Tristan Wilds

Actor Tristan Wilds faced massive amounts of public pressure after he was cast as a character modeled after all-American heartthrob Brandon Walsh, made famous by Jason Priestley on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1989 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

90210 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Ray "Junior" Gannon (Actor)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

Zach Taylor (Actor)

The Wire 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Half Nelson 2006 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Biography

Actor Tristan Wilds faced massive amounts of public pressure after he was cast as a character modeled after all-American heartthrob Brandon Walsh, made famous by Jason Priestley on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX, 1990-2000), in the highly anticipated spin-off, "90210" (The CW, 2008- ). The young star defied all expectations as Dixon Wilson, a Kansas City-raised teen who moves to opulent Beverly Hills with his adopted family, doing his part to make "90210" the network's highest-rated series debut in its short history. For an actor who grew up as far away as one could from palm trees, palatial estates and Rodeo Drive, the feat was nothing less than astounding.

Relationships

Jermaine Crawford Actor

Cousin
Appeared with cousin in the HBO series "The Wire"

EDUCATION

Michael J. Petrides High School

Staten Island , New York

Milestones

2012

Cast in the WWII drama "Red Tails," about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program; executive produced by George Lucas

2008

Appeared in the film adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s novel "The Secret Life of Bees" opposite Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah

2008

Landed the lead role of adopted son Dixon Wilson on The CW spin-off series "90210"

2006

Made film debut opposite Ryan Gosling in the movie "Half Nelson"

2006

Joined the fourth season of the HBO series "The Wire" as Michael Lee

2005

Made television debut in the Spike Lee directed miniseries "Miracle's Boys" (Noggin)

Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Drama

Appeared opposite Phylicia Rashad in a workshop of Stockholm Brooklyn for the Cherry Lane Theatre

Bonus Trivia

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In 2008, Wilds appeared alongside Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere in a clip called "The Muzzler," encouraging young people to register to vote.

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