Former ‘One Tree Hill’ star releases sitcom

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — From acting on the set of “One Tree Hill,” to starring in his very own sitcom, Vaughan Wilson is doing his part to keep film going in the Port City.

Wilmington was once known as Wilmywood, the place to go if you wanted to be on set.

“Back then of course it was great,” Wilson said. “You know, there was always work. There were multiple projects going on.”

Wilson played Fergie on “One Tree Hill” during the prime of Hollywood East.

“You were pretty much going to get work on some of the other projects that were filming,” Wilson said. “And I mean some people even worked on all the projects that were filming.”

Then things came to a halt.

“We hit that slow down period and it was like a mass exodus,” Wilson said. “Like people are gone, you know, people have to leave their families behind to go get work. And that’s the struggle.”

So several years later, Wilson had an idea.

“With all the films that are leaving, let’s do something here. Let’s do something to try to bring back the film here. And let people know that hey we’re still here,” Wilson said.

So that is exactly what he did. Wilson is now starring in “Vaughan,” a new sitcom filmed and produced right here in Wilmington.

“It’s loosely based on the entertainment industry,” Wilson said. “And kind of like the highs and the lows of, you know, what actors go through to try to get roles.”

Season one of “Vaugan” is now available on Amazon. If you have Amazon Prime the season is free, if you do not it is $9.99 or $1.99 per episode.

It is just one way Wilson is doing his part to light up Hollywood East once again.

“I hope that people enjoy it. I hope that it’s entertaining. And I just hope it sets off more productions coming back to the state of North Carolina to be filmed,” Wilson said.

Depending on the success of season one, Wilson hopes to star in many more seasons to come.

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