Born and raised in Seattle, Wiley discovered his passion for theatrics when he was six years old watching Cathy Rigby play Peter Pan. A year later he landed his first acting role, 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, SITI Theatre Company, The Groundlings, Stonestreet Film & TV Studio, and New Studio on Broadway. After earning his BFA in Theatre from NYU's TISCH School of the Arts; Wiley has gone on to perform Off-Broadway, regionally, and on screen. Beyond performing Wiley works as an arts educator, photographer, director, puppeteer, acting/movement coach, and producer.
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. I'm especially passionate about stories that reverberate empathy, celebration, responsibility, and ultimately action.
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 or on set, I'm usually hiking or cooking elaborate vegetarian dishes.
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)
"He reminds me of my grandmother."
- Someone who also said Wiley was a hard working talented professional.