Born and raised in Los Angeles, DeVaughn Nixon has been working in the industry for over twenty years. He began with roles in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Bodyguard and over the years was featured in several TV series including JAG, The Unit, The Game and more. His father is former NBA player Norm Nixon and step-mother is dancer/choreographer Debbie Allen.

He is known for playing Trevor on Mackenzie Falls, Tyler Barso in Prom and a Snackbar Attendant in Lizzie McGuire.