Starring in Hit The Floor as L.A. Devils main attraction and all-around baller, Derek Roman, McKinley Freeman is a welcome addition to the VH1 crew. This season we’ve watched his character attempt to smooth-talk Ahsha to no avail (so far, that is). McKinley may look familiar to you–before he joined the HTF cast, he appeared in End of Watch along side Jake Gyllenhaal as well Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, and All My Children. (A bona fide treat for all the daytime soap fans out there.)
We can’t wait to watch how the tension between Derek and Ahsha plays out, but until then we wanted to find out as much as we could the man who brings Derek to life. From his first acting role to his celebrity crushes, find out the nine things you never knew about McKinley Freeman.
Catch an all-new episode of Hit The Floor on Monday at 9/8 C. And for more information on all things Devil World, be sure to head to The Locker Room.