Heath started acting in primary school mastering character roles as the Angel Gabriel (due to being the only boy willing to wear a white dress). Since then he has become a solidly employed actor in Film, Theatre and TV in both dramatic and comedic roles as well as working in such diverse areas as a voice over artist, standup comedian, physical thespian and puppeteer. He has directed both theatre and film.
He started acting professionally whilst studying for his Masters in Neuroscience at the University of Sydney, before completing his Bachelors of acting at UWS Nepean.
He has toured Nationally and internationally with shows including Shorter+Sweeter, Don’s Party, Comedy of Errors and Erth. His other acting credits include;
Theatre – Piranha Heights, Dog’s Hamlet & Cahoot’s Macbeth, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Nuts, Guys and Dolls, Electra, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Wounds To The Face, Trumpets and Drums, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Hating Alison Ashley, Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, Metropolitan Operas, Much Ado About Nothing, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra;
New Australian theatre – Stop Laughing This is Serious, Trippingly on the Tongue, The Red Chair, Shakespeare’s Sellout, Give the Man a Cigar, Pent-Up House, Prime Angus Buttock, Ophelia’s Hamlet and Other Tales;
Film – Cold Blooded, Jessica, Shove People, Paranoia 1 & 2, Acheron, Lather, After the Apple, Office Politics, Scene 6, Incarnation, Helldane, Restaurant, Chicken or Egg, Tennis Stars, A Divorce, and Child’s Play.
Television – Tricky Business, FARSCAPE, Australian Families of Crime, History Detectives and the AFI award-winning seasons of Redfern Now, Review with Myles Barlow and Double the Fist.
Heath has directed both for theatre and film, including Them, Apples and Onions, Poetic justice, Religion Shop and the Closet
“Wilder is the perfect straight man in the face of the psychoses surrounding him … with a strong cast who’ve latched on what one feels these characters ought to be” Christian Baines, samesame.com.au
“Powerful performances” Geraldine Worthington, ozbabyboomers.com.au
“The performances are solid … Heath Wilder makes a decent fist of Al” Jason Blake, SMH
Shorter and Sweeter Australian Tour
“Borys the Rottweiler, played admirably by the most excellent Heath Wilder … an incredibly skilful anthropomorphic caricature” & “Keys to the Mystic Halls of Time … featuring a deliciously medieval wide-eyed eyed performance by Heath Wilder.” Australian Stage Review
“The writing was outstanding … and so was the acting particularly Heath Wilder” Packenham Leader
“The last moments of the dog in Borys the Rottweiler … are played with great tenderness by Heath Wilder” Canberra Times
Picasso at the Lapin Agile: “Heath Wilder is suitably lusty as Picasso” Stephen Dunn, SMH
Losing Your Marbles: “This play is compelling viewing. Evocative language and convincing acting make Losing Your Marbles genuinely emotive and cathartic” Kieran Colreavy,.AussieTheatre.com
Apples and Onions “Director Heath Wilder wisely centered the work on the relationship and emotions involved.” Felicity Burke, AussieTheatre.com
The Closet: “The Closet … a clever production from director Heath Wilder, full of detail and humour” AussieTheatre.com