Derek Mio grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and began appearing in commercials and print jobs while attending USC’s School of Cinematic Arts where he majored in Film Production. While attending film school, Derek landed his first lead role in the internment camp set, Day of Independence, directed by Academy Award winner Chris Tashima. Since then, Mio has booked recurring roles on ABC Family’s Greek and Disney’s Kickin’ It, and guest starred on several television shows including The Good Wife, House, CSI, MTV’s Faking It, NCIS: Los Angeles, Bones, Supergirl, Hawaii Five-0, and Netflix’s Medal of Honor portraying recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura. Derek also appears in Tribeca Film Festival’s high school indie hit G.B.F. and is a featured voice in The Emoji Movie. Derek’s biggest role to date was recently starring alongside George Takei in season 2 of AMC’s critically acclaimed anthology series The Terror: Infamy, executive produced by Ridley Scott.