Willie Aames grew to become a force to reckon with in the movie industry due to his expressive acting style. Today, he is a household name within the showbiz community, having excelled as a screenwriter, actor, and TV/film director.
The American actor’s professional life has had ups and downs throughout his career. But how about his personal life? Was it a smooth ride? Let find out about his personal life as well as professional life in detail.
Who is Willie Aames?
Willie Aames is an American actor, film and television director, television producer and screenwriter. Willie is famous among the public for playing Tommy Bradford, on the 1970s television series Eight Is Enough, Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge and the title character in the direct-to-video series, Bibleman.
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Before Willie’s role in Enough Is Enough, he made several on-screen appearances as a child in the late 1960s. Some of the shows he starred in at the time include Adam-12, Gunsmoke, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Wonderful World of Disney, and many others.
Willie Aames is currently in a marital relationship with actress Winnie Hung, whom he married on March 21, 2014. Prior to their marriage, the actor and Hung, who was his big fan, were pen friends for thirty years. They eventually met face-to-face for the first time in Vancouver after Aames’ ship (where he works) pulled into the area.
There is hardly any information available about Winnie Hung’s personal life and family background, except for the fact that she is having a blissful union with her idol-turned-husband. As of now, the couple does not share any children.
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Winnie’s wedding to the Eight is Enough actor may be her first but the same cannot be said about Aames, as he had two unsuccessful marriage before settling down with Hung. His first marriage was with Vicki Weatherman whom he tied the knot in 1979. Their relationship was separated on 15 December 1984, after almost five years together. They were blessed with one child, Christopher Aames from their time together.
Soon after his separation from his first wife, the actor took the wedding vows with his second wife actress Maylo McCaslin in the year 15 March 1986. The couple’s relationship turned sour after many years of living together as husband and wife, leading to their divorce in 2009. The two share a daughter, Harleigh Jean Aames.
Willie Aames has an estimated net worth of $100 Thousand as of 2019, which he mainly gained from his professional career in the entertainment industry. The average salary of an actor in States is $2,958 per month and earns around $35,000 in a year during the ’90s.
During his flying career during the ’90s, he starred in the movies like Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star with the gross collection of $22 million at the box office. Other than this, his other movie projects involve One Small Indiscretion, Christmas Makeover, Harvest Moon to name few.
YouTube: The Trailer of the movie Dickie Roberts Former Child Star.
In contrast to his movie appearances, he also appeared in the famous Tv series like Charles in Charge, Little House in the Prairie, The Waltons, Gunsmoke and more.
The likes of 50 Cent and Nicolas Cage are not only big celebrities who went from being famous and rich to being involved in spending sprees that resulted in the bankruptcy. When Willie Aames was at around the ’20s, his peak year, his net fortunes were above a million dollars.
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In a tell-it-all interview in 2009, the former child actor recounted how his life spiraled down into poverty, revealing that he used to make a whopping $1.5 million annually but later filed for bankruptcy after he was overpowered by many financial troubles, including losing $150,000 he invested in a failed TV show in 2007. Aames is gradually bouncing back after ruining his successful acting career
Willie Aames stands at a tall height of 5 feet 6 inches with an athletic body. Similarly, the 58 years old actor has gray hair with a pair of attractive gray eyes which defines his emotionless personality.