He is an American actor, voice actor, author, and blogger who is well known for his unique talent in the film industry. His full name is Richard William Wheaton III and is famous for his role in the television series ‘Star Trek.’ He has been featured in other films like ‘Flubber,’ and ‘Toy Soldiers,’ and many others. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Wil Wheaton in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Wheaton was born in the year 1972 on July 29 in California. His parents are Debra Nordean, an actor and Richard William Wheaton Jr., a medical specialist. He has a sister and a brother who also had roles in the series ‘Star Trek.’ Wil Wheaton graduated from the University of California.
Wheaton is an excellent fan of Ice hockey, and he often is seen at the Staples Center when the Los Angeles Kings are playing. He also supports mental health NGO to create awareness for the conditions since he suffered from anxiety disorders and chronic depression.
In 1999, he married his girlfriend, Anne Prince. The family lives in Arcadia together with other two sons that Prince had from her previous relationship. He is known to be a decent and cheerful person who dislikes controversies.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He rose into fame in 1981 in the TV film ‘A Long Way Home.’ For several years he dedicated his time and talent to the series ‘Star Trek ‘ acting as Wesley Crusher. He later relocated to Topeka, Kansas where he got a job in a hardware and software company. His task included to develop, and test, and as a technology evangelist for the product.
He then moved back to Los Angeles where he enrolled in an acting school for five years to polish his acting career. In 1990 and 2000 he ventured into film again and appeared on various films such as ‘The Good Things,’ and ‘Jane White is Sick & Twisted.’
Wheaton is also known for his skills as a voice actor. His voice is heard on different video games, animated movies, comic books, live shows, and audiobooks. At the age of ten, he did the voice for the Science fiction film known as ‘The Secret of NIMH.’ He has also given his voice on various cartoons such as ‘Teen Titans,’ and ‘Ben 10.’
In the field of writing, he has recorded some of his audiobooks; they include ‘Just A Geek,’ ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives,’ and many others. He runs his blog called Wil Wheaton Dot Net that has become a successful online platform to post online games and other materials.
Through his passion and hard work, Wil Wheaton has won various awards such as the Young Artist Award in 1987 & 1989, and International Academy Award of Web Television Awards. He also won the Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award in 2002. Other achievements include several nominations for different awards such as the Streamy Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Wheaton has an estimated net worth of $1 million. His fortune comes from the many films that he has done, lending his voice to famous television shows and the blog that he runs. His many years of experience has made him succeed in the film industry, and if he continues giving his fans what they require, he will grow even more.
Wil Wheaton is a humble and hardworking man who is an inspiration to many people. He is an icon, and due to this, an asteroid was named after him.