Dixon is the adopted son of Harry and Debbie Wilson, and the adopted brother of Annie. He is also the grandson of Harry's mother Tabitha Wilson. Dixon is good-spirited and a graduate of West Beverly High School. both he and his sister went to West Beverly High School, where their dad served as the principal. Like Harry in his high school days, Dixon is a skilled lacrosse player. His passion for music eventually led to him signing to a record label and touring at the end of the fourth season. He is often compared to Brandon Walsh.
During an early lacrosse practice game at school, a brief fight broke out when Dixon was assaulted by a fellow player named George. The incident was noticed by Ethan who initially gave a false account to the principal of what happened, which was due to peer pressure. In response, Dixon informed Ethan's beautiful, girlfriend Naomi, via text messaging, that Ethan was cheating on her. When he was faced with being possibly banned from the team, Dixon told Annie that lacrosse was special to him because it had helped create a bond between he and Harry.
Annie later confronted Ethan regarding his dishonesty, which prompted him to exonerate Dixon and set aside any differences they had. When rival players from Palisades Hall High School vandalized West Beverly, Harry forbid the team from retaliating. In time, however, Dixon and certain others were assisted by fellow student Navid, who helped them set a group of pigs loose on the rival school building. Then, Harry planned to suspend lacrosse unless the culprits revealed and Navid soon revealed their own involvement. Though they received punishment, Dixon and Ethan were ultimately allowed to remain on the team.At home, Dixon later bonded with Harry as they compared their high school experiences; he also learned that his sister Annie had been on a semi-adventure to San Francisco. In addition to meeting Ethan and Navid, Dixon was introduced to Annie's new friend Silver in the first episode. Later, after Silver had spent a night out with the Wilsons and others, Dixon found her sleeping in a car outside the family home. She then explained that she'd been avoiding her mother, who'd become an alcoholic. Dixon revealed that he himself had grown up in troubled family environments before being adopted by the Wilsons. Afterwards, Silver spent the night with the Wilson family. The next morning, Harry informed Silver's sister Kelly of the situation, prompting Kelly to take Silver in. Dixon and Silver became flirtatious and grew gradually closer during the coming days. After accidentally damaging a fellow student's car, Dixon took a job at the Peach Pit to pay for the expenses. When extra hours at the Peach Pit began to affect his schoolwork, Harry took care of the charges and Dixon later paid him back. In the process, he befriended the student whose car he'd damaged, inspiring Silver to ease tensions between herself and her old friend Naomi. Dixon and Silver later shared a kiss, and soon began dating. Dixon and Annie were later informed by their parents that Harry had another child, who'd been born to Tracy (the mother of their friend, Naomi) while Harry was in high school. However, Harry had only learned of this after the family had moved.
Eventually, a young man named Sean Cavanaugh arrived in Beverly Hills and introduced himself to the Clarks and the Wilsons, claiming to be Harry and Tracy's son. He was soon invited to stay with the Wilsons while in town. His arrival initially prompted a degree of jealously in Dixon, due to the amount of time spent between Sean and Harry. However, Dixon and Harry eventually resolved the matter with a discussion, leading Dixon and Sean to become closer as well. Annie and Debbie eventually began growing suspicious of Sean's identity, particularly when Annie overheard one of his phone calls. Sean then claimed that he was being harassed by men who wanted him to pay his adopted father's gambling debt and that going to the authorities for help would be risky.
When Harry and Tracy offered to give Sean the money, Debbie and Annie confronted Harry and requested a paternity test. Sean agreed, but he suddenly left town the next morning without telling anyone. It was also revealed that he'd received a degree of money from the Clark family. This led the Wilsons, Naomi and a reluctant Tracy to conclude that Sean was not who he claimed to be, but someone who'd intended to scam them. Afterwards, the close-knit Wilsons provided each other comfort and began moving on. Dixon became confused by Silver's reaction to Annie and Ethan's relationship, finding it odd that she was turned off by their repeated displays of affection. When Dixon eventually stated that he loved her, Silver expressed gratitude, but had a largely indifferent reaction. After he quietly revealed his hurt, she became quickly angry and walked off. Though Dixon was left confused, the two later reconciled at school. However, Dixon's discomfort with Silver's detachment led him to break up with her soon afterwards.In the following days, Silver found Dixon at a party and caused a ruckus, offended that he appeared to have moved on quite easily. After she'd stormed off again, Dixon caught up and found her emotionally shaken. She then stated that being in love was bringing her stress which led the two to a happy reunion. Dixon and Silver later spent the evening of Valentine's Day together, after she'd arranged for hotel and dinner reservations with help from Naomi. Silver became notably agitated when a waitress gave her unexpected news about an order, but a perplexed Dixon pacified her. Afterwards, the two went to their hotel room. When a new school day came along, Silver revealed that she'd had Dixon's name tattooed on her torso. Dixon was flattered, but he also appeared confused.Silver later took an interest in film, compiling a small project for a local theater. Then, Dixon attended the film premiere as part of a small audience, noticing that the film dedicated to love was filled with odd flashes of eyes and beating hearts. The images then cut to a recording of Dixon and Silver having sex, which Silver had taped in secret. Outraged, Dixon left the theater as the movie was switched off. Silver followed Dixon home while frantically explaining her actions and stressing her love, but Dixon went inside after a brief argument. Soon afterwards, Dixon and his parents found the film burning outside, prompting Harry and Debbie to ponder what was going on. Later that evening, word quickly spread that Silver had gone missing, leading Dixon to inform his parents of the recording she'd made. She eventually attempted to contact Dixon, but the disturbed and confusing nature of her call prompted him to hang up. Dixon then appeared unconcerned with her status throughout the evening, but he later rode with Harry and Debbie when they learned where she was. At the local train station, Dixon recognized Silver's symptoms as being similar to his birth mother's, concluding that she had bipolar disorder. He then comforted her again and she was eventually taken to a hospital. Following Silver's release, Dixon visited her as she recovered. While accompanied by Annie, Dixon took a trip to Arizona in order to see his birth mother, Dana. Along the way, Dixon explained that he'd chosen to be adopted out of resentment for his mother's condition, unaware at the time that it was a true illness. Annie approached Dana alone as a remorseful Dixon realized that he wasn't ready to face her yet. It was then revealed that the adoption had actually been Dana's choice, as she thought it would be for the best. Annie informed Dana that Dixon was indeed doing well and was told that he had always wanted a sister when younger. Afterwards, Annie shared Dana's words with Dixon, raising his spirits as they left.
Dixon and Silver attended the West Beverly Prom together (despite Silver having recently left to enroll in a Catholic school). They were joined by their friend Ethan Ward, who hadn't planned to attend until Silver invited him to accompany them. Dixon was voted Prom King while Silver (with Dixon's intervention) unexpectedly won Prom Queen. Silver was flattered by the award, but she ultimately declined it on-stage, trivializing the event. Afterwards, a hurt Dixon distanced himself from Erin.
At an after-prom party at Naomi's house, Dixon began to suspect Ethan of having a crush on Silver. Ethan denied this at first, but then he admitted it under pressure. The two of them went their separate ways as Silver appeared.
In the season premiere "To New Beginnings!," in the aftermath of the last season premiere, Dixon & the rest of the Wilson family move to a new house after their grandmother moves to Las Vegas. Annie tries to reach out Dixon for help but he thinks she slept with Liam during the prom. He gets mad with Annie because she never apologize for sending him and the other students to summer school. Later that day, Dixon goes to the Beverly Hills Beach Club to hang out with his friends where he reconciles with Silver until the new boy, Teddy tells him about Silver texting some dude named Ethan and about the kiss, causing Dixon to break up with her.
On the first day of school, Dixon decides to date less complicated girls and feels that he is over Silver, but she still wants another chance. Later, Navid tells Dixon about the rumors of a naked picture of Annie but he doesn't care about it. When the picture leaks, Dixon punches Mark (the boy the took the picture). He is then called to the principal's office and he confesses under pressure. In "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat," Dixon meets a DJ named Sasha & develops a connection with her, but Dixon lies to her, making her believe that he's older and also a music manager. Teddy hosts a party at his dad's boat & Dixon goes with his friends. He discovers that Sasha is the DJ at the party.
With the help of his friends, Dixon continues to lie about his life. At the end of the episode, Sasha goes off to Napa on a date with Navid's car. On the return trip, a flat tire leads to the discovery of a car trunk full of pornography which belongs to Navid's father, leading to Dixon to tell more lies to Sasha. Sasha starts becoming suspicious about Dixon and decides to spy on him. She believes that the woman who lives with Dixon is his wife, so she decides to follows Debbie and talks to her. Debbie tells Sasha about her daughter Annie and her adopted son, Dixon. Sasha ends up breaking up with Dixon for lying to her. Dixon tries to get Sasha to give him another chance and Sasha forgives him. They start dating again, but the relationship turns to another level when Sasha only wants to hang out at their house because she doesn't want to be seen with a younger man. Dixon starts feeling pressure from her.In "Unmasked," Dixon ends his relationship with Sasha for not letting him hang out with his friends until Sasha reveals that she is pregnant with his baby. Feeling desperate, Dixon tells his parents, prompting Debbie to investigate her claim. She later finds out that Sasha is faking her pregnancy & tells her to stay away from Dixon. Sasha ends up faking a miscarriage and breaks up with Dixon again. Dixon wants to talk to Sasha so he can support her after her miscarriage, but when his parents find out, they tell him the truth about Sasha. In "To Thine Own Self Be True," Dixon is mad at his family and Sasha for lying to him. When Annie brings her boyfriend Jasper for dinner, he takes his anger out on her, telling his parents about Jasper being a drug dealer. Still alienated and upset, he spends time with Ivy and Teddy to work on a plan for Liam to tell Naomi the truth about Jen.
In "Winter Wonderland," Dixon plots to help Annie get rid of Jasper during the Winter Wonderland dance. Later, he starts feeling jealous of Teddy hitting on Silver. He tells Silver that Teddy is a player and she could have a bad time with him. He kisses Silver, leaving her confused. When Silver comes back with Naomi for the winter break, Dixon tries to win Silver back by making up things about Teddy and other girls. Out of nowhere, Dixon's birth mother arrives at the Wilson residence, trying to start a relationship wth Dixon. As they bond, she lures Dixon into the habit of betting on sports which instantly hooks Dixon to gambling. He starts placing bets in public and on the Internet.
In "Sweaty Palms and Weak Knees," Dixon feels like everyone feels sorry for him because Sliver is now dating Teddy, leaving him alone. He begins fake-dating with Ivy and they later take their relationship to the next level. Dixon continues his gambling addiction & hosts a gambling night with Navid and some other boys from school. He ends up owing Mark Driscoll (the boy who took the nude photo of Annie) over $6,000. When Dixon is unable to get the money, Mark tricks him into getting his father's school key to let him go inside the school and steal the S.A.T. test. When it's discovered the test isn't there, Mark & his friends end up trashing the school.
After Harry discovers that Dixon was a part of the vandalism, Dixon ends up in trouble. When Dixon tells Mark that he'll save him from being expelled, Mark takes advantage of the situation. With everything going on, Dixon distances himself from Ivy, who wants to know what's wrong with him. He invites Ivy to his house for a date. As they talk, he learns that his parents are fighting, leaving him scared of losing another family. Ivy invites Dixon to Australia with her mother for the summer, but his parents don't allow him to go after breaking into the school & causing problems for his father. During a party at the beach club, Dixon hooks up with Silver while feeling sad. In the season finale, Dixon and Ivy go through a rough patch after he reveals that he kissed Silver, but the real disappointment comes when he learns that he cannot go to Australia with her because his parents are divorcing & he can't leave the house. Dixon is later seen sneaking out of the house as his parents are fighting.
Season 3At the start of season 3, Ivy shows up to school with her surprise childhood friend Oscar Dixon and is just thrilled. Dixon tells Ivy he doesn’t like the way he looks at her. Dixon apologizes to Ivy for being jealous and tells her he loves her. She says she loves him too. Before Naomi's party, a bachelorette party wanders over and eggs Dixon into letting the bride-to-be take a body shot off him. Shirts are pushed up, stomachs are salted, and yes, many photos are taken. When the boys show up to Naomi’s party, they’re pretty drunk. Ivy has already received Facebook pics and texts of the body shot and is totally humiliated.Oscar and Dixon wrestle in gym class. Oscar lets Dixon know that Ivy is a virgin. Dixon angrily confronts Ivy for lying to him and confiding in Oscar. She confesses that she wanted him to think she was cool. Dixon clarifies that “being in a relationship is not about being cool!” Ivy woos Dixon back by driving him to her dad’s house and saying that he’s the last man she tried to be close to and he abandoned her for another family. Sasha returns and surprised Dixon by telling him that she was HIV-positive and warns him to get tested. It is revealed that Dixon is HIV-negative. He breaks up with Ivy before his test results arrive, leading her into Oscar's hands. After he finds out from his doctor that he is not HIV-positive, Dixon realizes he needs Ivy back. He goes to her house and tells her the truth. Because Ivy slept with Oscar, she told Dixon she needed time to think. At school, Dixon tells Teddy the rumors that he "was trying to play pool with a rope" with Parker. During that same day at school, he gives Ivy a bouquet of surf wax. Dixon tells Ivy he still loves her and wants to pretend that the last week never happened. She agrees, and the two of them get back together. Dixon tells Ivy he doesn't want her to be pressured into losing her virginity, Ivy pauses and tells him that she slept with Oscar and he leaves looking hurt. The next day when Dixon arrives at school, he finds Oscar and punches him in the face. While Liam, Navid and Dixon are heading to the beach to surf, Dixon tells them he punched Oscar for sleeping with Ivy. Then, Ivy pulls up and asks to speak to Dixon to apologize and tells him he must know she still loves him. He tells her she should have thought of that before and walks away to catch up with the guys. After Annie and Dixon accidentally see their parents' divorce papers in the mail, they decide to take action into their own hands. They go over to their father's house where they run into his new lady "friend" at his new house.
For Christmas, Dixon and Annie bring him home to stay with them. At Adrianna's party, Ian and Teddy kiss, unaware that Dixon saw them. Dixon spots them kissing and freaks out. Dixon wants to explain it away & even asks Navid, "Uh, can a guy kiss a guy and not be gay?" Finally, Dixon confronts Teddy about what he saw and Teddy plays dumb, begging Dixon to keep his secret. At the beach, Ivy apologizes again to Dixon for sleeping with Oscar. About three seconds later, she smashes into some rocks, falling unconscious into the water, but thankfully, Dixon rescues her. Ivy tells Dixon that she owes him a fish taco for saving her life. Later, Dixon is there to support Teddy when he comes out to all of his friends at Naomi's party. Navid gets an idea to turn Shirazi Studios into a legitimate business; his idea is renting out the studio to make local commercials and infomercials, but Dixon has bigger ideas. Luckily for them, Laurel is in the business.
While waiting in the lobby, they run into Vaughn Floyd, who is shooting a video for Nelly. They convince him to use their space. They have a few bumps in the road but in the end, Dixon’s knowledge of music artists keeps the gig alive by keeping the artist happy, which is the number one rule. In the end, the profit was $10, but Navid says it’s honest money and that’s what matters. Navid’s studio business is going well. Dix goes to get Navid’s Ferrari detailed so that Navid can impress a fancy potential client. While at the Ferrari detailery, Dixon runs into Snoop Dogg, who compliments him on his “rari." Dixon takes this as an invitation to start rapping. Snoop offers to play him his new single and they roll down the highway singing about LA and making elaborate finger signals to the beat. After Ivy buys drugs off a local person, it's clear that the drugs are laced with something else, giving her a bad trip. Dixon sits with her on the beach as she waits for the high from the drugs to wear off. Navid and Dixon become concerned about Silver's recently bizarre behavior and thought that she might be having an episode related to her bipolar disorder. They tricked Silver into getting her to a psychiatric hospital for help. Although Silver was less than thrilled about this, she stayed at the hospital.
With Silver bedridden, Dixon takes her place on the prom committee and is forced to work with an uptight and overly dramatic girl to get prom up and running. Meanwhile, Dixon’s mother tells him and Annie that she cannot afford to send them to the prestigious schools that they’ve been dreaming of going to, but their luck changes for the better when Annie learns that the recently deceased actress she had been working for left her entire estate to her. In the season finale, Dixon graduates from high school with all his friends and is able to convince Laurel to be there for Ivy on her wedding day. He is later seen enjoying the party with the rest of the gang.
Season 4In the season premiere, Dixon learns that his roommate is a girl and starts looking for a new roommate. He finds a house on the beach and decides to share it with Austin. Dixon reveals to Annie that he's not going to college and wants to start a career as a DJ instead. On a tight schedule, Dixon struggles to prepare a demo CD for a music producer he is meeting. He ends up taking Austin's ADHD medication (at Austin's suggestion) in order to finish up the CD. Dixon asks Navid to to give him an important producer space in the studio because it would help his career, Navid later re-schedules Dixon's studio time for another client without telling Dixon. At Liam´s bar, Dixon is looking for the producer and Navid tells him the truth, making Dixon mad at him and almost punches him, but Silver stops the fight.Later, Navid buys Dixon some studio time at a record company, but Dixon ruins his chances when is unable to record properly, which fails the interest of the producers. While he is talking to Annie, he tells her he didn't tell Debbie that he's not in college which leads him to take Austin´s pills again. When Dixon finds out that he finds out he finished up all the pills, he looks for someone else who will sell them. He has the support of his friends with his music, with Ivy taking photos for his EP cover and Adrianna giving his demo to an important agent. Later, Dixon is shown abusing the pills when Adrianna arrives at the beach house & starts behaving rudely to her. Wanting an opportunity to show more of his music, Dixon gets a part at Raj's fundraiser. When Adrianna checks in on him, she discovers a sweaty Dixon with a bloody nose. Because of this, Adrianna doesn't let Dixon perform at the fundraiser and takes his place. Dixon later thanks Adrianna, but she confronts him about his drug problem.
Adrianna shows up at Dixon's house and wants him to admit that he's a drug addict, but Dixon refuses to. Adrianna ends up handcuffing herself to him for 24 hours to prove he is not addicted to drugs. They later connect with each other by talking about their exes dating each other. In the middle of the night, Dixon tries to sneak pills. While at the party, Adrianna unlocks their handcuffs and Dixon thanks her for looking out for him. Then, Dixon bolts as fast as he can to score more ADHD pills. When the gang goes to Las Vegas, Dixon tries to curb his addiction and nearly gives in, but Adrianna arrives to stop him. Then, he and Adrianna & head to the bedroom. When Annie goes to Dixon's room, she discovers his drugs and Dixon admits that he's a drug addict. Annie tries talking to Dixon about rehab. Dixon tells Adrianna that he has feelings for her and Adrianna tells him that she feels the same way, but Annie told her to stay away from him.Dixon tells Annie to stop controlling him and wants Adrianna to take him to rehab. Dixon tries reconnecting with Adrianna, but she says that she's not ready yet. In the end, Dixon reveals to everyone that he's a drug addict. While Dixon and Adrianna are in bed together, Dixon says that his mind is clear for the first time in months. Then, a random guy named JD bursts through the door and into Dixon's bed. It is revealed that JD was Dixon's roommate in rehab. Back at the bar, JD talks about getting back to making music, but Dixon thinks that it’s too soon for him to be working. Also fresh-out-of-rehab, JD says that he doesn’t plan on staying sober. Then, JD says that he has tickets to a concert and asks Dixon to come with him. Adrianna doesn’t think it’s a smart idea for Dixon to be around alcohol and drugs, but Dixon says that he has to learn to deal with them being around. After JD & Dixon hang out with the band backstage, JD offers Dixon some coke. Then, Dixon watches the video of Adrianna performing from a couple of weeks ago & he gives the coke back to JD. Dixon shows Adrianna his new track, which turns out to be a remixed version of her song that she sang a couple of months ago. Adrianna is visibly uncomfortable and tells him that the song was private. She accuses Dixon of putting his career ahead of their relationship. Later, JD shows up and tells Dixon that some people from a record label want Adrianna's music. Later, JD introduces Adrianna to the record label producers. Then, Dixon plays a terrible new song in front of everyone, basically apologizing to Adrianna. Then, Adrianna mentions that she didn’t want Dixon to play her song because it was about her daughter and she questions why she gave her up. She then tells Dixon that she wants to give them a shot. After the winter break, Adrianna and Dixon reunite at the bar. Later, Austin tells the couple that his dad got them the opening slot for Scotty McCreery. While the two of them set up, a creepy manager stops by and repeatedly hits on Adrianna. Dixon’s annoyed by it, but Adrianna says it’s just a part of the business. While they’re getting ready, the manager comes back and again hits on Adrianna. Dixon punches him and they end up getting fired. Adrianna also says that she'll find her own way home. Afterward, Dixon talks to Austin about Adrianna at the bar. Later, Dixon apologizes to Adrianna and they make up. Austin’s been playing country music all the time since Naomi broke up with him and has only come out of his room for cereal. Dixon says to Adrianna and Navid that he’ll try to handle Austin. Austin then spends half the episode drinking beer and playing darts at the bar.
After Dixon talks to Austin about his weird relationship with Ivy last year, he tells him he has a plan. Dixon and Austin egged/toilet papered Holly’s sorority’s house. Austin inadvertently threw a rock through Holly’s window. Later, Austin tells Dixon he had a great time and appreciates everything he did for him. Dixon then shows him an article that says the house they vandalized the night before burned down. Annie brings Bree over to Austin & Dixon’s house and asks if Bree can crash there and Austin says that she can. Later, Bree, Austin & Dixon are eating dinner and decide to turn the conversation over to the fire. Bree tells them that the police told her the fire started in the bathroom and looked like arson. Then, Annie goes to Dixon to find him and the cops show up, looking for Dixon and Austin because of an anonymous tip about the fire. After the police find lighter fluid underneath Dixon's bed, Dixon is placed under arrest. Dixon tells Annie that he thinks Austin set him up.
Later, Dixon comes back and Austin tells him that he started the fire by burning old love letters and he’s gonna turn himself in. Dixon gives Adrianna a key to the apartment. He majorly screws up and says it’s out of convenience, not out of love. With that information out in the open, Adrianna leaves, saying that she doesn't know if she even wants to be together with him. When Dixon talks to Navid about Adrianna, he admits that he's never told Adrianna that he loved her. Navid talks to Dixon about Silver, but says that he doesn't want to put her on the spot about him leaving. Adrianna later shows up at the now candle-filled apartment. Again, Dixon asks Adrianna to move in with her, saying that he loves her and Adrianna accepts the offer, saying that she loves him too. Adrianna and Dixon have a meeting with a major movie producer to discuss the music on his next film, but they are sabotaged by Vanessa. Dixon gets a call from the label and tells Adrianna that they got a meeting and a spot at a music festival.Dixon shows up to the meeting with Marilyn, sans Adrianna. When Marilyn notices Adrianna's absence, she says that Adrianna's got a bad reputation in the business. Dixon tries to convince Marilyn that Adrianna has changed and says that the reason for her absence is because she's sick. Because of the incident with incident, Dixon has to perform his and Adrianna’s set solo. After Dixon’s set, Marilyn offers Dixon a recording contract. Adrianna later comes by and Dixon lies about seeing Marilyn. Dixon gets a call while he's at C.U. from a guy at the record company asking him if he wants to sign a record contract or not. He is still apprehensive and the guy tells him to hurry up with a decision. While he’s at breakfast with Annie, she asks Dixon to tell Adrianna the truth.
Dixon gets a call to meet someone at a recording studio and is surprised to see Adrianna there. Adrianna wanted to surprise him with studio time so they could cut a new demo. Dixon freaks out and tells Adrianna she can’t use it. Then, he says he can’t breathe and thinks that he’s having a heart attack. At the hospital, the doctor tells Dixon she suspects that he has a heart defect. She thinks that his drug use made it worse and formed a clot. The doctor also advises him to avoid stress. Dixon runs into Liam at the hospital and tells him about his heart, but tells him not to tell Annie about it. Then, he finds Raj and learns that Raj's treatments are not working and he is dying. Raj asks him not to tell Ivy that he's dying. Dixon tells Liam and Raj, but Liam says that he shouldn't go against a dying man's wish. When Annie overhears Liam talking about Dixon, he confronts him about his heart issues, but Dixon tells Annie that he'll be okay. Then, Dixon tells Ivy about Raj's condition. Liam tells Dixon that he did the right thing telling Annie and Ivy about himself and Raj.Later, Dixon is about to tell Adrianna the truth about his recording contract, but Adrianna interrupts him, telling him that she's quitting music because of Dixon's stress. She tells Dixon that their music isn't worth his life and she'll do anything for him. In "Blue Ivy," Dixon continues to keep his new recording contract a secret from Adrianna because he doesn’t want to hurt her feelings. Meanwhile, Adrianna doesn’t want to press Dixon on his strange behavior because she's worried the stress will cause more health scares. Adrianna eventually tracks Dixon down at a club where he will be performing with Haley Reinhart. She confronts Dixon just before Raj’s wake and things don’t go so well. He finally tells her about his contract and she is very hurt that he chose his career over her. They never get a chance to resolve things because Dixon takes off on tour with Haley. In the season four finale, Dixon leaves some messages for Adrianna & says that he saw her song on YouTube, misses her and wants her back. He also says that he's coming back that day and wants her to meet her at the Santa Monica pier. He tells Adrianna if she shows up, he'll know that she still loves him. Dixon is later seen on the phone with Navid, telling him to ensure that Adrianna doesn't give up on him & move on. However, the conversation is cut short when Dixon is involved in a collision with a truck on his way home. It ends with the police and ambulances arriving on the scene.
A worker at the morgue tells Annie that they assumed that Dixon was the driver and tells her that Dixon is in the hospital in critical condition. When the group goes to visit Dixon, Dixon is able to say: "I love you, Adrianna." When Adrianna arrives at the hospital, Annie lets her know about Dixon's condition, saying that the doctors are trying to stop some internal bleeding.
Then, the doctor tells Annie and Debbie that Dixon is in stable condition, but the use of his legs and hands might be affected. Weeks after the accident, Annie is shown taking care of Dixon, saying she'll care for him for as long as he needs.
At Dixon's physical therapy, Annie meets a guy named Riley Wallace, who tells her to stop treating Dixon like he's helpless. Back at the apartment, Dixon lashes out at Annie, saying that he's sick of Annie taking care of him and it's starting to come between him & Adrianna.
Not wanting to be confined to the house, Dixon says that they’re going to the reception. At the coat check, Dixon tries to reach for his jacket and he falls out of his chair. Annie finds Dixon and says that she can't help him. She apologizes for making him feel helpless. Dixon expresses concern about his ability to get better and questions his relationship with Adrianna.
Annie surprised Dixon by taking him to a group therapy session. Dixon wants to leave, but he stays for Annie. While at the session, a girl named Megan introduces herself to the group. She says that she is there because she felt that it was her fault that her dad died in a car crash.
As Megan reveals the details of her father's death, Dixon figures out that her dad was the one who rammed into his car and he leaves.
Riley finds Dixon on the pier and gets him angry enough that Dixon gets out of his chair. Riley tells Dixon the only thing that matters is moving forward and the only one keeping him in his chair is himself. Later, Dixon goes back to group therapy and tells Megan that she shouldn’t blame herself for her dad’s accident.
Navid, Dixon and Liam decided to jump on the camping bandwagon and head to a camping site. When Dixon has trouble putting the tent together, Navid decides to tell him that he thinks that Dixon's not ready to open up his own club. He says that Dixon only has one shot to get his club right, but Dixon can perform in a couple of months.
Dixon decides to take the group's car and leaves. Later at the bar, Dixon goes to see Navid and tells him that the job was purely a business decision. Dixon tells him that he is still performing since Liam owns the bar & wants him to.
Dixon’s nerves are getting to him, both literally & figuratively. Riley tells him he should see a doctor, but Dixon is too anxious to do the gig to go. When Adrianna tries to tell Dixon that they should talk about their relationship, he brushes it off and implies that his career is more important.
In "The Con," Dixon tells Taylor that he's been a jerk and that Adrianna is the most important person in the world to him. Later at the beach house, Adrianna returns and finds Dixon on the floor complaining about a sharp pain in his back. When they get to the hospital, the doctor tells them that Dixon has a spinal infection. Dixon admits to not taking his pain medication in fear of getting an addiction to them.
Dixon asks Annie for $200,000 so he could start a record label. Annie agrees to come on as an investor. Later, Dixon’s doctor tells him that they’re worried about his infection. He tells Dixon they could prescribe something stronger or they could perform surgery on him, risking permanent paralysis. Later on, Dixon’s doctor calls and tells him that his infection’s gone.
After Adrianna performs, Dixon tells her she’s the most important thing in his life and gives her earrings, not an engagement ring. While Dixon is putting together a video folder of Adrianna, he sees her lap dance video with Taylor. Dixon tells Adrianna he knows what happened. After Adrianna admits to sleeping with Taylor. Dixon tells Adriana he’s done.
When Adrianna returns home, he tells her to leave. He also tells Adrianna that he wants to see her at the recording studio tomorrow and that he owns her. Through this revelation, Dixon finds a name for his label: Unfaithful Records.
For Christmas, Dixon tells Riley that he's thinking about getting Megan a gift and tells him that she's just a friend. Meanwhile, Adrianna keeps getting contractual obligation texts from Dixon. Later, Dixon invites Megan to the off-shore, but she declines because it's the first Christmas without her dad.
When Dixon goes to see Riley, he tells him that he needs to tell Megan about the accident. At the off-shore, Dixon reveals to Annie & Riley that he doesn't need his crutches anymore. Later, Megan arrives at Dixon's and tells him that he's the only thing that makes her happy. Dixon proceeds to tell her about the accident and she proceeds to kiss him.
Adrianna accidentally walked in on Megan & Dixon. She came over to discuss the material he wanted her to perform at the label launch. Dixon tells her she has no choice in the matter, so Adrianna leaves. After that, Megan leaves. Dixon wonders why Megan left so abruptly and deduces that Megan thought that he was using her, so he leaves his launch set up to talk with her. Megan admits that she thinks that Dixon still has feelings for Adrianna and that she wanted to walk away.
While Rita Ora performs at the Unfaithful Records launch party, Teddy tells Dixon that he needs to get rid of his hatred for Ade and move on. While Ade was at the biker bar, she met a guy named Billy.
Coincidentally, After Ade shows up to the launch, Dixon tells her he’s not only going to stop torturing her; he’s going to stop feeling anything for her at all. After Annie gets shot, Dixon rushes to the hospital and blames Adrianna for the accident. After Annie’s surgery, Dixon is surprised to see that Adrianna’s still there.
Megan can't afford to stay at CU for the next semester unless she gets a scholarship. She refuses help or working for Dixon, so Dixon goes behind her back and sets up an anonymous scholarship for her, but the plan backfires when Adrianna discovers that Dixon used her money to fund the scholarship. Dixon tries to get Adrianna to another record label, but she messes up the chance.
Dixon needs an artist for his record label and when Silver moves Michaela into the beach house, he discover that she has an amazing voice. Dixon persuades Michaela to join his record label as his new talented star and asks her to sing at the grand opening party for Naomi and Mark's restaurant.
After Michaela accepts the offer, Dixon convinces Silver to direct her first music video before she gets pregnant, but they learn that the scheduling date for the video is on the day of Michaela's insemination appointment. At Mark's suggestion, Dixon hooks up with a bar girl to move on only to have Michaela come in the way where Dixon begins to have feelings for her as they spend more time together.
While Dixon takes Michaela to an appointment, a person in the waiting room thinks they’re a couple, but it’s not a big deal to Michaela. She tells Dixon that she’s the same girl that she was before she was pregnant and wants to go on dates.
Dixon goes to Mark and asks him to ask her if she’s interested in him. Mark is not in for this high school nonsense and tells Dixon to tell Michaela how he feels. During a lovely food truck dinner, Dixon tells Michaela that he likes her. Michaela tells him she doesn’t like him that way, but she does like Navid that way and she can’t get him out of her head.
Annie admits to Dixon that she paid for his rehab by escorting. Dixon is angry about this news and refuses to talk to her. After Liam admits to Dixon that he knew about Annie’s past and that he once punched Patrick, Dixon decides to surprise Patrick at this house. Dixon tells Patrick that he’s not in any position to threaten anyone and to bring it. Right before her interview, Dixon comes by to tell Annie that she should tell the truth and that he supports her.
Michaela is mad at Dixon and has decided to not talk to Silver and avoid seeing her and Silver wants Dixon to fix her and Michaela’s relationship and one of these people is having a baby for the other.
When Michaela & Dixon come home, they see Silver packing up Michaela’s things and is sending her packing back to DC. Michaela realizes that Adrianna released the demo, so Dixon goes over to confront her. Dixon wants her to apologize to Silver and tell her to leak the demo. Adrianna agrees to, but reminds him that Silver’s never given anything up for him and only wants to make herself happy.
When Silver & Dixon escort Michaela to her appointment, Michaela tells them she’s sick of their bickering. Meanwhile, Dixon tells Silver that she only cares about herself and that he looked through Michaela’s contract and she’s allowed to go on tour.
When Dixon and Silver come home, they discover a note from Michaela and all of her bags are gone. While Silver and Dixon are arguing, Dixon tells Silver they should call Shane & Teddy to help them find Michaela. Silver doesn’t want to in case they try to move Michaela back to DC, so she sets up an alert on one of her credit cards in case Michaela uses it. Silver gets an alert and she, Teddy, & Dixon find Michaela at a bar. Michaela tells the group that she needed time and it turns out that she had a miscarriage.
During the concert, Dixon convinces Adrianna to sing the song, and tells Navid that not only did Adrianna write the song, she wrote it about him. During the performance, Annie tells Dixon that she is moving to Paris for a fresh start. After the performance, the stage suddenly falls apart and collapses as Dixon helplessly looks on while he becomes separated from Annie and Adrianna disappears in the debris.
In "We All Fall Down," Dixon and Annie scream for each other and are relieved when they see that they're both okay. Dixon urges Liam to confess his true feelings to Annie before she moves. While waiting for the news about Navid and Adrianna, Silver breaks down and tells Dixon that she has cancer. Dixon gives her a pep talk, telling her that she has to keep fighting until she can't anymore and when she can't, the rest of the gang will always be by her side. Silver thanks Dixon for always being there for her & if she ever has a child, she wants it to be just like him.
Adrianna and Navid are pulled to safety and Annie says a tearful goodbye to her brother. Dixon tells Annie that no matter where she is or what kind of trouble she's in, he has her back.
Liam comes looking for Annie and is told by Dixon that he just missed her. Luckily, Liam manages to stop the plane just in time. A few minutes later, Dixon and Silver receive a text message from Naomi saying Annie and Liam are engaged. Dixon yells in excitement, thrilled for his sister.
After Annie got shot, she ends up in the hospital and while she’s in surgery, the anesthesia goes straight to her head and she dreams up a world where she didn’t move to Beverly Hills. There Dixon had a huge falling out with his family in high school and decided to move to LA. He is now a fading rapper, who desperately needs a #1 album to stay relevant. Meanwhile, Silver uses the picture and puts Dixon on blast for lying about being from Kansas. With his career in the toilet, Ade & Dixon get closer at the going away party.
- "When I'm on the field, when he talks to me after the game, it's like something we have together... like we're really father and son"
- – We're Not in Kansas Anymore
- "My own dad is [cock] blocking me"
- – Lucky Strike
- "You know girls in Beverly Hills... I wanna roll in style"
- – The Bubble
- "I'm a black kid, living with a white family. It doesn't get any more different than that"
- – The Bubble
- (to Silver) "I kinda like when you're bossy like that"
- – Wide Awake and Dreaming
- "This is Johnny Ramone? I thought it was Howard Stern"
- – Hollywood Forever
- Dixon [to Annie]: You gotta stop loving me so much, seriously we gotta get you a puppy or something
- – It's All Fun and Games
- He is based in-part on Brandon Walsh from Beverly Hills, 90210.
- He speaks the first line of the series.
- Dixon is the second character in the series to have a drug addiction. The first was Adrianna.
- Dixon is the second character in the series to have a HIV scare. The first was Adrianna.
- Dixon does not eat pork.
- Dixon has been cheated on three times; first by Silver, second by Ivy (though they were technically broken up), and thirdly by Adrianna.
- Dixon is the third character to be involved in a car accident. The first was Ethan and the second was Adrianna.
- Dixon, Annie, Liam, Lindsay, Naomi, Adrianna and Silver have all been seen nude in public:
- Dixon was in Silver's sex video in season 1.
- Annie had a nude photo of herself sent out to her entire school (WBH) in season 2.
- Liam and Lindsay were in a sex video that Navid showed at Phenomi-con in season 5.
- Naomi took off all her clothes as she went onstage to apologize for her behavior at the high school reunion in season 5.
- Adrianna flashed while performing in Season 5.
- Silver had a sex video of herself and Dixon revealed to WBH and the Internet in season 1. A nude photo of herself was revealed to WBH in season 3. And nude photos of her were leaked online in season 5.
- Season 4, episode 24, Dixon wanted Navid to tell Adrianna that he loves her before but he got involved in a car crash and almost dies.