer, perhaps best known to the world for his significant screen presence as the co-creator and host of the Comedy Central series entitled “Drunk History.” He has had a number of other successes throughout his often lucrative acting career since 2002.
Early Life and Education
Derek was raised in his hometown, by his non-biological father, and his mother named Judy Waters of an unknown profession; the names and professions of both his biological and non-biological father are unknown. There is also no information about his mother’s marriage prior to his birth, so it is unknown why he wasn’t raised by his biological father; Derek is apparently an only child. As per his education, he attended Towson High School in Towson, Maryland, during which he became involved in Little League baseball, and matriculated in 1997; there is no record of any further education.
CareerDerek’s career in entertainment began in 2000, when he began touring Los Angeles comedy sketches along with Simon Helberg as a comedy duo called “Derek & Simon.” Before that, he worked in a video-rental store in Los Angeles, where Sidney Poitier himself asked for a movie that starred himself, and Waters asked him how to spell that! He made his screen debut in 2002, in a supporting role in the TV series entitled “Spin City.” In the same year, he appeared in two more shows, but it wasn’t until 2003 that he made his film debut, in “Melvin Goes to Dinner.” He stayed in the show entitled “Married to the Kellys” from 2003 to 2004, appearing in 22 episodes, but he had a breakthrough in 2006, when he and Simon co-created the short film entitled “Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette.” A year and many roles later, in 2007 they starred in “Derek and Simon: The Show,” and from then through 2010, he also made five appearances in “Drunk History.” However, he then remained with the show as a writer, and he’s still working on it today. Since 2013, he has had a multitude of supporting roles, but his main source of fame is definitely “Drunk History.”
Even though it is known that Derek is a married man, mostly due to one of his old marriage pictures that he posted online (in which his wife’s face isn’t visible), not much else is known about their union. Her name is Jody, and even though he oftentimes mentions his wife in his tweets, both jokingly and seriously, he has never tweeted a single picture of her, nor revealed anything else about her. It is unknown whether they have any children nor whether they’re planning on having any. Due to Derek’s low profile, he was occasionally rumored to be gay, due to the fact that he once tweeted ‘I love this gay detective bar, D & A.’ However, none of these allegations stood for too long – well, he is actually married to a woman.
Derek is a four-time Emmy Award nominee, although he has never won one. That said, he has a Saturday Night Live script that has been autographed by every single member of his favorite band – “Pearl Jam.” Lastly, it looks like he also had an interest in boxing at some point, since he is known to have taken boxing lessons for some time.
— Derek Waters (@derekwaterss) April 29, 2016
Upright Citizens Brigade
While he was honing his skill in comedy, Derek was a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, which is a Chicago-based improvisational and comedy sketch group which originated from the Chicago 1990’s ImprovOlympic theater.
What is Derek Waters’ Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Derek Waters is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Derek’s accumulated wealth is over $1 million, making his modest fortune as a writer, actor and comedian, earning the most as the writer of “Drunk History.” As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
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Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced comedian, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) but other statistics are unknown to the public. His hair is dark brown and his eyes are light blue, while his body shape is generally described as regular.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Derek seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. His Facebook account is private, but his Twitter account has almost 70,000 followers, and his Instagram account over 45,000.