Richard William Wheaton III is shortly known as Wil Wheaton. He is a well-known actor, writer, and blogger based in America. He gained prominence by portraying Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, a television series, in Stand by Me as Gordie Lachance, in Flubber as Bennett Hoenicker, and in Toy Soldiers as Joey Trotta. He has made several appearances in voice acting roles on CBS sitcom and was also the co-creator and host of TableTop, a most popular board game on YouTube.
Wil Wheaton was born in 1972 on 29th July in California. He is the son of Richard William Wheaton and Debra “Debbie” Nordean. His father was a medical specialist, and his mother was an actress. Wil has one sister and one brother named Jeremy and Amy. Both her brother and sister appeared in the episode of the most famous film Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wil’s sister Amy also appeared with him in a film entitled “The Curse” in 1987.
Wil also described that the relationship or his mother and father wasn’t good as his father was quite abusive to his mother and him.
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Wheaton started his career by acting in a film titled “A Long Way Home,” and for the first time, his cinema role was in an animated film titled “The Secret of NIMH.” He then made his appearance in The Last Starfighter and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. He got popularity for his role in Stand by Me as Gordie Lachance. For four years, he played a role in four seasons of the popular series Star Trek: The Next Generation by playing the role of Wesley Crusher.
In movies, Wheaton was a good voice actor and has worked in many audiobooks, animation, and video games. He has worked in many cartoons as a voice artist; some of his best include Family Guy, Aqualad, Teen Titans, Kyle + Rosemary, The Brave and the Bold, and more.
While studying at UCLA, Wil was living with Chris Hardwick as they both were roommates. Chris and Wil met at a show in California named Arachnophobia. In 1999, Wheaton married Anne Prince, and they both lived happily in California, and Wil accepted two sons of Anne Prince from her ex-boyfriend. Wheaton legally adopted one son of Anne Prince when he turned 19. Will is an enthusiast of technology, computer, and the internet.
He gave a statement that he is a longtime fan of his favorite Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Dodgers, and even he has seen many games of them by visiting Dodger Stadium. Wheaton has some health issues, which include chronic depression and anxiety disorder. He got inspired by his issues and has decided to support non-profit organizations of mental health that help in raising awareness among the general public. He is also a great atheist.
The estimated net worth of Wil Wheaton, who is a writer and actor, is around $500 thousand.