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Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz (born Wilson Echevarría) whose heritage is Puerto Rican, was born in New York City, the eldest of three brothers. Early on, his parents encouraged his interest in the theater. At age seven, Wilson began appearing in plays, among them "Cradle of Fire," "Supporting Cast," "Becoming Memories," and "The Roar of the Greasepaint...," as well as in a number of Shakespearean productions on both coasts. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice, Wilson also performed across the country with Young Americans, and has been featured in shows seen at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Sea World/Orlando.

When the young actor was 10, he moved with his family to San Bernardino, California, where he grew up. A graduate of Eisenhower High School, he attended California State University at San Bernardino, where he was pursuing a double major in theater and English before he joined the cast of "My So-Called Life." He plans on returning to college eventually. In the meantime, his acting career continues to flourish. He made his television debut in 1991 on the series, "Great Scott!," in the recurring role of Jonathan, an obnoxious choirboy. The role of Rickie Vasquez is his first as a series regular.

In his rare free time, Wilson finds relaxation in playing the saxophone. He likes to collect vintage black-and-white photos of actors, and admires the work of Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro. Does the handsome young actor think of himself as an Hispanic role model? "I don't know if I believe in role models," Wilson reflects. "We're all so different; we're all individuals. In the long run, that's what matters."

(biography from IMBD by David Mariner)

Known For


Cast Credits

The Casagrandes (2019)
Guest starring as Romeo
25 Words or Less (2019)
Guest starring as Wilson Cruz (16 episodes)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)
Guest starring as Wilson Cruz
The Bravest Knight (2019)
Starring as Prince Andrew (12 episodes)
The Ready Room (2019)
Guest starring as Wilson Cruz (4 episodes)
After Trek (2017)
Guest starring as Wilson Cruz (2 episodes)
Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Starring as Dr. Hugh Culber (31 episodes)
Guest starring as Dr. Hugh Culber (9 episodes)
13 Reasons Why (2017)
Guest starring as Dennis Vasquez (19 episodes)
Doubt (2017)
Guest starring as Floriel Martinez
Heartbeat (2016)
Guest starring as Bryan (2 episodes)
Red Band Society (2014)
Guest starring as Kenji Gomez-Rejon (10 episodes)
Mistresses (2013)
Guest starring as Dante
The Finder (2012)
Guest starring as Jonni (2 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Wilson Cruz
Single Ladies (2011)
Guest starring as Vincent
Shameless (2011)
Guest starring as Bartender
Pushing Daisies (2007)
Guest starring as Sid Tango
Related (2005)
Guest starring as Roger
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Kyle
NCIS (2003)
Guest starring as Todd Ryder
Monk (2002)
Guest starring as Smoking Technician
The West Wing (1999)
Guest starring as Jack Sosa (2 episodes)
  • Episode 5x20: No Exit (Apr 28, 2004)
  • Episode 5x18: Access (Mar 31, 2004)
Ally McBeal (1997)
Guest starring as Stephanie Grant
My So-Called Life (1994)
Starring as Enrique "Rickie" Vasquez (19 episodes)
Sister, Sister (1994)
Guest starring as Bobby
Tony Awards (1957)
Guest starring as Wilson Cruz
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