Stephen Wilson Bethel (born 24 February 1984) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Wade Kinsella on Hart of Dixie, as Ryder Callahan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, and as Agent Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter on the Netflix original series Daredevil. He is also the star and creator of the web series Stupid Hype on the CW's new online platform CWD (CW Digital Studio).
Stephen Wilson Bethel
February 24, 1984
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
|Relatives||Joyce Maynard (mother)|
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.
|2008||1968 Tunnel Rats||Cpl. Dan Green|
|Give a Shirt PSA||N/A||Short film; writer|
|2012||Wyatt Earp's Revenge||Doc Holliday||Direct-to-Video|
|Rachel Bilson: Call me Doctor||N/A||Short film; Associate producer and writer|
|2013||Inside the Box||Matt Palmer||Short film|
|2014||Inherent Vice||LAPD Officer #1|
|Memory 2.0||Henry||Short film; also writer|
|2017||So It Goes||Jimmy||Short film|
|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||Generation Kill||Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford||Miniseries; Main cast|
|Cold Case||James 'Jimmy' Tully||Episode: "Shore Leave"|
|2009–2011||The Young and the Restless||Ryder Callahan||Recurring|
|2011||The Perfect Student||Trent||TV movie|
|2011–2015||Hart of Dixie||Wade Kinsella||Main cast|
|2013||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||Himself||1 episode|
|Treme||Lanny Fox||Episode: "Dippermouth Blues"|
|Stupid Hype||Hype||TV Pilot; also executive producer and writer|
|2014||L.A. Rangers||Parker||Web Series; Main cast also executive producer and writer|
|2014–2017||American Koko||Salinger||3 episodes|
|2015||Bates Motel||Taylor||Episode: "Norma Louise"|
|The Astronaut Wives Club||Scott Carpenter||Recurring|
|Blood & Oil||Finn||3 episodes|
|2016||Criminal Minds||Randy Jacobs||Episode: "The Bond"|
|Harley and the Davidsons||Ray Weishaar||Miniseries; Episode: "Race to the Top"|
|The Infamous||Jason Gant||TV Pilot|
|2016-2017||How to Get Away with Murder||Charles Mahoney||4 episodes|
|2018||Daredevil||Agent Benjamin “Dex” Poindexter||Main cast|
|2019||All Rise||Mark||Upcoming series|
- "Wilson Bethel at soaps.com". Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Hart of Dixie at TVGuide.com". Archived from the original on 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Wilson Bethel biography at Soap Opera Digest". Archived from the original on 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Wilson Bethel credits at TV.com". Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "1968 Tunnel Rats at Rotten Tomatoes.com". Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "Hart of Dixie - Wilson Bethel interview at tv.net". Archived from the original on 2011-10-20. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved January 13, 2012.