Saturday, July 19, 2014

Rob Wilson: Come On Down!!!

Back in 2012, The Price Is Right began searching for their first permanent male model, After the open call for auditions , 24 year old Massachusetts model Rob Wilson beat out over 20 other hopefuls to became one of the final three choices. Viewers then got to vote and their choice was clear, Rob and his incredible ads would now be regular parts of all the showcase showdowns!

Wilson left the role a year and a half later after getting small roles on television and in movies, including a regular role on the short lived re-boot of All My Children. Since May of this year, Wilson took over the role of Ben (previously played by another model, Justin Gaston) on NBC's Days Of Our Lives. Wilson sure is purdy, but the jury is still out on the depth of acting skills. So far it is iffy, but in all fairness he hasn't been much to do thus far other than to growl at anyone bothering his sister and crush.

One thing Rob can do is intimidate the hell out of any other male actor on the show expected to be shirtless in the same scene that he is in. I am not sure whether they had their own lighting and make-up crew but on the shows 4th of July episode, his Abs stole each and ever scene he was in. It was hard to focus on anything really as Robs abs glistened and flexed in the July sun (January Studio Lighting). There is a sweetness and earnestness about the young actor however that has me hoping there are many shirtless days left to his life on the show.

A Double Dose of Ben

Days of our Lives fans know that models Michael Gaston and Robert Scott Wilson have both taken on the role of Ben, a character both damaged but soft spoken, and eventual psychotic serial killer. I featured both model turned actors on FH, and love this new series from Christopher Malcolm for Wilhelmina LA. Check out more on Christopher's Instagram HERE:


Anonymous said...

Did the Price is Right ever replace him with another male model?


Bobby F. said...

Speaking of him replacing another actor, Guy Wilson replacing Chandler Massey is a HUGE miss. Three-time Emmy winner Chandler has been proven to be unreplaceable.

Anonymous said...

It's not so much that Guy Wilson isn't right for the role. The problem is that he is not being written an interesting story.