Nick Wechsler Talks to Ronald Liem on the Dark Side of Hollywood and Happiness

IN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Drawing a beautiful quote from Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club,” Nick Wechsler tells how he fights to keep running on the arduous acting career track all these years

Outfit by Ermenegildo Zegna

The saying that all that glitters isn’t gold aptly describes the real nature of showbiz. And Nick Wechsler is one honest actor who doesn’t beat around the bush in seconding that notion. Currently known as the good-looking and kind-hearted Jack Porter in “Revenge,” his journey in Hollywood has been a hell of a roller-coaster ride. Being in the industry for almost two decades, the Albuquerque native has quite possibly experienced all the ups and downs one could ever sum of a life before the camera. And that is why Wechsler is now, bearing no hidden agenda, paying it forward by confessing the real true story of what goes on behind the screen.

His role as Kyle Valenti in teen drama “Roswell” in 1999 started it all. It was the first big break Wechsler landed after making a big move to Hollywood from the relatively quiet hometown. He then guest-starred in a number of TV shows, including “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Lie to Me,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and “Chase.” Yet it wasn’t until 2011 that Wechsler finally nailed a strong regular role that he well deserved in the riveting drama series “Revenge.” While the audience might only see his shining, genteel act on-screen, the years of persistence to make it work in the business has really shaped Wechsler, for better or worse, as a person. The conversation that follows truthfully reveals what the actor has preciously learned from his multidimensional life.

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