• Wil Wheaton is a famous actor
  • He starred in 'Star Trek'
  • Learn more about what he's been up to lately

Wil Wheaton was born on July 29, 1972, in California, and he started his acting career when he was a child with some appearances in advertisements before making his official acting debut in the television film A Long Way Home in 1981.

During the 1980s he gained international recognition for his appearances in films like The Last Starfighter and Stand By Me, which eventually led to him being cast in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Mixed opinions about Star Trek's "Wesley Crusher"

Wil Wheaton played the role of "Wesley Crusher" in Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) from 1987 to 1994. There were different opinions about his character, some fans liked him and others didn't, but it is true that it was and still is one of the most relevant points of his professional career.

After TNG he moved to Kansas and started to work at a tech company and later returned to Los Angeles to improve his acting skills by taking classes.

For many years Wil Wheaton has been very active in several online platforms like WIL WHEATON dot NET, a blog where he writes mostly about video games and science-fiction topics.

He has also made numerous appearances at conventions and is well known for playing video games onstage. Fans also remember him for his appearance in The Big Bang Theory where he played a fictionalized version of himself in several episodes. 

Wil Wheaton speaks during the unveiling of The Big Bang Theory, Los Angeles, 2019

What is Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton doing now?

Nowadays Wil Wheaton hosts Tabletop, an online show where he plays board games with different stars. He has written several books like Just a Geek, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, and Hunter, among others. 

He also records narrations for several books including his own written works and also works as a voice talent for several animated shows. Wil Wheaton frequently gives Instagram updates about his personal and professional life.

Wil Wheaton and his wife Anne Wheaton at the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, California, 2016

Wil Wheaton has opened up about mental health issues

Regarding his personal life, he has been happily married to Anne Wheaton since 1999. He is also very concerned about mental health issues and has opened up about his own struggle with chronic depression and anxiety.

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