And attended Talent Unlimited where he majored in drama. An agent saw him in a showcase and sent him out on his first audition. He was booked opposite Stacey Dash in a National Burger King commercial. Years later, as an Actor who wanted to do his own action scenes. Derrick inspired to become a Stuntman. His love and passion for the Arts continues to grow. Derrick Simmons is well-respected and well known in the Acting and Stunt community. His performance as 'Billie Keane' on HBO's gritty prison drama "OZ" was a strong statement of his undeniable talent. 
Derrick has starred as an actor twice in Law and Order in the Season 1 Premiere Prescription for Death and Season 12 episode Soldier of Fortune, at the same time doing stunts on a number of occasions for each of the three franchises, SVU, CI and L&O the last being in 2008 for L&O in the Season 18 episode Illegal.