Then: Wheaton played Wesley Crusher, the teenage genius who annoyed the living hell out of everyone on the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Where is he now? King of the internet. Having been initially demonised by Star Trek fans for playing a character who annoyed the living hell out of everyone, Wheaton has developed a massive online following since pointing out that Wesley annoyed the living hell out of him too. Now a successful author and actor, he's written three popular volumes of memoirs (Dancing Barefoot, JustÂ a Geek and The Happiest Days of Our Lives) as well a long-running series of humourous reviews ofÂ The Next GenerationÂ episodes. As an actor, he's appeared in numerous successful TV shows, notably playing a version of himself in sitcom The Big Bang Theory.Â He also "appeared" in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film - the director secretly invited him to do uncredited voice-over work for several Romulan characters.