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Wil Wheaton          

Actor, Author, Blogger; Plays himself on CBS's "The Big Bang Theory"

A worldwide audience may know him from recent roles as Evil Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Isaac Parrish on Eureka, or Fawkes on The Guild, but Wil Wheaton's successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers.

He continued to build his resume through his teen years as series regular Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation and opposite Robin Williams in Disney's Flubber. But Wheaton is much more than just an actor; he's an author, blogger, podcaster, voice actor, widely-followed original Twitter user, and a champion of geek culture. He currently splits his time between acting and writing. He has recurred for several seasons as Doctor Isaac Parrish on SyFy's hit series Eureka, as computer hacker Cha0s on TNT's Leverage, and as a delightfully evil version of himself on CBS's The Big Bang Theory.

After portraying Axis of Anarchy leader Fawkes in two seasons of Felicia Day's smash hit web series The Guild, she and Wheaton co-created the internet sensation Tabletop, which ran on Day's Premium YouTube channel, Geek and Sundry until 2018. Wil hosted and executive produced the program.

An avid and passionate tabletop and video gamer, Wheaton gave the keynote address to the 2007 Penny Arcade Expo, and delivered the inaugural keynote address to PAX East in 2010. He has been featured on the long-running Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons podcast as the Eladrin Avenger Aeofel.

He is the author of Just A Geek, Dancing Barefoot, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Hunter, and Dead Trees Give No Shelter. He has contributed columns to Salon.com, The A.V. Club, LA Weekly, Playboy, The Washington Post, and the Suicide Girls Newswire.

An accomplished voice actor, Wheaton has lent his talents to animated series including Family Guy, Teen Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. His video game credits include four installments each of the Grand Theft Auto and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series, as well as Fallout: New Vegas, DC Universe Online, and Broken Age. His audiobook narration of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and was one of Goodreads’ 10 Best Narrator and Audiobook Pairings of All Time. He has also lent his voice to titles by John Scalzi, Randall Monroe, and Joe Hill.

Wheaton has earned recognition as an outspoken mental health advocate, chronicling his own journey in his blog and as a public speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. His powerful, candid essay about his struggle with chronic depression and anxiety garnered national attention.

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