Derek Richardson (actor)

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Derek Richardson
Born Derek Richardson
(1976-01-18) January 18, 1976 (age 38)
Queensbury, New York, USA
Spouse(s) Franka Potente (m. 2012)
Children Polly (b. April 2011)

Derek Richardson (born January 18, 1976) is an American actor.


Derek Richardson was born in Queensbury, New York.[1] He attended Colorado College from 1994 to 1998. He began his career with guest roles on Law & Order and Strangers with Candy. Upon moving to Los Angeles in 2002, he was cast in a recurring role on J.J. Abrams' Felicity as Keri Russell's love interest. He subsequently co-starred in the Dumb and Dumber prequel, Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd as a younger version of Jeff Daniels' character.

Richardson starred opposite Jay Hernandez as one of the leads in the Lions Gate Entertainment horror film Hostel, directed by Eli Roth and executive-produced by Quentin Tarantino. His performance in the horror film garnered him a 2006 MTV Movie Award nomination for "Best Frightened Performance". In 2006, he began starring in the television show Men in Trees as Patrick Bachelor.

In summer 2012 he married German actress Franka Potente in a private ceremony. They met while appearing on an episode of House. Their daughter Polly was born in 2011.

He currently portrays the character Nolan on the FX original series Anger Management.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Jared
Law & Order Brad Wilder
2002 Felicity Adam Davis
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Harry Dunne Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple
2004 Bring It On Again Party Guy
2005 Hostel Josh Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance
Reeker Nelson
2006 Men in Trees Patrick Bachelor
2009 Prep and Landing Lanny (voice)
House Freedom Master TV series, episode "Broken"
2011 American Horror Story Constance's Lawyer
2012 Psych Danny Episode: Shawn and the Real Girl
Anger Management Nolan Series regular
2013 The Power of Few Shane


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