Willie Aames Net Worth: Willie Aames is an American celebrity who has a net worth of $100 thousand. Produced on July 15, 1960, in Newport Beach, California, he is famous for his TV work in the 1970s and 1980s. Yet, he viewed his big break once he acquired the character of Tommy Bradford in the comedy drama Eight is Enough in 1976. In addition to acting, Aames additionally functioned as a lead singer and guitarist in a group called “Willie Aames & Paradise”. Whereas the group finally inked a contract with the CBS Custom Label, he went to play another major role on TV, this time portraying the character of Buddy Lembeck in Charles in Charge in 1984. When the show ended in 1990, Aames took on hosting obligations on the game show, The Krypton Factor. At precisely the same time, he both recreated and starred in a video series, and did some annual touring performances as the Christian superhero Bibleman.
Paradise, Zapped!, Cut and Run, Scavenger Hunt, Bibleman: Conquering the Wrath of Rage, Bibleman: Shattering the Prince of Pride, Bugtime Adventures: Not to Bee: The Story of Esther, Bugtime Adventures: Joy to the World: The Christmas Story, Bugtime Adventures: Riding for a Fall: Elisha Heals Naaman
Eight Is Enough, Charles in Charge, Bibleman, Zapped!, Paradise, Celebrity Fit Club, The Edge of Night, Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, Cut and Run, Dungeons & Dragons
Cruise Director on Oceania Cruise ship Marina [July 2012]
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]
Cruise director on M/S Regatta of Oceania Cruise Lines [December 2011]
His first child, a son named Christopher, is a bass player for a rock band.
One of his first acting jobs as a youngster was in an ad for Phillips 66.
Father was a firefighter.
Fondly refers to his character of Bibleman as "a grape in a cape".
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.
Son, Christopher William Upton, was born on 25 June 1981. Daughter, Harleigh Upton (aka "Harleigh Jean Upton") was born on 21 July 1990.
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.
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.
The youngest of two older brothers and an older sister.
[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.
I never thought of myself as handsome.
When you're a celebrity, people think they know you, but they don't have a clue.
[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.
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.
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.
You get to a point where you have one of two choices. You either put a gun to your head or you pray.