How much is Wil Wheaton worth?
|Net Worth:||$700 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||July 29, 1972|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Wil Wheaton
Wil Wheaton, whose full name is Richard William Wheaton III, is an American actor, blogger, television personality, voice actor, and writer. He made his film debut in the 1982 coming-of-age film “Stand by Me”. Several years later, he landed his breakthrough role of Wesley Crusher in “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
Throughout the next few decades, he continued to take part in various projects in the film industry such as “Toy Soldier”, “Flubber”, “Legion of Super-Heroes” and “The Guild among many others. Since the 2000s, he is also a best-selling author of multiple novels such as “Dancing Barefoot”, “Just a Geek”, “The Happiest Days”, and “Memoirs of the Future”.
How Did Wil Wheaton Get So Rich?
The actor became rich when he joined the television series “Star Trek” in the early stages of his acting career. In the mid-1980s, Wheaton was already landing multiple roles on television. In 1987, he landed his breakthrough role in the science fiction television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. He went on to reprise the leading role of Wesley Crusher in the series for the first four seasons from September 1987 to June 1991. Because of his outstanding performance, he earned more than $1.5 million in total and his name rose to stardom.
Shortly after his inclusion in the popular series, Wil’s notoriety continued to be highlighted by a number of webcomics such as “Arcane Times”, “Something Positive”, and “Abstruse Goose”. He continued his post-“Star Trek” momentum with roles in the films “Toy Soldiers”, and several independent films, including “The Good Things” from 2001. From all of his roles on television productions, he has earned millions of fans and dollars and by the early 2000s, his net worth was already exceeding $5 million.
Why is he so famous?
Wheaton became famous when he began acting in the 1980s. He was born on July 29, 1972, in Burbank, California. He’s one of the three children to Richard, a medical specialist, and Debra Wheaton, a well-known actress. Both of his siblings, sister Amy and brother Jeremy, had uncredited roles in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and his sister also appeared in the 1987 film “The Curse”, where Wil also has a leading role.
He attended the Crescenta Valley High School from which he graduated in 1990. A couple of years before that, when he was just nine years old, he made his television debut in the television film “A Long Way Home”. The following year, he landed his first cinema role in the animated film “The Secret of NIMH” and took part in the coming-of-age film “Stand by Me” (a film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Body”), which helped him gain some popularity and other acting roles in the entertainment business. Around 1993, he also earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles).
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes Wil Wheaton so successful are his appearances on television, video games, comics, and audiobooks. Concurrently with his acting, Wheaton also became a voice actor. He has used his voice for multiple animations, audiobooks, and video games such as “Grand Theft Auto”, “Teen Titans Go”, “Family Guy”, and “Generation Rex” to name a few. Among some of the audio books that he narrated are “Ready Player One”, “Armada”, “Redshirts”, and “Chronicles of Amber”.
He’s also a proactive writer who runs his own blog and has founded a few publishing companies. After founding his independent publishing company “Monolith Press”, he released his memoir titled “Dancing Barefoot”. He is also a known politics fan who has supported and campaigned for many foundations and politicians such as EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundations), Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders. Most recently, while appearing in the television projects “Dark Matter”, “Supergirl”, and “Rent-A-Pa!”, he began working as the moderator of the MATHCOUNTS National Competition.
Wil Wheaton is a multi-talented television star. During his four-decades-long career in the film industry, he has starred in hundreds of television series, films, video games, web shows, and animation. Most recently, he became a producer and host of several projects such as “Table Top” and “Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana”. From all of his work and professions, the “Star Trek” actor has earned many awards and currently has a net worth of $10 million.