It’s getting hot in here -- and do you know why? It’s because Tyler Perry’s original hot and steamy drama ‘The Haves and The Have Nots’
for OWN is back.
That’s right! All the sizzle and romance has returned for the second half of Season Five, including the newest character Derrick David – played by actor Keith Burke
In case you weren’t paying attention, here’s a quick recap on Derrick:
Introduced early this season, Derrick David (Keith Burke) enters the storyline to fix-up more than just the house Hanna Young (Crystal R. Fox) currently lives in. Both are trying to get back on track after some -- shall we say tragic turns. Fireworks practically exploded between the two and a fun-to-watch romance starting developing. Not so fast, Mom -- seemed to be attitude of her children, Benny (Tyler Lepley) and Candace (Tika Sumpter), who continuing got in the way of their courtship.
As the season went on break, fans were left wondering will Derrick be able to get Hanna to open up? And, is there more to Derrick than meets the eye – like does he have a secret past with Katheryn Cryer (Renee Lawless)? No spoilers here -- you’ll have to tune in to find out.
When asked about his new role on the series, Keith shared “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.”
Think you’ve seen Keith before? Well, you probably have. The Philadelphia native recently appeared as Jake O’Hare on the season opener of AMC’s popular series, 'Preacher,' opposite Ruth Negga and Rae Lynnbratten. He’s also been on 'Southland,' 'NCIS,' 'Cold Case' and 'Criminal Minds' among many others.
For those who want to keep up with Keith Burke, catch him on:
Instagram: @Grateful1 link
Twitter: @KeithBurke23000 link
FB: facebook.com/keith.burke.33 link
'The Have and the Have Nots' / OWN