Date Of Birth

July 15, 1960


Actor Albert William Upton, better known as Willie Aames, was born on July 15, 1960 in Orange County, California.  He was part of the choir and the Madrigal ensemble during her high school years.  He studied at Edison High School located in Huntington Beach, California.  During his younger days, he was lead singer and guitarist for a rock band called Willie Aames and Paradise.

He was cast as Tommy Bradford on the Primetime Emmy nominated show Eight is Enough.  His work got him nominated for the Favorite Teen Dream – Male award at the 2004 TV Land Awards.  He was also a nominee for the Best Juvenile Actor in a TV Series or Special at the 1980 Young Artist Awards.

Willie Aames played the roles Eric Wilson on Blacke’s Magic, Robbie Hamlin on The Edge of Night, Danny on The Love Boat, Leonard on The Odd Couple and Buddy Lembeck on Charles in Charge.  He also portrayed the lead role of evangelical superhero Bibleman on the Bible Man series.

Willie Aames’ film credits include Paradise, Zapped, Killing Machine and Cut and Run.

His voice was lent to Hank the Ranger of Dungeons & Dragons, a CBS animated series based on the role playing game released by TSR with the same title.

Willie Aames wrote, directed and narrated the 2003 family film The Missy Files.

Willie Aames is one of the alumni on VH1’s reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club : Boot Camp.  The show divides the 8 contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week.  Each members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights.  A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants.  Willie first appeared on the second season of the show, where he lost 19 pounds and was a member of team called The Winners.

(Photo courtesy of VH1)

Place of Birth

Orange County, California

Birth Name

Albert William Upton



Fun Facts

– He has one child with first wife Victoria Weatherman. He remarried in 1986 and had a daughter with Maylo McCaslin.

– His first professional acting gig was in an ad for Phillips 66.

– His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and woodworking.>br>


2005-2008: Celebrity Fit Club (TV series) – Himself
2006: Bugtime Adventures (TV series) – Narrator
2005: The Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl in Town (video) – Pastor Keith Pike
1996-2004: Bible Man (TV series) – Bibleman
2003: The Missy Files (video)
1998: Visual Bible for Kids (TV movie)
1984-1990: Charles in Charge (TV series) – Buddy Lembeck
1989: An Eight Is Enough Wedding (TV movie) – Tommy Bradford
1987: Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (TV movie) – Tommy Bradford
1986: Blacke’s Magic (TV series) – Eric Wilson
1983-1985: Dungeons & Dragons (TV series) – Hank the Ranger
1985: Cut and Run – Tommy Allo
1984: Goma-2 – Tony
1983: The Edge of Night (TV series) – Robbie Hamlin
1983: The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (TV movie) – Tom Swift
1982: The Love Boat (TV series) – Danny – Doc’s Nephew
1982: Zapped! – Peyton Nichols
1982: Paradise – David
1977-1981: Eight Is Enough (TV series) – Tommy Bradford
1979: Scavenger Hunt – Kenny Stevens
1976-1977: Family (TV series) – T.J. Latimer
1977: Little House on the Prairie (TV series) – Seth Johnson
1976: Rich Man, Poor Man – Book II (TV series) – Young Wesley Jordache
1975-1976: Swiss Family Robinson (TV series) – Fred Robinson
1971-1975: Medical Center (TV series) – Eric/Jeff
1975: We’ll Get By (TV series) – Kenny Platt
1975: The Family Nobody Wanted (TV movie) – Donny
1975: The Waltons (TV series) – Danny Comley
1971-1974: Adam-12 (TV series) – Billy Ray/Little Boy
1974: Runaway on Rogue River (TV movie) – Jeff Peterson
1974: Benjamin Franklin (TV mini-series) – Benjamin Franklin (12 years old)
1972-1974: Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV series) – Jamie Boyle
1974: Doctor Dan (TV movie) – Adam Morgan
1974: Unwed Father (TV movie) – Gum
1974: ABC Afterschool Specials (TV series)
1973: Adam’s Rib (TV series) – Boy
1971-1973: Gunsmoke (TV series) – Andy/Tom
1973: Wide World Mystery (TV series) – William Frankenstein
1971-1972: The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (TV series) – Harold O’Brien/Scott
1972: Cannon (TV series) – Macklin Boy
1971: The Odd Couple (TV series) – Leonard


5′ 6″ (1.68 m)