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Forrest Wheeler
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Born (2004-03-21) March 21, 2004 (age 15)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Forrest Wheeler
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese韦智林

Forrest Wheeler (born March 21, 2004) is an American actor. In 2014, he was cast as a series regular on the ABC comedy series Fresh Off the Boat.[1][2][3][4][5]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Wheeler began his acting career at the age of 7 when he booked the role of a Cambodian Boy in the movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, playing opposite Steve_Buscemi, who presented him with a rabbit as a pet that Wheeler's character took home to his family for dinner.

He performed on commercials and several TV shows and movies[6] before landing a role as a series regular on the ABC comedy series Fresh Off The Boat. He plays the middle son of the Huang family alongside with his TV parents Randall Park and Constance Wu.[7]

Wheeler appeared on the Hallmark_Channel's Home and Family on March 3, 2015 where he talked about “Fresh off the Boat”.[8] The series premiered on February 4, 2015.[9]

On October 28, 2015, Entertainment Weekly included Wheeler in the "12 Under 12: The Best Child Actors of 2015".[10]

In 2016, Wheeler collaborated with Hudson Yang, Ian_Chen_(actor) and ISAtv (founded by Wong_Fu_Productions) to produce a web series focusing on the interests of the Asian American Youth community in the hope of inspiring the youth from all over the world to go out and be active and curious.[11] In "THE FORREST WHEELER ADVENTURES" series, Wheeler goes on a quest to learn what it takes to become an action hero.[12]

On Dec 19, 2017, Wheeler hosted Kore Asian Media's 16th annual "Unforgettable Gala's" Fresh Off The Carpet event where he interviewed award recipients and celebrities including Maggie Q and Ross_Butler_(actor).[13]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Mortal Kombat Young Kuai Liang Recurring role; 2 episodes
2014 New Girl Kid Episode: Exes; uncredited
2014 Community Kid #2 Episode: G. I. Jeff
2014 Chasing Life Boy Episode: The Family the Lies Together; uncredited
2015—present Fresh Off the Boat Emery Huang Series regular
2017 Sofia the First Prince Jin Episode: The Mystic Isles: The Falcon's Eye; voice role
2018 Paradise Run Himself - Contestant Episode: Fresh Off the Run

Film[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Boomerang Jeremy TV movie
2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Cambodian Boy
2014 Such Good People Little Kuenlay/Little Kuenphay
2016 Power Play Billy Short film

Awards[edit | edit source]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Vulture Best Child Actor Fresh Off the Boat Nominated[14]
2016 Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series Fresh Off the Boat Won[15]
2016 Young Entertainer Awards Best Young Ensemble Cast - TV Series Fresh Off the Boat Won
2017 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Fresh Off the Boat Nominated

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Wheeler was born on March 21, 2004 in Santa Monica, California to a Caucasian-Chinese mixed family. He speaks Cantonese at home and studies Mandarin in school.

He is a martial artist and competed in the 2014 US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championship where he won seven 1st places. He earned his first Karate black belt in 2015, and a second black belt in Extreme Martial Arts (XMA) in 2016.[16]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Kelley, Sonaiya (May 2, 2017). "ABC sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' gets its own day in L.A." latimes.com. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
  2. Otterson, Joe; Otterson, Joe (May 12, 2017). "'Speechless,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' Renewed at ABC". Variety. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
  3. Keene, Allison (Nov 20, 2015). "TV Performers of the Week: Ian Chen and Forrest Wheeler, 'Fresh Off the Boat'". Collider. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
  4. Commentary (Jan 20, 2015). "Is "Fresh off the Boat" a network sitcom or the rawest, realest TV show about Asian Americans ever? Yes". Quartz. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
  5. "Forrest Wheeler Talks "Fresh Off The Boat" – Interview". BSCkids. Nov 4, 2015. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
  6. "Forrest Wheeler". Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
  7. "Emery Huang played by Forrest Wheeler". Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
  8. "Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen Interview - Home & Family". Mar 3, 2015. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
  9. Mitovich, Matt Webb (Dec 10, 2014). "Fresh Off the Boat Comedy Gets Premiere Date at ABC". tvline.com. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
  10. "EW's 12 Under 12: The Best Child Actors of 2015".
  12. "isaKIDtv w/ Hudson, Ian, and Forrest". Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
  13. Hong, Tae (Dec 19, 2017). "WATCH: The Unforgettable Gala Red Carpet with Forrest Wheeler". kore.am. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
  14. "Vulture TV Awards 2015: Best Child Actor". vulture.com.
  15. "ABC and Nickelodeon Actors Lead Winners at Young Artist Awards". backstage.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  16. Lindsay, Benjamin (Nov 3, 2015). "Forrest Wheeler Talks 'Fresh Off the Boat' Season 2". backstage.com. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.

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