Actor KEITH BURKE Delivers Drama and Romance Recurring on Tyler Perry’s Original OWN Network Series ‘THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS’
LOS ANGELES (August 8, 2018) – Actor Keith Burke delivers high drama and sizzling romance recurring as ‘Derrick David’ in Tyler Perry’s acclaimed original series, THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS, on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network.
Introduced at the beginning of Season Five, Derrick David (Burke) shows up to fix more than just the house Hanna Young (Crystal R. Fox) currently lives in. With each trying to get their life back on track after a few tragic turns, their chemistry can’t be denied and a budding romance develops. Unfortunately, her children, Benny (Tyler Lepley) and Candace (Tika Sumpter), keep stepping in the way of their courtship. Can he get Hanna to let down her guard and open up and will Derek’s secret past with Katheryn Cryer (Renee Lawless) ever be revealed?
Fans will have to wait for answers about this promising romance until the second half of Season Five kicks-off on August 14th.
Burke was excited at the opportunity to work with Tyler Perry and be part of this fan-favorite series, “The audition process was such a whirlwind. After the first read, I was called back the next day for a chemistry read with Crystal Fox. A few hours later, I was offered the role and told to be in Atlanta three days later. I must admit, I was a little nervous my first day on set but Crystal and Mr. Perry quickly put me at ease. After that, things went smoothly and it really felt like a supportive family environment. I’m beyond grateful.”
Audiences will also recognize Burke from his numerous television appearances, including his recent stint as Jake O’Hare on the season opener of AMC’s popular series, Preacher, opposite Ruth Negga and Rae Lynnbratten.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Burke first honed his acting skills at Philadelphia’s famed Freedom Theater. Shortly after, he made his way to Los Angeles, quickly landing roles in the ﬁlms Players Club and Life, and scoring a cameo in the hit-series, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, alongside his childhood acquaintance Will Smith. Since then, Burke has appeared on a variety of television shows, including Southland, NCIS, Cold Case, and Criminal Minds to name a few.
In addition, Burke has had a noteworthy career on stage. His hard work and disciplined love of plays has earned him numerous theater roles, including Don B. Welch’s “My Brother’s Keeper,” alongside Emmy Award Winning actress Loretta Divine.
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