Star Trek actors Then and Now

Where are your favorite Star Trek cast members today?

#15 Wil Wheaton

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Credit: (Right Photo) Facebook Live / The Ready Room

Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Character name: Wesley Crusher

Age: 48

Wheaton made his debut appearance as Wesley in the series premiere of The Next Generation back in 1987. Wesley, the gifted son of Starfleet officers Jack Crusher and Beverly Crusher, was a regular character in the first four seasons of the series and appeared sporadically in the next three seasons. Wheaton is one of the three Star Trek actors with an asteroid named after them, the two being George Takei and Nichelle Nichols.

After his Star Trek stint, Wheaton appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, and in the roles of Fawkes on the web series The Guild, Colin Mason on TNT’s Leverage, and Dr. Isaac Parrish on Sci-Fi Channel’s Eureka.

Wheaton has also made a career as a host and presenter. He was one of the hosts of the web series TableTop from 2012 to 2017 and has hosted the Star Trek aftershow The Ready Room since its second season.