DeRon Horton is an American actor and musician. He portrays Lionel Higgins on Dear White People.


DeRon Horton was born in Texas and raised in Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he majored in Performing Arts. While attending school, he starred in the short film Lions and Lambs. Horton landed his first leading role in the independent feature Dirt, directed by Alex Ranarivelo.