CW’s new show 4400 — which is a reboot of old The 4400 — featured mostly Black cast and it did justice to the Black experience. Especially, with Derrick A. King, portraying the leader of the 4400, things couldn’t be better.
Keep reading this Derrick A. King Wiki to learn more about this actor.
Derrick A. King On 4400
Derrick A. King appears as Reverend Johnson who disappeared from Chicago sometime in the ’90s and reappeared in 2021 Detroit, opposing to the Pacific Northwest. “I’m playing a reverend who is the leader of the 4400 by moving people with his words,” he shared.
The actor had been dreaming about this role for the last five years. In preparation, Derrick began intensely reading the Bible and studying people like authors, filmmakers, and bishops.
According to him, the reboot of 4400 focused on the experiences of Black and marginalized people in 2021. Through flashbacks, the show took viewers as witnesses to how certain members of the group were abducted, and how terrified they all were.
Derrick A. King Age
Derrick A. King was 30 years of age in 2021 when 4400 premiered on CW.
Does Derrick A. King Have A Girlfriend? Or Is He Married?
We’ve no information if Derrick A. King was ever married. But we do know that he was in a committed relationship with his ex-girlfriend who went by the name @blasianbit23 over Instagram.
As per Derrick, his ex-girlfriend was a full-time creative. So, that gave him a “chance to see what life could look like when you can give yourself fully to your passion.”
In March 2017, he then left Nestle to become a full-time actor, all thanks to her.
His ex-girlfriend was also the star of his socials. Pictures of the two (over Derrick’s IG) date back to 2012.
At the time, he often referred to her as his “Boo.”
On Oct 2012, he shared a picture embracing her from behind captioned, “Me and my boo @blasianbit23 Piss the opposite sex off when we step out together”
His Facebook relationship status mentioned him to be single, as of 2021.
Derrick A. King Family
Derrick A. King was born to his parents, Derrick Anthony King Sr., and Rita Rucker King. Unfortunately, they have long separated, and Derrick’s dad has been remarried.
As for his mother Rita @rita.r.king.7, not much was known about her. All Derrick shared about her was that she is god’s greatest gift and the “love of his life” who makes him “smile so hard.”
Talking about Derrick’s siblings, he has a sister named Leia King, and two brothers named Benlix Benliza Byas and William Davis.
Leia King: She is a University of Maryland graduate who went on to work as a beauty advisor at SEPHORA.
Benlix Benliza Byas: He worked as a bratenred at Seasons 52.
William Davis: From Baltimore, Maryland, and worked at Baltimore City Public School.
Also, he once took it to his IG to mention Stellie Rose @stelliewill to be his sister and a friend. “Family in too many ways,” he said.
As of 2021, 95% of his family lived in Prince Georges County, Maryland, where the actor spent most of his childhood. It was also the place where he attended Thomas G. Pullen, a Performing Arts school, and started hosting shows and dabbling in music. He then decided to take his talents to Clark Atlanta University, where he majored in Radio/TV/Film.
Soon after, Derrick found his voice, record an album, did voiceovers, and got in front of a camera.
Derrick A. King Height
Derrick stands tall at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm).
How Much Is Derrick A. King Net Worth?
This 4400 star garnered a net worth of over $200 thousand by 2021.
As per IMDB, Derrick had appeared in over 36 movies and TV shows then, including College Boyfriends – The Web-Series (2013), The Pre-Quarter Life Crisis (2018), Call Your Mother (2021), and Baselines (2021).
Before starting a career in acting, Derrick has worked for companies like Smokin’ ACE Productions, Red Bull, and Nestlé. Though he knew it wasn’t his passion, he had to make living.
Eventually, lady luck smiled upon him, as he took a job in Pennsylvania working in Corporate America, and got transferred to their office in LA. It was where he enrolled in acting classes and made a pledge to himself that he would do whatever it took to fulfill his dream
Learn more about Derik over his webpage “derrickanthonyking.com.”
Trivia: He has also recorded an album labeled “RO.yal.TY: ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.”
When Is Derrick A. King’s Birthday?
Derrick A. King celebrities his birthday on 26th June, making him of Cancer zodiac.
Where Was Derrick A. King Born?
The actor was born in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 2015.
Is Derrick A. King On Instagram?
Yes, find him over Instagram @kingderrick.a.