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How rich is Albert William Upton?

Albert William Upton net worth:
$100,000

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Willie Aames Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born Albert William Upton on 15th July 1960, in Newport Beach, California USA, Willie is an actor, producer, director and writer, probably best known to the world for portraying Tommy Bradford in the TV series “Eight Is Enough” (1977-1981), and as Buddy Lembeck in the TV series “Charles in Chicago” (1984-1990), among other roles. Willie has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1971.

Have you ever wondered how rich Willie Aames is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Willie`s net worth is over $100,000; his wealth could have been larger, however, he invested poorly, and fought alcohol addiction, which has effected his net worth in negatively.

Willie Aames Net Worth $100,000

Willie went to Edison High School, located in Huntington Beach, California, where he showed off his talents in both choir and Madrigal ensemble.

From an early age, Willie was thrown into the entertainment industry; before he turned 10, he had made appearances in such productions as “Gunsmoke”, “Adam-12”, “The Courtship of Eddie`s Father”, and continued with roles in films “Unwed Father” (1974), and “Doctor Dan”, the same year. In 1974, Willie got the part of playing 12 year-old Benjamin Franklin in the TV mini-series “The Lives of Benjamin Franklin” (1974-1975). In 1975 he appeared in the film “The Family Nobody Wanted” (1975), starring Shirley Jones, and made appearances in several TV series, including, “Swiss Family Robinson” (1975-1976) and “Family” (1976-1977), before he got his breakthrough role as Tommy Bradford in “Eight Is Enough” (1977-1981). The series celebrated him as an actor, and also increased his net worth by a large margin; he repeated his role in films “Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion” (1987) and “An Eight Is Enough Wedding” (1989).

In 1982 he starred in the film “Paradise”, directed by Stuart Gillard, and continued with the film “Zapped!” the same year. In 1984 he was selected for the role of Buddy Lembeck in the TV series “Charles in Charge”, and appeared in 126 episodes through 1990, which further increased his net worth. After the show ended, he decided to retire from acting, but returned five years later with his own TV series, entitled “Bibleman” (1995-2004). Since then he has also appeared in such films and TV series as “The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town” (2005) – which he also wrote and directed – then “Harvest Moon” (2015), “Dater`s Handbook” (2016), and “Every Christmas Has a Story” (2016), all of which added to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, Willie has been married to actress Winnie Hung since 2014. He has two marriages behind him, firstly to Victoria Weatherman(1979 -84); with whom he has a child, and secondly to actress Maylo McCaslin from 1986 to 2009 – he has a child with her as well.

Willie has had several problems with drug and alcohol abuse, which led to his bankruptcy, adding to the fact that he invested in a now failed TV station. For quite some time, he was forced to take on construction work to support himself.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Every Christmas Has a Story 2016 TV Movie Vernon Hollis
Dater's Handbook 2016 TV Movie Kyle
Harvest Moon 2015 TV Movie William Stone
Bugtime Adventures 2006 TV Series Narrator
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town 2005 Video Pastor Keith Pike
Bibleman 1995-2004 TV Series Bibleman / Miles Peterson
The Missy Files 2003 Video Sam Wills
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 Willie Aames
Visual Bible for Kids 1998 TV Movie Bibleman / miles peterson
Charles in Charge 1984-1990 TV Series Buddy Lembeck
An Eight Is Enough Wedding 1989 TV Movie Tommy Bradford
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion 1987 TV Movie Tommy Bradford
Blacke's Magic 1986 TV Series Eric Wilson
Dungeons & Dragons 1983-1985 TV Series Hank the Ranger
Inferno in diretta 1985 Tommy Allo
Goma-2 1984 Tony
The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour 1983 TV Movie Tom Swift
The Love Boat 1982 TV Series Danny - Doc's Nephew
Zapped! 1982 Peyton Nichols
Paradise 1982 David
Eight Is Enough 1977-1981 TV Series Tommy Bradford
Scavenger Hunt 1979 Kenny Stevens
Family 1976-1977 TV Series T.J. Latimer
Little House on the Prairie 1977 TV Series Seth Johnson
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II 1976 TV Series Young Wesley Jordache
Swiss Family Robinson 1975-1976 TV Series Fred Robinson
Medical Center 1971-1975 TV Series Jeff / Eric
We'll Get By 1975 TV Series Kenny Platt
The Family Nobody Wanted 1975 TV Movie Donny
The Lives of Benjamin Franklin 1974-1975 TV Mini-Series Benjamin Franklin at 12
The Waltons 1975 TV Series Danny Comley
Adam-12 1971-1974 TV Series Billy Ray Roberts / Little Boy
Runaway on Rogue River 1974 TV Movie Jeff Peterson
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1974 TV Series Jeff Peterson
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 1972-1974 TV Series Jamie Boyle
Doctor Dan 1974 TV Movie Adam Morgan
Unwed Father 1974 TV Movie Gum
ABC Afterschool Specials 1974 TV Series
Adam's Rib 1973 TV Series Boy
Gunsmoke 1971-1973 TV Series Andy / Tom
The Wide World of Mystery 1973 TV Series William Frankenstein
The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1971-1972 TV Series Harold O'Brien / Scott
Cannon 1972 TV Series Petey Macklin
The Odd Couple 1971 TV Series Leonard
The Edge of Night 1956 TV Series Robbie Hamlin (1983)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town 2005 Video written by
The Missy Files 2003 Video creator
Bibleman TV Series 1 episode, 2002 written by - 5 episodes, 1995 - 2003 writer - 3 episodes, 1996 - 2003
Charles in Charge 1989-1990 TV Series story - 2 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town 2005 Video
Bibleman 1995-2004 TV Series 11 episodes
The Missy Files 2003 Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
F.L.U.I.D. 2014 Video co-producer
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town 2005 Video producer
Bibleman TV Series producer - 6 episodes, 1995 - 2002 executive producer - 1 episode, 2001

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 "Child Stars on Your Television"
Scavenger Hunt 1979 "You're the Only One That I Ever Needed"

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town 2005 Video

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Life No Regrets 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
F.L.U.I.D. 2014 Video Himself - Co-Host
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Himself
Today 2010 TV Series Himself
Broke & Famous 2009 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2008 TV Series documentary
Celebrity Fit Club 2005-2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself (segment "American TV Icon")
1 vs. 100 2007 TV Series Himself / Himself - Mob
E! True Hollywood Story 2000-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
20 Greatest Celebreality Moments 2006 TV Movie Himself
Praise the Lord 2005 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Himself
Child Stars: Then and Now 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Himself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #14 1989 TV Special documentary Himself - Human Cannonball
Win, Lose or Draw 1989 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Himself
Circus of the Stars #10 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Performer
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Himself
Battle of the Network Stars IX 1980 TV Special Himself - ABC Team
Bob Hope's All-Star Look at TV's Prime Time Wars 1980 Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1978-1980 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 TV Special Himself - ABC Team
Family Feud 1978-1979 TV Series Himself
All-Star Family Feud Special 1978 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Family Guy 2011 TV Series Buddy Lembeck
100 Greatest Teen Stars 2007 TV Mini-Series Teen Star nº 36
Bibleman 2004-2005 TV Series Bibleman / Miles Peterson

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Teen Dream - Male Eight Is Enough (1977)
1983 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Paradise (1982)
1980 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or Special Eight Is Enough (1977)


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#Fact
1 Worked for Regent Sevens Seas as a Cruise Director 2015 on the Mariner and Voyager ships.
2 Assistant cruise director on MS Nautica of Oceania Cruise Lines. Performed twice a week as a singer. [September 2010]
3 Competing on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club (2005). [July 2005]
4 Cruise Director on Oceania Cruise ship Marina [July 2012]
5 As of late 2009, he is working his way toward being a fully licensed financial advisor. It is his hope that his experiences will help others get through dire financial straits. [November 2009]
6 Cruise director on M/S Regatta of Oceania Cruise Lines [December 2011]
7 His first child, a son named Christopher, is a bass player for a rock band.
8 One of his first acting jobs as a youngster was in an ad for Phillips 66.
9 Father was a firefighter.
10 Fondly refers to his character of Bibleman as "a grape in a cape".
11 Willie, his wife Maylo McCaslin, his son Christopher Upton, and his son's date were robbed at gunpoint on January 7, 2007, while they were walking around Hollywood. They were not injured.
12 Son, Christopher William Upton, was born on 25 June 1981. Daughter, Harleigh Upton (aka "Harleigh Jean Upton") was born on 21 July 1990.
13 During his Eight Is Enough (1977) years, he formed a rock band (Willie Aames & Paradise). His band made appearances on an Eight Is Enough (1977) episode, The Easter Seals Telethon, United Cerebal Palsy Telethon & Kids Are People Too.
14 Met his second wife, actress Maylo McCaslin, on the set of Rocky Road (1985), a cable-TV show in which he was guest-starring, in 1984.
15 The youngest of two older brothers and an older sister.
16 Dated his Eight Is Enough (1977) TV sister Connie Needham.

#Quote
1 [2007 interview] Since I was 9, I'd been told what to say, what to think. I plan to spend the second half of my life free. I've never been happier.
2 I never thought of myself as handsome.
3 When you're a celebrity, people think they know you, but they don't have a clue.
4 [about his church's influence on his finally getting clean and sober] When I listened to this guy on the radio, he seemed to understand what was going on with me. So Maylo and I checked this guy out at his church. We sat in the back and had a terrific time. People were warm and friendly. They didn't seem to mind that I was dressed in leather and that my girlfriend had purple hair. It didn't matter to them what we looked like or who we were. It only mattered that we were there.
5 I had older brothers and sisters who were high achievers, and I felt different, misunderstood by my family. That's not my family's fault; it was my perception.
6 I didn't become an actor because I wanted to act. Actually, I wanted to become a marine biologist. But most of all, I wanted to be accepted.
7 You get to a point where you have one of two choices. You either put a gun to your head or you pray.


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