Played Gordie from the classic film, Stand By Me and also played the teenage Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
He recorded guest vocals on Chunky A's (Arsenio Hall's) song Dope, the Big Lie.
Corey Feldman co-starred with him in Stand By Me.
His first acting job was in a Jell-O Pudding Pops commercial opposite Bill Cosby.
He married Anne Prince in 1999 and has two stepsons, one of whom he legally adopted.
- The meaning of the name Wheaton: From The Wheat Town