HSA’s 60th Anniversary!

Teaching Artists – Theater

Olander Wilson

Olander “Big O” Wilson. Actor, Acting Coach, and CEO of Olander Wilson Acting Studio, Olander is from the small town of Lake City, South Carolina. Despite being from such a small town in rural S.C. he has been seen on a plethora of national commercials and TV shows such as, Dr. Pepper, Yahoo Finance, Pepsi, USAA, and Discovery ID’s The Perfect Murder to name a few.
He obtained his BFA from USC May 2014 and immediately took a leap of faith and moved to New York City in August of 2014. He packed up all his belongings and drove from South Carolina to New York. When he arrived in New York, he had $50 in his pocket and a dream. He is often compared to a young Jamie Foxx meets Michael B. Jordan. Olander has been at Harlem School of the Arts since 2019 and is thrilled to continue pouring into every young person that walks in his class.