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Who Is The Most Famous Derek Or Derrick In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 674 votes 32 voters 16.1k views80 items

List RulesVote up all of the Dereks and Derricks you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Derek or Derrick can you think of? The famous Dereks and Derricks below have many different professions, including notable actors named Derek, famous athletes named Derrick, and even musicians named Derek.

Derrick Rose is certainly one of the most famous Derricks on this list. One of the famous athletes named Derrick, he is an NBA player who spent several years with the Chicago Bulls. He was named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2009 and NBA Most Valuable Player in 2011.

Another of the famous people with the first name Derek is Derek Jeter. He is a former baseball star and entrepreneur. He spent his entire MLB career with the New York Yankees.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Derek or Derrick? Just add them to the list!

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    Derek Hough

    1985-05-17
    Derek Hough (born May 17, 1985) is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer,...  more

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    Derek Jeter

    1974-06-26
    Derek Sanderson Jeter ( JEE-tər; born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional...  more

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    Derek Luke

    1974-04-24
    Derek Luke (born April 24, 1974) is an American actor. He won the Independent Spirit Award for...  more

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    Derek Waters

    1979-07-30
    Derek Waters is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the creator and star of the...  more
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    Derek Lyons

    1958-09-25
    Derek Lyons born is a British screen actor and model who is perhaps better known for his work...  more
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    Derrick Rose

    1988-10-04
    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    Derek Longmuir

    1951-03-19
    Derek Longmuir (born 19 March 1951, Edinburgh, Scotland) is the former Scottish drummer and a...  more
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    Derek Theler

    1986-10-29
    Derek Theler is an American film and television actor and model....  more
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    Derek Richardson Jr. (born January 18, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his TV...  more
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    Derek Trucks

    1979-06-08
    Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the...  more

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    Derek Jacobi

    1938-10-22
    Sir Derek George Jacobi (; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director. A...  more

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    Derek M. Cianfrance (; born January 1974) is an American film director, cinematographer,...  more
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    Derek Fisher

    1974-08-09
    Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player who...  more

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    Derek Walcott

    1930-01-23
    Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL, OBE, OCC (23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian...  more

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    Derek Carr

    1991-03-28
    Derek Dallas Carr (born March 28, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the Oakland...  more
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    Derek Hartley

    1969-10-28
    Derek Hartley (born October 28, 1969) is an American talk show host, who co-hosts the weekday...  more
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    Derrick Brooks

    1973-04-18
    Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played...  more
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    Derek Lam

    1967-01-01
    Derek Lam is an American fashion designer, known for using pretty, feminine fabrics combined...  more
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    Derek Mears

    1972-04-29
    Derek Mears (born April 29, 1972) is an American actor and stuntman, best known for his role...  more
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    Derrick Mason

    1974-01-17
    Derrick James Mason (born January 17, 1974) is a former American football wide receiver who...  more
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    Derek Boogaard

    1982-06-23
    Derek Leendert Boogaard ( BOH-gard; later BOO-gard; June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011) was a...  more

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    Derek Jarman

    1942-01-31
    Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film...  more
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    Derek Lowe

    1973-06-01
    Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973) is an American former Major League Baseball...  more
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    Derek Norris

    1989-02-14
    Derek Ryan Norris is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres of...  more
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    Derrick Favors

    1991-07-15
    Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for...  more