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Derek Houck is a local man who moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting.

The 2002 Park Hill High School graduate can be seen in Showtime’s “United States of Tara” and FOX’s “Glee,” as well as films such as “Standards of Living,” “Silent Night, Zombie Night” and “Breath of Hate.”

He also wrote and starred in the web series “Napoleon Bon Appétit,” which was an official selection at the 2011 Action on Film International Film Festival and is now distributed by 20/20 Productions on a variety of platforms including YouTube, TiVo, Roku, Boxee and Blip.

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