Dark-haired handsome player Eddie Mills got his start in TV-movies and guest spots on series before making a go at films and landing a regular role on Kevin Williamson's ABC series "Wasteland" (1999). Mills made his debut in the 1994 CBS TV-movie "XXX's & OOO's," playing the teen son of a country music superstar with marital woes. He followed up with a role in the teen melodrama "Born Into Exile" (NBC, 1997), starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Later that year, Mills landed his first regular series role on the failed ABC drama "Push," playing a bronze medal-winning swimmer who feared he may be HIV-positive. While the program could have launched Mills' career, the scant three episodes aired did little for his visibility. In 1998, the actor guest starred on UPN's "Clueless" as Cher's new boyfriend, gaining the teenage girl's attention because of his "long lost Baldwin" good looks. In keeping with the main character's track record with boys, however, Mills' run as David lasted only two episodes. Also in 1998, he appeared in the TV movies "Sabrina Goes to Rome," starring ABC's favorite teenage witch and "The Tempest," an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic set during the American Civil War, in which he played the lovestruck Union officer Frederick. On the big screen, Mills was one of four newly graduated buddies who have difficulty keeping their pact to leave their small town life and give Los Angeles a shot in "Dancer, Texas: Population 81" (1998). His John was a young man connected to the land and to his family, who has to choose between a life in agriculture or an adventure in the big city. He previously lensed the feature "Heartwood," which aired on The Family Channel in 1998. Mills returned to TV with a 1999 recurring role as a mysterious suitor of recovering bad girl Jen on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB). As Ty, the actor portrayed an attractive born-again Christian who moonlights as a blues musician, but whose unwavering values and homophobia causes irreconcilable clashes with Jen's more liberal views. Mills left Capeside to take a role in Kevin Williamson's next venture "Wasteland," a drama about a group of twentysomethings making their way in NYC. Cast as Vandy, a struggling musician who lost his heart to Sam (Rebecca Gayheart), he offered an endearing performance in the much hyped series. Undoubtedly the subsequent Miramax movie deal granted to the show's main players would insure Mills a promising career to come.