Willie Aames

Lowest Rated: 7% Zapped! (1982)
Birthday: Jul 15, 1960
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
American actor Willie Aames, born Albert William Upton, spent his youth working steadily on television and occasionally in low-budget foreign and domestic features. He first began making guest appearances on television in 1969. In 1975, he was cast in Irwin Allen's short-lived adventure series The Swiss Family Robinson. One of his co-stars was a young Helen Hunt. By this time, he had also appeared in a few television movies, including Unwed Father (1974). In 1977, Aames began a long stint in one of his best-known roles, that of rebellious teen Tommy Bradford in the popular domestic comedy/drama Eight Is Enough. With his mop of dark blonde hair, slim physique, and handsome face, Aames became a popular teen idol. In 1979, Aames made his feature-film debut in Scavenger Hunt. When Eight Is Enough was finally canceled in 1981, Aames went on to appear in a couple more films, including Zapped (1982), before returning to series television in the role for which he may be best remembered, as Scott Baio's irresponsible foil in the sitcom Charles in Charge (1984-1990). Through this period he continued to show up in movies. Through much of the '80s, Aames battled with cocaine and depression and became notorious in Hollywood for his erratic behavior. By the time Charles was canceled in 1990, he had cleaned up his act, become a born-again Christian, married for the second time, and in 1991, decided to move to Kansas City where he became a producer and director of videos and commercials. In the mid-'90s, he began starring as an evangelical superhero in the Bibleman series of youth-oriented musical videos.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet One Small Indiscretion Mr. Peterson 2017
No Score Yet Christmas Makeover Actor 2016
No Score Yet Every Christmas Has a Story Vernon Hollis 2016
No Score Yet Dater's Handbook Actor 2016
No Score Yet Harvest Moon William Stone 2015
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Himself $22.8M 2003
No Score Yet Bibleman: Conquering the Wrath of Rage Bibleman 2000
No Score Yet An Eight Is Enough Wedding Actor 1989
No Score Yet Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion Tommy 1987
No Score Yet Cut and Run Tommy Allo 1985
No Score Yet Killing Machine Tony 1985
No Score Yet Paradise David 1982
7% Zapped! Peyton Nichols 1982
No Score Yet Scavenger Hunt Kenny Stevens 1979
No Score Yet Frankenstein William Frankenstein 1973

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
Director Buddy Lembeck
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Seth Johnson
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Danny
  • 1975
  • 1973
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Tom
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Leonard
  • 1971

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