Will Wheaton’s long-term mental health issues have had a significant impact on him. The latest news is eagerly awaited by Trekkies and other enthusiasts.
The role of Wesley Crushe, a “boy genius and Starfleet prospect,” on Star Trek: The Next Generation is best recognised for the American actor.
His other notable performances include Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers, Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber, and Gordie Lachance in Stand by Me.
On the popular comedy The Big Bang Theory, Wil frequently played a fictionalised version of himself, which he credits with reviving his career.
Along with narrating multiple audiobooks, he co-created and hosted the YouTube board game show TableTop. He has also narrated two other books, Ready Player One and Ready Player Two.
Update on Wil Wheaton’s mental health: Negative Childhood Trauma
Wil Wheaton struggles daily with mental health conditions like generalised anxiety disorder and persistent depression.
He supports mental health nonprofit groups that are raising awareness of these illnesses after learning from his own experience.
Wil also battled alcoholism, but in January 2021 he declared he had been sober for five years.
Wil disclosed his childhood experiences as an adult. He claimed that his mother encouraged the violence and that his father had been violent toward him as a child.
The 50-year-old added that he has severe mental health issues as a result of his parents making him become an actor against his choice. He began performing when he was just seven years old.
His just-published biography Still Just a Geek captures the emotional impact from his traumatic upbringing. He admitted that it was frequently painful to write the book and that it wasn’t originally as relieving as he had imagined.
Wil used the chance as an opportunity for rehabilitation. I may suffer in silence, or I can speak it out loud and deal with the reality of it, he said.
To make matters worse, the Star Trek actor experienced a terrifying “massive, full-body seizure” in August of last year, which put his health in jeopardy. Fortunately, it wasn’t serious, and with the help of the physicians, his health became better.
Where Is Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton Now?
Wil Wheaton has worked as a writer, blogger, narrator, radio host, and host of podcasts as of 2022.
He also behaves inerratic. His most recent appearances may be found in the TV show Rival Speak as well as the movies S.W.A.T., Star Trek: Picard, and In Search of Tomorrow.
Will took part in the Celebrity Jeopardy season in 2022 as well. He advanced to the finals while representing the National Women’s Law Center by defeating Joel Kim Booster and John Michael Higgins in the semifinals.
The Stand By Me actor has motivated admirers with his remarkable weight loss. He wrote about his weight-loss efforts on his blog in 2016.
Wil admitted that he had to change a lot of his habits, including drinking less beer, eating better, reading and writing more, and exercising to lose weight. He said that he had taken a year off to read more and work on his writing.
Know about Wil Wheaton family
Richard William Wheaton III, also known as Wil Wheaton, was born to Debra “Debbie” Nordean (née O’Connor) and Richard William Wheaton Jr. in Burbank, California, in the United States.
His mother is an actress, while his father is a medical professional. Will has a 46-year-old brother named Jeremy and a 44-year-old sister named Amy.
In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “When the Bough Breaks,” both of his siblings made an uncredited appearance. Wil and Amy both made appearances in the 1987 movie The Curse.
With his wife Anne Prince (they were married on November 7, 1999) and her two sons from a previous relationship, Wil resides in Arcadia, California.
Both Ryan and Nolan Wheaton, Wil’s sons, have been legally adopted.
The actor is of English, Irish, Welsh, German, and French ancestry and has American citizenship.
He has identified himself as an atheist and is non-religious in regard to religion.