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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.[1][2] He is also the star and creator of the web series Stupid Hype on the CW's new online platform CWD (CW Digital Studio).

Wilson Bethel
Born Stephen Wilson Bethel
(1984-02-24) February 24, 1984 (age 34)
Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation Actor, writer, producer, model
Years active 2004–2005


Life and careerEdit

Bethel was born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, the son of Stephen Bethel and author Joyce Maynard.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]


List of acting performances in film and television
Year Film Role Notes
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
Stealing Summers Trevor
2011–2015 Hart of Dixie Wade Kinsella 76 Episodes
2012 Wyatt Earp's Revenge Doc Holliday Video
2013 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Himself 1 episode
Not Today Bill
Stupid Hype Hype Web Series
2014 L.A. Rangers Parker Web Series
Inherent Vice LAPD Officer #1
Prototype Short Films: Memory 2.0 Henry Web short film; co-writer
2015 Bates Motel Taylor 1 Episode
The Astronaut Wives Club Scott Carpenter Season 1 Episode 1-10
Television Series
Blood & Oil Finn Season 1, Episode 3
2016 Criminal Minds Randy Jacobs Episode, The Bond
How to Get Away with Murder Charles Mahoney Episode, It's a Trap
Harley and the Davidsons Ray Weishaar Miniseries
2018 Daredevil Bullseye Season 3


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