Willie Aames Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Albert William Upton on 15th July 1960, in Newport Beach, California USA, Willie is an actor, producer, director and writer, probably best known to the world for portraying Tommy Bradford in the TV series “Eight Is Enough” (1977-1981), and as Buddy Lembeck in the TV series “Charles in Chicago” (1984-1990), among other roles. Willie has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1971.

Have you ever wondered how rich Willie Aames is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Willie`s net worth is over $100,000; his wealth could have been larger, however, he invested poorly, and fought alcohol addiction, which has effected his net worth in negatively.

Willie Aames Net Worth $100,000

Willie went to Edison High School, located in Huntington Beach, California, where he showed off his talents in both choir and Madrigal ensemble.

From an early age, Willie was thrown into the entertainment industry; before he turned 10, he had made appearances in such productions as “Gunsmoke”, “Adam-12”, “The Courtship of Eddie`s Father”, and continued with roles in films “Unwed Father” (1974), and “Doctor Dan”, the same year. In 1974, Willie got the part of playing 12 year-old Benjamin Franklin in the TV mini-series “The Lives of Benjamin Franklin” (1974-1975). In 1975 he appeared in the film “The Family Nobody Wanted” (1975), starring Shirley Jones, and made appearances in several TV series, including, “Swiss Family Robinson” (1975-1976) and “Family” (1976-1977), before he got his breakthrough role as Tommy Bradford in “Eight Is Enough” (1977-1981). The series celebrated him as an actor, and also increased his net worth by a large margin; he repeated his role in films “Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion” (1987) and “An Eight Is Enough Wedding” (1989).

In 1982 he starred in the film “Paradise”, directed by Stuart Gillard, and continued with the film “Zapped!” the same year. In 1984 he was selected for the role of Buddy Lembeck in the TV series “Charles in Charge”, and appeared in 126 episodes through 1990, which further increased his net worth. After the show ended, he decided to retire from acting, but returned five years later with his own TV series, entitled “Bibleman” (1995-2004). Since then he has also appeared in such films and TV series as “The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town” (2005) – which he also wrote and directed – then “Harvest Moon” (2015), “Dater`s Handbook” (2016), and “Every Christmas Has a Story” (2016), all of which added to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Willie has been married to actress Winnie Hung since 2014. He has two marriages behind him, firstly to Victoria Weatherman(1979 -84); with whom he has a child, and secondly to actress Maylo McCaslin from 1986 to 2009 – he has a child with her as well.

Willie has had several problems with drug and alcohol abuse, which led to his bankruptcy, adding to the fact that he invested in a now failed TV station. For quite some time, he was forced to take on construction work to support himself.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 15, 1960
Birth place: Newport Beach, California, U.S.
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Actor
Education:Edison High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Winnie Hung (m. 2014), Maylo Upton-Aames (m. 1986–2009), Victoria Averbach (m. 1979–1984)
Children:Harleigh Jean Aames, Christopher Aames
TV shows:Eight Is Enough, Charles in Charge, Bibleman, Zapped!, Paradise, Celebrity Fit Club, The Edge of Night, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, Cut and Run, Dungeons & Dragons
Books:Bibleman Fan Book, The Bibleman Bible, Bibleman Combat Manual: Strategic Training in Bible Memory Verses, The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town, Grace is Enough, The Fiendish Works of Dr. Fear / Conquering the Wrath of Rage: Fear and Rage
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Worked for Regent Sevens Seas as a Cruise Director 2015 on the Mariner and Voyager ships.
2Assistant cruise director on MS Nautica of Oceania Cruise Lines. Performed twice a week as a singer. [September 2010]
3Competing on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club (2005). [July 2005]
4Cruise Director on Oceania Cruise ship Marina [July 2012]
5As of late 2009, he is working his way toward being a fully licensed financial advisor. It is his hope that his experiences will help others get through dire financial straits. [November 2009]
6Cruise director on M/S Regatta of Oceania Cruise Lines [December 2011]
7His first child, a son named Christopher, is a bass player for a rock band.
8One of his first acting jobs as a youngster was in an ad for Phillips 66.
9Father was a firefighter.
10Fondly refers to his character of Bibleman as "a grape in a cape".
11Willie, his wife Maylo McCaslin, his son Christopher Upton, and his son's date were robbed at gunpoint on January 7, 2007, while they were walking around Hollywood. They were not injured.
12Son, Christopher William Upton, was born on 25 June 1981. Daughter, Harleigh Upton (aka "Harleigh Jean Upton") was born on 21 July 1990.
13During his Eight Is Enough (1977) years, he formed a rock band (Willie Aames & Paradise). His band made appearances on an Eight Is Enough (1977) episode, The Easter Seals Telethon, United Cerebal Palsy Telethon & Kids Are People Too.
14Met his second wife, actress Maylo McCaslin, on the set of Rocky Road (1985), a cable-TV show in which he was guest-starring, in 1984.
15The youngest of two older brothers and an older sister.
16Dated his Eight Is Enough (1977) TV sister Connie Needham.


Quotes

#Quote
1[2007 interview] Since I was 9, I'd been told what to say, what to think. I plan to spend the second half of my life free. I've never been happier.
2I never thought of myself as handsome.
3When you're a celebrity, people think they know you, but they don't have a clue.
4[about his church's influence on his finally getting clean and sober] When I listened to this guy on the radio, he seemed to understand what was going on with me. So Maylo and I checked this guy out at his church. We sat in the back and had a terrific time. People were warm and friendly. They didn't seem to mind that I was dressed in leather and that my girlfriend had purple hair. It didn't matter to them what we looked like or who we were. It only mattered that we were there.
5I had older brothers and sisters who were high achievers, and I felt different, misunderstood by my family. That's not my family's fault; it was my perception.
6I didn't become an actor because I wanted to act. Actually, I wanted to become a marine biologist. But most of all, I wanted to be accepted.
7You get to a point where you have one of two choices. You either put a gun to your head or you pray.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Teen Dream - MaleEight Is Enough (1977)
1983Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorParadise (1982)
1980Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or SpecialEight Is Enough (1977)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Every Christmas Has a Story2016TV MovieVernon Hollis
Dater's Handbook2016TV MovieKyle
Harvest Moon2015TV MovieWilliam Stone
Bugtime Adventures2006TV SeriesNarrator
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town2005VideoPastor Keith Pike
Bibleman1995-2004TV SeriesBibleman / Miles Peterson
The Missy Files2003VideoSam Wills
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003Willie Aames
Visual Bible for Kids1998TV MovieBibleman / miles peterson
Charles in Charge1984-1990TV SeriesBuddy Lembeck
An Eight Is Enough Wedding1989TV MovieTommy Bradford
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion1987TV MovieTommy Bradford
Blacke's Magic1986TV SeriesEric Wilson
Dungeons & Dragons1983-1985TV SeriesHank the Ranger
Inferno in diretta1985Tommy Allo
Goma-21984Tony
The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour1983TV MovieTom Swift
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesDanny - Doc's Nephew
Zapped!1982Peyton Nichols
Paradise1982David
Eight Is Enough1977-1981TV SeriesTommy Bradford
Scavenger Hunt1979Kenny Stevens
Family1976-1977TV SeriesT.J. Latimer
Little House on the Prairie1977TV SeriesSeth Johnson
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II1976TV SeriesYoung Wesley Jordache
Swiss Family Robinson1975-1976TV SeriesFred Robinson
Medical Center1971-1975TV SeriesJeff / Eric
We'll Get By1975TV SeriesKenny Platt
The Family Nobody Wanted1975TV MovieDonny
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin1974-1975TV Mini-SeriesBenjamin Franklin at 12
The Waltons1975TV SeriesDanny Comley
Adam-121971-1974TV SeriesBilly Ray Roberts / Little Boy
Runaway on Rogue River1974TV MovieJeff Peterson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1974TV SeriesJeff Peterson
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home1972-1974TV SeriesJamie Boyle
Doctor Dan1974TV MovieAdam Morgan
Unwed Father1974TV MovieGum
ABC Afterschool Specials1974TV Series
Adam's Rib1973TV SeriesBoy
Gunsmoke1971-1973TV SeriesAndy / Tom
The Wide World of Mystery1973TV SeriesWilliam Frankenstein
The Courtship of Eddie's Father1971-1972TV SeriesHarold O'Brien / Scott
Cannon1972TV SeriesPetey Macklin
The Odd Couple1971TV SeriesLeonard
The Edge of Night1956TV SeriesRobbie Hamlin (1983)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town2005Video written by
The Missy Files2003Video creator
BiblemanTV Series 1 episode, 2002 written by - 5 episodes, 1995 - 2003 writer - 3 episodes, 1996 - 2003
Charles in Charge1989-1990TV Series story - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town2005Video
Bibleman1995-2004TV Series 11 episodes
The Missy Files2003Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
F.L.U.I.D.2014Video co-producer
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town2005Video producer
BiblemanTV Series producer - 6 episodes, 1995 - 2002 executive producer - 1 episode, 2001

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star2003"Child Stars on Your Television"
Scavenger Hunt1979"You're the Only One That I Ever Needed"

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town2005Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Life No Regrets2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2015TV SeriesHimself
F.L.U.I.D.2014VideoHimself - Co-Host
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHimself
Today2010TV SeriesHimself
Broke & Famous2009TV MovieHimself
Biography2008TV Series documentary
Celebrity Fit Club2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself (segment "American TV Icon")
1 vs. 1002007TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Mob
E! True Hollywood Story2000-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
20 Greatest Celebreality Moments2006TV MovieHimself
Praise the Lord2005TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
Child Stars: Then and Now2003TV Special documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Daily Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #141989TV Special documentaryHimself - Human Cannonball
Win, Lose or Draw1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #101985TV Special documentaryHimself - Performer
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars1980Himself
The Mike Douglas Show1978-1980TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
The Hollywood Squares1979TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651979TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Battle of the Network Stars VII1979TV SpecialHimself - ABC Team
Family Feud1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Family Feud Special1978TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentary
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Family Guy2011TV SeriesBuddy Lembeck
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesTeen Star nº 36
Bibleman2004-2005TV SeriesBibleman / Miles Peterson

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