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'Star Trek: The Next Generation': What Is Wil Wheaton Doing Now?

Wil Wheaton speaks during SiriusXM's 'Town Hall', Los Angeles, 2016

29. Juli 2019 - 11:00 Uhr / Laura Pérez

You probably remember Wil Wheaton for his role as "Wesley Crusher" in Star Trek: The Next Generation, or for his appearance in other series like The Big Bang Theory. But what is he actually doing now? It seems like he is not only a very talented actor but also a writer!

Wil Wheaton was born in 1972 in California, he started his acting career when he was a child and had some appearances in advertisements before making his official acting debut in the television film A Long Way Home in 1981. During the 1980's 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.

Wil Wheaton at the premiere of Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, Los Angeles, 2001

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 it and some others disliked it, 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.

Wil Wheaton as "Wesley Crusher" in Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1991

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 game 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, and his upcoming novel All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is just around the corner. He also records narration 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 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 he has opened up about his own struggle with chronic depression and anxiety disorders.

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