Wil Wheaton

  • Birth Name: Richard William Wheaton III
  • Birth Place: Burbank, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • First acting job was at age 7 in a Jell-O commercial opposite Bill Cosby.
  • Asked to be written out of Star Trek: The Next Generation during the show's fourth season; he subsequently returned to the show for several guest appearances.
  • Was a roommate of actor Chris Hardwick when they were both teenagers. 
  • Took a brief break from acting in the early 1990s and took a computer job in Kansas.
  • Published his first book, Dancing Barefoot, a compilation of stories originally published on his blog, in 2004. He published a companion book, Just a Geek, later that year.
  • Has a recurring role on The Big Bang Theory, playing a fictional version of himself.


  • Debbie Wheaton — Mother
  • Jeremy Wheaton — Brother
  • Anne Prince — Wife
  • Ryan — Stepson
  • Amy — Sister
  • Nolan — Stepson
  • Richard Wheaton Jr. — Father


  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States