Derek Cecil was born in Amarillo, Texas, on January 15, 1973. He attended Taft High School in San Antonio, Texas and graduated in 1991.
He attended the University of Houston and the American Conservatory's Advanced Theater Training Program in San Francisco.
He starred in the short-lived series The Beat
, with Mark Ruffalo, and had a recurring role on the Fox series Pasadena
. Derek was the lead in Push, Nevada
, though the series didn't even last a full season.
Derek is still working in theater, film, and TV. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company in New York.