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

Updated November 23, 2020 752 votes 35 voters 17k 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 Jeter

    1974-06-26

    BirthplacePequannock, New Jersey, United States of America

    Derek Sanderson Jeter ( JEE-tər; born June 26, 1974) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and baseball executive. He has been the chief executive officer (CEO) and part...  more

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    Derek Hough

    1985-05-17

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Derek Hough (born May 17, 1985) is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor and singer.Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC...  more

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    Derrick Rose

    1988-10-04

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Derrick Martell Rose (born October 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college...  more

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    Derek Luke

    1974-04-24

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

    Derek Luke (born April 24, 1974) is an American actor. He won the Independent Spirit Award for his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, directed and produced by Denzel...  more

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    Derek Waters

    1979-07-30

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    Derek Waters is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is the creator and star of the Comedy Central series Drunk History....  more
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    Derek Lyons

    1958-09-25

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Derek Lyons born is a British screen actor and model who is perhaps better known for his work on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Bill as frequent...  more
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    Derek Longmuir

    1951-03-19

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Derek Longmuir (born 19 March 1951, Edinburgh, Scotland) is the former Scottish drummer and a founding member of the 1970s pop group, Bay City Rollers. His elder brother, Alan Longmuir, played bass...  more
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    Derek Theler

    1986-10-29

    BirthplaceUSA, Fort Collins, Colorado

    Derek Theler is an American film and television actor and model....  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 paid subscriber-only internet radio show and podcast Derek and Romaine 2.0 and who previously served as...  more
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    BirthplaceQueensbury, New York, USA

    Derek Richardson Jr. (born January 18, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for his TV roles on Men in Trees and Anger Management, and for starring as young Harry Dunne in the film Dumb and...  more
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    Derek Trucks

    1979-06-08

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the Grammy Award-winningThe Derek Trucks Band. He became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999....  more

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    Derek Jacobi

    1938-10-22

    BirthplaceLeytonstone, London, England, UK

    Alternative NameDerek Jacobi

    Sir Derek George Jacobi (; born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and stage director. A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in such...  more

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    Derrick Brooks

    1973-04-18

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    Derrick Dewan Brooks (born April 18, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for Florida State...  more

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    Derek Lam

    1967-01-01

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Derek Lam is an American fashion designer, known for using pretty, feminine fabrics combined with clean silhouettes. In addition to designing his own line, Lam works as Tod's Creative Director for...  more
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    Derek Mears

    1972-04-29

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California, United States of America

    Derek Mears (born April 29, 1972) is an American actor and stuntman, best known for his role as Jason Voorhees in the reboot of Friday the 13th and Hawes in Hatchet III....  more
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    BirthplaceColorado, United States of America

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

    1974-08-09

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, USA

    Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974) is an American basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)....  more

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    Derek Walcott

    1930-01-23

    BirthplaceCastries, Saint Lucia

    Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL, OBE, OCC (23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the University of Alberta's...  more

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    Derrick Mason

    1974-01-17

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Derrick James Mason (born January 17, 1974) is a former American football wide receiver who played for fifteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Oilers in...  more
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    Derek Carr

    1991-03-28

    BirthplaceBakersfield, California

    Derek Dallas Carr (born March 28, 1991) is an American football quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Raiders in the second round of the...  more
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    Derek Boogaard

    1982-06-23

    BirthplaceSaskatoon, Canada

    Derek Leendert Boogaard ( BOH-gard; later BOO-gard; June 23, 1982 – May 13, 2011) was a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who played for the Minnesota Wild and the New York Rangers of the...  more
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    Derek Lowe

    1973-06-01

    BirthplaceDearborn, Michigan

    Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973) is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher. During his career, he played for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta...  more
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    Derek Norris

    1989-02-14

    BirthplaceGoddard, Kansas

    Derek Ryan Norris is an American professional baseball catcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Oakland Athletics....  more
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    Derek Jarman

    1942-01-31

    BirthplaceNorthwood, London, United Kingdom

    Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener, and author....  more
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    Derrick Favors

    1991-07-15

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Derrick Bernard Favors (born July 15, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Favors played college basketball...  more
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