A student of Yale School of Drama faculty Gregory Berger-Sobeck (Berg Studios), and active member of the prestigious Road Theatre Company, this gifted and intense dramatic screen actor also has strong comedy chops gleaned from touring with The Hinges Improv troupe. Merrick is frequently cast as the lead detective, doctor, or attorney in film and television. Recently seen as a no-nonsense Internal Affairs agent on the new FOX police dramedy hit, Lethal Weapon. You’ll also see him on other great shows like, Scandal, Criminal Minds, Scorpion, The Orville, Dear White People, Get Shorty, and many more.
Merrick began very young in theater in Detroit before moving to California to complete a degree in engineering. A chance meeting with a veteran actor inspired him to start taking classes. His first experience with film was with the short film team, Amalgamated Grommets, winning multiple awards over several consecutive years in San Diego and Los Angeles…including the hit ‘The Heiress Lethal’, a film noir comedy, which was chosen to screen at the International Cannes Film Festival. After a few years of intensive training and struggle, he is now a consistently working actor for films, episodics and commercials.