Derek Cecil

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Derek Cecil
Born (1973-01-05) January 5, 1973 (age 46)
EducationUniversity of Houston, Clear Lake (BFA)
American Conservatory Theater (MFA)
Years active1995–present

Derek Cecil (born January 5, 1973) is an American actor. He played the role of Seth Grayson on the Netflix series House of Cards. He starred in the short-lived series Push, Nevada. He also made many appearances on the series Pasadena.

Early life[edit]

Cecil was born in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated from the University of Houston and the American Conservatory Theater.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Unspoken Truth Jeff Blogert Television film
2000 Little Pieces Mall Security
2001 The Back Page Television film
2002 Men in Black II Repairman Agent
2003 Pretend Sophie's Lover
2004 Mall Cop Frank
2005 That Night Thomas Short film
2007 The Killing Floor Garret Rankin
2008 Recount Jeremy Bash Television film
2009 Frank the Rat Billy
2009 Reunion Stanley
2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams District Attorney
2010 The Next Three Days Dr. Becsey
2011 Too Big to Fail Young AIG Executive Television film
2011 Friends with Kids Pete
2013 Mutual Friends Cody
2013 Parker Assistant to Mrs. Fritz
2017 Funny Games Barrett
2019 The Tomorrow Man Brian


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Nash Bridges Bruce Sutcliffe Episode: "Cuda Grace"
2000 The Beat Mike Dorigan 13 episodes
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Russell Ramsay Episode: "Taken"
2001 The $treet Duncan 2 episodes
2001–02 Pasadena Tom Bellow 11 episodes
2002 Push, Nevada James A. Prufrock 8 episodes
2005 Law & Order Steven Lamar Episode: "Age of Innocence"
2006 Masters of Horror Ernst Haeckel Episode: "Haeckel's Tale"
2007 Gossip Girl Alex Episode: "Roman Holiday"
2008 Puppy Love Malik Unsold TV pilot
2008 Fringe Christopher Episode: "The Same Old Story"
2008 Law & Order Joe Hartwig Episode: "Zero"
2009 The Good Wife Jonathan Eldredge Episode: "Crash"
2009 Mercy Kevin Episode: "Pulling the Goalie"
2010 Grey's Anatomy Sean Allen Episode: "Suicide Is Painless"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Ted Stoddard Episode: "Abel & Willing"
2011 Unforgettable Adam Coyer Episode: "Golden Bord"
2011–12 Treme Chas 6 episodes
2013 Zero Hour Eddie Episode: "Escapement"
2013–14 Banshee Dean Xavier 6 episodes
2014–18 House of Cards Seth Grayson 42 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2015–16)
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Garrett Howard Episode: "The Good Girl"

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