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Wilson Cruz

Wilson Cruz

"Visionaries aren’t afraid to shake things up and uplift the voices of those who don’t feel heard or seen. I’m thrilled to join The National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Visionary Alliance to break the mold and challenge those who turn a blind eye to the lack of Latino representation and visibility in every sector."

Wilson Cruz currently stars as Dr. Hugh Culber on the 2021 GLAAD, and OUTFEST award-winning Paramount+ series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Season five will be out in 2023. In 2022 Wilson received GLAAD’s highest honor with the Vito Russo Award on behalf of his continued contributions to the LBGTQ community.

He appeared on the Netflix series THIRTEEN REASONS WHY and in Hulu’s 2020 GLAAD Award-Winning original animated kids’ series THE BRAVEST KNIGHT. He Executive Produced the acclaimed docuseries VISIBLE:OUT ON TELEVISION for apple Apple TV+.

He appears on the upcoming animated series MOONGIRL AND THE DEVIL’S DINASOUR for Marvel,/Disney+ (Premieres on Disney Channel on February 10, 2023 and on Disney+ shortly after) and the upcoming Noah’s Arc: The ‘Rona 2023. Other film and television credits include TRAPPED: THE ALEX COOPER STORY; HABLA LOUD (SELF), EASTSIDERS, RED BAND SOCIETY, GREY’S ANATOMY, PUSHING DAISIES, THE ORIGINAL NOAH’S ARC, THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH, HE’S JUST NOT INTO YOU, AFTER LOUIE and many more.

Wilson received the Emery S. Hetrick Award from the Hetrick- Martin Institute for Outstanding Contributions to LGBTQ Youth, for his role as Rickie Vasquez on the ABC series MY SO CALLED LIFE, for being the first openly Gay actor playing an openly Gay role on series television. Cruz also starred as Angel in the West Coast premiere of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical RENT which earned him both The Ovation and Drama Logue awards before his reprisal of the role on Broadway. He served as the Director of Entertainment Industry Partnerships and National Spokesperson for GLAAD, currently serves on the board of GLSEN and devotes considerable time supporting other LBGTQ organizations as well. Wilson is a first generation American of Puerto Rican descent.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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