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Also Known As: Wiley Ramsey Wiggins Died:
Born: November 6, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austin, Texas, USA Profession: actor, website manager

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This lanky, dark-haired young actor has appeared in films about troubled or aimless youth. Although he was promoted as a first-time performer when Richard Linklater cast him in the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused," Wiggins had already co-starred in "The Perkins Family" (PBS, 1987), a short-lived soap opera entirely written and acted by kids.Nonetheless, Wiggins was still an unknown when cast by Linklater as Mitch, the scraggly young "Everyman" in "Dazed and Confused," an episodic look at 70s-era high schoolers in a culturally arid Texas town. Audiences and reviewers either loved or hated the film, but Wiggins' career was off to a flying start.He next turned up in a smaller role--as a stoned convenience store clerk who meets an untimely end--in C.W. Talkington's debut film, "Love and a .45" (1994), about a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde being chased across Texas. In Stacy Cochran's coming-of-age romance "Boys" (1996), Wiggins had a slightly larger role (and finally left Texas behind), as one of Lukas Haas' New England boarding school friends who helps hide an on-the-lam Winona Ryder.Wiggins has become involved with Anathema Enterprises, an art and research collective based in Austin, TX, where he has...

This lanky, dark-haired young actor has appeared in films about troubled or aimless youth. Although he was promoted as a first-time performer when Richard Linklater cast him in the 1993 film "Dazed and Confused," Wiggins had already co-starred in "The Perkins Family" (PBS, 1987), a short-lived soap opera entirely written and acted by kids.

Nonetheless, Wiggins was still an unknown when cast by Linklater as Mitch, the scraggly young "Everyman" in "Dazed and Confused," an episodic look at 70s-era high schoolers in a culturally arid Texas town. Audiences and reviewers either loved or hated the film, but Wiggins' career was off to a flying start.

He next turned up in a smaller role--as a stoned convenience store clerk who meets an untimely end--in C.W. Talkington's debut film, "Love and a .45" (1994), about a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde being chased across Texas. In Stacy Cochran's coming-of-age romance "Boys" (1996), Wiggins had a slightly larger role (and finally left Texas behind), as one of Lukas Haas' New England boarding school friends who helps hide an on-the-lam Winona Ryder.

Wiggins has become involved with Anathema Enterprises, an art and research collective based in Austin, TX, where he has acted, has maintained the organization's Web site and has overseen his own online magazine UNHAPPY found at www.fringeware.com/anathema/unhappy.html.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Computer Chess (2013)
2.
 Sorry, Thanks (2009)
3.
 Goliath (2008)
4.
 Frontier (2003)
5.
 Waking Life (2001)
6.
 Faculty, The (1998)
7.
 Boys (1996) John Phillips
8.
 Love & A. 45 (1994) Young Clerk
9.
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked in local theater as a child
1987:
TV series debut, in "The Perkins Family" (PBS)
1993:
Film debut, in "Dazed and Confused", directed by Richard Linklater
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Began working as a contributing editor to <i>Fringeware Review</i>
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Became involved with Anathema Enterprises, an Austin-based art and research collective; Wiggins acted, wrote and maintained the Anathema website
2001:
Had lead role in Linklater's "Waking Life"; also was one of the animators on the film
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Education

McAllen High School: Austin , Texas -

Notes

Wiggins has also been involved with the independent films "Know Your Source" by Alan Hines and "Plastic Utopia" by David Zellner.

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father:
Ramsey Wiggins. Worked in publishing.
mother:
Sheryl Greer. Folk artist.
uncle:
Lanny Wiggins. Musician. Played guitar in Janis Joplin's first band.

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