Wilson Bethel (born February 24, 1984) is an American actor. Bethel is best known for his role as Ryder Callahan on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless; he has been playing the role since 2009.
Before becoming a regular on The Young and the Restless, Wilson Bethel had been seen on television in various one-time roles on shows such as JAG, Cold Case, and NCIS. Those small parts were followed up by a role in the 2008 Vietnam War film, 1968 Tunnel Rats where he played the Army Special Ops soldier, Corporal Green. This was followed by his role as Corporal Evan "Q-Tip" Stafford in the 2008 HBO mini-series Generation Kill; Bethel appeared in all 7 episodes as well as the HBO documentary short Making Generation Kill.
Wilson Bethel is currently also seen in the role of Wade Kinsella on the CW Network comedy-drama, Hart of Dixie. In Hart of Dixie, Bethel plays Wade Kinsella, "bad-boy" neighbor to the series' central character, Zoe Hart.