Derek began training at the Gaiety School of Acting, constantly taking part in workshops with industry professionals.
His most recent credits include the role of ‘Abu Al Jabar’ in the upcoming Crime TV Series COLD COURAGE based on the book by Finnish writer, Pekka Hiltunen. Previous credit includes Sci-fi TV Series, NIGHTFLYERS based on the novella written by George R.R Martin. ‘Fr. Okocha’ in (IFB) Short film “HONEST” directed by Matthew Roche and screened at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2018. “Crooks” in John Steinbeck’s renowned play “OF MICE AND MEN” directed by Kate Canning at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in association with Balally Players, Ireland.
Besides acting, Derek considers writing as his second passion and was awarded a First Class honors Masters degree in Screenwriting for Film and Television in 2019 from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT). He also holds a Masters degree in International Business and Global Management from the University of Limerick (UL).
Derek is based in Dublin, Ireland.