Richard “Wil” Wheaton III is a Film and Voice Actor, Blogger, and Writer best known for his roles in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand by Me, Toy Soldiers, Eureka, The Big Bang Theory and Dark Matter. Among his current projects, he is the host and co-creator of the Youtube board game show TableTop.
Wheaton has worked as a voice actor in cartoons, video games, audiobooks, and anime, beginning with the role of young Martin Brisby in The Secret of NIMH at age 10. His most noteworthy credits include his roles in Teen Titans, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, DC Universe Online, Kyle + Rosemary, Family Guy, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and many others.
Wheaton’s online presence on his website WIL WHEATON dot NET—which he proudly maintains and codes himself—has made him a sort of unofficial spokesperson for the “geek/nerd” community. His convention appearances, blogging, podcasts, enthusiastic computer gaming and even a stint as a tech developer for the Video Toaster 4000 have further underscored Wheaton’s professional geek status. In 2009 Forbes named him among the most influential web celebrities, and his Twitter account now boasts upwards of 3 million followers.