Wes Brown (actor)

James Wesley "Wes" Brown (born January 26, 1982)[1] is an American actor.

Wes Brown
James Wesley Brown

(1982-01-26) January 26, 1982
Years active2005–present

Life and career

Brown is known for playing Luke McDonald in season two of HBO's True Blood.[2] He is also known for recurring roles as Judson Lyons in Hart of Dixie and as Ryan Kerrigan in Private Practice. Brown has starred in nine Hallmark Channel films, including Love's Everlasting Courage and Love Begins, in 2011 Christmas Cookies in 2016 and "Christmas at Graceland" in 2018. "Wedding at Graceland" in 2019. He also appeared on CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, NCIS,[3] Scandal and Desperate Housewives.

In 2012 Brown was cast as series regular on the NBC primetime show Deception as Julian Bowers.[4] He also played the recurring role of Taylor in the fifth season of The CW's 90210.[2][5]

In 2016 Brown made a guest appearance as Gaston on Once Upon a Time.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Glory Road Pat Riley
2006 We Are Marshall Chris Griffen
2008 Noble Things Bo
2008 Lockjaw: Rise of the Kulev Serpent Kelly Direct-to-DVD
2011 Love Begins Clark Davis Hallmark Channel Television film
2011 Love's Everlasting Courage Clark Davis Hallmark Channel Television film
2011 Love's Christmas Journey Clark Davis Hallmark Channel Television Film
2011 Storm War Jacob Grange
2012 Wyatt Earp's Revenge Ed Direct-to-DVD
2012 Future Starts Slow Homeless man Short film
2013 Shadow on the Mesa Wes Rawlins Hallmark Movie Channel Television film
2014 June in January Alex Blackwell Hallmark Channel Television film
2015 Love Under the Stars Nate[7] Hallmark Channel Television film
2016 Christmas Cookies Jake Carter Hallmark Channel Television film
2017 Christmas in Mississippi Mike Lifetime Channel Television film
2018 Under the Autumn Moon Josh Hallmark Channel Television film
2018 Christmas at Graceland Clay Hallmark Channel Television film
2019 Wedding at Graceland Clay Hallmarks Channel Television Film
2019 Over The Moon In Love Devin Knight Hallmark Channel Television Film
2019 Check Inn to Christmas Ryan Mason Hallmark Channel Television Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Beach Girls Billy Miniseries
2007 CSI: Miami Brian Partney Episode: "Permanent Vacation"
2009 True Blood Luke McDonald 7 episodes
2009–10 Trauma Casey Landers 3 episodes
2009 Criminal Minds Joe Belser Episode: "The Slave of Duty"
2011 NCIS Marine First Lieutenant Jeremy Nolan Episode: "Ships in the Night"
2011 Private Practice Ryan Kerrigan 3 episodes
2011–12 Hart of Dixie Dr. Judson Lyons 4 episodes
2012 Scandal Sully St. James Episode: "Sweet Baby"
2012 Desperate Housewives Dr. Bailey Episode: "Finishing the Hat"
2012 90210 Taylor 5 episodes
2013 Deception Julian Bowers Main cast; 11 episodes
2016 Once Upon a Time Gaston Guest role (Season 5) Episode: "Her Handsome Hero"
2017 Twin Peaks Darren Guest role


  1. "Wes Brown". TV Guide. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  2. James Hibberd, '90210' casting scoop: 'True Blood' veteran to play Adrianna's new..., Entertainment Weekly, July 11, 2012
  3. Bergeron, Judy (December 30, 2014). "Actor Wes Brown returns to his home state for featured role in 'NCIS: New Orleans'". theadvocate.com. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  4. Michael Ausiello, Exclusive: Private Practice Alum Wes Brown Lands Infamous Gig at NBC, TVLine, July 26, 2012
  5. Kristina Bustos, '90210' casts 'True Blood's Wes Brown, Trai Byers in recurring roles, Digital Spy, July 11, 2012
  6. Wagmeister, Elizabeth (8 January 2016). "'Once Upon A Time' Casts Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast' Storyline (EXCLUSIVE)". variety.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  7. "Wes Brown, Ashley Newbrough Star in Original Movie LOVE UNDER THE STARS Tonight". broadwayworld.com. August 16, 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

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