Willie Aames | Biography

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  • Full Name Willie Aames
  • Occupation Actor, Director, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Jul 15, 1960
  • Age 64 Years, 0 Months
  • Did You Know? Willie’s younger daughter Harleigh Upton is also an actress. She has starred in the 2003 film The Missy Files.
Cast of the CBS series 'Charles in Charge'

Willie Aames | Biography

Aames played Tommy Bradford in over 100 episodes in the ABC series, 'Eight is Enough'

Aames' most recent appearance is as George in the 2021 horror drama film 'Bottle Monster,' released on 8 March 2021

Willie Aames is an award-winning actor and writer who rose to fame for portraying Buddy Lembeck in the CBS series Charles in Charge.

Who is Willie Aames?

Willie Aames is an American screenwriter, actor, TV and film director, and producer. To date, he has starred in over 40 TV series and around ten films. Moreover, the actor holds several credits as writer, director, and producer in the entertainment film.

Willie started his acting career as a child artist. He appeared in minor roles in several late 1960s series like Adam-12, and Gunsmoke. His first significant role was as Leonard Unger in the 1971 ABC series, The Odd Couple.

How old is Willie Aames?

Albert William Upton was born on 15 July 1960 in California, USA. As of 2021, his age is 61 years, and he is still active in the TV and film industry.

Though not much information was available about his parents, his father is said to be a firefighter and has three older siblings - one sister and two brothers. Aames attended Edison High School in California. He was also a member of the school’s singing group and studied music.

TV Shows and Movies

Willie Aames has already dedicated over five decades of his life to the visual entertainment field. His notable works in TV include the 1974 TV series The Lives of Benjamin FranklinWe’ll Get ByMedical Center, among many others. 

Later in 1977, he played Tommy Bradford in over 100 episodes in the ABC series, Eight is Enough. Aames also starred in lead roles of several TV series, including Swiss Family Robinson (1975-1976), Family (1976-1977), The Edge of Night (19783), Dungeons and Dragons (1983-1985), Charles in Charge (1984-1990), Bibleman (1995-2004), and Date My Dad (2017).

Willie’s film credits include his role as Kenny Stevens in the 1979 film Scavenger Hunt and as David in the 1982 adventure film Paradise. He can also be seen in the 1985 Italian thriller drama, Cut and Run and the 2003 comedy movie Dickie Roberts.

What is Willie Aames doing today?

Willie Aames is still into making films and acting. His most recent appearance is as George in the 2021 horror drama film Bottle Monster, released on 8 March 2021.

Personal Life

The star actor has been married thrice and divorced two times until now. He married his first wife, Vicki Weatherman, on 15 December 1979 and had one son Christopher with her. The actor divorced after five years, in 1984. 

Willie tied knots with his Bibleman co-star Maylo McCaslin on 15 March 1986. The couple gave birth to their only child Harleigh Upton on 21 July 1990. However, after 23 years of marriage, they divorced in 2009.

After two divorces, the actor has been married to his current spouse Winnie Hung since 21 March 2014. Winnie is also an actress known for her work in the 2016 TV movie, Dater’s Handbook as Cissy.

Salary and Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Willie Aames is worth around $100 thousand as of 2021. However, there was a time in the mid-2000s when he suffered bankruptcy, causing him to sleep over at friends’ houses, parking garages, and even under bushes. 

The only reason for his downturn was his drinking habit that eventually worsened, and Aames became an addict. He was also addicted to drugs like marijuana and cocaine. It made his lifestyle extremely expensive, and ultimately, he lost all his money.


The 61-year-old actor’s height is around 1.68 meters, which is 5 feet 6 inches.

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