Derek Richardson (actor)

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Derek Richardson
Born (1976-01-18) January 18, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
Franka Potente (m. 2012)
Children2

Derek Richardson Jr. (born January 18, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his TV roles on Men in Trees and Anger Management, and for starring as young Harry Dunne in the film Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd.

Early life[edit]

Richardson was born in Queensbury, New York, the eldest of the five children of Ellen and Dr. Derek Richardson, a dermatologist.[1] He went to high school at the Holderness School (New Hampshire) and later attended Colorado College (1994-98).

Career[edit]

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]

From 2012-14, he played Nolan Johnson on all 100 episodes of the Charlie Sheen FX original series Anger Management.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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 daughters, Polly and Georgie.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Strangers with Candy Jared Episode: "Jerri's Burning Issue"
Law & Order Brad Wilder Episode: "Black, White and Blue"
2002 Felicity Adam Davis 2 episodes
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 Brooks Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance
Reeker Nelson
2006 Men in Trees Patrick Bachelor 36 episodes
2007 Hostel: Part II Josh Brooks
2008 What Makes Alex Tick Alex Young Short film
2009 House Steve Alkateen / Freedom Master Episode "Broken"
Prep & Landing Lanny (voice)
2010 Prep & Landing: Operation: Secret Santa
2011 Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice
American Horror Story Harry Goodman Episode: "Smoldering Children"
2012 Psych Danny Smith Episode: "Shawn and the Real Girl"
2012–2014 Anger Management Nolan Johnson 100 episodes
2013 The Power of Few Shane
2016 Der Island-Krimi Árni
2017 Lethal Weapon (TV series) Jonah Episode: "Fools Rush In"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Derek Richardson profile". ABC Medianet. Archived from the original on January 22, 2007. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Derek Richardson on IMDb

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