During the year 2005, while his family was on vacation in the Philippines, Ramsey was seen by a talent scout, who eventually made him sign as an artist at once. He began his career as a model in some TV commercials, print ads, runways, and several magazines. Later on, he signed as an ABS-CBN.com/entertainment/ent-050205-derek.aspx" target="_self">actor in ABS-CBN .
Ramsey started his acting role when he was included in Super Inggo, a TV fantasy series in ABS-CBN. He played a small role in that series. In the succeeding years, he was included to play minor roles in films like Matakot Ka Sa Karma, One More Chance, and Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.
Then in 2007, Ramsey had achieved his breakthrough performance when he played the lead role in Ysabella, which was a romantic comedy TV series, with co-star Judy Ann Santos , who is an award-winning Filipina actress .
His showbiz career further took off when he was seen as one of the hosts of a Saturday entertainment talk show known as Entertainment Konek. He was a vee-jay for MTV Philippines. Also, he hosted the celebrity dance show popularly known as U Can Dance, where he lasted for 2 seasons.
His father, who is also named Derek Ramsey, was a detective inspector back in Metropolitan Police London. His father resided in the Philippines and eventually turned to be a triumphant businessman in the protection field. He is well-known in the British commerce community in Manila as well as being the president of Manila Club. His family has a dwelling in Talisay, Batangas. He has 2 boy siblings, with both Derek as first name, and 2 sisters. At present, Derek Ramsey is in a love relationship with Angelica Panganiban , who is a Philippine actress.
Among his TV and movie appearances are in Maalaala Mo Kaya (episode: “Isda”), where he played Buboy; Maalaala Mo Kaya (episode: “Mansyon”), being Chris; Habang May Buhay; Maging Sino Ka Man: Ang Pagbabalik in 2007; Ysabella; Your Song—Upside Down, where he starred as Robert; U Can Dance 2006–2007, as co-host; Super Inggo as Machete: and Ang Panday as Kahimu.
He also has done a recent TV commercial for the Nesvita Oatmeal 3 in 1 where he appeared together with Chris Tiu and Will Devaughn. He is an avid player of Frisbee or the Ultimate and, in fact, competes in different countries all over Asia. He will be seen in another teleserye with Judy Ann Santos, which will be shown either late 2008 or early 2009.
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