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.
Read earlier biographies on this page.
Wilmer Valderrama Facts
|Birthday||January 30, 1980 (43)|
|Birthplace||Miami, Florida, USA|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Wilmer Valderrama compared to you?|