Wil Wheaton Biography (1972-)

Full name, Richard William Wheaton III; born July 29, 1972, in Burbank, CA; son of Richard "Rick" William, Jr. (a medical specialist) and Debbie (an actress; maiden name, O'Connor) Wheaton; married Anne Prince (a receptionist), November, 1999; children: (stepchildren) Ryan Thomas Kopp, Nolan Eric Kopp. Addresses: Contact: Abrams-Rubaloff & Lawrence, 8075 West Third St., Suite 303, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Birth Details
July 29, 1972
Burbank, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of Martin, The Secret of NIMH (also known as Mrs. Brisbyand the Rats of NIMH), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Jeff Radcliffe, Hambone and Hillie, New World Pictures, 1984
  • Tim, The Buddy System, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • (Scenes deleted) Louis's friend, The Last Starfighter, Universal,1984
  • Gordie Lachance, Stand by Me, Columbia, 1986
  • Zachary Hayes, The Curse (also known as The Farm), Trans World, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Cameo, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • Joseph "Joey" Trotta, Toy Soldiers, TriStar, 1991
  • Kipp Gibbs, December, IRS Media, 1991
  • David, The Liar's Club, New Horizons Home Video, 1993
  • Jack, Pie in the Sky, Fine Line, 1995
  • Lazarus, Mr. Stitch, WarnerVision, 1995
  • Marco, Boys Night Out (short), 1996
  • Himself, Trekkies (documentary), Paramount Classics, 1997
  • Bennett Hoenicker, Flubber (also known as The Absent Minded Professor and Disney's Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Danny Sugerman, Tales of Glamour and Excess, 1997
  • Owner of Christian bookstore Books and Nails, Fag Hag, 1998
  • Jonas, Foreign Correspondents, Creative Light Entertainment, 1999
  • Charlie, The Girls' Room, 2000
  • Rodney Bedecker, Deep Core, Paramount, 2000
  • Tommy, Python, New City Releasing, 2000
  • Dick Smith, Jane White Is Sick & Twisted, Asylum, 2001
  • Zach Means, The Good Things, 2001
  • Jimmy, Fish Don't Blink, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Additional vocals, "The Mystery Man Mantra," Mystery Men, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Wesley "Wes" Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation (also known as Star Trek: TNG), syndicated, 1987-1991
  • Movies
  • Donald Branch at age eight, A Long Way Home, ABC, 1981
  • Clyde, The Defiant Ones, ABC, 1986
  • Wesley "Wes" Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation--Encounter at Farpoint (also known as Encounter at Farpoint), syndicated, 1987
  • Erich Weiss, title role, "Young Harry Houdini," Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1987
  • Danny, The Last Prostitute, 1991
  • Scottie, It Was Him or Us, CBS, 1995
  • Robert Todd Lincoln, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, TNT, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Mitchell, Long Time Gone, ABC, 1986
  • Billy Milton, The Man Who Fell to Earth, ABC, 1987
  • Also appeared in 13 Thirteenth Avenue, CBS.
  • Specials
  • The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour, NBC, 1982
  • Amos Cotter, "The Shooting," CBS Afternoon Playhouse, CBS, 1982
  • Drug Free Kids: A Parent's Guide, PBS, 1988
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 19881989
  • Nick Karpinsky, "My Dad Can't Be Crazy ... (Can He?)," ABC AfterschoolSpecial, ABC, 1989
  • Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special, 1991
  • Robert, Lifestories (A Deadly Secret) (also known as Lifestories: Families in Crisis), HBO, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Max, "One Winged Angels," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1985
  • "Nothing up My Sleeve," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1986
  • Tim Higgins, "`D' is for Date," Family Ties, NBC, 1987
  • "A Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites," Monsters, syndicated, 1990
  • Cadet Third Class Wesley Crusher, "The First Duty," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1992
  • Lieutenant Wesley Crusher, "Parallels," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1993
  • Wesley Crusher, "Journey's End," Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1994
  • Wayne McGarrick, "Chasing A Ghost," Sirens, syndicated, 1994
  • Arling, "House of Horror," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1994
  • Cadet, "The Light Brigade," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1996
  • Bilchick, "Ricochet," Gun (also known as Robert Altman's Gun), ABC, 1997
  • Bryan, "Snap Ending," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997
  • Tristan Reedy, "I Can't Get No Satisfaction," The Love Boat: The NextWave, UPN, 1998
  • Gary Barton, "Alienated," Diagnosis: Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Steve/The Fig, "Good Old Days," Guys Like Us, UPN, 1999
  • Will, "The Wallet," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX-TV, 1999
  • "Perchance to Dream," The Invisible Man, Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Ryan Storey, "The Choice," Twice in a Lifetime, PAX-TV, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • The J. Keith van Straaten Show, ACME Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles,2001-?

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 1996, p. 108
    • People Weekly, December 15, 1997, p. 99
    • Scholastic Update, March 9, 1997, p. 8

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