Derek Phillips

A handsome, stage-trained actor, Derek Phillips had credits on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009) and the horror flick "Serum" (2006) under his belt when he landed the role of Billy Riggins, the older brother and guardian of Dillon Panthers football star Tim (Taylor Kitsch) on "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-11). As a frustrated former athlete struggling to keep his unconventional family together, Phillips dazzled critics and his profile rose accordingly, with the actor becoming a familiar guest star on a variety of series, including "Private Practice" (ABC, 2007-13) and "Castle" (ABC, 2009-16). Accomplished both on stage and on screen, Derek Phillips inspired many fans and critics to hope that he would find the right vehicle to show off his full acting potential.