Derek Waters is known as an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is most famous for being the co-creator and host of Drunk History.
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Derek Matthew Waters was born on July 30, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland. He has a sibling named Justin Waters. Derek went to the Community College of Baltimore County, Towson High School.
During the year 2000, Derek started his career performing in a sketch comedy group in Los Angeles. The team made a web series called Derek and Simon: The Show, alongside the comedian, Bob Odenkirk which was broadcasted on the Super Deluxe site. Having Bob Odenkirk was a big plus for them because of his rising fame. At that point, they likewise made two short motion pictures titled: Derek and Simon: The Pity Card and Derek and Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette.
Derek Waters is the co-creator of "Drunk History" on Comedy Central. The show started as a series of online shorts that gathered a large number of views on Funny or Die and YouTube. "DrunkHistory: Douglass and Lincoln," featuring Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle, debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won The Jury Prize for Best American Short.
Waters produced the documentary "Only the Young," which won the audience award at the AFI Festival in Los Angeles and played at the Austin Film Festival.
Waters has been featured in popular TV programs like The League, Funny or Die Presents, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, Maron, Happy Endings, Suburgatory, The Sarah Silverman Program, Santa Clarita Diet, and The Middle. He has additionally appeared in movies like The Brothers Solomon, Hall Pass, For Your Consideration, and This Means War.
Derek Waters adores TV history to such an extent that he even keeps a gathering of old TV Guide magazines at home. As the host of Comedy Central's Emmy-nominated "Drunk History," it's not unexpected that Waters respects classic TV particularly from his youthful time of the 1980s. Even though he is fond of old shows and movies, he is not in favor of reboots and revamps.
Derek Waters is a proud and married man. He is married to a wonderful lady named Jody. In 2014, the couple was seen showing up on the set arrangements of Drunk History in Los Angeles.
Last Modified: Jan 29, 2021