DERREX BRADY is one of the stars of the critically acclaimed Bounce TV series, JOHNSON (Executive Producer: Cedric the Entertainer), set to premiere Season 2 on July 10th. The series chronicles the trials and tribulations of four life-long friends, all with the last name of “Johnson”. The men, all at different places in life find their friendships tested after 25 years, threatening the unity that had always been so strong. They are forced to confront and find humor in the most controversial issues from the black man’s perspective ranging from love, marriage, business, politics and religion. Drawing from real life, Brady who is married with sons knows that family is everything. This led him to build a genuine brotherhood on and off screen with his fellow cast mates. In the first season, BOUNCE spoke to audiences, debuting as the highest rated half-hour dramedy in Bounce TV’s history.
Up next for this busy is the feature film A Snowy Day in Oakland opposite Loretta Devine, Nicole Ari Parker, Deon Cole and Kimberly Elise.
Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brady knew from an early age that acting would be his calling. After settling in Los Angeles, he began booking commercials and television guest roles soon followed. Some of his favorite credits include: NCIS, a recurring role on Lifetime’s Any Day Now, USA Network’s In Plain Sight, The District, Strong Medicine, Girlfriends, Boston Legal, JAG and more.
On the film front, Brady has been seen opposite Al Pacino in Simone, The Space Between with Oscar Winner, Melissa Leo and most recently on Amazon Prime & Apple TV in the romantic comedy Questions.
Stepping behind the camera, Brady expanded his creativity and business acumen by teaming up with his producing partner M.D. Walton to launch Skyscope Pictures. The company, along with producer/director Anthony Hemingway (Anthony Hemingway Productions) are currently developing the feature film Michael, inspired by their award-winning short film, The Championship Rounds, which starred Harold Perrineau, Jr., Rutina Wesley and Michael Anthony Spady.
Between family and artistry, Brady believes that Balance Inspires Peace. He is a passionate golfer and exercise warrior. Always one to give back, Derrex Brady is also an advocate for Young Warriors, an organization providing support and guidance for fatherless boys.