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Willie Aames



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Every Christmas Has a Story
  • Vernon Hollis
2016
No Score Yet Harvest Moon
  • William Stone
2015
No Score Yet Bibleman Adventure, The: A Fight for Faith
  • Actor
2004
23% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
  • Himself
2003
No Score Yet Bibleman: Conquering the Wrath of Rage
  • Bibleman
2000
No Score Yet Bibleman Adventure, The: The Fiendish Works of Dr. Fear
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Bibleman Adventure, The: Defeating the Shadow of Doubt
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Bibleman Adventure, The: The Incredible Force of Joy
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Bibleman Show: The Six Lies of the Fibbler
  • Actor
1996
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Seth Johnson

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