Who is Derek Theler?
Derek Theler was born on 29 October 1986, in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, and is an actor as well as a model, best known for his work in the show “Baby Daddy”, in which he played the character Danny Wheeler for 100 episodes. He’s also done commercial work, appearing in ads for Nike, Coke Zero, State Farm, and more.
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The Net Worth of Derek Theler
How rich is Derek Theler? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the industry since the late-2000s, and has done mainstream film as well as independent projects. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Acting Beginnings
There is very limited information regarding Derek’s life prior to his rise to fame as an actor. He has not shared information about his childhood and family. It is not known if he intended to become an actor at a young age, but after matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Colorado State University.
Colorado State is the flagship University of the Colorado State University System with over 33,000 students. They offer degrees in over 65 fields of study in undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate studies. The school is known for being the alma mater of Pulitzer Prize winners, CEOs, astronauts, and two former governors of Colorado. After completing his degree, Theler then started his acting career in 2009, appearing in television shows such as “The Hills”, “The Middle”, and “Cougar Town” in minor roles. While looking for acting projects, he also started working as an advertising model, appearing in a Coke Zero commercial during the same year.
Rise to Fame
He continued doing modelling work in the next few years, appearing in campaigns for Nike, Kayak, Verizon, State Farm, and Arby’s. He then tried his hand at production and writing, working on a short film entitled “Intrusion”. In 2012, he gained his first major role when he was cast as one of the stars of the comedy show “Baby Daddy”. He played the brother of the title character in the show which aired on ABC. It is a sitcom which follows a man in his 20s whose life changes drastically after a one-night stand leaves a baby at his doorstep. He decides to raise the baby girl alongside his brother and two close friends. The show is inspired by the film “Three Men and a Baby”, and aired for a total of six seasons.
Around the same time, he also starred in the web series entitled “Project SERA” which was created after a short film was aired under the same name. The series is inspired by “Resident Evil”, and follows two protagonists as they try to stop a black market sale of a dangerous biological agent that was originally designed to help soldiers recover from their wounds on the battlefield.
In 2015 Derek starred in the film “Shark Killer”, which was made available through digital download. He also worked on the film “How Sarah Got Her Wings” which was released through video during the same year. His next project would be a parody entitled “Chicago Sanitation” and the following year, he worked on the family movie “Secret Summer”. On YouTube, he was cast in the short “Princess Rap Battle”, playing the role of Huntsman, and in 2017 he continued his string of independent and short films with “Brotherly Love”.
— Derek Theler (@DerekTheler) February 17, 2017
During the same year, he was cast in an upcoming series entitled “New Warriors”, which is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. He was set to play the role of Mister Immortal, however, it was announced in 2018 that the show would no longer air and has since been in limbo, looking for other networks to support it. A few of his latest projects include “Ninjak vs. the Valiant Universe”, a web series based on the Valiant Comics characters of the same name. He also appeared as a guest in “American Gods” playing the role of Donar the Great.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, it is known that Theler is in a relationship with actress Lisa Marie Summerscales – she is known for her work in projects such as “The Great Indoors”, and “Ritual”. The two are often spotted travelling together and going on adventures around the world. They also share the same advocacies. According to him, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of three, a form of diabetes also known as juvenile diabetes caused by little insulin production by the pancreas. Diet and exercise are important parts of managing the disease.
Happy Birthday to @lsummerscales!!! You are the best partner I could ask for. Here’s to another amazing year of fun and success! ❤️
Similar to numerous actors, he is highly active online through accounts on social media. He has an account on Instagram on which he has over 685,000 followers, and uses the platform to showcase a bit of his life away from his work. According to him, he has always wanted to play a superhero, and even auditioned for the role of Captain America but lost out to Chris Evans. He also has a Twitter account with almost150,000 followers., on which he posts similar content to that of Instagram. He has also been in the rumor mill for numerous upcoming superhero film adaptations from both Marvel and DC.