If you were a fan of the 1977 American comedy-drama series, Eight is Enough You needn’t introduce Willie Aames, the curly-haired, blonde guy who played the role of Tommy Bradford on the series. But before taking on the role, he made several screen appearances as a child in the late 1960s. Some of the shows he starred in at the time include Adam-12, Gunsmoke, The Ad of Eddie’s Father, The Wonderful World of Disney, and many others.
Many years later, Willie became a force to be reckoned with in the film industry due to his expressive acting style. Today he is a household name in the showbiz community and has distinguished himself as a screenwriter, actor and television/film director.
Willie Aames’ Biography (Age)
Willie Aames was born to a firefighter’s manicure mother on July 15, 1960 in a place called Newport Beach, in California, United States of America. Unlike most celebrities with famous parents, Willie’s parents were strict disciplinarians who, despite his enormous fame, never wanted anything to do with Hollywood or know about their son’s acting career.
Aames received his high school education from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. During his time at Edison he was part of the music group The Ensemble Madrigal.
Willie once admitted during an interview that his acting career grew out of a desire to be recognized by his family and that his entry into the Hollywood scene shaped his life to a large extent. Since his Eight Is Enough days, which lasted from 1977 to 1981, he has starred in other television series such as VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club , VH1 Broke & Famous , Charles in Charge, and others.
He has also written, directed, acted and produced various film and television shows including a Christian superhero series entitled Bibleman Aames, a man of many talents, is an ace singer and guitarist. He previously played as lead guitarist/vocalist in a band called “Willie Aames & Paradise” in the 1970s.
50 Cent and Nicolas Cage aren’t just celebrities who went from celebrity and wealth to speculation that led to bankruptcy. By the time Willie Aames was in his 20s he was a millionaire, but he lost it all after he had money problems and went broke. In a wide-ranging interview in 2009, the former child actor opened up about how his life descended into poverty. He stated that he made a whopping $1.5 million annually but later filed for bankruptcy after being overcome by many financial hardships, including losing $150,000 and investing in a failed TV show in 2007. Aames is gradually recovering after ruining his successful acting career. His net worth is estimated at $100,000 as of 2018.
Who is his spouse?
Willie Aames is currently in a married relationship with actress Winnie Hung whom he married on March 21, 2014. Before their marriage, the actor and Hung, who was his big fan, were pen pals for thirty years. They eventually first met in Vancouver when Aames’ ship (where he works) entered the area.
There is little information about Winnie Hang’s personal and family background other than the fact that she has a blissful relationship with her idolized husband. The actress was born on January 14, 1972 and is from Hong Kong. She is popularly known for her roles in films such as Supergirl (2015), Legends of Tomorrow (2016) and Dater’s Handbook (2016).
Winnie’s Marriage to the Eight Is Enough actor may be her first attempt at marriage, but the same cannot be said of Aames, having married and divorced twice before settling down with Hung. His first attempt at marriage was to Vicki Weatherman, whom he married in 1979. Their relationship ended in 1984, producing a child named Christopher.
The actor had another wedding ceremony in 1986 when he exchanged his marriage vows to actress Maylo McCaslin. The couple’s relationship soured after many years of living together as husband and wife, leading to their divorce in 2009. The two share a daughter named Harleigh Jean Aames. She was born on July 21, 1990 in Orange County, California. Aames’ second wife was born Maylo Elizabeth McCaslin on January 15, 1962 in Huntington Beach, California. She is best known for co-authoring the book Grace is Enough with noted author Carolyn Stanford Goss and her ex-husband Willie Aames.
Where is he now?
Willie’s post-fame life is very different than it was many years ago. He currently works as a cruise director. He got the job not long after returning to normal after years of struggling with alcohol and rough drug abuse. He had previously carried out construction work before being hired as ship director. He sometimes takes roles in the film industry. In 2017 he was spotted in the TV series, That ate my papa. Last year he was in a film entitled Every Christmas Has a Story.