Dominic Dierkes

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Dominic Dierkes
Born (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 33)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer
Years active 1998-present

Dominic Dierkes (born March 19, 1984) is an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his involvement in the sketch comedy group Derrick Comedy.

Early life[edit]

Dierkes was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] He began doing stand-up comedy at the age of 14 and since he was underage his parents had to be present at his sets.[1]

Dierkes attended the Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film/television production.[1] There he joined the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU alongside future Derrick Comedy members Donald Glover and DC Pierson.[1] During this time Dierkes began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and both of his comedy groups performed there regularly.[1]

Career[edit]

With Derrick Comedy gaining notoriety through their comedic videos on YouTube, the group subsequently wrote and starred in the 2009 comedy Mystery Team.[2] Dierkes is a former writer for ONN, the "television" branch of satirical newspaper The Onion.[citation needed]

Dierkes has appeared in such television shows as Parks and Recreation, Community, The Nighttime Clap, and Mad Men. He had a recurring role on the Showtime show Weeds.[3] He and his writing partner, Sean Clements,[1] were writers on the short-lived Fox animated series Allen Gregory in 2011. In 2012, they joined the writing staff of Workaholics for its third season and guest starred in the 15th episode, "Webcam Girl" as Keith the owner of the site.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dierkes is a teetotaler since moving to Los Angeles.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "BA #076: Dominic Dierkes". the Box Angeles podcast. 
  2. ^ College Humor on the Big Screen, nytimes.com, December 4, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Dominic Dierkes on IMDb

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