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Dedrick Weathersby
American Actor and Singer

Dedrick Weathersby

Dedrick Weathersby
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Intro American Actor and Singer
Known for Remembering James- The Life and Music of James Brown, DREAMGIRLS The Broadway Musical, RAGTIME The Broadway Musical and Tribute to The Legendary Stars
A.K.A. Dedrick Weathersby, Hollywood
Is Entertainer Actor Singer Playwright Theatre entrepreneur Entrepreneur Musical theatre actor
From United States of America
Field Business Entertainment Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 6 April 1990, Longview, TX
Age 33 years
Star sign Aries
Residence California
Mother: Carolyn Nelson
Father: Alvin WeathersbyBobby Nelson
Siblings: Damion Russell
Height: 6'0 ft
Weight: 195 lbs
Lon Morris College Associate of Arts (Musical Theatre) 2008-2010
Lon Morris College Associate of Arts (Business Management) 2008-2010
University of Texas at Tyler Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) 2010-2012
Notable Works
Student Government President 2009
Black Student Union President 2011
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity 2009
Dedrick Weathersby's '"Dreamers Scholarship" 2013
Dedrick Weathersby's '"Dreamers Scholarship" 2014
Dedrick Weathersby's '"Dreamers Scholarship" 2015
Dedrick Weathersby's '"Dreamers Scholarship" 2016
Dedrick Weathersby's '"Dreamers Scholarship" 2017
Homecoming King 2009
Homecoming King 2010
Mr. Lon Morris Bearcat (Outstanding Student) 2010
Summa Cum Laude 2010
Magna Cum Laude 2012
Emmy Award (Interview Discussion) 2022
Broadway World Award 2021
Broadway World Award 2020
Broadway World Award 2019
UT Patriot Idol 2011
Community Leader 2016
Sports Teams
University of Texas at Tyler Track and Field
Lon Morris College Cross Country
The details


Dedrick Weathersby a Longview Texas native. A 2022 Emmy Award Winner for Best Interview and Discussion with Theatre Corner on PBS/KPBS. A Broadway World Award Winner and NAACP Award Winner. As a child, his dream was to become a professional actor/singer and impact the world and his community through his story telling and music. Years and dreams later, he's living that dream, paying it forward and still has more to do. Dedrick has been a professional actor since 2010 and performed in numerous Broadway Musicals and Plays. Dedrick is a proud member of Actors Equity Union, a union for professional stage actors, SAG-AFTRA a union for film/television and Dramatist Guild Union, for Playwrights. 

The proud Founder and Executive Director of Super Bad Theater Company and Weathersby Productions LLC/Publishing.

Dedrick released his second album titled "5 Minutes Til Places" (Songs of Broadway); available on all streaming platforms, This album is a personal tribute to Broadway shows that are near and dear to Dedrick's heart and his career,

Dedrick is an accomplished author of 5 published books, his most recent literary success would be "Fabrics" a 20 day affirmation book. Dedrick is a firm believer, if you remember those humble beginnings, you can use each moment for future endeavors and "You can't lose giving to others". 

Dedrick debuted 'Remembering James'- The Life and Music of James Brown in February 2019 with the collaboration of Boxcar Theatre and the Creators of Speakeasy San Francisco. The show Embarked on a National Tour from 2019-2020 (Pre-Pandemic) and performed over 50 Shows, which grossed over $650,000 in ticket sales.  Dedrick is forever thankful for Boxcar Theatre for taking a chance on this production when noone else would.


Early Life:

​Dedrick Weathersby born on April 6, 1990 in Marshall Texas to Alvin Weathersby and Carolyn Hutchinson. Raised in Longview Texas by Bobby and Carolyn Nelson. Many that knows the hometown name “Hollywood” would say Dedrick's acting start was at Pinewood Park Elementary in the Christmas Production of Nutcracker, under the direction of Mrs. Delia Williams. His secondary training would be at Foster Middle School, in a plethora of plays under the direction of Mrs. Mattie Cuba, which Mrs. Cuba mentioned “You want to add singer, dancing and acting to your skills as an all around actor”. His final hometown training would be at Longview High School, under the direction of Mrs. Pamela Mercer McWillams, where he performed in multiple musicals and plays and competed in UIL (University Interscholastic League)- One Act competition. Dedrick would attend Lon Morris College on a Full Ride Scholarship in Musical Theatre and Academics. Dedrick became the first African American Student Body President at LMC (Lon Morris College) and graduate with two Associates in Musical Theatre and Business Management. Dedrick also attended The University of Texas at Tyler where he would obtain his degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Management. He would reside in Tyler Texas until he received a vision from God on moving to California. Dedrick made the big move on August 12, 2012 in his 1998 Buick Lesabre with a leap of faith to pursue his life long dream of being a full-time actor.  

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