- NAME: Wil Wheaton
- OCCUPATION: Actor
- BIRTH DATE: July 29, 1972 (Age: 41)
- Did You Know?: Wil Wheaton is a member of the International Juggling Association and has a plush toy in his likeness
- EDUCATION: University of California, Los Angeles
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Burbank, California
- Full Name: Richard William Wheaton III
- AKA: Richard William Wheaton
- Nickname: Uncle Willie
- AKA: William Wheaton
- AKA: Wil Wheaton
- ZODIAC SIGN: Leo
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Philosopher geek Wil Wheaton, best known for his roles in the coming-of-age film Stand By Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation, has a huge fan following and is considered an important figure in the "geek" community.
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Wheaton has written an online gaming column for the Onion and produced spin-off books from his website and blogs, such as Dancing Barefoot and The Happiest Days of Our Lives, via his (now-defunct) publishing venture, Monolith Press.
In November 1999, Wheaton married Anne Prince and is father to her two sons from a previous relationship. He credits her with his sanity, saying: "She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding."
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Explore the cast of Stand by Me, the 1986 coming-of-age flick, including Wil Wheaton, who portrayed Gordie; River Phoenix, the wise-guy-yet-wise Chris; Corey Feldman, who played Teddy; Jerry O'Connell, the face of Vern; Kiefer Sutherland, who portrayed Ace; and Richard Dreyfuss, who played the writer. View full biographies, photos, videos and more, only at Biography.com.
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