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Pete Wilder

Played by Tim Daly

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Dr. Pete Wilder brings the power of holistic healing to Oceanside Wellness. He specializes in forms of Eastern-derived alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine. As a certified herbalist, Dr. Wilder combines medical acupuncture with nutritional and botanical modalities in his treatments. He also provides patients with complete, holistic birth plans. A former Doctors Without Borders physician, Dr. Wilder has traveled extensively around the world. He has a son, Lucas, with Dr. Turner.

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This handsome actor won us over a decade ago, during his eight-season stint on NBC’s Wings. We’re happy to be getting a weekly dose of him again as holistic healer Dr. Pete Wilder on ABC’s Private Practice.

Tim Daly has taken on the screen from every angle. As an actor, he’s morphed from frightening cult leader David Koresh in In the Line of Duty: Ambush at Waco to legendary astronaut Jim Lovell in From the Earth to the Moon, from a corrupt Army colonel opposite John Travolta in Basic to the voice of iconic superhero Superman in the animated series and animated feature. Daly appeared in several episodes of the award-winning The Sopranos as a drug addicted scriptwriter, for which he received a 2007 Emmy Award nomination as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. 

While acting remains his truest passion, Daly has been actively producing and directing in recent years, the results of which have garnered him both a Peabody and a Humanitas Award for Showtime’s Edge of America, which opened the 2004 Sundance film festival. On the big screen his directorial debut, Bereft (co-directed with acclaimed cinematographer Clark Mathis), premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2004 and went on to screen at the Seattle, Hamptons, Chicago and AFI Film Festivals. Daly played a supporting role in the film, which was produced through his production company, Red House Entertainment. 

Recently Daly produced the documentary film Poliwood, directed by Barry Levinson, presenting an in-depth look at the 2008 election. It premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Daly’s association with Poliwood stems from his involvement with The Creative Coalition, on which he serves as co-president with Tony Goldwyn. The Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social and political advocacy organization which educates leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education. 

On the big screen recently for Daly was the psychological thriller The Skeptic, directed by Tennyson Bardwell. He also starred in Against the Ropes, with Meg Ryan. On television he starred in the critically acclaimed The Nine, opposite Chi McBride, Kim Raver and Scott Wolfe. In 2001 Daly was nominated for a SAG Award for The Fugitive, as Dr. Richard Kimble. He starred in the telepic The Outsider, with Naomi Watts, and portrayed Dan White, the man who murdered San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay politician, and Mayor George Moscone, in Execution of Justice. In addition Daly served as executive producer on the project, which won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

On the stage Daly has appeared on Broadway in Coastal Disturbances and The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Other Off-Broadway and regional credits include Henry Flamethrowa, The Glass Menagerie, Buried Child, The Exonerated and The Colorado Catechism, for which he received a Drama Logue Award.

Daly lives in Vermont.