Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Truth About Tristan Wilds:

Funny - Tristan Wilds's wikipedia page has stated that his acting career begun at the tender age of seven. However, it failed to list his middle school acting roles. Well, allow me to reveal the fact that Tristan grew up on the PBS hit show, "The Electric Company".

Funny - the boy use to freestyle for grammar prior to his gangsta role of the HBO series, "The Wire".

Youtube has a ton of videos from this PBS special, which features the young "Tristan" freestyling, solving puzzles and learning how to comprehend.

Hurry - before his team yank these off of the video stream.


  1. Sorta like Drake with the Degrassi deal LOL

  2. @ 6:20 PM

    How about this show was around in the 70's and it featured a lot of celebrities. Morgan Freeman was on a few shows, when he was much younger.

    The moderator stand correct! How come this bit of information is missing in every celebrity profile?

    Tristan is now the only colored boy on a sitcom. Now it is well understood that he grew up with those people on this PBS hit show. Don't get me wrong, i enjoy the shows on PBS but i don't understand why it's removed from a actor's profile after they have reached a certain level of success.


  3. Did they learn how to rap on this show? LOL

    Drake learned how to rap on Degrassi? LOL

    Shoot, you might find Drake on "The Electric Company" when he was much younger.

    It's called "homeschool" for up and coming actors! LOL

  4. Tristan Wilds
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    Tristan Wilds

    Wilds in September 2008
    Born Tristan Paul Mack Wilds
    July 15, 1989 (1989-07-15) (age 20)
    Staten Island, New York, U.S.
    Occupation Actor
    Years active 2005–present

    Tristan Paul Mack Wilds (born July 15, 1989) is an American actor known for his portrayal of Michael Lee on the HBO original series The Wire as well as playing Dixon Wilson in the Beverly Hills, 90210 spin off 90210.

    Contents [hide]
    1 Biography
    2 Filmography/Television
    3 References
    4 External links

    [edit] Biography
    Wilds attended Michael J. Petrides School in Staten Island, New York.[1] He is of African American, Dominican and Irish descent.[2][3]

    Tristan started acting at age seven. His first professional role was in the 2005 Miracle's Boys on The N alongside future Wire co-star Julito McCullum.

    After The Wire ended, he completed a workshop of Wool for The Roundabout Theatre Company, where he worked with Phylicia Rashad, and played the role of Brice in a workshop of Stockholm Brooklyn for the Cherry Lane Theatre.

    He currently plays the role of Dixon Wilson on the CW Network's Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff. 90210.[4]

    He can be seen in Jay-Z's video "Roc Boys" from the American Gangster album billed as "the nephew". Tristan also appeared in Lil Flip's music video "Ghetto Mindstate" and the video for Alicia Keys' "Teenage Love Affair". He has also appeared in a clip encouraging people to register to vote, called The Muzzler alongside Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere. [5]

    His film work includes roles in the movies Half Nelson and The Secret Life of Bees, a film adaptation of the book by Sue Monk Kidd.[6] In 2009, Tristan is slated to star in Red Tails, director George Lucas' new film about the Tuskegee Airmen.

    [edit] Filmography/Television
    Year Films Characters Category
    2009 Red Tails Ray 'Ray Gun' Gannon Film
    2009 Indelible Adrian Film
    2008- Present 90210 Dixon Wilson Television
    2008 The Secret Life of Bees Zach Taylor Film
    2006-2008 The Wire Michael Lee Television
    2008 Law & Order-Driven (TV Episode) Will Manning Television
    2007 Cold Case-8.03 (TV Episode) Skill Television
    2006 Half Nelson Jamal Film
    2005 Miracle's Boys A.J. Mini-series

    [edit] References
    1.^ Platt, Tevan (2008-01-06). "PROFILE: Tristan Wilds". Staten Island Advance. http://www.silive.com/entertainment/tvfilm/index.ssf/2008/01/profile_tristain_wilds.html. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
    2.^ Pastorizo, Dennis. "EXCLUSIVE: '90210' Stars Talk To Terra". Terra Networks. http://en.terra.com/lifestyle/articles/html/hof2537.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
    3.^ Hernandez, Lee (2008-09-04). "Tristan Wilds: a Beverly Hills Dominican". Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/latino/2008/09/03/2008-09-03_tristan_wilds_a_beverly_hills_dominican.html. Retrieved 2009-03-17.
    4.^ Tristan Wilds makes move to "90210", Reuters, May 4, 2008.
    5.^ http://thesuperficial.com/2008/10/jessica_alba_muzzling_hayden_p.php
    6.^ Hooley, Danny. Interview: Actor Tristan Wilds of HBO's 'The Wire', TV Eye, March 5, 2008.
    [edit] External links
    Tristan Wilds at the Internet Movie Database

  5. "Tristan started acting at age seven. His first professional role was in the 2005 Miracle's Boys on The N alongside future Wire co-star Julito McCullum."

    His first professional role was in 2005? LOL

    He started acting at the age of seven?


  6. Is he standing next to a hermaphrodite?

    Is that Beyonce without a tan? LOL

  7. The silent e episode of lil keith in braces. How cute. lol

    He can sing and rap with the use of the proper grammar.

    He grew up on pbs (WETA).

  8. correct use of proper grammar.

    expect lil keith to come out with a CD on the ROC label. he has been a ghost writer for years.

    he's already a millionaire.

  9. Tristan little brother is on the new epipsode of The Electric Company.

    Common Sense just spoke about growing up watching this show on PBS.

    It's how he learn how to rap without the use of bad words.

    The new season started in Jan 09.