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Wayne Wilderson '89 And Maile Flanagan '87 - From The Heights To Hollywood

Don't miss out on these two Boston College alums! Coming November 2, at 7 PM as part of our DeVoy Lecture Series!

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First a little background... Wayne Wilderson

Wayne Wilderson actor and comedian, hails from Minnesota and received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Boston College. After graduating in 1989, he attended Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC, the only accredited training conservatory associated with a Broadway theatre. He is a longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA). A veteran of the “small screen,” Wayne has made guest appearances on some of TV’s biggest hits, such as The Office, How to Get Away with Murder, The Big Bang Theory, Mom, The Middle, Two and a Half Men, Private Practice, CSI, Frasier, Seinfeld, and more than 30 other TV programs. He is perhaps best known for his recurring role in Season Five on Veep, for which he was nominated for a SAG award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” (2012). Wilderson has appeared in the films Evan Almighty, Independence Day, and Disney’s Space Buddies, among others. He is also a frequent commercial actor, having appeared in national commercials such as Fruit of the Loom (portraying the purple grape cluster!).

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan , an Emmy Winning Actress and Comedienne, was born in Hawaii and received her B.A. in Political Science in 1987 from Boston College. While at BC she was a member of America’s oldest collegiate improv comedy group, My Mother’s Fleabag, with her pal, Wayne Wilderson. After graduating, she moved to Minneapolis and joined the comedy troupe, Every Mother’s Nightmare. In 1996 she moved to LA with a production of Bad Seed, which went on to win a LA Weekly award for “Best Comedy Ensemble.” A longtime member of SAG-AFTRA, Flanagan has more than 100 acting credits on IMDB. She has made guest appearances on nearly forty television shows, including major series like The Office, Modern Family, Weeds, Desperate Housewives, and ER. She has played recurring roles on several TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, and Shameless. Flanagan has an extensive history of voice-over work for animated films, television shows, and video games; most notably as the voice of Naruto for 14 years, gaining her world-wide fame among anime fans.

Wayne Wilderson- Fruit of the Loom

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That's right, Wayne is the Purple Grape Cluster that we are all familiar with!

Wayne Wilderson- Chevrolet Commercial

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You will be amazed at how many Chevrolet commercials Wayne has starred in!

Wayne Wilderson- Two and a Half Men

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Wayne Wilderson- Seinfeld

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Wayne Wilderson was a featured role, named Walter, in Seinfeld. The character of Walter was introduced towards the end of Seinfeld, in fact, the very last episode of Season 8, 8:22 The Summer of George. Wayne Wilderson returned during Season 9.

He was always up for a birthday bash and found catfights rather intriguing. He was quick to get to know the new guys at work and could spot coffee stains with the best of them.

Maile Flanagan- Naruto

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Maile is probably best known for being the voice of Naruto.

In an interview she stated that doing voice acting for video games is the hardest part of her job. It is very vocally taxing, and so she tries to take rests and space out studio time so that way her voice has time to recuperate. For example, one video game she did had 12,000 loops, which is 12,000 lines.

Maile Flanagan- Lab Rats

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Maile stars as Terry Perry in the Disney XD series, Lab Rats. Perry can typically be found tormenting the student body.

Maile Flanagan- The Class

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Maile Flanagan- Geico Commercial "Words Can Hurt"

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