Derek Mears

Tall, bald and imposing, American actor Derek Mears has crafted a career out of portraying bad guys in film and on television, often under heavy makeup. A native of Southern California, he headed to Hollywood and ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1972 in Bakersfield, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping 2016 (Movie)

Limo Driver (Actor)

Sleepy Hollow 2013 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freaks of Nature 2015 (Movie)

Wolf (Actor)

Arena 2014 (Movie)

Brutus Jackson (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead 2014 (Movie)

Stavarin (Actor)

Mighty Med 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 (Movie)

Dojo Ninja (Actor)

True Blood 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Bridge Goon (Actor)

Grimm 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters 2013 (Movie)

Edward (Actor)

Hatchet III 2013 (Movie)

Hawes (Actor)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 (Movie)

Cyclops #1 (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Common Law 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 (Movie)

Master-at-Arms (Actor)

The Aggression Scale 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Community 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

Large Henchman (Actor)

Predators 2010 (Movie)

Classic Predator (Actor)

Friday the 13th 2009 (Movie)

Jason Voorhees (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Acceptable.TV 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dragon Wars 2007 (Movie)

Bounty Hunter #3 (Actor)

Malcolm and Eddie 1998 - 1999, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1998 - 2001, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hills Have Eyes 2 2007 (Movie)

Chameleon (Actor)

Masters of Horror 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cursed 2005 (Movie)

Werewolf (Actor)

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

Lead Zorgon (Actor)

The Shield 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Black II 2002 (Movie)

Mosh Tendrils (Actor)

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tick 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hurricane Festival 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twin Peaks (Tv Show)

Actor
Physical Effects (9)

Teen Wolf 2013 (Tv Show)

Stunts

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Semi-Pro 2008 (Movie)

(Stunts)

World Trade Center 2006 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Signs 2002 (Movie)

Stunt Intruder (Stunts)

Firetrap 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Stunts

Wild Wild West 1999 (Movie)

(Stunts)

Biography

Tall, bald and imposing, American actor Derek Mears has crafted a career out of portraying bad guys in film and on television, often under heavy makeup. A native of Southern California, he headed to Hollywood and started winning minor roles, as well as stuntman gigs. After a few years of TV work, Mears began playing aliens and other odd creatures in films such as "Men in Black II" (2002). In 2007, he portrayed one of the violent mutants in "The Hills Have Eyes 2," and he subsequently got his big break when he was called upon to don the hockey mask of iconic serial killer Jason Voorhees in the 2009 reboot of "Friday the 13th." Though he wasn't able to immediately follow the movie up with other roles of that caliber, Mears went on to significant parts in other major productions, including the fantastical "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" (2013), solidifying his name as a go-to guy with an entertainingly ominous presence.

Relationships

Jenny Flack Actor

Ex-Wife

Milestones

2013

Featured as the troll Edward in "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters"

2013

Appeared in "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"

2010

Played "Classic Predator" in "Predators"

2009

Debuted as killer Jason Voorhees in "Friday the 13th"

2007

Portrayed Chameleon in "The Hills Have Eyes 2"

2005

Appeared in the sci-fi film "Zathura"

2002

First major movie part in "Men in Black II"

Bonus Trivia

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Between stunts and screen acting, Mears has appeared in three of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies.

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Many of Mears' most high-profile roles have been in film sequels or remakes.

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