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Derek Phillips (born April 18, 1976) is an American stage, screen, and television actor. He is best known for his role as Billy Riggins in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights.[1]

Derek Phillips
Born (1976-04-18) April 18, 1976 (age 43)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Years active2002–present

Early lifeEdit

Phillips was born in Miami, Florida, on April 18, 1976, and attended Baylor University, where he received a BFA in acting. Upon graduation, Phillips moved to New York City and began acting professionally in both television and regional theatre performing throughout the country in numerous plays, including "The Winter's Tale" (Baltimore Center Stage), "Of Mice and Men" (Dallas Theater Center), "The Glass Menagerie" (Virginia Stage Company), and "King o' The Moon" (Capital Repertory Theatre).


After years of regional theatre and recurring roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and All My Children, Phillips finally got his break playing the emotionally charged role of Billy Riggins on the NBC television show Friday Night Lights. Phillips is also an associate producer, assistant director and resident actor for the award-winning, ensemble-based theatre company Second Thought Theatre, where he has performed as an actor in the regional premiere of Eric Bogosian's "Humpty Dumpty", Douglas Post's "Earth and Sky", and the world premiere of Steven Walters "Pluck the Day."


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Serum Eddie
2011 Son of Morning Skyler
2011 Betrayed at 17 Detective Morris TV Movie
2012 A Scene from a

Street in L.A.

Daniel Short
2012 Inside Grant Carter
2013 42 Bobby Bragan
2013 The Jogger Paul
2013 Ritual The Man
2014 Son of the Devil David Daly Short
2016 Looking: The Movie Jake TV Movie
2016 Retake James Completed
TBA The Pieces Mike Short


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Guiding Light Keevan 2 episodes (#1.13948,


2006 Prison Break Field Cop Episode: "Dead Fall"


2007 Grey's Anatomy Dale Winick 2 episodes (3.24, 3.25)
2008 Numbers Ryan Ferraro Episode: "End Game"


2009 The Closer Stomper Episode: "Strike Three"


2010 Medium Sean Riley Episode: "How to Beat

a Bad Guy" (6.15)

2010 Trauma Jason Episode: "Tunnel Vision"


2010 Private Practice Eddie Lindy 3 episodes


Friday Night Lights Billy Riggins 60 episodes
2011 Breakout Kings Joseph Ramsey Episode: "Out of the

Mouths of Babes"


2011 Castle Reggie Walsh Episode: "To Love

and Die in L.A."


2011 Body of Proof Kevin Kraiser Episode: "Love Thy

Neighbour" (2.01)

2012 Parenthood Billy Gardner Episode: "My Brother's

Wedding" (3.18)

2014 Parenthood: Friday

Night at the


Billy Riggins TV Mini-Series
2014 Murder in the First Stewart Hornady Episode: "The City of

Sisterly Love" (1.02)

2014 Reckless Ronnie Porter 2 Episodes (1.12, 1.13)
2015 Grimm Stetson Donovan Episode:

"Death Do Us Part" (4.11)

2015 The Mentalist Stan Lisbon 2 episodes (7.07, 7.13)
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent O'Brien Episode: "Melinda"




Longmire Travis Murphy 7 episodes
2015 Chicago P.D. Damien Boyd Episode: "Natural Born

Storyteller" (3.02)

2015 Rosewood Trevor McCown Episode: "Necrosis and

New Beginnings" (1.05)

2015 Wyatt Episode: "The Search for

Squibbles; Factory

Fabulous" (3.29)



Game of Silence



Jail Guard

3 Episodes

The Belt

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dishonored Lord Treavor Pendleton Voice
2013 Aliens: Colonial Marines Cpl. Christopher Winter Voice
2013 The Last of Us Additional Voices Voice
2014 Murdered: Soul Suspect Officer Scott /

Kurt Wehlander

2015 Life Is Strange Mark Jefferson / Samuel / Zachary /

Daniel Lee / Fisherman / Weatherman

2015 Battlefield Hardline Additional Voices Voice
2015 Fallout 4 Elder Maxson / Z2-47 Voice
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider Additional Voices Voice
2016 The Walking Dead: Michonne Randall Voice


  1. ^ Andrew Dansby (January 6, 2009). "Catch the magic of Friday Night Lights". - Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-04-05. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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