SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Actor Wil Wheaton attends CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 25, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Happy 48th birthday to Wil Wheaton!

Wheaton was born Richard William Wheaton III on July 29, 1972. He’s known for his portrayal of Wesley Crusher on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” as well as a range of other projects. He played Gordie Lachance in the film “Stand by Me” and Joey Trotta in “Toy Soldiers,” to name a few.

Here are some photos of Wheaton over the years!

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!