James Wilder

Actor, Comedian, Juggler
A TV leading man of the too-handsome variety, James Wilder has been successfully able to play villainous slimebuckets as well as the expected suave professionals and over-ambitious tools of the establishment. The ... Read more »
Born: 08/04/1963 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

3 Holes and a Smoking Gun 2014 (Movie)

Bobby Blue Day (Actor)

Knight Club 2014 (Movie)

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The Funk Parlor 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Perfect Marriage 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Man of the Year 2003 (Movie)

Vaughn (Actor)

Allie & Me 2002 (Movie)

Rodney Alexander (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of Stone 2001 (Movie)

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Perfume 2001 (Movie)

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The Ivory Tower 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo's The Last Don II 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Nevada 1997 (Movie)

Rip (Actor)

Tollbooth 1996 (Movie)

Vic (Actor)

Disney's Spring Break Blast 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Models Inc. 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Coriolis Effect 1994 (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

Night Owl 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Route 66 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Naked Hollywood 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Scorchers 1991 (Movie)

Dolan (Actor)

Murder One 1988 (Movie)

Carl Isaacs (Actor)

State Park 1988 (Movie)

Truckie (Actor)

Zombie High 1987 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

A Face to Die For (TV Show)

Actor

Cracked Up (TV Show)

Actor

Equal Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Grass Roots (TV Show)

Actor

McBride: Dogged (TV Show)

Actor

Our Mother's Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Prey of the Chameleon (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Marriage (Movie)

Brent (Actor)

To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Show)

Actor

Touched by a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A TV leading man of the too-handsome variety, James Wilder has been successfully able to play villainous slimebuckets as well as the expected suave professionals and over-ambitious tools of the establishment. The brown-haired, pouty-lipped actor first won attention playing the ambitious Christopher Searls, who dreamed of one day becoming the District Attorney, in the acclaimed but short-lived legal drama "Equal Justice" (ABC, 1990). Wilder later went on to earn bigger ratings as Reed, the drug-dealing seducer of Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) on "Melrose Place" (Fox) in the spring of 1994.

Relationships

Kirstie Alley Actor

Companion
Engaged from 1997-2000 No longer together

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York , New York

Milestones

1997

Had role of an abusive husband in "Our Mother's Murder" (USA Network)

1994

Played recurring role of Reed, a villainous drug dealer, on the Fox primetime soap "Melrose Place"

1994

Played co-conspirator Jeff Gilooly in "Tonya and Nancy: The Inside Story" (NBC)

1994

Was regular on "Models, Inc." (Fox)

1993

Was regular on the short-lived revival of "Route 66" (NBC)

1991

Featured on the Arts & Entertainment Network (A&E) documentary "Naked Hollywood"

1990

Had first regular series role as an ambitious lawyer in "Equal Justice" (ABC)

1987

Had first lead in TV-movie with "Cracked Up" (ABC)

1987

Feature film debut, "Zombie High"

1980

Was juggler on streets of San Francisco and as opening act for the rock groups, B-52s and Dead Kennedys

1976

At age 13 was booked at comedy clubs and then Parisian nightclubs doing comedy act (date approximate)

Raised in San Francisco and Sausalito, CA

Bonus Trivia

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Wilder built his own gothic home in the Hollywood Hills. As he told ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, April 29, 1994: "Building is a release for me. I don't get invited to a lot of things. The only parties I go to are the ones I throw. I thought this town was dead. Jeez. Maybe it's me."

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