Derek Cecil is an American actor. He had his career beginnings in the mid-’90s. His debut was on the TV movie The Unspoken Truth. He next guest-starred in an episode of Nash Bridges. In the 2000s, he landed his first starring role on television as Mike Dorigan on The Beat. After this, he played Tom Bellow on Pasadena and then as James A. Prufrock on Push, Nevada. He later starred in the film The Killing Floor and portrayed Jeremy Bash on the TV film Recount. In the 2010s, he played Chas on Treme, Dean Xavier on Banshee, and Seth Grayson on House of Cards.