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).
- Family: parents, Rick and Debbie; younger siblings, 'Jeremy Wheaton' (qv), 'Amy Wheaton' (qv).
- Plays guitar and golf.
- Was number 62 on VH1's _"100 Greatest Kid Stars" (2005)_ (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."
- According to Wheaton's book "Just a Geek," several of his _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) cast mates, including 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv), nicknamed (and still call) him Teen Idol, while 'Brent Spiner' (qv) calls him Miltie.
- Wil's first big break in acting was opposite 'Bill Cosby' (qv) in a Jell-O Pudding Pops commercial.
- While growing up as a child, he was a big fan of the ThunderCats cartoon.