Derek Zakari

upto 30 mins : $ 8.00
upto 60 mins : $ 14.00

Hi! I'm a queer and disabled actor based in Atlanta, GA. I moved here from Houston, TX and I've had so many successes, naturally I want to see you succeed too!

Training: Meisner, Viewpoints, Improv, Script Analysis, On Camera (as well as what physicality to include), movement and emotional work.
What I can help with: line memorization, feedback, reading, reading for characters that are queer and/or disabled, & script analysis,

I know the frustrations of getting a reader and with the writer's strike I know funds are harder to come by, don't worry: NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS! Just book 15 minutes and let me know how much time you need.

If I'm not online you can email me to book a session at:

Derek got his start performing as a Drag King in Houston, Texas in 2018. He began seeking acting roles on the big screen as a way to stay active during the pandemic in December of 2020. A year later he moved to Atlanta to continue perusing his dream of being an actor. He quickly found his footing in comedy, which surprised him because of his autistic background. He continues performing while living out as a proud queer (agender & two-spirit) and disabled (EDS, Autism & ADHD) actor of Native American descent (Cherokee) and speaks out for his queer and disabled brothers and sisters.

Bold Talent Agency Carla Hough

20 Reader Reviews

" Wonderful help, great reader and super talented!!thank you . "
" Derek is a very talented actor and a warm and chill person all at the same time. In addition to having a great reading with him, he provided valuable feedback and knowledge that helped strengthen my performance. Thx Derek! "
" Amazing reader!!! Can’t wait to work together, again. "
" The BEST reader EVER! "
" Very helpful!! Great advice for different takes on a one liner!! "
" Always the best! "
" Such great energy! Loved getting to connect. "
" Awesome energy and personality! "
" So fun and sweet to work with! Felt like I made a new friend! "
" Whoop! Soo sweeet and helpful "
" So kind and attentive and helpful! "
" Knew the vibe off the bat. Thankyou! "
" Awesome "
" Great reader! "
" Amazing ! I'm glad with the patience, kindness and so professional! "
" Awesome!! "
" Genius doesnt do it justice! what an excellent reader that gave amazing ideas as well!! "
" Amazing Reader Book Him!!! He is Great!!!! "
" Derek is excellent, gave great feedback! Thank you "
" Very helpful and great to read with "

Credits Include

2022 [added]
The Plan
Short (Supporting)
2022 [added]
You Were Always My Favorite
Short (Lead)
2022 [added]
Filet de Femme
Short (Lead)
2022 [added]
Short (Supporting)
2022 [added]
Ticking Clock
Short (Lead)
2022 [added]
Short (Lead)
2021 [IMDB]
The Reading
2021 [IMDB]
The Fentress Readings
TV Series
2021 [added]
Silent Fury
Short (Lead)
2021 [added]
She Kills Monsters
Theater (Stephen)