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Wil Wheaton began acting in commercials at the age of seven, and by the age of ten had appeared in numerous television and film roles. In 1986, his critically acclaimed role in Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me put him in the public spotlight, where he remains to this day. In 1987, Wil was cast as Wesley Crusher in the hit television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Recently, Wil has held recurring roles on TNT’s Leverage and SyFy’s Eureka; he currently recurs on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory. He played Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in Felicia Day’s webseries The Guild, and currently writes, produces, and hosts The Wil Wheaton Project on Syfy. He is also the creator and host of the multiple award-winning webseries Tabletop, which is about to begin ...more

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message 36: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas

message 35: by Amber

Amber Happy Birthday Wil! Have a great and awesome day! ^_^

message 34: by Danny

Danny Pasichnyk Wow, very cool!:-)

message 33: by Kamala

Kamala this is so cool!!!

thank you for accepting me as one of your many virtual friends. you just made my day!

greetings and blessings to you and your family from germany


Jacqueline Smith Thank you for accepting my friend request, Wil! I'm a big fan and can't wait to read your books!

message 31: by Sandy

Sandy Parsons http://startrek.com/article/wesley-cr...

Talk about your backhanded compliments!

message 30: by Brian

Brian Thanks for accepting my invite!

message 29: by Felix

Felix True Dungeon runner - I hope to see you on a rum! Keep you sense of humor & thanks for the friend acceptance!

message 28: by Dale (last edited Jul 20, 2014 05:45PM)

Dale Thele Wil, thank you for accepting my friend request!
Wishing you the very best!

message 27: by Matthew

Matthew Hey Wil! As always, thanks for the awesome TableTop episodes. I'm very excited about the new season.

I wanted to post my new book review blog here:


I hope you don't mind! I think you and your friends might really enjoy it (although the content is just getting started now). Thanks!

message 26: by S.L.

S.L. Shelton I just saw a post from George Takei about you (he did apologize though).


message 25: by Sandy

Sandy Parsons Got a notice from syfy that your show premieres tonight. Hope it does well!

message 24: by Dimitra

Dimitra Oh my my my!!!
Thank you for accepting my request!
I wish I was one of your friends at tabletop too!
But it's OK, because I have my own team here heheee! :P
Thanks again!!!!!!!!!! Greetings from Greece!

message 23: by Amanda

Amanda Rowan Darling Sheldon Cooper can hate me now! Will Wheaton is MY friend, and I will let him play with my train set <3

Kristine Hansen Thanks for adding me as a friend! I am much honored. :D

message 21: by Charles

Charles Reid Thank you for resurrecting my inner geek. Ready Player One was brilliant. I dont think anyone could have pulled off the reading as well as you did. Now quit screwing around and make more tabletop! (PS moarrrr Felicia!)

message 20: by Shannon (last edited Mar 07, 2014 01:34PM)

Shannon Glenn “just this guy, you know?” Ha. Love the Hitchhiker reference. And thanks for the adding me as a friend. I will now remove you from my list of mortal enemies.

message 19: by Sonny

Sonny Meadows Thanks for the friend add, Wil. Glad to have your acquaintance here on Goodreads!

Ashley Marie Holden Thanks for lending your voice to Ready Player One! It fit perfectly, what with the reference to you as a political figure of that "possible" future. *nudge nudge* =] Really enjoyed it, thanks again!

Michelle Your separated-at-birth identical twin brother works behind the shoe-rental counter at my local bowling alley. Or...have you taken a second job?

message 16: by Lloyd

Lloyd Baron Thanks Buddy for adding me as a friend. It's pretty cool.

Lloyd (Your friend)

message 15: by J.

J. Fenn My horror novel Poe is being published in October, @RogerCorman is following me on Twitter, now Wil Wheaton is a friend on Goodreads...my life is strangely complete.

Wait, this isn't the holodeck, is it?

message 14: by Cedric

Cedric Nye Thank you for accepting my Friend request. I admire your work! "Stand By Me" is one of my all-time favorite movies. You pulled the leech scene off like a freaking genius! I hope you are having an excellent day.
All my best to you and yours,


Big fan of course, from Star Trek and Big Bang. :D

message 12: by Natasa

Natasa Such an honor,thank you! :)
Happy holidays with your lovely family, much love from Greece.

 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) Wow! How cool - Wil Wheaton is my friend! Adore you on Big Bang Theory, and Trek!

Travelling Sunny Your fellow geek thanks you.

Michelle Morrell My kids and I are listening to you read "Ready Player One." At one point I chuckled and said, "He said 'holodeck'" and in unison all three said, "What's a holodeck?" Hello, geek mom FAIL.

Anyway, it's a fantastic rendition of a fantastic book, thanks! I will definitely check out anything you read in the future.

Leonardo Ramirez Dude.

Tamara Haha, I just watched your Diggnation farewell blurb. That was too funny.

Shanna Thanks for the friendship. I loved Hunter and I'm excited to read the rest of your works.

Patrick Heh. Part of me wants to laugh hysterically. Part of me is bemused. The rest of me is hungry.

Nice to meet you, virtually speaking, of course.

message 4: by Yas

Yas Wow, thanks!!
Have a good day!

message 3: by Rai

Rai P.S. I am going to pick up your book Dancing Barefoot too, because as a Trekkie when it comes to your books...


message 2: by Rai (last edited May 05, 2010 12:13PM)

Rai Hi Wil,

I am totally jazzed to have you as a friend! I am a big fan of yours - TNG is one of my all-time favorite shows & I really like your character, Wesley Crusher. I am now going to happily geek out in your comments section... :)



I enjoy reading your blog & I'll be picking up your book, Just a Geek, soon - I look forward to reading it!

Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands


Stephen Embiggen is a fantabulous word

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