Wishing a very happy 37th birthday to Wil Wheaton, born today in 1972.
While most recognize Wil for his roles as Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Gordie in Stand By Me (1986), Wil has enjoyed a successful career as a voice actor starting as far back as 1982 when he voiced Martin in Don Bluth’s animated classic The Secret of N.I.M.H. He has since voiced several lead and supporting characters in video games (Grand Theft Auto series, Ghost Recon series, Everquest II) and animated TV series such as Aqualad on Teen Titans, Cosmic Boy on Legend of Super Heroes, Blue Beetle on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, and Mike Morningstar/Darkstar on Ben 10: Alien Force.
Wil founded an independent publishing company in 2003, Monolith Press. He is the author of three memoirs: Dancing Barefoot (Monolith Press, 2003), Just a Geek (O’Reilly Media, 2004), and The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Monolith Press, 2007). Most recently, Wil published Sunken Treasure: Wil Wheaton’s Hot Cocoa Box Sampler which includes a collection of his favorite pieces from his blog and books, fiction excerpts, a production diary from his guest role on Criminal Minds, and a script he wrote and performed at the ACME Comedy Theater.