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Derek Wayne Johnson

Born: Feb 23, 1983

Birthplace: Carthage

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Derek Wayne Johnson

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1983
Birth Place : Carthage

Derek Wayne Johnson is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer, and actor. Born and raised in Carthage, Texas, Johnson began acting and filmmaking at an early age winning several awards for short films while still in high school. In his senior year of film school, Johnson completed his first feature film as a director. After college he formed a production company, AJ16 Entertainment, specializing in producing feature films and documentaries. Before moving to Los Angeles, California, Johnson got his start in the film business by writing, directing, producing and acting in what is now known as Hollywood South, a name given to the thriving film industry in Texas and Louisiana. In 2014 Johnson began production on a documentary about Academy Award-winning director John G. Avildsen whose credits include Joe, Save the Tiger, Rocky, The Karate Kid, Lean on Me, and many other hits. The documentary, entitled John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs, will examine the life, career and films of the legendary director and features interviews with Sylvester Stallone, Ralph Macchio, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Weintraub, Burt Reynolds and many more.


  • Actor
  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Film director
  • Businessperson
  • Film Editor

Also known as

  • Derek W. Johnson
  • Derek Johnson
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