Willie Aames

Actor, Producer
Willie Aames worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. He began his acting career with roles in the series "Gunsmoke" (1955-1975) and "The Edge of Night" (1955-1985). He also was ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1960 in Newport Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Harvest Moon 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Broke and Famous: Willie Aames 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Fit Club 1975 - 1976, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Swiss Family Robinson 1975 - 1976, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Teen Stars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Child Stars: Then and Now 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Eight Is Enough: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles in Charge (Syndicated) 1986 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dungeons & Dragons 1983 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Cut and Run 1986 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Killing Machine 1986 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tenth Annual Circus of the Stars 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Charles in Charge 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise 1982 (Movie)

David (Actor)

We're Movin' 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Zapped! 1982 (Movie)

Peyton Nichols (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Eight Is Enough 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Scavenger Hunt 1979 (Movie)

Kenny Stevens (Actor)

We'll Get By 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Dan 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

We'll Get By 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

An Eight Is Enough Wedding (TV Show)

Actor

Family (TV Show)

Actor

Frankenstein (Movie)

William Frankenstein (Actor)

Gunsmoke (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Nobody Wanted (TV Show)

Actor

The Odd Couple (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Willie Aames worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. He began his acting career with roles in the series "Gunsmoke" (1955-1975) and "The Edge of Night" (1955-1985). He also was featured in the miniseries "Frankenstein" (1972-73). In the beginning of his career, Aames acted in films like the Richard Benjamin comedy "Scavenger Hunt" (1979). He next focused his career on film, appearing in "Zapped!" (1982), "Paradise" (1982) and the action movie "Cut and Run" (1986) with Lisa Blount. He also appeared as himself in "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes (03/24/89)" (1988-89). Aames most recently appeared in "Broke and Famous: Willie Aames" (2009-2010). Aames was married to Maylo McCaslin and had two children.

Relationships

Maylo McCaslin

Wife
Married March 15, 1986 Co-wrote Grace is Enough (2008) Separated

Harleigh Upton

Daughter
Born July 21, 1990 mother, Maylo McCaslin

Victoria Weatherman

Wife

EDUCATION

Edison High School

Huntington Beach , California

Milestones

2008

Returned for VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp"

2005

Appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club 2"

1995

Starred in a video series and annual touring performances as the Christian superhero Bibleman

1990

Hosted the game show "The Krypton Factor" (ABC)

1984

Portrayed the role of Buddy Lembeck in "Charles in Charge"; re-teamed with Scott Baio who played the title role

1983

Played Robbie Hamlin on the ABC soap opera "The Edge of Night"

1983

Voiced Hank on the cartoon "Dungeons & Dragons" (CBS)

1982

Co-starred with Scott Baio in the comedy "Zapped!"

1979

Made film debut in "Scavenger Hunt"

1977

Landed the role of Tommy Bradford in the sitcom "Eight is Enough" (ABC)

1976

Appeared in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man Book II" (ABC)

1975

Co-starred in the short lived series "We'll Get By" (CBS)

1975

Had a recurring role as Fred Robinson in ""The Swiss Family Robinson" (ABC)

1974

Portrayed a 12-year old Benjamin Franklin in the miniseries "Benjamin Franklin" (CBS)

1972

Voiced the character of Jamie Boyle in the animated series "Wait till Your Father Gets Home"

1970

Originated the role of Leonard Unger, the son of Felix Unger (Tony Randall), on ABC's "The Odd Couple"

Bonus Trivia

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On Thanksgiving Day 2008, Aames attempted suicide by taking a cocktail of alcohol and pills and slashing his throat after suffering a breakdown.

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Aames held an estate sale on March 26, 2009 at his Olathe, KS home to sell all of his possessions in order to combat the impending foreclosure on his home.

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