Richard William Wheaton III is an American actor, voice actor, author, and blogger, famous for his role in the television series Star Trek. He starred in many other projects, so let’s learn more about his life, career, and earnings.
On 29th July 1972, in California, Debra Nordean and Richard William Wheaton Jr. welcomed their son Richard William Wheaton III into this world. His mother is an actress, and his father is a medical specialist. Wheaton has two siblings. He graduated from the University of California.
On 7th November 1999, Wheaton married Anne Prince. Prince has two sons from her previous relationship. One of the sons asked Wheaton to legally adopt him when he was 19, and so Wheaton did. He is very interested in computers, the internet, and technology in general. He is also a big fan of ice hockey and likes to watch his favorite team the Los Angeles Kings play. Wheaton suffered from anxiety disorders and chronic depression, so now he supports mental health NGOs to raise awareness of those conditions.
In 1981, Wheaton appeared in the TV film A Long Way Home. He played his role as Wesley Crusher in the series Star Trek for several years. Once he moved to Topeka, Kansas, he got a job in a hardware and software company. Soon after, he went to an acting school for five years, in Los Angeles, after which he started acting again.
He starred in The Good Things, and Jane White Is Sick & Twisted. Wheaton lent his voice in different video games, animated movies (Teen Titans, and Ben 10), comic books, and audiobooks (Just A Geek, The Happiest Days Of Our Lives, and others). His blog Wil Wheaton Dot Net is used for posting online games and similar materials.
Wheaton has several nominations and won awards including the Streamy Award, the Young Artist Awards, International Academy Award of Web Television Awards, the Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award, and others.
Wil Wheaton’s net worth is estimated at up to $1 million. Most of his income is from numerous films he starred in. His blog also earns him some money. He is known to be a humble and hardworking man. We hope to see more of him.