Over the years, hes served in the Coast Guard, worked as an elite motorcycle cop in the LAPD, written two romance novels and worked as a sought-after character actor in Hollywood.
Now, a gallery showing of his expressionist paintings at a swanky gallery in Los Angeles proves hes not done outdoing himself.
According to Wheeler who is a self-taught painter who never touched a brush until a decade ago its satisfying to recall how hes gone from a laid-off studio gopher in the 60s, to a successful cop and then an actor playing a cop in more than 70 studio movies and TV shows.
Which probably makes for a great ice-breaker when youre invited to lunch with California First Lady Maria Shriver and her Governator hubby, Arnold Scharzeneggar as Wheeler was a while back.
Adds Wheeler: Not many can say that; Ive been blessed.
Wheelers paintings will be on display at L.A.s Infusion Gallery starting July 1.
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