|Years active 1985–present|
Name Billy Wirth
Education Brown University
|Full Name William E. Wirth|
Born June 23, 1962 (age 53) (1962-06-23) New York City, New York, U.S.A
Occupation Actor, director, producer, writer
Movies and TV shows The Lost Boys, Red Shoe Diaries, Body Snatchers, War Party, Children of the Dust
Similar People Brooke McCarter, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, Chance Michael Corbitt, Jason Patric
William E. "Billy" Wirth (born June 23, 1962) is an American actor, film producer, and artist, perhaps best known for his role as Dwayne in the 1987 film, "The Lost Boys."
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Life and career
Wirth was born in New York City to a lawyer father and an artist mother who may have been of part Huron Native American ancestry. He attended Brown University, where he was discovered by photographer Bruce Weber and began a modeling career in New York. He moved to California in the 1980s to pursue an acting career, which began with a role in the 1985 feature, Seven Minutes in Heaven. His performance as Dwayne in The Lost Boys followed, and he landed a starring role in the 1988 film War Party.
Wirth continued acting, working in both film and television, appearing for example in Abel Ferrara's 1993 film Body Snatchers as well as Sex and the City and CSI. He took part in the television series American Gladiators, competing during the series' first season in 1989 and advancing to the first-half semifinals before falling. He also starred in Charmed as Matthew Tate. Since 1999, he has been writing, directing, and producing independent films. His work on directing, writing, and producing his 2001 film MacArthur Park has earned him several award nominations. In addition to his work in the film industry, Wirth is a musician and artist.