About

Wil Wheaton began acting in commercials at the age of seven, and by the age of ten had appeared in numerous television and film roles. In 1986, his critically acclaimed role in Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me put him in the public spotlight, where he remains to this day. In 1987, Wil was cast as Wesley Crusher in the hit television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Recently, Wil has held recurring roles on TNT’s Leverage and SyFy’s Eureka; he currently recurs on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. He played Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in Felicia Day’s webseries The Guild, and currently hosts Falling Skies: Second Watch, for TNT. Off-camera, he is the creator producer, and host of the wildly successful webseries Tabletop, which is currently in its second season.

As a voice actor, Wil has been featured in video games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Brütal Legend, DC Universe Online, Fallout: New Vegas, and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. He has lent his voice talents to animated series including Family Guy, Legion of Superheroes, Ben 10: Alien Force, Generator Rex, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Teen Titans.

But Wil is much more than just an actor; he’s an author, blogger, podcaster, voice actor, widely-followed original Twitter user, and a champion of geek culture.

Wil personally maintains a popular social media presence, including a popular Tumblr, Facebook page, and Google Plus page. His frequently-cited Twitter account is followed by over 2.3  million people from all over the world.

As an author, he’s published many acclaimed books, among them: Just A Geek, Dancing Barefoot, and The Happiest Days of Our Lives. His latest book is Memories of the Future Volume 1, a humorous and nostalgic episode guide of the first half of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wil has also contributed columns to Salon.com, The AV Club, LA Weekly, and the Suicide Girls Newswire. All of his books grew out of Wil’s immensely popular, award-winning weblog, which he created and maintains at WIL WHEATON dot NET. While most celebrities are happy to let publicists design and maintain their websites, Wil took a decidedly different turn when he started blogging in 2001, when he designed and coded his website on his own.

Wil is widely recognized as one of the original celebrity bloggers, and is a respected voice in the blogging community. In 2003, Forbes.com readers voted WWdN the “Best Celebrity Weblog.” Wil’s blog was chosen by C|Net for inclusion in their 100 most influential blogs, and is an “A” lister, according to Blogebrity.com. In the 2002 weblog awards (the bloggies) Wil won every category in which he was nominated, including “Weblog of the Year.” In 2007, Wil was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Bloggie, alongside Internet powerhouses Slashdot and Fark. In the 2008 weblog awards, Wil was voted the “Best Celebrity Blogger,” and in 2009 Forbes named him the 14th most influential web celebrity. This is all amusing to Wil, who doesn’t think of himself as a celebrity, but is instead, “just this guy, you know?”

Wil can be reached by email if you can decode the following: wil at wilwheaton dot net.

For a full list of credits, see IMDb or Wikipedia.

Professional inquiries can be made at the following, as appropriate:

Management: Christopher Black at OPUS Entertainment.

TV and Theatrical Agent: Stone Manners Salners Agency.

Voice Acting and Endorsements: Wes Stevens and Tom Lawless at VOX.

Conventions and personal appearances: Erin Gray at Heroes For Hire.

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36 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey Wil. Question for you, one beer nut to another: if someone were to bring along a bottle of a local (to him) micro-brew to a Con where a second person also happened to be (perhaps as a special guest), what would this second person like this bottle to contain? A Scotch Ale? Imperial IPA? Doppelweizenbock? Just curious, ya know… ;-)

    Awesome to see you back at your w1lwhe4t0n.n3t spot!!

    Have a safe trip our way and see you this weekend!!

    1. Oh, a person never says no to a delightful local craft beer when it is presented to a person at a con.

      A person loves all kinds of ales, and a person is grateful to accept whatever is offered.

  2. Hey Wil, the first sentence in you “about” section has a grammar and a punctuation error.

    The grammar error is that you should delete the word “who,” or you need to put in another verb (since it’s currently a free-floating dependent clause). The punctuation error is that you should add a comma between “Theory” and “Doctor”. Not trying to be an annoying grammarian, but this is presumably your public face for people interested in learning more about you, so I figured you’d want to put your best foot forward.

      1. Hey Wil – I’m also just a guy.
        I think you might be interested to read about Obsidian Entertainment’s new kickstarter for an old school RPG. You’re in the position to repost this on Google+ it and really make a difference in helping get this game made. I don’t work for Obsidian, but I like your work on reviewing games and I know you have a love for the genre.

        I love to see artists being able to work directly for fans without all the corporate financial interests getting in the way.

        http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity?ref=search

      2. No problem. There’s also a typo in paragraph three, where you probably want a preposition like “on” between the words “runs” and “Day’s”. Interestingly, I just noticed that there’s a typo in my initial comment, so I’m not in a position to criticize anyone; but I thought that since journalists might end up cribbing from this when they write about you that you’d want it to be perfect.

  3. Hi Wil! I just wanted to say I loved your conference at Comiccon in Montreal, and I loved being able to meet you (I had a pic taken with you), however briefly. I just watched the Eureka pilot… I know, a bit late… OMG it’s so good! Why the hell was it cancelled?!!

    That’s it. I can’t wait to see you in it. ‘Night!

    Manon

  4. My husband and I were discussing, what kind of beer should we brew for Christmas… I was thinking something with mulled spices, but we don’t have a good recipe. Hubby suggested, “why don’t you ask Wil Wheaton, he might have a good suggestion.” So, here I am, asking you as one home brewer to another, what would you brew for Christmas?

  5. Thanks Wil,

    Just finished Just a Geek. Had to comment, though, on what a huge disappointment it was. I mean, when given the opportunity to give a geek code (p. 243), you failed to use Data’s delightfully complex access code from ya know, that one TNG episode. Tisk, tisk.

    Patrick

    (Yes yes, it wasn’t technically part of the book blah blah not the droids you’re looking for.)

  6. Hello Wil,
    Let me first say I am a big fan of all your work. I just finished an Audible.com book called Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi. It has re-enforced my ‘fan-dom’ of your work. I also purchased a couple more books with your performances in them. Keep up the great work! Many blessings to you and yours. Thank you for the entertainment. Chris

  7. Hi Will,

    Just wanted to say I listened to your audiobook reading of of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

    I just wanted to say it was by far the best audiobook I’ve listened to in some time- I found your characterizations to be very funny, detailed and just about exactly as I’d imagined them when I first read the book.

    Incidentally, I’ve now moved onto your reading of Redshirts by John Scalzi .
    The scene with the drunken Kerensky has me laughing out loud on my morning train ride to my great embarrassment and the bemusement of my fellow passengers.

    Good work Sir,

    John

  8. My apologies, I tried to find a better place to ask this… is it okay if I link to here from my site? I don’t expect it to be a big deal but I’d rather ask than not ask.

  9. Typo alert! I don’t think TableTop runs Geek & Sundry. I mean, sure, it’s a pretty big deal, but I think your show runs ON Geek & Sundry. Just sayin’

    Keep up the geek work!

  10. Mr. Wheaton, I was watching EUReKA last night and it was the first episode of Season 5 – I was wondering how many retakes you had to do when you were talking about the Adrenaline Suppression System or A.S.S. without people just busting out laughing – because I just about died laughing myself – thanks for almost bringing me to tears laughing you really are an awesome actor and fantastic human being!!

  11. ~ Curling ~
    Wil,
    My old curling teammate Cristi (she was the one wearing the ridiculous pink hat) got to play Curling with you recently, sounds like you enjoyed playing the game. I never thought too much of Curling until I actually played it in a competitive league, it’s a complicated and “cool” sport.

  12. Mr. Wheaton, I’d like to thank you for saving my life. A few weeks ago you posted a sign on your tumblr page. That day I was working with my dad, laying tile in someone’s apartment. Sometimes that can be a bit stressfull, but that day was going good. We had the radio playing all day, I was laying tile pretty easily with no problems.. It was a really good day, all in all.

    But as we were coming home, there was an 18-wheeler coming towards us on the other side of the street. I thought to myself “If I was driving the van and Dad wasn’t here, I’d turn the steering wheel and put the van right in front of that huge truck. Just end it all.” I wasn’t, however, so we made it home just fine. I walked inside and Dad left to go somewhere else. Mom was out with Aunt Harriet so I was all alone. I didn’t know just how dark of a mood I was in. Not until I got online and was checking out my e-mail. As a fan, I follow you on Facebook and Tumblr e-mails me once a week and shows me some of your posts. I was looking at that Tumblr e-mail and saw that picture, a big black square with white lettering. It said “If you’re looking for a sign not to kill yourself tonight, this is it.”

    I sat, staring at that sign for the longest time, finally realizing just how dark my thoughts actually were. I got up and walked into the living room. Right then, my mom came home. Right away she asked me what was wrong. “Why are you so down?” “I don’t know,” I replied. But it got me thinking.

    I have epilepsy and when I first started getting my prescriptions at Walmart, they gave me a bunch of papers with them, listing all the side effects. They stopped doing that some time ago. So I looked up my medication online. And there it was in huge blinking neon letters:

    “Patients who take Epitol may be at increased risk of suicidal thoughts or actions. The risk may be greater in patients who have had suicidal thoughts or actions in the past. Watch patients who take Epitol closely. Contact the doctor at once if new, worsened, or sudden symptoms such as depressed mood; anxious, restless, or irritable behavior; panic attacks; or any unusual change in mood or behavior occur. Contact the doctor right away if any signs of suicidal thoughts or actions occur.”

    I used to be depressed, so feelings of depression didn’t feel out of place to me. But thinking suicidal thoughts on a day that was going so well, should have. And did, once I realized where my thoughts actually were. Had your sign not been in my e-mail, who knows? I had no idea how dark my thoughts actually were until your sign shook me up and got me to realize what was going on.

    Thank you for saving my life.

  13. Wil–

    I just caught an interview you did about “Stand By Me”, and your candor about the experience made me wonder something:

    Can you look at that film, or for that matter ANY performance you’ve given, and not re-live, at least in part, the making of that part of your body of work, or are you able to just watch it and enjoy it (ostensibly) like the rest of us can?

    As I watched this interview, I imagined you watching this story about reminiscence while at least internally reminiscing about making each scene and the circumstances you remember about being “on set”.

    It makes me almost sorry, especially within the context of “Stand By Me”, that perhaps you have been robbed of the simple joy of just letting the story, for the story’s sake, unfold before you.

    At any rate: I’m an appreciator of your work, but a huge proponent of you as a person. I rediscovered you through TableTop, and have found myself falling down the Internet Rabbit Hole and watching your “stuff” from time to time.

    Bravo, Mr. Wheaton. To have experienced so much, and to be so delightfully real is a true accomplishment.

    Bravo.

    ab

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