Nick Wechsler (actor)

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Nick Wechsler
Nick Wechsler 2014 (cropped).jpg
Wechsler at the College Television Awards 2014
Born Samuel Nicholas Wechsler
(1978-09-03) September 3, 1978 (age 40)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Samuel Nicholas Wechsler[1] (born September 3, 1978[2]), known as Nick Wechsler, is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Kyle Valenti on The WB teen drama series Roswell, and as Jack Porter on the ABC primetime soap opera Revenge.

Life and career

Wechsler was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1][2] When he was 14, his elder brother, aged 24, died of cancer.[3] He moved to Hollywood immediately after graduating from high school.[4] He soon landed a small role as a purse-stealing punk in the television movie Full Circle. Shortly after, he was cast as Kevin "Trek" Sanders, a child prodigy conceived at a Star Trek convention, in the syndicated series Team Knight Rider.[4] He also appeared in Silk Stalkings,[citation needed] The Lazarus Man,[citation needed] and the direct-to-video film The Perfect Game.

From 1999 to 2002, Wechsler starred as Kyle Valenti on the television series Roswell. After Roswell, he guest starred in number of television series, including Malcolm in the Middle, North Shore, Cold Case, Crossing Jordan, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Lie to Me, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Chase. In 2008, he appeared in the independent film Lie to Me, about a couple navigating the hazards of an open relationship. From 2007 to 2008, he appeared in three episodes of Without a Trace.[5]

In 2011, Wechsler won the main role of Jack Porter on the ABC series Revenge, playing the love interest of lead character Emily Thorne.[6][7] After Revenge ended in 2015 Wechsler took a role on the NBC action series The Player.[8] In 2016, he was cast in a recurring role in the fourth season of the NBC cop drama Chicago P.D.[9][10] He took on a recurring role as Brandon Cole on NBC's Shades of Blue for the show's third season.[11]

Filmography

Wechsler at the PaleyFest in March 2012

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Full Circle Mugger
1999 Chicks, Man Nick
2000 Perfect Game State Umpire Direct-to-video
2007 Infamous Andre Direct-to-video
2008 Lie to Me Luke
2010 3B Carrey Short film
2010 Switchback Jonathan Weston

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Team Knight Rider Kevin "Trek" Sanders Main role, 22 episodes
1999–2002 Roswell Kyle Valenti Main role, 61 episodes
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards for Choice Sidekick (2002)
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Donnie Episode: "Reese's Party"
2004 Tru Calling Marc Colvin Episode: "D.O.A."
2004 North Shore Justin Silver Episode: "The Big One "
2005 Cold Case Manny Episode: "The Promise"
2006 Crossing Jordan Hooper Episode: "Thin Ice"
2006 Vanished Gabe Barnett Episodes: "The Velocity of Sara", "Warm Springs"
2007–2008 Without a Trace Joe Guisti 3 episodes
2007 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Deputy Ridge Episode: Pilot
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Brad 3 episodes
2009 Past Life Brian Episode: "Soul Music"
2010 Chase Adam Rothschild Episode: "Above the Law"
2011–2015 Revenge Jack Porter Main role, 89 episodes
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor: Drama (2013)[12]
2015 The Player Nick Recurring role, 4 episodes
2017 Chicago PD Kenny Rixton Recurring role
2017–2018 Dynasty Matthew Blaisdel 4 episodes[13]
2018 Shades of Blue Anthony Cole Recurring role

References

  1. ^ a b "Nick Wechsler". TV Guide. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Nick Wechsler". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  3. ^ Jacqui Meddings (2015-05-14). "Revenge's Nick Wechsler's naked centrefold shoot for Cosmopolitan". Cosmopolitan UK. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Nick Wechsler Biography". TV Guide. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Nick Wechsler Credits". TV Guide. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: 'Roswell' Actor Joins ABC's 'Revenge'". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-03-04. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  7. ^ "ABC: Charlie's Angels on Thursdays, Once Upon a Time on Sundays Network's new schedule also includes a new comedy block on Tuesdays". IGN.com. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  8. ^ Andy Swift (2015-08-18). "Nick Wechsler Joins NBC's The Player". TVLine. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  9. ^ Liz Raftery (2016-11-14). "Chicago P.D. Adds Revenge Alum Nick Wechsler". TV Guide. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  10. ^ Vlada Gelman (2016-12-29). "Chicago P.D. Preview: Can Intelligence Trust Nick Wechsler's Newbie?". TVLine. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  11. ^ "Nick Wechsler Talks 'Shades of Blue' Season 3 and One of His Most Memorable Auditions [Exclusive Interview]". Tell-Tale TV. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-06-22. 
  12. ^ Matt Richenthal (2013-05-22). "Teen Choice Awards Nominate The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars and More". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 2017-01-18. 
  13. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (2017-05-31). "Fall TV First Impression: Dynasty". TVLine. Retrieved 2017-10-15. 

External links

  • Nick Wechsler on IMDb
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