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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 July 1960Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAlbert William Upton
Nickname Buddy
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aames has a son, Christopher, with his first wife. Aames met his second wife, Maylo McCaslin, in 1984 on the set of Rocky Road (1985), a cable sitcom in which she starred. They live in rural Olathe, Kansas with their daughter, Harleigh.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Winnie Hung (21 March 2014 - present)
Maylo McCaslin (15 March 1986 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)
Victoria Weatherman (15 December 1979 - 1984) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (25)

Dated his Eight Is Enough (1977) TV sister Connie Needham.
The youngest of two older brothers and an older sister.
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.
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.
Favorite past times are hunting, fishing, and woodworking.
Son, Christopher William Upton, was born on 25 June 1981. Daughter, Harleigh Upton (aka "Harleigh Jean Upton") was born on 21 July 1990.
He donated many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign.
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.
Fondly refers to his character of Bibleman as "a grape in a cape".
Daughter Harleigh Upton has guest-starred in the Bibleman (1996) episode, Bibleman: Lead Us Not Into Temptation (2001).
His past child-star history included sexual abuse (he was molested while a youngster), alcohol, cocaine and sexual addiction and suicide attempts. He is fully recovered for over two decades from both his cocaine and alcohol addictions.
Father was a firefighter.
One of his first acting jobs as a youngster was in an ad for Phillips 66.
His first child, a son named Christopher, is a bass player for a rock band.
His second wife, Maylo McCaslin, was also a cocaine and crystal meth user. He helped her get clean and they wed in 1986.
Found religion after entering a 12-step program.
Overcame a painkiller addiction after getting injured playing the Christian superhero "Bibleman" in a traveling show.
Has announced that he will be stepping down from the part of Bibleman in the touring production so that he may spend more time with his family.
Cruise director on M/S Regatta of Oceania Cruise Lines [December 2011]
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]
Lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter, and works as a children's pastor. He also tours the country as Bibleman.
Cruise Director on Oceania Cruise ship Marina [July 2012]
Olathe, Kansas - selling off his belongings in suburban Kansas City, following his filing for bankruptcy in 2008. [March 2009]
Competing on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club (2005). [July 2005]
Assistant cruise director on MS Nautica of Oceania Cruise Lines; dating a fellow staff member from Poland. Performing twice a week as a singer. [September 2010]

Personal Quotes (7)

You get to a point where you have one of two choices. You either put a gun to your head or you pray.
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.
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.
[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.
When you're a celebrity, people think they know you, but they don't have a clue.
I never thought of myself as handsome.
[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.

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