Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton


7/29/1972, Burbank, California

Birth Name

Richard William Wheaton III



Also Known As

Willie Wheaton
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Wil Wheaton made himself known starring in the 1986 Rob Reiner film Stand By Me. Wheaton left the Hollywood scene for eighteen months to pursue personal video production. He returned to Los Angeles and is working on many projects.


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  • Talented actor stuck with bad material

    I enjoyed Wil Wheaton's work in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I was always impressed how easily he handled all the technical jargon in his dialogue. I never could understand all the hostility he got from Trekkies who objected to seeing a teen character on the show. I thought he was a great addition.

    I was much less happy, however, with the work he did in films. He was fine, but so often he got stuck with the most corny lines to say. To this day, it amazes why such an intelligent guy (maybe too intelligent?) would put up with such substandard writing. I've visited his web log, and the quality of writing there is like day & night compared to some of the groaners he was stuck with by Hollywood film writers.

    He is not as active in acting these days, but from what I hear, he is doing well.moreless
  • Not just Wesley

    I originally began my obsession with Wil Wheaton as a pre-adolescent Star Trek geek. I had the BIGGEST crush on Wesley. For years and years I thought of Wesley Crusher whenevr I thought about Wil Wheaton. But just recently I've began reading his blogs from his personal website and I've found there's more to Wil Wheaton than meets the eye.

    He is a proud and hardworking step parent. He loves his wife and children very much and lives a busy and fufilling life as a writer/actor. He has written many successful books, such as 'Just A Geek' and 'Dancing Barefoot'.

    Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Wil Wheaton's talent has gone unnoticed by too many. He is an excellent actor who has not been given the oppurtunities necessary to fully showcase his skills.moreless