won an Obie Award in 2006 for his performance in Red Light Winter
, a three-character drama produced by Scott Rudin. Red Light Winter
premiered at Steppenwolfe's Garage Theatre and moved to New York after an extended, sold-out run in Chicago. Wilmes' New York acting credits include Brace Up!
with The Wooster Group; Bad Boy Nietzsche
and Paradise Hotel
with Richard Foreman; Henry IV
, Part 1
, Boxing 2000
with Richard Maxwell; More Lies About Jerzy
at the Vineyard Theatre; and Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames
written by Denis Johnson.
Wilmes began his acting career in Chicago. His credits there include Laughter on the 23rd Floor with Fox Theatricals; The Chicago Conspiracy Trial with Remains Theatre and The Persecution of Arnold Petch with A Red Orchid Theatre. He is a founding member of The Cook County Theatre Department. He has been a regular on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN and a guest star on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. His film credits include Hal Hartley's THE GIRL FROM MONDAY and Adam Rapp's BLACKBIRD.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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