• Derek Theler is an actor and model known for his roles in popular TV series such as “The Middle”, “Cougartown”, “The Hills”, and “Baby Daddy”.
• He was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Sports Medicine and Nutrition.
• He starred in the films “Camp Virginovich”, “Shark Killer”, and “How Sarah Got Her Wings” and was a director, producer and writer of the short film “Intrusion”.
• He is known for appearing in a commercial for Coke Zero and campaigns for State Farm, Nike, Kayak.com, Arby’s, and Verizon.
• He has a net worth of over $3 million and is in a relationship with actress Lisa Marie Summerscales.

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FactHe started his acting career in 2009.

Who is Derek Theler?

Derek Theler was born on 29th October 1986, in Fort Collins, Colorado USA, and is an actor and model, probably best recognized for his roles in popular TV series such as “The Middle”, “Cougartown” and “The Hills”, as well as for starring in the role of Danny Wheeler in another TV series, “Baby Daddy”. He is also known for directing his own short movie entitled “Intrusion”. Moreover, he appeared in the music video for Rihanna’s song, “So Hard”.

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Early Life and Education

There is not much information about Derek’s childhood, only that he was raised by his parents in a loving home in Fort Collins, with his sister. When he was only three years old, he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, but his father loved playing a lot of sports with Derek from a very early age. Derek became interested in sports himself, and started playing football, swimming and riding motorcycles, so upon matriculation, he enrolled into Colorado State University, from which he graduated with a degree in Sports Medicine and Nutrition.

Career Beginnings

If to talk about his career, after graduating Derek realized that he was interested in acting as well, and started auditioning for minor parts in various TV series. He made his debut appearance in an episode of the series “The Middle”, which was followed by his appearances in other series’, such as “Cougar Town” and “The Hills”, all in 2009. During the same year, he landed the role of Cliff in the short film “G Love”, after which he guest-starred in two episodes of the TV series “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (2009-2010).

During the next two years, he continued to appear in support roles in such TV titles as “Vampire Zombie Werewolf” (2010), “Conan” (2011) and “90210” (2011), among many others. It is also known that he auditioned for the “Captain America’s” cast, but wasn’t chosen for the part as he was still at the beginning of his career and he didn’t have much experience. Thus, he decided to try himself as a director, producer and writer, of the short film entitled “Intrusion” in 2010.

Rise to Fame and “Baby Daddy”

His acting breakthrough came in 2012 when he got his first major role, chosen to play Danny Wheeler, the brother of the title character, in the ABC Family’s comedy series entitled “Baby Daddy”, which aired until 2017, adding a considerable amount to his net worth. This role earned him two nominations for Teen Choice Awards in 2013 and 2016. Concurrently, Derek won the role of Derek Moore in the 2012 film “Camp Virginovich”, directed by Michael Carrera and Russell Stuart, which was followed by his portrayal of Riggins in the TV series “Project: SERA” (2013).

Derek’s next two major roles came when he featured as Chase Walker in the film “Shark Killer”, and starred in the role of Jordan in the film “How Sarah Got Her Wings”, both in 2015, increasing further his popularity.

Recent Years

In 2016, Derek appeared in the role of Jake Kenman in the TV film entitled “Secret Summer”, after which he made a guest-starring appearance in the widely popular YouTube series “Princess Rap Battle”. Moreover, the year 2018 brought him a new breakthrough, because he appeared as Aric Dacia/X-O Manowar in the web series “Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe”, and most recently it’s been announced that he will feature as Craig Hollis/Mister Immortal in the TV series “Marvel’s New Warriors”, which is scheduled for a release late in 2018.

Modeling Career

Parallel with his acting career, Derek pursued his career as a model, and received numerous offers thanks to his good look and natural appearance on TV. He appeared in a commercial for Coke Zero, which came to be widely popular, and which caught the attention of some important people and companies who wanted him for their campaigns and commercials, so he made appearances in the campaign for State Farm, and in commercials for some of the most famous and prosperous companies in the world, such as Nike, Kayak.com, Arby’s and Verizon.

Derek Theler Net Worth

His career started in 2009 and since then, he has been an active member of the entertainment industry, primarily as an actor. So, if you ever wondered how rich Derek Theler is, it has been estimated that the total size of his net worth is over $3 million, accumulated through his successful career.

Life behind the Scene and Love Affairs

When it comes to speak about his personal life, Derek Theler is not married, however, he is currently in a relationship with famous actress Lisa Marie Summerscales. It is known that he has had a lot of girlfriends in the past, many famous, including actress Meredith Giangrande between 2010 and 2012, after which he dated actress Chalsea Kane, and then Christina Ochoa from 2014 to 2016.His current residence is in Los Angeles, California.

Body Measurements

Speaking about his appearance, Derek is supposedly handsome, with blue eyes and light brown hair. In addition to his sports education, he tries to keep his body in the best shape, with a height of 6 feet 5 inches (196 cm) and weight that is reputed to be around 218 lbs (99 kg).

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Social Media Presence

Additional to his involvement in the entertainment industry, Derek Theler is in his spare time a very active member across many of the most popular social media sites, including his official Instagram and Twitter accounts, on which he has a huge number of followers. Furthermore, Derek has his official Facebook page, on which he frequently posts pictures from his private life as well as information about his forthcoming projects.

General Info

Full NameDerek Theler
Height1.96 m
ProfessionActor, Model
EducationColorado State University


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV: Liplock, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star
MoviesHow Sarah Got Her Wings
TV ShowsBaby Daddy

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Towering height


1He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was age 3.
2Audtitioned for Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), but lost to Chris Evans.
3He appeared as a model in TV commercials.
4He started his acting career in 2009.
5He enjoys playing football, swimming and riding his motorcycle.
6He has a degree in pre-medicine.




Marvel's New Warriors2018TV Series announcedCraig Hollis / Mister Immortal
Baby Daddy2012-2017TV SeriesDanny Wheeler
Brotherly Love2017/IIIShortChris
Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe2017TV SeriesAric Dacia / X-O Manowar
Noches con Platanito2016TV Series
Princess Rap Battle2016TV Series shortThe Huntsman
Secret Summer2016TV MovieJake
Chicago Sanitation2015ShortSanitation Worker
How Sarah Got Her Wings2015Jordan
Shark Killer2015Chase Walker
General Hospital2015TV SeriesDerek
Hey Tucker!2013TV Mini-SeriesDerek Theler
Project: SERA2013TV SeriesRiggins
The Grass Is Greener2012ShortJay
Camp Virginovich2012Derek Moore
Katherine Heigl Hates Balls2011Video shortModel
902102011TV SeriesShawn
Conan2011TV SeriesThor / All-Star
Vampire Zombie Werewolf2010TV SeriesDerekktor
Intrusion2010/IShortMike Evers
Get Him to the Greek2010Standard Guest (uncredited)
Valentine's Day2010/IMasseur (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesLoki / Bike Cop
G Love2009ShortCliff
Cougar Town2009TV SeriesBeach Guy
The Middle2009TV SeriesSound Guy


Intrusion2010/IShort screenplay / story


Intrusion2010/IShort executive producer


Harry2017TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2013-2017TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Doctors2016TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2015TV SeriesHimself
Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration2014TV MovieHimself (as Cast of Baby Daddy)
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHimself
One Question Interviews2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Teen Choice Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2012TV SpecialHimself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hills2007TV SeriesHimself


Nominated Awards

2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: BreakoutBaby Daddy (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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