about me

Wilson Cleveland was born on July 4th in Binghamton, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for creating and starring in INTRICATE VENGEANCE (2016), USA's LEAP YEAR (2012) and Lifetime's SUITE 7 (2011).

Wilson Cleveland grew up in Darien, CT acting in community theater and school productions with classmates Chloe Sevigny and Topher Grace.  While attending Boston University, he landed small roles on daytime soaps, MTV and films like THE DEVIL'S OWN with Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt and Howard Stern's PRIVATE PARTS.

In 2006 while working in marketing and digital media, Cleveland was inspired by YouTube and the disruptive potential of streaming video and created the comedy web series, THE TEMP LIFE.  For five seasons, Cleveland starred as Nick 'Trouble' Chiapetta, a disgraced middle manager forced to temp back up the corporate ladder; and playing opposite guest stars like Milo Ventimiglia, llleana Douglas, Craig Bierko and Taryn Southern.

Cleveland re-teamed with Douglas and Ventimiglia on both sides of the camera in the road trip comedy, THE WEBVENTURES OF JUSTIN & ALDEN and SUITE 7, the award-winning anthology he created for Lifetime co-starring Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green, Jaime Murray and Eddie McClintock. Cleveland’s next project was playing underachieving startup founder Derek Morrison opposite Eliza Dushku and SCANDAL's Josh Malina on the streaming Silicon Valley dramedy, LEAP YEAR - a series he co-created for Hulu and sold to USA Network after two seasons.    

Cleveland earned a Streamy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role on the horror anthology, BLACKBOX TV and has appeared on THE ANNOYING ORANGE, the IKEA comedy EASY TO ASSEMBLE with Emmy-winner Patricia Heaton and Felicia Day's hit gamer sitcom, THE GUILD.

Behind the camera Cleveland develops independent, studio and branded projects through his production company Unboxd Media, most recently writing and producing the Webby-honored short films SPiN and KEPT MAN in which Cleveland co-starred opposite Hartley Sawyer and the Vox docuseries COURAGEOUS LEADERS. Cleveland also produced  the comedy web series BESTSELLERS from ANYONE BUT ME creator, Susan Miller as well as branded projects for Trident, GE IKEA, BMW and Hiscox Insurance. Cleveland’s latest project is the revenge drama INTRICATE VENGEANCE directed by THE ARRANGEMENT's Mark Gantt for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's New Form Entertainment.

Named among Fast Company’s Best Entertainers on the Web and the Producers Guild Digital 25 to Watch, Wilson is also a three-time Webby Award honoree, two-time Streamy Award winner and recipient of NATPE's Digital Luminary award.  Check out Wilson's IMDB page for a full list of acting, writing and producing credits.