Jul. 29th, 1972
Burbank, California, USA
Wil Wheaton's Main TV Roles
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Wil Wheaton first gained international attention by starring in the 'Rob Reiner' film Stand by Me (1986). Wheaton left the Hollywood scene for 18 months to pursue personal video production, including trying to live as a hobo on the USA's railroads. He then returned to Los Angeles, California, afterward and is working on many projects.
- Was once spokesman for NewTek company, after leaving _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv).
- He said a few lines on Chunky A's ('Arsenio Hall' (qv)'s) song "Dope, the Big Lie," which appears on the Chunky A album "Large and in Charge."
- Wil's two children, Ryan Thomas Kopp and Nolan Eric Kopp, are actually his step-children.
- Loves hockey, magic, and juggling.
- Was number 62 on VH1's _"100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005)_ (qv).
- Regained a decent measure of fame after launching his own Web site, WilWheaton.net, which led to a number of voice acting roles and a new career as a blogger and an author--he has written three memoirs; "Dancing Barefoot" (Monolith Press - 2003), "Just a Geek" (O'Reilly Media - 2004) and "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" (Monolith Press - 2007). All three books are based on his blog.
- In 1988, Wil Power was the name of his Nickelodeon-based club for all Trek and non-Trek fans.
- Maintains an active blog on Myspace.com.