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Nick Wechsler

Kyle Valenti

Nick Wechsler plays Kyle Valenti, one of the human teenagers who knows the secret of his three alien friends in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on "Roswell High," the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. "Roswell" will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.

The fifth of eight sons, Wechsler grew up in Albuquerque (not far from the setting of "Roswell"), where his parent and most of his siblings still live. His father is a sheet-metal worker; his mother is a secretary for the U.S. Forest Service. He began his acting career in high school, turning in what he modestly describes as "awe-inspiring performances" in every succeeding school play.

Wechsler moved to Hollywood immediately after graduating from high school and soon landed a small role as a purse-stealing punk in the television movie "Full Circle." Shortly after, he was cast as 'Trek,' a child prodigy conceived at a "Star Trek" convention, in the series "Team Knightrider." He has also appeared in "Silk Stalkings," "Lazarus Man" and the feature film "The Perfect Game."

Wechsler lives in Los Angeles.

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