Smurf's youngest son and the sharp-witted "baby" of the family, Deran has a chip on his shoulder from always having to prove himself among his brothers. Despite his attempts to create a life for himself outside of the family, he always gets reeled back in.
Born in Montclair, New Jersey, to an award-winning actress mother and an actor/director father, Jake Weary started following in their successful footsteps in his early teens. After booking a number of guest roles, he took a break from acting to focus on school, including time at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts.
Since then, Weary's career has been an eclectic mix of memorable characters for prestigious and interesting filmmakers. Most recently, he starred in David Robert Mitchell's Independent Spirit Award-nominated thriller It Follows, an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival; and Jordan Rubin's horror spoof Zombeavers, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. Other notable film appearances include Brett Simon's Assassination of a High School President, an official Sundance Film Festival selection; and Kaare Andrews' Altitude.
Weary will soon be seen as the lead in Oscar®-nominated director Juanita Wilson's Tomato Red, Smartass for Jena Serbu and Message from the King for Fabrice Du Welz.
Recent television credits include multi-episode arcs on the hit drama Chicago Fire and the Warner Bros. Television's Pretty Little Liars. He has also given notable turns in the TV movies Escape from Polygamy and A Deadly Adoption, with Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig, both for Rachel Goldenberg.
Weary currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to pursue his other passion of writing and producing his own music.