My first name is david but
you can call me Wiley!
Born and raised in Seattle, Wiley discovered his passion for theatre when he was six years old watching Cathy Rigby play Peter Pan. A year later he performed onstage for the first time (playing John in another production of Peter Pan) and he hasn't stopped since!
Wiley has trained with the Atlantic Theatre Company, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Stonestreet Film & TV Studio, and New Studio on Broadway. After earning his BFA in Theatre from TISCH School of the Arts at NYU; he has gone on to performed Off-Broadway, regionally, and on screen. Beyond performing Wiley works as an arts educator, photographer, director, puppeteer, movement coach, content creator, and more.
I am particularly drawn to projects that deal with intersections of queerness, sustainability, mental health, and social justice told through a collaboration of different mediums of artistic expression. Stories that reverberate empathy, responsibility, and ultimately action; celebrating people who deserve to be, but have never before been, heard and celebrated.
The most difficult, complicated, and compelling version of a story is the simplest one right in front of you; exploring what's truly happening in that moment.
Currently based in Los Angeles. (I frequently travel between Seattle, LA & NYC)
When I'm not in the theatre, on set, or auditioning I'm usually hiking or cooking elaborate vegetarian dishes.
See the latest news about projects I'm working on my Instagram @the_wiles
What People are Saying
"[Wiley] acts with a quality of ease and I see him bringing so many dynamic aspects of himself to the stage."
- Jacquelyn Landgraf (Atlantic Theatre Co.)
"Wiley lights up the stage, using his innate sense of comedic timing to create a joyous and energetic performance."
- The Beachcomber News (In a review of Wiley's performance as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors)
"Sometimes he reminds me of my grandmother."
- I don't remember who... but someone definitely said this about me.
They probably also said I was a hard working talented professional, but this is what stuck with me...