Derek Theler

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Derek Theler
Born(1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 27)
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Alma materColorado State University
OccupationActor, model
Years active2007–present
Height6'5" (1.96)[1]
Website
derektheler.com
 
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Derek Theler
Born(1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 27)
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Alma materColorado State University
OccupationActor, model
Years active2007–present
Height6'5" (1.96)[1]
Website
derektheler.com

Derek Theler (born October 29, 1986) is an American film and television actor and model.

Acting career[edit]

Derek started his acting career in 2009, starring in several minor roles in TV series such as The Middle, Cougar Town, and The Hills.[2] He also auditioned for Captain America but was not cast.[3]

In 2012, Theler landed his first major role when he was cast in the ABC Family comedy, Baby Daddy, playing Danny Wheeler, the brother (and roommate) of a guy who finds out he is a father when someone drops a baby off on their doorstep.[4][5]

In between acting gigs, Theler appeared as a model in TV commercials. He first landed a coveted Coke Zero commercial in 2009.[6] This then followed by a campaign for State Farm, in which he played a 'hot guy' who is 'sensitive' and has a 'dark side.'[7] He has also been in commercials for Nike, Kayak.com, Arby's, and Verizon.[8]

Aside from acting, he was also the writer and executive producer of a short film called Intrusion,[9] he also enjoys playing football and swimming, Theler currently resides in Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009G LoveCliffShort
2010IntrusionMike MyersShort
Valentine's DayMasseuseUncredited
Get Him to the GreekStandard GuestUncredited
2011Katherine Heigl Hates BallsModelShort movie
Camp VirginovichDerek Moore
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007The HillsHimselfGuest star in episode "New Year, New Friends"
2009Cougar TownBeach GuyEpisode "Two Gunslingers" (Uncredited)
The MiddleSound GuyEpisode "The Scratch" (uncredited)
2009–2010The Tonight Show with Conan O'BrienBike Cop / LokiUncredited
2010Vampire Zombie WerewolfDerekktor
2011ConanAll-Star / ThorUncredited
90210Shawn2 episodes
2012–presentBaby DaddyDanny WheelerMain role
2013Hey Tucker!Derek ThelerMini-Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terrones, Terry. "MEDIA BUZZ: Q&A with actor and Colorado-native Derek Theler". ColoradoSprings.com. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Corriston, Michelle (11 July 2012). "Baby Daddy: Derek Theler Talks About His New Hit Show". College Magazine. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Derek Theler Auditions For Captain America". Comic Book Movie. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Derek Theler plays Danny Wheeler". Baby Daddy. ABC family. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Lowry, Brian (18 June 2012). "Baby Daddy". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Coca-Cola Zero NANODISK". YouTube. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "State Farm "Like a Good Neighbor" Darkside Ad". YouTube. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Derek Theler - Biography". IMDb. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Derek Theler at the Internet Movie Database

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