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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameAlbert William Upton
Nickname Buddy
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After becoming an award-winning, platinum-selling writer, producer/director Willie Aames took a 5-year hiatus and became a 6-star cruise director spending his time circling the globe and visiting over 127 countries. Recently Aames returned to his roots in acting and film making, splitting his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC, with his wife, Winnie Hung. Aames has two children, Christopher and Harleigh.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (2)

Spouse Winnie Hung (21 March 2014 - present)
Maylo McCaslin (15 March 1986 - 2009)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Victoria Weatherman (15 December 1979 - 1984)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Children Christopher Upton
Harleigh Upton

Trivia (18)

Dated his Eight Is Enough (1977) TV sister Connie Needham.
Has 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, and Kids Are People Too.
Son, Christopher William Upton, was born on 25 June 1981. Daughter, Harleigh Upton (aka "Harleigh Jean Upton"), was born on 21 July 1990.
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".
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.
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]
Cruise director on Oceania cruise ship Marina. [July 2012]
Competing on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club (2005). [July 2005]
Assistant cruise director on MS Nautica of Oceania Cruise Lines. Performed twice a week as a singer. [September 2010]
Worked for Regent Sevens Seas as a cruise director in 2015 on the Mariner and Voyager ships.
Born on the same date as Kim Alexis.
Aames reportedly, had a stalker claiming that he was a friend of Dick Van Patten's son Vincent. While shooting the fourth season of "Eight is Enough", the same stalker called from the lot and, Dick Van Patten fumed on the phone with him. The stalker fled and was never caught.

Personal Quotes (10)

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.
[on his on- and off-screen chemistry with [Dick Van Patten], who played Tom Bradford]: He knew when to laugh, and Dick always had us laughing. He was just a very wonderful, sincere man.
[on the death of [Dick Van Patten]]: I'll miss him. Dick was the best. He was just the best. He was always upbeat. Dick would always get us together on the set and would say, 'I want you to remember these days, gang.' Because these are the good old days.
[Of Dick Van Patten]: In all the years that I knew Dick, I never saw him get angry; ex. once and I had a stalker that was stalking me around and I had detectives stand with me and he was taking me where I'd been everyday and any claim that he was a friend of Vince Van Patten, Dick's son; but told me where I'd been; the night before and everything else and he called the soundstage at Warner Bros. and I said, 'Dick, it's the guy,' He said he knows Vince; and Dick tore him to shreds. I mean, I never seen such and he was protecting me; but that was Dick. That's the only time in 40 years that I ever saw Dick got upset.

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