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April 11, 2005 — This page hasn't been updated in several years. It will be updated when I redesign WWdN in the coming weeks.

| About Wil | About this site | Credits |

Wil Wheaton first entered the public eye in 1986 with his critically acclaimed performance in Rob Reiner's Stand By Me. He spent his teenage years on the starship Enterprise as a series regular on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Since leaving TNG, Wil has explored a number of different career options. In 1993, Wil put everything he had in a storage locker at Los Angeles Union Station, and tried life as a hobo, riding the rails across the US.

He settled in Florida in early 1995, where he found work at The Waffle House, on route 90. Wheaton had found his calling, it seemed, until a tragic accident known only as "the pigs-in-a-blanket-fiasco" drove him out of the Waffle House, and, ultimately, out of Florida completely.

Heartbroken and disillusioned, Wheaton returned to Los Angeles, and reclaimed his place in the spotlight by writing clever biographies for former child actors.

Wil is currently a writer and performer with the ACME Comedy Theatre, and was recently called "rather remarkable" by the LA Weekly. Upcoming roles include the romantic lead in the dark comedy "Jane White is Sick and Twisted" and a guest starring lead on PAX TV's "Twice In A Lifetime".

Wil currently lives in That Spooky Old House On The Edge of Town. He knows exactly what it is that you're up to, and your parents are going to get a phone call from him. And don't make that face. He can see you, mister, and you're not fooling anyone.

About This Site

In June of 2001, I got an Email that said, "Do you know there is a Yahoo! Club for you?"

I didn't know that, and when I looked at it, I thought, "I need to make myself a website." So that's what I did. I made the lamest website in the world, using the lame Yahoo! PageBuilder, just to see if I could do it.

Much to my surprise, I had over 700 visitors in a few weeks, without being listed in a single search engine. I was so stunned, I thought that I should actually learn HTML, design a site, and have a REAL place on the web.

This site is different from your average celebrity site. As a matter of fact, the only other "celebrity" sites I know of that were written and maintained by the people themselves are Asia Carrera and Roger Avary, so I'm in the company of an academy award winner and a pornstar, which is nice, I think.

When I was looking around the web for design ideas, I looked at "celebrity" sites, and "personal" sites. All the "celebrity" sites just seemed to me like marketing tools, controlled by publicists and professional image-meisters, while the "personal" sites felt to me like some dude sitting at a computer, putting up sutuff that he thought was cool. I much prefered the personal sites, hence the complete absence of flash, huge graphics, and lame "you must join" sections.

This site was built entirely by me. I knew nothing about HTML when I started, and taught myself along the way.


I used Macromedia DreamWeaver 4.0 to do all the pages.

I used Macromedia Flash 5.0 for the animations.

The message board is powered by electrified forum.

My weblog was once run by blogger, then it was run by Greymatter, and now it's powered by Movable Type.

Updated Thursday, 27 September, 2001 1:58 PM: I wrote a lengthy post about the history of this site.

Credits

This site would never have opened without the help and support from the following people, who must be thanked:

For listening to me whine and offering moral support:

Ashley

Loren

Josh

Bendependent

For publicizing the site, and getting people to come here:

Barbara

For understanding why I was so cranky through 6 weeks of learning HTML:

Anne

Nolan

Ryan

For calming the savage beast while I was working:

Radiohead

Underworld

KLON 88.1

For demystifying Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and HTML:

The Visual Quickstart Series of books

The Missing Manuals

I know I forgot at least one person.

I'd also like to thank my mom, and the Academy.

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