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Derek Waters Biography

Birth Name:
Derek Matthew Waters
Birth Place:
Lutherville, Maryland, United States
Actor, comedian, producer

Fast Facts

  • Umpired Little League baseball as a teen
  • While working in a video-rental store in Los Angeles, a customer asked for a movie that starred Sidney Poitier
  • Waters asked the man to spell the actor's name so he could look up the film
  • The customer was Sidney Poitier, as his manager later informed him
  • Was once part of the comedy duo Derek and Simon, with Simon Helberg, with whom he starred in the web series Derek & Simon: The Show
  • Was a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade
  • Appeared in two short films with Halberg, Derek & Simon: The Pity Card, and Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette
  • Co-creator and star of Drunk History
  • Has a Saturday Night Live script autographed by all the members of his favorite band, Pearl Jam
  • Has taken boxing lessons


  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: nominated