Derek Lee Nixon is a former child actor, turned multi-award winning producer and founder of Aristar Entertainment Group. Nixon started in the industry at the age of 6, starring in several National commercials, which led him into acting classes and acquiring agents around his home state of Texas. After getting his SAG eligibility in 1998, Nixon decided that upon graduation from Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas he would move to a bigger market in Los Angeles. Nixon starred in films such as Mary-Kate and Ashley’s When In Rome, The Jerk Theory, WB’s television series Do-Over and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Franchise's BONEBOYS.
In 2007, Nixon produced and starred in Hallettsville with Academy Award Nominee Gary Busey. Immediately following, Nixon produced The Lights (2008) starring Joe Estevez, Outrage (2009) starring Michael Madsen & Natasha Lyonne. A Schizophrenic Love Story (2010) starring Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison, this film was highly successful in the film festival circuit. He produced the highly acclaimed faith based feature film "Heavens War" with Danny Carrales, starring Donny Boaz. In 2012 Nixon produced Ya’Ke Smith’s critically acclaimed, multi-award winning dramatic feature WOLF, which held its World Premiere at SXSW 2012 alongside 21 Jump Street.
Derek Lee Nixon raised all the capital to produce and direct Supernatural Activity (2011), The Walking Deceased , starring Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Horrible Bosses) which was a monster success in the home entertainment platforms. Nixon was the producer on Jeffrey Reddick’s (writer/creator of the Final Destination Franchise) feature film Dead Awake, which was released theatrically May 15th 2017 nationally in theaters and DVD. Nixon produced the island, family, dolphin, adventure flick Dolphin Kick which stars Nixon's daughter (Tyler Jade Nixon), and teamed with Epic Pictures Group for the Worldwide sale of the picture, Dolphin Kick was released on all home video, VOD and DVD platforms January 20, 2019 and an Official Netflix Exclusive June 5th, 2019. Most Recently his feature film Round of Your Life is in select theaters starting June 21st, 2019.
Nixon is currently producing a slate of family features films, focusing on adventure, education and inspiration for children. All of the films carry strong positive messages for children and the world. At home, Nixon has 3 children with one on the way. Tyler (12), Aalyvia (7), Kannon (4) and soon to be Axle. His wife Taylor is very supportive and is a business owner as well.