Wil Wheaton Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Richard William Wheaton III was born in Burbank, California, on July 29, 1972, to Richard William Wheaton, a medical specialist by profession, and actress Debra Nordean.
He has two siblings, a brother Jeremy and a sister Amy; the latter also acted alongside him in the 1987 film ‘The Curse’.
Wil started his acting career at the tender age of seven with several appearances in commercials of big brands. He made an appearance alongside comedian Bill Cosby in a commercial of ‘Jell-O Pudding Pops’.
After the early popularity of these commercials, Wil started to get better opportunities in the show business.
Wil Wheaton married Anne Prince on November 7, 1999, and adopted one of her two sons from her previous relationship.
A long-time fan and follower of the Los Angeles Kings ice hockey team, Wil attends their games regularly at the Staples Center.
He was graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles.
Wil Wheaton made his acting debut in 1981 on television with a role in a television film titled ‘A Long Way Home’, in which he played the character of ‘Donald Branch’.
A year later, he appeared as ‘Amos Cotter’ in the American anthology series for teenagers, ‘CBS Afternoon Playhouse’.
In the ensuing years, Wil made appearances in several films and television shows including ‘13 Thirteenth Avenue’ as ‘Willie’, ‘The Last Starfighter’, ‘The Buddy System’ as ‘Tim’, ‘Highway to Heaven’ as ‘Max’, ‘St. Elsewhere’, ‘Disneyland’ as ‘Ehrich Weiss / Harry Houdini’, and ‘Family Ties’ as ‘Timothy Higgins’.
In 1987, Wil was signed for the role of ‘Wesley Crusher’ in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, an American science-fiction television series in the Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry.
The series also had actors like Brent Spiner, Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Jonathan Frakes, Denise Crosby, Gates McFadden, and Marina Sirtis alongside him. He played one of the lead characters in the show between 1987 and 1994.
He played several important roles in the coming years, mostly in films. He also played a couple of significant roles on television apart from making numerous guest appearances in other shows.
In 1991, he appeared in the American action drama film ‘Toy Soldiers’, directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., which starred Sean Astin, Louis Gossett Jr., Mason Adams, Andrew Divoff, and Denholm Elliott alongside him.
In the late 1990s and the 2000s, he appeared in several films including ‘The Liars’ Club’, ‘Pie in the Sky’, ‘Flubber’, ‘Fag Hag’, ‘Jane White Is Sick & Twisted’, ‘Neverland’, and ‘Americanizing Shelley’.
He also worked in several important independent films and television films like ‘It Was Him or Us’, ‘The Day Lincoln Was Shot’, ‘Book of Days’, ‘Four Fingers of the Dragon’, and ‘Loki and SageKing Go to GenCon’, besides making guest appearances in various television shows like ‘Guys Like Us’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘Numb3rs’, ‘Criminal Minds’, and ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
Wil Wheaton has a net worth of $500 thousand.