Derek Lee Nixon is an American actor and producer. He grew up in Texas and gained notoriety in 2002 after starring in Mary-Kate and Ashley's, When in Rome and in several Hollywood films, including Hallettsville (with Gary Busey), The Lights (with Joe Estevez), Outrage (with Michael Madsen, Natasha Lyonne, and Michael Berryman), The Jerk Theory (with Tom Arnold, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Josh Henderson, Lauren Storm), and then starring in Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise co-creator Kim Henkel's Boneboys. His Television Credits include guest starring on Boston Public and the short lived series Do Over with a recurring job on The Andy Dick Show. Nixon also is not related to Richard Nixon.
Derek Lee Nixon was born in San Antonio, Texas, he graduated from Churchill High School in 2001. Nixon began his acting career at the age of 6, landing his first job a PSA (Public Service Announcement for the Department of Public Safety. From ages 6 to 14, Nixon worked on many regional commercials including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Southwestern Bell. National commercials including Ford Motor Company, SeaWorld and DARE. Television credits included Spanish Club House with actresses Hilary Duff and Haylie Duff, Kaleidoscope, Boundaries and America's Most Wanted. This led to his move to Los Angeles, California at the age of 18.