|Date of Birth
||28 October 1960
|Place of Birth
||Park forest, Illinois, USA
Derwin attended State University of New York, or SUNY, at Cobleskill, but was kicked out after one semester. He briefly worked at IBM and worked a series of odd jobs before moving to Los Angeles.
After recurring roles on the shows Hardball and Days of Our Lives, and a prolific career in commercials (including a notable spot as the "Fiesta" cigarette man in Mexico), Derwin was cast in his first contract role as Adrian Hunter on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Derwin was on the show from 1989 to 1990, and was featured in a high-profile storyline as a grifter and, ultimately, a murderer.
His next role was on the long-running soap opera Guiding Light as detective A.C. Mallet. Derwin played the character from 1990 to 1993. During his time there, the role of Mallet became a leading character. Derwin became romantically involved with costar Beth Ehlers during his stint at GL; the couple decided to leave the show together in 1993. (Derwin and Ehlers subsequently broke up.)
Derwin returned to daytime television in the role of Dr. Ben Davidson on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live (1999-2002, 2004). He was again paired in a high profile leading role, this time as the love interest of the show's star, Erika Slezak. His character was eventually discovered to be the son of show patriarch Asa Buchanan.