Derek Hough on TV & Big Screen

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.