Wilson Bethel returns for the second season opposite Rachel Bilson in The CW’s hit series “Hart of Dixie”, from executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“The O.C.”, “Gossip Girl”).
Playing sexy bad boy, Wade Kinsella, Yahoo! stated that Bethel “…is about to become the next big thing.” He was named one of 2011’s Breakout Stars by E!.
Up next, Bethel is adding writer/creator/producer to his resume in a new web-series, “Stupid Hype,” in which Bethel also stars. The show, premiering Fall 2012 on The CW’s digital channel is a live-action series that chronicles the (mis)adventures of a former breakdancer-turned-rising-rap-star in 1990, played by Bethel.
In early 2012, Bethel created and starred in “Call Me Doctor,” a spoof video for Funny or Die with Rachel Bilson. The video was an instant viral sensation, becoming ‘immortal status’ within 48 hours.
Additionally, Bethel has two upcoming films: “The First Ride of Wyatt Earp” opposite Val Kilmer and “Stealing Summers” opposite James Jagger, son of Sir Mick. Most recently, he starred in over 80 episodes of “The Young and The Restless,” playing the terminally embattled heartthrob, Ryder Callahan.
Bethel landed his big break in the Emmy-nominated HBO mini-series “Generation Kill” in 2008, playing a young recon Marine alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Stark Sands. He made news in early 2010 as a final contender for the title role in Marvel’s “Captain America.”
Previous television credits include: “Cold Case” (2008), NCIS (2005), and “The O.C.” (2004).
A longtime DJ and record collector, Bethel is a self-proclaimed vinyl nerd. In addition to his years of DJing in LA & NY, Bethel has kept a long-running music blog with his older brother, Charlie (mixtaperiot.com). In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar, reading, riding his bicycle and getting busy on the dance floor.