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Also Known As: Albert William Upton Died:
Born: July 15, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newport Beach, California, USA Profession: actor, producer

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Willie Aames was widely known for his acting on the big screen. In 1995, he starred in a video series and annual touring performances as the Christian superhero Bibleman. In 1990, he hosted the game show "The Krypton Factor" (ABC). In 1974, he portrayed a 12-year-old Benjamin Franklin in the miniseries "Benjamin Franklin" (CBS). In 1976, he appeared in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man Book II" (ABC). In 1972, he voiced the character of Jamie Boyle in the animated series "Wait till Your Father Gets Home." Aames began his acting career with roles in the series "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975) and "The Edge of Night" (CBS, 1955-1985). He also was featured in the miniseries "Frankenstein" (1972-73). Aames started in the industry by acting in films like "Scavenger Hunt" (1979). He then appeared in "Zapped!" (1982), "Paradise" (1982) and the action film "Killing Machine" (1986) with Jorge Rivero. He spent the eighties through the early 2000s tackling film roles in "Cut and Run" (1986) with Lisa Blount and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003) with David Spade. Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes (03/24/89)" (NBC, 1988-89). Aames most...

Willie Aames was widely known for his acting on the big screen. In 1995, he starred in a video series and annual touring performances as the Christian superhero Bibleman. In 1990, he hosted the game show "The Krypton Factor" (ABC). In 1974, he portrayed a 12-year-old Benjamin Franklin in the miniseries "Benjamin Franklin" (CBS). In 1976, he appeared in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man Book II" (ABC). In 1972, he voiced the character of Jamie Boyle in the animated series "Wait till Your Father Gets Home." Aames began his acting career with roles in the series "Gunsmoke" (CBS, 1955-1975) and "The Edge of Night" (CBS, 1955-1985). He also was featured in the miniseries "Frankenstein" (1972-73). Aames started in the industry by acting in films like "Scavenger Hunt" (1979). He then appeared in "Zapped!" (1982), "Paradise" (1982) and the action film "Killing Machine" (1986) with Jorge Rivero. He spent the eighties through the early 2000s tackling film roles in "Cut and Run" (1986) with Lisa Blount and "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star" (2003) with David Spade. Additionally, he appeared on the television special "Super Bloopers & New Practical Jokes (03/24/89)" (NBC, 1988-89). Aames most recently appeared in "Harvest Moon" (Hallmark Channel, 2015-). Aames was married to Maylo McCaslin and had two children.

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 Harvest Moon (2015)
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 Killing Machine (1986) Tony
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 Cut and Run (1986) Tommy
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 Zapped! (1982) Peyton Nichols
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 Paradise (1982) David
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 Scavenger Hunt (1979) Kenny Stevens
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1971:
Originated the role of Leonard Unger, the son of Felix Unger (Tony Randall), on ABC's "The Odd Couple"
1972:
Voiced the character of Jamie Boyle in the animated series "Wait till Your Father Gets Home"
1974:
Portrayed a 12-year-old Benjamin Franklin in the miniseries "Benjamin Franklin" (CBS)
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)
1976:
Appeared in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man Book II" (ABC)
1977:
Landed the role of Tommy Bradford in the sitcom "Eight is Enough" (ABC)
1979:
Made his film debut in "Scavenger Hunt"
1982:
Co-starred with Scott Baio in the comedy "Zapped!"
1983:
Played Robbie Hamlin on the ABC soap opera "The Edge of Night"
1983:
Voiced Hank on the cartoon "Dungeons & Dragons" (CBS)
1984:
Was cast in the role of Buddy Lembeck in "Charles in Charge"
1990:
Hosted the game show "The Krypton Factor" (ABC)
1995:
Starred in a video series and annual touring performances as the Christian superhero Bibleman
2005:
Appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club 2"
2008:
Returned for VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp"
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Education

Edison High School: Huntington Beach , California -

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wife:
Victoria Weatherman. First wife.
wife:
Maylo McCaslin. Actor. Second wife.

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daughter:
Harleigh Jean Upton. Born on July 21, 1990; mother, Maylo McCaslin.

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