Derek Mears is a name commonly associated with horror movies in Hollywood, thanks to his appearances in a couple of horror movies, stunt performances and a television actor in the film industry.
Derek Mears Bio: Age, Nationality, Ethnicity
Mears was born on Saturday April 29th 1972 in Bakersfield, Kern, California, USA. He is an American by nationality, of white ethnicity.
Derek Mears Education Details
He went to Highland High school Bakersfield and graduated in 1990, and California State University.
He took some training in improvisational comedy in Bakersfield. Mears suffered from lack of self confidence while growing up.
Derek Mears Early Life
At an early stage of his life, he was diagnosed with a disorder called alopecia, an auto-immune skin disease which caused him to lose a large quantity of his body hair. As a result, he was constantly seen putting on hats to cover his hairless head. This changed when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in acting. The 48 years old Tarsus actor has a profile full of movies and stunt performances.
Derek Mears Parents
Nothing is mentioned about Derek’s parents and his siblings throughout his biography.
Derek Mears Body Measurements
Derek Mears’ full body measurement is 42 inches. He is 1.96m (6 feet 5 inches) tall, and weighs approximately 85kg. he has a voluptuous body type, an oval shaped face, a perfect shaped nose with brown eyes and fair skin. He is bald and has a body measurement of 32-26-32.
Derek Mears Marriage Details
Derek is currently single. He was married to the American actress and writer Jennifer Flack from 2008-2012. The two met in 2007 and married in 2008. Due to their varying work schedule, they barely saw each other for months. This put a strain on their relationship. In the midst of these differences, the couple separated and finally divorced in 2012. As at now, Derek has no kids.
Derek Mears Dating Girlfriend
According to Liverampup website, Derek addressed Jenny Brenzinski, a young photographer in a twitter post in 2016 as his girl friend. Much of the relationship has been kept discreet from the public. It is alleged that the couple got engaged in 2018 as Jenny called Derek her fiancé. Nothing has been said about their wedding. Despite this rumor, some sources like Celebsiren say Derek’s relationship status is not known.
Derek Mears Career Details
Mears realized that he had a passion for acting as a child though he did not have the right platform to display his talent. His rise to fame was gradual and consistent. While waiting for his talents in acting to be recognized and fully exploited, he picked up side jobs and accepted minor roles in the film industry. Before fully entering into movies, he performed at improve comedy, at Comedy Sportz in Bakersfield. He played the role of stuntman in movies like Star Trek, The Xindi, and Borderland. He appeared in movies like The Demolitionist in 1995, Wild Wild West in 1999, Men in Black II, 2002, signs, 2002, The Haunted mansion, 20003, Cursed, 2005, The Pirates of the Caribbean, 2002 and 2006, World Trade Center, 2006, and the Hills Have Ears, 2007. He also appeared on television series like Angel and Bone, VIP 1999, Alias, 2001, Charmed, Angel, CSI:NY, 2005 and My Name is Earl 2006 among many others. The breakthrough in his career came in 2009, when he played the lead character Jason Voorhees, in the movie Friday the 13th.
He was nominated best villain in the MTV Award. Though he did not win the award, he began to receive greater roles in both movies and TV series. Derek played the role of Swamp thing in the DC’s TV series Swamp Thing in 2019, though the series was cancelled in June, 2019. At 48, Derek Mears career is at its peak.
Derek Mears Net Worth
Through his multiple stunt performances and movies, he has earned a net worth which is estimated at about $3.5 million.
Derek belongs to the improve group; The Resistance in Los Angeles. As a pass time off the movie set, on the last Sunday of every month, he joins the team to perform at the UCB Theatre on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. They usually perform self created action movies, allowing for movie with audience participation and visual effect. He looks forward to making greater progress in his acting career.