SHELLY LIPKIN as Derek Archer
Born in Pennsylvania, Shelly was trained at the U.S.I.U. School of the Performing Arts in San Diego, which has led to a distinguished career as an actor, director, author and teacher.
His film roles include Mean Creek (2004), Extraordinary Measures (2010), and Population: 2 (2012), and his television credits include Laverne & Shirley (1980), Quincy (1983), Lois & Clark (1994), The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003), Leverage (2009), Portlandia (2012), and Grimm (2012). Shelly's teaching credentials include The Portland Actor's Conservatory, The Art Institute of Portland, Northwest Children’s Theatre and Marylhurst University, and he has directed such plays as Night School & The Collection, The Setup, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday, and The Effect Of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon Marigolds.
Awards have included a 2012 Drammy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Collapse for Third Rail Repertory Theatre, a 2011 Drammy Award for ensemble acting in Thief River for Profile Theatre, and the Dramalogue award for Best Director – West Coast Ensemble – Valentines and Killer Chili.