His convention appearances, blogging, podcasts, enthusiastic computer gaming and even a stint as a tech developer for the Video Toaster 4000, which involved a move to Kansas, have further underscored Wheaton's professional geek status.
And I'm going to do my very best to leave you a planet you can still live on.”Philosopher-geek Wil Wheaton, best known for his roles in the coming-of-age film 'Stand by Me' and 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' has a huge fan following and is considered an important figure in the "geek" community.
From then on, Wheaton worked consistently, but his big breakthrough came with the Rob Reiner coming-of-age film determined the trajectory of his career, as a sort of champion for nerds and computer geeks everywhere, a role that he has perpetuated through his online presence on his blog, podcast and Twitter account and in gaming communities.
Wheaton also has a recurring role as an "evil" version of himself on the popular TV series The Big Bang Theory.
He was graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles.
During his career in 1981, Wheaton made his acting vocation make a big appearance in the TV film A Long Way Home.