Wil Wheaton at the 2013 Wizard World New York Experience Comic Con in Manhattan
|Born||Richard William Wheaton III
(1972-07-29) July 29, 1972
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Residence||Arcadia, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, blogger, voice actor|
|Spouse(s)||Anne Prince (m. 1999)|
|Children||One adopted son, one stepson|
One of the things that drives me crazy is the belief in Hollywood that bittorrent exists solely for stealing things.
If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don’t respect him.
Even when I was little, people would always ask me if I wanted to be a movie star, and I would always say, ‘No, I just want to be an actor.’
I’m guess I’m up to about 70% of normal, which is a real relief. My doctor gave me clearance to go out in public again, so I’ve been able to go to the store and help out a little bit around the house.
When you get a group of kids together, especially boys, the psychology of those kids requires that they find a weak kid or a sensitive kid or a soft kid.
When you say a ‘former child star,’ you may as well say ‘failed child star.’
Even when I was little and going on auditions, it was clear who was there because they wanted to be there, and who was there because their stage parents were making them be there. There was a major difference.
I’ve done a lot of geeky things in my life, but I think the geekiest of all was my first effort to build props and cosplay, when I was about twelve years-old.
Some ISPs are blocking all BitTorrent traffic, because BitTorrent can be used to share files in a piratical way. Hollywood lobbying groups are trying to pass laws which would force ISPs to block or degrade BitTorrent traffic, too. Personally, I think this is like closing down freeways because a bank robber could use them to get away.
People who don’t want to give a creator money are never going to give a creator money.
I would love to find myself in a position where I have to decide, ‘Gosh, do I want to be on a series?’