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Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama is truly living the American Dream. Best known for his role as Fez on Fox's THAT 70'S SHOW, Wilmer has been in high demand above and beyond the small screen since the premiere of the series in 1998. Wilmer has produced, directed, written, hosted and acted in numerous projects over the past decade and continues to have many in development. Wilmer was most recently seen in the drama THE DRY LAND which premiered in the dramatic competition at 2010 The Sundance Film Festival. In the film, Wilmer stars opposite America Ferrera, Jason Ritter, and Melissa Leo about a US Soldier returning home from war from FROZEN RIVER producer, Heather Rae. He will next be seen in the Lionsgate's dramedy FROM PRADA TO NADA alongside Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, and Adriana Barraza. The film is a Latin spin on Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility and is set for a January 28, 2011 release. Wilmer recently completed the Universal Pictures' dramedy LARRY CROWNE alongside Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts which is slatted for a July 1, 2011 release. He can soon be seen starring in the film, THE GIRL IS IN TROUBLE from executive producer Spike Lee and also can be heard as the voice of ‘Manny' on the Disney animated hit show HANDY MANDY. The show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 and has won a number of other awards for the show's excellence in Children's animated programming. Wilmer is also working with Warner Brothers on the action, comedy CHiPS. He recently signed a talent holding deal with 20th TV in which he will star and executive produce a series project for the studio. Wilmer is also the executive producer on the Science Channel's show BUGGING OUT

Wilmer recently started a production company, WV Enterprises and currently has a deal with Relativity Media. The deal has Wilmer creating, developing, and executive producing series for broadcast and cable networks. He currently has several projects in the pipeline.

In 2009, Wilmer made his directorial debut directing the video short CREEPSHOW RAW: INSOMNIA from HDFilms. He also directed IMAGINATION MOVERS for Disney.

His past film credits include the 2008 thriller COLUMBUS DAY with Val Kilmer, FAST FOOD NATION, for Fox Searchlight, starring opposite Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Patricia Arquette, and Catalina Sandino Moreno, and the 2006 feature UNACCOMPANIED MINORS for Warner Bros. He was seen in the Sundance 2006 hit film THE DARWIN AWARDS, a dark comedy directed by Finn Taylor, starring Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes. Wilmer also starred in the indie film EL MUERTO, directed by Brian Cox and based on the comic book created by Javier Hernandez. Other feature film credits include PARTY MONSTER, the Warner Bros. film, SUMMER CATCH and as the voice of ‘Rodrigo', the feature film CLIFFORD'S REALLY BIG MOVIE, alongside John Ritter. From 2006-2007, Wilmer created, executive produced, and hosted 3 seasons of the hit MTV show, YO MOMMA.

Wilmer had a stint in the Los Angeles Times critic's choice play BLACKOUT, which was adapted from the feature film DRUNKS. The play gave an in-depth portrayal of an AA meeting. In April 2005, Wilmer performed opposite Anjelica Huston and Sir Ben Kingsley in the Actor's Fund of America all-star reading of the Paramount Pictures screenplay SUNSET BOULEVARD, directed by Peter Hunt. He also recently filmed the Wim Wenders produced short film LA TORCEDURA.

At thirteen years old, Wilmer moved to Los Angeles from Venezuela with his family and did not speak a word of English. He quickly learned the language and began drama classes in high school to help assimilate him in to American culture. He performed in numerous plays, including A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, RUMORS, AND NEVER BEEN KISSED, and THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, while making his professional debut in a Spanish Pacific Bell commercial. At his high school drama teacher's suggestion, Wilmer got an agent and was immediately cast in a CBS miniseries FOUR CORNERS in 1998, Disney Channel's OMBA MAKAMBA, and in the pilot of THAT 70'S SHOW for Fox.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Wilmer Valderrama Facts

BirthdayJanuary 30, 1980 (43)
BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Wilmer Valderrama compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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