Wil Wheaton is a well-known American actor who is also a writer, voice actor, and blogger. He is best known for portraying the role of Wesley Crusher in the TV series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. He has had recurring roles in many television series. Wheaton has also successfully appeared in many films including ‘Stand by Me’. Keep reading to know more about Wil Wheaton’s net worth in 2018.
Wil Wheaton Early Life
Richard William Wheaton III was born on July 29, 1972, in Burbank, California to his parents Richard William Wheaton, Jr. and Debra Nordean “Debbie” Wheaton. He has two siblings.
Wheaton began his career as a child actor and started appearing in the made-for-television film. He is attracted to technology, internet, and computers.
In November 1999, Wil Wheaton got married to Anne Prince. The family currently resides in Arcadia, California along with Prince’s two children from her previous relationship. He has legally adopted her children.
He is a liberal and has criticised the plan of George W. Bush. He supports the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He is a major fan of the ice hockey team Los Angeles Kings. He is also an avid fan of Los Angeles Kings. Wheaton is known to have chronic depression and anxiety disorder.
Wil Wheaton Career
Wil Wheaton began his career by appearing in the TV film ‘A Long Way Home’ in 1981. He has also appeared in many other TV movies including ‘13 Thirteenth Avenue’, ‘The Defiant Ones’, ‘Long Time Gone’, ‘The Last Prostitute’, ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’, ‘It Was Him or Us’, ‘The Day Lincoln Was Shot’, ‘Book of Days’, and ‘Four Fingers of the Dragon’.
In 1982, he was seen in an episode of ‘CBS Afternoon Playhouse’. He has guest appeared on many other television shows. From 1987 to 1994, Wheaton was seen in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. His other television credits include ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Leverage’, ‘Eureka’, ‘The Wil Wheaton Project’, and ‘Powers’.
His film credits include ‘Hambone and Hillie’, ‘The Last Starfighter’, ‘The Buddy System’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘The Curse’, ‘Toy Soldiers’, ‘Mr. Stitch’, ‘Pie in the Sky’, ‘Fag Hag’, ‘Deep Core’, ‘Python’, ‘Neverland’, ‘Star Trek’, and ‘Americanizing Shelley’.
He has also appeared in many web series and shows like ‘Revision3’, The Guild’, ‘Table Top’, ‘Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana’, Con Man’, and ‘Critical Role’. As a voice actor, Wheaton has lent his voice in many TV shows and films like ‘The Zeta Project’, ‘Teen Titans’, ‘The Legend of Prince Valiant’, ‘Naruto’, ‘Family Guy’, and ‘Ben 10: Ultimate Alien’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2002, Wil Wheaton won the Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award. He has won two Young Artist Awards from five nominations. He was also nominated for the Streamy Awards in 2010. In 2014, he won the International Academy of Web Television Awards. In 2016, he became the Guinness World Record holder for Longest running video game franchise.
Net Worth of Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton has an estimated net worth of more than $3 million. He began his career at a very young and went on to appear in some films and television shows. He has also provided his voice in many popular TV shows. Part of Wheaton’s wealth comes from appearing in many video games including ‘EverQuest II’, ‘Fallout: New Vegas’, and ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. He runs his own blog and has written or contributed to many books.
Wil Wheaton is considered one of the most popular voice actors in the world. He is a talented person and was a Keynote Speaker at the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo. In his honour, an asteroid was named as ‘391257 Wilwheaton’. He has also done many live shows and has released audiobooks.