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Wil Wheaton Biography

Birth Name:
Richard William Wheaton III
Birth Place:
Burbank, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


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