Derek Waters:
• Born in Lutherville, Maryland in 1979
• Attended Towson High School in Towson, Maryland
• Co-creator and host of Comedy Central series "Drunk History"
• Married to Jody (name unknown)
• Four-time Emmy Award nominee with a net worth of over $1 million

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 30, 1979
FactAttended Towson High School in Towson, Maryland

Who is Derek Waters?

Born Derek Matthew Waters under the sign of Leo on the 30th of July 1979, in Lutherville, Maryland USA, Derek is a 38-year-old Caucasian actor, comedian and writer, perhaps best known to the world for his significant screen presence as the co-creator and host of the Comedy Central series entitled “Drunk History.” He has had a number of other successes throughout his often lucrative acting career since 2002.

Early Life and Education

Derek was raised in his hometown, by his non-biological father, and his mother named Judy Waters of an unknown profession; the names and professions of both his biological and non-biological father are unknown. There is also no information about his mother’s marriage prior to his birth, so it is unknown why he wasn’t raised by his biological father; Derek is apparently an only child. As per his education, he attended Towson High School in Towson, Maryland, during which he became involved in Little League baseball, and matriculated in 1997; there is no record of any further education.


Derek’s career in entertainment began in 2000, when he began touring Los Angeles comedy sketches along with Simon Helberg as a comedy duo called “Derek & Simon.” Before that, he worked in a video-rental store in Los Angeles, where Sidney Poitier himself asked for a movie that starred himself, and Waters asked him how to spell that! He made his screen debut in 2002, in a supporting role in the TV series entitled “Spin City.” In the same year, he appeared in two more shows, but it wasn’t until 2003 that he made his film debut, in “Melvin Goes to Dinner.” He stayed in the show entitled “Married to the Kellys” from 2003 to 2004, appearing in 22 episodes, but he had a breakthrough in 2006, when he and Simon co-created the short film entitled “Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette.” A year and many roles later, in 2007 they starred in “Derek and Simon: The Show,” and from then through 2010, he also made five appearances in “Drunk History.” However, he then remained with the show as a writer, and he’s still working on it today. Since 2013, he has had a multitude of supporting roles, but his main source of fame is definitely “Drunk History.”

Love Life

Even though it is known that Derek is a married man, mostly due to one of his old marriage pictures that he posted online (in which his wife’s face isn’t visible), not much else is known about their union. Her name is Jody, and even though he oftentimes mentions his wife in his tweets, both jokingly and seriously, he has never tweeted a single picture of her, nor revealed anything else about her. It is unknown whether they have any children nor whether they’re planning on having any. Due to Derek’s low profile, he was occasionally rumored to be gay, due to the fact that he once tweeted ‘I love this gay detective bar, D & A.’ However, none of these allegations stood for too long – well, he is actually married to a woman.

Additional Information

Derek is a four-time Emmy Award nominee, although he has never won one. That said, he has a Saturday Night Live script that has been autographed by every single member of his favorite band – “Pearl Jam.” Lastly, it looks like he also had an interest in boxing at some point, since he is known to have taken boxing lessons for some time.

Upright Citizens Brigade

While he was honing his skill in comedy, Derek was a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, which is a Chicago-based improvisational and comedy sketch group which originated from the Chicago 1990’s ImprovOlympic theater.

What is Derek Waters’ Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Derek Waters is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Derek’s accumulated wealth is over $1 million, making his modest fortune as a writer, actor and comedian, earning the most as the writer of “Drunk History.” As his career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced comedian, his height is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) but other statistics are unknown to the public. His hair is dark brown and his eyes are light blue, while his body shape is generally described as regular.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Derek seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as his presence is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. His Facebook account is private, but his Twitter account has almost 70,000 followers, and his Instagram account over 45,000.

General Info

Full NameDerek Waters
Date Of BirthJuly 30, 1979
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor
EducationCommunity College of Baltimore County


SiblingsJustin Waters


MoviesHall Pass, Drunk History Christmas, The Pity Card, Barbie: Princess Charm School, Bar Starz, For Your Consideration, He's Just Not That Into You, Only the Young, The Brothers Solomon, And Punching the Clown, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Two-Legged Rat Bastards, My Gal, Rosemarie, Hits, Girlfriend's Day, T...
TV ShowsDerek and Simon, Married to the Kellys, Drunk History

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1Attended Towson High School in Towson, Maryland




Mandie and Earring2015TV SeriesDerek
Kroll Show2015TV SeriesPaul
New Girl2013TV SeriesMike
Dalai Lama2013ShortTim
Coffee Town2013Roommate #2
Maron2013TV SeriesDerek
Men at Work2013TV SeriesStu
Suburgatory2012-2013TV SeriesJarrison
Sex Scientists2013ShortInsecure Guy
The First Step2012/IIShortDry Cleaning Guy (voice)
Weasel Town2012TV SeriesDipster
This Means War2012Valet
Happy Endings2011TV SeriesGlaze
Two-Legged Rat Bastards2011ShortWinstead
Unemployed2011Video short
Hall Pass2011Brent
Pretend Time2010TV SeriesHarold
Drunk History2007-2010TV SeriesThomas Jefferson / Senator Pomeroy / William Henry Harrison's Advisor / ...
The Suits2010TV Series shortRazorback
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV SeriesDerek / Dave / Gunman / ...
The Sarah Silverman Program.2010TV SeriesProduction Assistant
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2009TV SeriesToy Store Clerk
The Middle2009TV SeriesOwen Ehlert
Kath & Kim2009TV SeriesLimo Driver
He's Just Not That Into You2009Party Guest
The Lone Wolf2009TV Series shortBoyfriend
Punching the Clown2009Dave the Intern
Downers Grove2008TV SeriesHogan
Virgin Wanted2008ShortRyan S.
Bar Starz2008Barry
Pie'n Burger2008ShortDon
UCB Comedy Originals2008TV Series
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office2007TV MoviePeltcher
Cautionary Tales of Swords2007TV Series shortJavier / Batman
Murder Town2007TV Series shortEddie Vedder
The Brothers Solomon2007Video Store Clerk
Your Magic Touched Me2006-2007TV Series shortEliot Slade
Clark and Michael2007TV SeriesGuy at Laundromat
L33t Haxxors2007TV SeriesRazorwire
Acceptable TV2007TV SeriesRazorwire
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2007TV SeriesPrank Crew
Seagal It Takes2007TV ShortGerard
Derek and Simon: The Show2007TV Series shortDerek
Head in the Oven2006TV Series short
For Your Consideration2006Even Younger Actor
Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette2006ShortDerek
The Pity Card2006ShortDerek
Malcolm in the Middle2004TV SeriesWaiter
Married to the Kellys2003-2004TV SeriesLewis Kelly / Lewis
Highway to Oblivion2003TV Movie
The Frank International Film Festival2003Video shortFrank's Brother
Melvin Goes to Dinner2003
The District2002TV SeriesCollege Kid
That '80s Show2002TV SeriesCustomer
Spin City2002TV SeriesBungee
Girlfriend's Day2017Drew
Santa Clarita Diet2017TV SeriesAnton
Punching Henry2016Dave the Producer
American Dad!2016TV SeriesGorney


Drunk HistoryTV Series concept by - 34 episodes, 2014 - 2016 series created for television by - 24 episodes, 2015 - 2016 creator - 18 episodes, 2013 - 2014 concept - 8 episodes, 2013
Hot Package2013TV Series 1 episode
Drunk History Christmas2011Short
Drunk HistoryTV Series creator - 5 episodes, 2007 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2010
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Channy Awards2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derek and Simon: The ShowTV Series short 12 episodes, 2007 creator - 1 episode, 2007
Your Magic Touched Me2006-2007TV Series short writer - 3 episodes
Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette2006Short
The Pity Card2006Short


Drunk HistoryTV Series executive producer - 42 episodes, 2013 - 2016 series created for television by - 6 episodes, 2013
My Gal, Rosemarie2014Documentary producer
P.O.V.2013TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Only the Young2012Documentary producer
Drunk History Christmas2011Short executive producer
Drunk History2007-2010TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Funny or Die Presents...2010TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Derek and Simon: The Show2007TV Series short executive producer - 13 episodes
Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette2006Short producer
The Pity Card2006Short producer


Drunk History2014-2016TV Series 13 episodes
Rock and Roll Legends Present: Islands2013Short
Drunk History Christmas2011Short
Everything2011TV Series short 1 episode


Drunk History2013TV Series concept by - 8 episodes


Drunk History2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Wilbur Wright / Bear / ...
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
Collector's Café2016Video shortHimself - Guest
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson2016TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Larry King Now2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2015TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special2014TV Special
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
TakePart Live2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Soup2014TV SeriesHimself
Roast of James Franco: Red Carpet Pre-Show2013TV MovieHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants2013DocumentaryHimself
The Back Room2011TV Series shortHimself
Sports Show with Norm Macdonald2011TV SeriesHimself
Riding Shotgun with Adam Pally2011TV Series shortHimself
Everything2010TV Series shortHimself
Paper Heart2009Himself
Channy Awards2007TV SeriesHimself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself - Commentator

Archive Footage

Channel 101's Top 10 Characters of All Time2013Documentary shortEliot Slade (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Sketch SeriesDrunk History (2013)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety Sketch SeriesDrunk History (2013)
2013Cinema Eye Honors AwardCinema Eye Honors Awards, USOutstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature FilmmakingOnly the Young (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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