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March 19, 1984 |
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Dierkes attended the Tisch School of the Arts where he majored in film/television production. There he joined the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz NYU alongside future Derrick Comedy members Donald Glover and DC Pierson. During this time Dierkes began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and both of his comedy groups performed there regularly.
With Derrick Comedy gaining notoriety through their comedic videos on YouTube, the group subsequently wrote and starred in the 2009 comedy Mystery Team. Dierkes is a former writer for ONN, the "television" branch of satirical newspaper The Onion.
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. He and his writing partner, Sean Clements, 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.
Dierkes is a teetotaler since moving to Los Angeles.