Derek Richardson (actor)

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Derek Richardson
Born (1976-01-18) January 18, 1976 (age 41)
Queensbury, New York, US
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000-present
Spouse(s) Franka Potente (m. 2012)
Children 2

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

Biography[edit]

Derek Richardson, Jr. was born in Queensbury, New York, the eldest of the five children of Dr. Derek Richardson, and his wife, Ellen.[1] He went to high school at the Holderness School (New Hampshire) and later attended Colorado College (1994-98). He began his career in acting 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 prequel to the Dumb and Dumber franchise Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd as a younger version of Jeff Daniels' character, Harry Dunne.[2]

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".[2]

In 2012, he married German film actress Franka Potente in a private ceremony. They met while appearing on an episode of House. They have two children, daughters Polly (born 2011) and Georgie (born 2013). From 2012-14, he played Nolan Johnson on all 100 episodes of the Charlie Sheen FX original series Anger Management.[2]

Filmography[edit]

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 House Freedom Master TV series, episode "Broken"
Prep & Landing Lanny Voice
2010 Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa
2011 Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derek Richardson profile, abcmedianet.com; accessed December 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Derek Richardson at the Internet Movie Database

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