Throughout the years, we enjoyed seeing Derek week after week on our screens, mostly thanks to “Dancing with the Stars”. But, we all know Derek is more than just a brilliant dancer and choreographer! He is also a great actor and, on some lucky occasions, we’ve got the chance of seeing him act! Of course, those occasions were not as numerous as we would like, but I am sure that, what we saw until now, is only the beginning!
Below we gathered Derek’s appearances on the small and the big screen until now; acting or as himself! As we are sure his work has just began, be sure too that more will be added on the list below! 😉
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – Hogwarts Schoolboy, uncredited
- Rock of Ages (2012) – Cameo appearance, uncredited
- Make your move (2013) as Donny, male lead of the movie
TV Shows as actor
- Better with You (2011) as Philip the dance instructor; Episode 19 (Better with Dancing)
- Nashville (2014 & 2016) as Noah West; an actor who plays in a movie with Juliette (Hayden Panettiere). He appeared in 3 episodes (3, 5 & 6) in Season 3 and 2 episodes (19 & 20) in Season 4.
- Jane the Virgin (2016) as Jane’s dance partner in her fantasy; Season 2 -Episode 18 (Chapter Forty)
- Hairspray Live! (2016) as Corny Collins. The Live musical aired on NBC on December 7, 2016
TV Shows as himself
- DanceX (2007) – Reality TV show that was produced in the UK for BBC One. Derek was a guest judge.
- Dancing with the Stars (2007 – 2016) – Reality Ballroom dance competition where professional dancers teach celebrities how to dance. It airs on ABC. Derek won 6 times total in the 17 seasons he was on and won 2 Emmy Awards for his work on the show.
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2010) – A reality television series providing home improvements for less fortunate families and community schools. It airs on ABC and Derek appeared on the 4th episode of Season 8.
- When I was 17 (2011) – MTV television show that features celebrities looking back on “when they were 17”. Derek appeared on the 35th episode, season 2.
- Punk’d (June 3, 2012) – An MTV (now BET) hidden camera-practical joke reality television series that pranks celebrities. Derek helped prank his sister Julianne during Season 9, Episode 10.
- Red OR Black (August 25, 2012) – A British television game show, aired on ITV. Derek guest appeared with Peta on the 2nd episode of Series 2.
- Family Dance off (2013) – Five families compete against each other on a “Dance off” with the audience voting for the winner. An ABC special, hosted by Derek.
- Ridiculousness (March 13, 2014) – An MTV comedy clip show that shows various viral videos from the Internet. Derek was a guest on the 15th episode of the 4th season.
- Mark & Derek’s Excellent Flip (2015) – Derek and Mark bought a house, renovate it and sold it. We watch the whole process via a 4-episode series that aired on HGTV.
- Lip Sync Battle (May 14 & July 13, 2015) – Derek and Julianne compete against each other in a hilarious Lip Sync Battle: first on the TV Show “Lip Sync Battle” on Spike TV and two months later, in front of the live audience at the Central Park of New York.
- Disneyland 60 (February 21, 2016) – Disneyland celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special show that aired on ABC. Derek was the Master of Ceremonies.
- Give (November 12, 2016) – Derek was the special host of an episode, donating money to Inner City Arts and Everybody Dance organizations in Los Angeles.
- Disney Holiday Celebration (November 24, 2016 & December 25, 2016) – Derek and Julianne hosted two special shows for the holidays.