Billy Wirth

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Billy Wirth
Born William E. Wirth
(1962-06-23) June 23, 1962 (age 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.A
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer
Years active 1985–present
Website
http://www.billywirth.com/

William E. "Billy" Wirth (born June 23, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and artist, perhaps best known for his role in the 1987 film The Lost Boys.

Life and career[edit]

Wirth was born in New York City to a lawyer father and an artist mother who may have been of part Huron Native American ancestry.[1][2] He attended Brown University, where he was discovered by photographer Bruce Weber and began a modeling career in New York. He moved to California in the 1980s to pursue an acting career, which began with a role in the 1985 feature, Seven Minutes in Heaven. His performance as Dwayne in The Lost Boys followed, and he landed a starring role in the 1988 film War Party.

Wirth continued acting, working in both film and television, appearing for example in Abel Ferrara's 1993 film Body Snatchers as well as Sex and the City and CSI. He took part in the television series American Gladiators, competing during the series' first season in 1989 and advancing to the first-half semifinals before falling. He also starred in Charmed as Matthew Tate. Since 1999, he has been writing, directing, and producing independent films. His work on directing, writing, and producing his 2001 film MacArthur Park has earned him several award nominations. In addition to his work in the film industry, Wirth is a musician and artist.

Filmography[edit]

Film and TV Credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven Zoo Knudsen Film
1985 The Equalizer Ralph (1985 TV series) Episode: "Mama's Boy"
1986 The Ellen Burstyn Show Johnny (1986 TV series) Episode: "Pilot"
1987 Nothing in Common Joey D. (1987 TV series)
1987 The Lost Boys Dwayne Film
1988 War Party Sonny Crowkiller Film
1989 American Gladiators Contestant/Himself (1989 TV series) (3 episodes)
1989 Wiseguy Eddie Tempest (1987 TV series) Episodes: "The Rip-Off Stick", "High Dollar Bop", "Hip Hop on the Gravy Train"
1990 Parker Kane Jesse TV movie
1991 Tales from the Crypt Ted (1989 TV series) Episode: "Split Second"
1992 Who Killed the Baby Jesus Travis Adams Film
1992 Red Shoe Diaries Thomas K. Butler, the Workman TV movie
1992 Crow's Nest Tommy Crosetti Film
1993 Body Snatchers Tim Young Film
1994 The Fence Terry Griff Film
1994 Judicial Consent Martin Film
1994 Final Mission Tom "Outlaw" Waters Direct-to-video
1995 Venus Rising Nick Film
1995 Boys on the Side Nick Film
1995 Children of the Dust Corby/White Wolf TV movie
1996 Starlight Kieran Film
1997 Last Lives Malakai Film
1997 Space Marines Zack Delano Film
1998 Relax... It's Just Sex Jared Bartoziak Film
1998 Martial Law Kevin Seidel (1998 TV series) Episode: "Extreme Measures"
1998 Charmed Matthew Tate (1998 TV series) Episode: "The Witch Is Back"
1999 Kismet Fantasy guy Film (short) (also Director)
1999 Me and Will Charlie Film
2000 Sex and the City Dr. Mark Raskin (1998 TV series) Episode: "Drama Queens"
2001 American Reunion Brad Film
2002 Looking for Jimmy Billy Film
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Aaron Westonson (2000 TV series) Episode: "Eleven Angry Jurors"
2004 The Talent Given Us Billy Film
2004 The Drone Virus Stephen Roland Film
2005 Summerland Garrett (2004 TV series) Episode: "The Wisdom to Know the Difference"
2006 Seven Mummies Travis Film
2006 Running Out of Time in Hollywood Billy Film
2009 Powder Blue David Film
2009 Duress The Detective Film
2011 Cats Dancing on Jupiter Oleg Film
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Billy Gray (2001 TV series) Episode: "To the Boy in the Blue Knit Cap"
2012 Being Flynn Travis Film

Awards[edit]

Sundance Film Festival
Year Award Category/Recipient Result
2001 Grand Jury Prize Dramatic for: MacArthur Park Nominated
Taos Talking Picture Festival
Year Award Category/Recipient Result
2001 Taos Land Grant Award for: MacArthur Park Nominated

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