|Born||Stephen Wilson Bethel
February 24, 1984
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Producer, Model|
Stephen Wilson Bethel (born February 24, 1984), professionally known as Wilson Bethel, is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Wade Kinsella on Hart of Dixie and as Ryder Callahan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. He is also the star and creator of the web series Stupid Hype on the The CW's new online platform CWD (CW Digital Studio).
Life and career
Bethel was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, the son of Stephen Bethel and author Joyce Maynard. Before becoming a regular on The Young and the Restless, Bethel had been seen on television in various one-time roles on shows such as JAG, Cold Case, and NCIS. Those small parts were followed up by a role in the 2008 Vietnam War film, 1968 Tunnel Rats where he played the Army Special Ops soldier, Corporal Green. This was followed by his role as Corporal Evan "Q-Tip" Stafford in the 2008 HBO mini-series Generation Kill; Bethel appeared in all 7 episodes as well as the HBO documentary short Making Generation Kill.
In Hart of Dixie, Bethel played Wade Kinsella, "bad-boy" neighbor to the series' central character, Zoe Hart. Production for the show began in early 2011 and it premiered on September 26, 2011. BuddyTV ranked him #14 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011;" in 2012 he was ranked #2 on the same list.
|List of acting performances in film and television|
|2004||The O.C.||Brad||Episode "The Telenovela"|
|2005||JAG||Seaman Apprentice Charles Bander||Episode "Dream Team"|
|NCIS||P.O. John Kirby||Episode "Switch"|
|2008||1968 Tunnel Rats||Cpl. Dan Green|
|Generation Kill||Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford||7 episodes|
|Cold Case||James 'Jimmy' Tully||Episode "Shore Leave"|
|2009-2011||The Young and the Restless||Ryder Callahan||78 episodes|
|2011||The Perfect Student||Trent||TV movie|
|2011–2015||Hart of Dixie||Wade Kinsella|
|2012||Wyatt Earp's Revenge||Doc Holliday||Video|
|2013||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Himself||1 episode|
|Stupid Hype||Hype||Web Series|
|2014||L.A. Rangers||Parker||Web Series|
|2014||Prototype Short Films: Memory 2.0||Henry||Web short film; co-writer|