Hey hey! I’m Derek Yates, a Los Angeles-based SAG-AFTRA actor and digital creator.
I began my career in the Southeast after signing with The Jana VanDyke Agency (still represented since 2012) where I gained much experience and was able to get the needed credits to join SAG-AFTRA as a Union Member before moving to Los Angeles in 2016.
Currently I am studying at AMAW on a weekly basis where my craft continues to grow and stretch. The leap has also strengthened who I am as a person, and I can only look forward to what is to come.
I’m often described as
a young Bradley Cooper
with a healthy Chris Evans
and Zac Efron fusion.
IMAGE TAKEN BY DAVID WAGNER
If you’ve made it this far, much obliged. Feel free to take a look around.