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Santa Monica, California, U.S.March 21, 2004
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 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.
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. In "THE FORREST WHEELER ADVENTURES" series, Wheeler goes on a quest to learn what it takes to become an action hero.
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).
Filmography[edit | edit source]
Television[edit | edit source]
|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]
|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]
|2015||Vulture||Best Child Actor||Fresh Off the Boat||Nominated|
|2016||Young Artist Award||Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series||Fresh Off the Boat||Won|
|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]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kelley, Sonaiya (May 2, 2017). "ABC sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' gets its own day in L.A." latimes.com. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
- Otterson, Joe; Otterson, Joe (May 12, 2017). "'Speechless,' 'Fresh Off the Boat' Renewed at ABC". Variety. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
- Keene, Allison (Nov 20, 2015). "TV Performers of the Week: Ian Chen and Forrest Wheeler, 'Fresh Off the Boat'". Collider. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
- 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.
- "Forrest Wheeler Talks "Fresh Off The Boat" – Interview". BSCkids. Nov 4, 2015. Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
- "Forrest Wheeler". Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
- "Emery Huang played by Forrest Wheeler". Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
- "Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen Interview - Home & Family". Mar 3, 2015. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
- Mitovich, Matt Webb (Dec 10, 2014). "Fresh Off the Boat Comedy Gets Premiere Date at ABC". tvline.com. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
- "EW's 12 Under 12: The Best Child Actors of 2015".
- "HUDSON, IAN, AND FORREST JOIN ISATV!".
- "isaKIDtv w/ Hudson, Ian, and Forrest". Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
- Hong, Tae (Dec 19, 2017). "WATCH: The Unforgettable Gala Red Carpet with Forrest Wheeler". kore.am. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
- "Vulture TV Awards 2015: Best Child Actor". vulture.com.
- "ABC and Nickelodeon Actors Lead Winners at Young Artist Awards". backstage.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- Lindsay, Benjamin (Nov 3, 2015). "Forrest Wheeler Talks 'Fresh Off the Boat' Season 2". backstage.com. Retrieved Feb 19, 2018.
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- Forrest Wheeler on IMDb
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