Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Derek Theler

    The actor takes our Q&A!

    What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

    Lately I've been trying to turn on the world news as I start to get my day together. I know, I'm proud of me too.

    When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

    I'm not a big drinker, but if there's a reason to celebrate I'll go for a Maker's on the rocks, or a Fat Tire beer.

    What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

    "You know" I hate it when I say that, obviously you don't know if I'm trying to explain something. Oh, it's only supposed to be one word?... "Y'know."

    What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

    Hiking sandals... I know what you're thinking, but I'm going to be backpacking in the jungles of Peru in a month and am told they are a must have for the trip.

    Who is the last person that called or texted you?

    My mother, she's the best.

    What's the wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

    My girl and my pup, in workout gear to remind me to hit the gym!

    What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

    I was running in my neighborhood with my dog, and a guy pulled up to me and said, "Hey! I saw you back there and turned my car around to come say Hi! I'm a huge fan." To which I said, "Aw thanks man." Then the guy said, "my friends are going to be so jealous when I tell them I met Starlord!" I just let him drive away believing.

    What is your TV guilty pleasure?

    I really love survival shows: Duel Survival, Naked and Afraid, Man vs Wild. I can't get enough!

    What's the first CD you bought?

    Probably Usher's My Way. I love every song on that album.

    And what music are you currently listening to?

    Fire Kid Magic Mountain and 21 Pilots Stressed Out.

    What is the one food you cannot resist?

    I go crazy for a good breakfast burrito!

    What movie makes you laugh the most?

    I loved Trainwreck. It was so funny. Classic favorites are Dumb and Dumber, Super Troopers, and Grandma's Boy.

    What toppings do you like on your pizza?

    All of them.

    What drives you absolutely crazy?

    Complainers. I hate it when people complain, especially when it's about something that doesn't affect them or something that was given to them.

    What was your first online screen name?

    Wow, I think it was DocktaD43. That's embarrassing, I was obviously on my way to becoming a doctor at age 13! Funny thing is, I did end up completing my Pre-med degree before heading to LA.

    What’s the last thing you copied & pasted on your phone?

    This gif. It's Pablo Escobar! I loved Narcos.

    What’s your favorite cuss word?

    Rats! It's usually unexpected.

    What's your favorite emoji?

    You say: who uses this emoji? Well I do, all the time!

    Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

    Puppies, duh...

    New York or Los Angeles?

    LA, it's been my home for a few years. The weather is always nice and I just haven't spent much time in NYC.

    Twitter or Instagram?

    Definitely Instagram. You can get lost in there for hours.

    Bacon or Nutella?

    Bacon, I love meat. Need it for every meal!

    Britney or Christina?

    Britney. I may or may not have had a poster of her on my wall, surrounded by other posters of sports and cars of course.

    Coffee or tea?

    I don't drink either.

    NSYNC or BSB?

    NSync, no good reason for this answer.

    2am or 2pm?

    2am, I'm a night owl and like doing things late. Makes the mornings rough!

    Beyonce or Rihanna?

    Ri Ri. (Wait for the last question.)

    Netflix and chill or just Netflix?

    Netflix and chill. Has anyone ever answered just Netflix?

    Hannah Montana or Lizzie McGuire?

    Clarissa explains it all!

    And finally: tell us a secret.

    One of the first jobs I booked in LA was a part in Rihanna's 'Hard' video. I was so excited! It was a military theme and we were a bunch of soldiers shooting guns and riding on tanks. I was just in a small cut of the video, but it was a blast. Hardly anybody knows about that job, until now...

    Watch Derek in How Sarah Got Her Wings — out on Digital HD and VOD now — and in new episodes of Baby Daddy coming in February.