Blake McIver Ewing

Blake McIver Ewing (born March 27, 1985), also known as Blake McIver and Blake Ewing, is an American actor and musician. He was known for playing Michelle's friend, Derek, on the sitcom Full House, a role he reenacted on Fuller House. He played the role of Waldo in the 1994 feature film version of The Little Rascals and voiced Eugene on Hey Arnold! during its 5th season (replacing Benjamin Diskin, Jarrett Lennon and Christopher Castile). He is currently one of the hosts of the Bravo series The People's Couch.[1]

Blake McIver Ewing
Born (1985-03-27) March 27, 1985 (age 38)
Other namesBlake McIver, Blake Ewing
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active1991–present
  • Bill Ewing (father)
  • Susan McIver (mother)

Ewing co-wrote and performed the song "Along the River", the end credit song for the film End of the Spear.[2] He has contributed his work to the It Gets Better Project, citing his own experiences as a gay teenager as his motivation.[3] His debut album, The Time Manipulator, was released in May 2014.[4] Throughout 2013 Ewing worked as a go-go dancer in Los Angeles. "The tips were good. In fact, I raised so much money, I was able to finish my record — mission accomplished."[5]

Ewing was nominated for an Ovation Award for his role as "The Little Boy" in the Los Angeles production of Ragtime.[2] He is a graduate of UCLA.[6]

Blake released his equality anthem "This Is Who We Are" on July 14, 2015 and works as a host for AfterBuzz TV.



Year Film Role Other notes
1993 Calendar Girl Six-year-old Ned
1994 The Little Rascals Waldo Aloysius Johnston III
1995 Gordy Piglet (voice)
Tom and Huck Taverner
Problem Child 3: Junior in Love Corky McCallum
1997 Anastasia Additional voices
2000 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Boy #1 (voice)
2002 Hey Arnold!: The Movie Eugene Horowitz (voice)
2003 Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade Additional voices
2004 Raising Helen Church Choir


Year Title Role Other notes
1992 Star Search Himself (one episode)
1992–1995 Full House Derek S. Boyd (nine episodes)
1993 The Nanny Robbie (one episode)
Home Improvement Choir Boy (one episode)
1995–1996 Minor Adjustments Duncan (four episodes)
1997 Clueless Cody (one episode)
1997–2000 Recess Menlo (four episodes)
2000 The Drew Carey Show Wolfgang (one episode)
2001–2003 Hey Arnold! Eugene Horowitz (voice) (Season 5)
2014 The People's Couch Himself (eight episodes)
2020 Fuller House Derek S. Boyd (series finale cameo)


Year Title Role Other notes
1998–2001 Adventures in Odyssey Nathaniel Graham (voice) (14 episodes)
Timothy "Timmy" Riley (voice) (two episodes)



  • 2014 The Time Manipulator


  1. ^ Lueck, Shane (July 31, 2014). "From Child Star to Music Artist: Blake McIver All Grown Up". Lavender Magazine. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Teen Witch the Musical". Teen Witch the Musical. March 28, 2007. Archived from the original on May 22, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Child Star Blake McIver Ewing: When Did He Get All Grown-Up (and Dashing)? | Out Magazine". October 18, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  4. ^ Vultaggio, Maria (May 5, 2014). "Blake McIver Interview: Former Child Star Talks New Album 'The Time Manipulator'". International Business Times. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Khoshaba, Christy (November 4, 2013). "Former 'Full House' actor Blake McIver is now a go-go dancer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  6. ^ "Blake McIver Biography". 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2013.

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