Willie Aames

Willie Aames (born Albert William Upton on July 15, 1960) is an American actor, film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter.wikipedia
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Charles in Charge

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He is best known for playing Tommy Bradford, one of the children of Tom Bradford (played by Dick Van Patten), on the 1970s television series Eight Is Enough, Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge and the title character in the direct-to-video series, Bibleman (1995–2003). Before portraying the role of Buddy Lembeck in Charles in Charge in 1984, Aames played the character of Robbie Hamlin on the ABC soap opera The Edge of Night.
The show also starred Willie Aames as Charles' best friend Buddy Lembeck.

Eight Is Enough

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He is best known for playing Tommy Bradford, one of the children of Tom Bradford (played by Dick Van Patten), on the 1970s television series Eight Is Enough, Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge and the title character in the direct-to-video series, Bibleman (1995–2003).
Beck and English were let go and replaced respectively by Dianne Kay and Willie Aames.

Bibleman

He is best known for playing Tommy Bradford, one of the children of Tom Bradford (played by Dick Van Patten), on the 1970s television series Eight Is Enough, Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge and the title character in the direct-to-video series, Bibleman (1995–2003).
Bibleman is an American Christian direct-to-video children's series created by Willie Aames that ran from 1995 to 2010 with the goal of promoting Christianity.

Edison High School (Huntington Beach, California)

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He attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California, and was in both the choir and the Madrigal Ensemble.

Dick Van Patten

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He is best known for playing Tommy Bradford, one of the children of Tom Bradford (played by Dick Van Patten), on the 1970s television series Eight Is Enough, Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge and the title character in the direct-to-video series, Bibleman (1995–2003).
Willie Aames, who played son Tommy Bradford on Eight Is Enough, called his television father "truly a gem [who] will be missed. ... As Dick always said, 'Remember our times together, gang ... Cause these ARE the good ole' days".

Leif Garrett

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In 1971, he originated the role of Leonard Unger, the son of Felix Unger (Tony Randall), on the ABC-TV series The Odd Couple, a part that was later played by Leif Garrett.
He also played the role of Leonard Unger, the son of Felix Unger (Tony Randall), on the ABC series The Odd Couple, a part that had been previously played by Willie Aames.

Gunsmoke

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Aames began acting in the late 1960s as a child, appearing in shows such as Gunsmoke, The Wonderful World of Disney, Adam-12, and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

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Aames began acting in the late 1960s as a child, appearing in shows such as Gunsmoke, The Wonderful World of Disney, Adam-12, and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.
During its three-season run, many familiar or up-and-coming actors who guest-starred on the show went on to become successful stars, including: Jodie Foster, Sally Struthers, Bruce Kirby, Pat Harrington Jr., Diana Muldaur, Willie Aames, Warren Berlinger, Suzanne Pleshette, Yvonne Craig, Cicely Tyson, Richard X. Slattery, Tippi Hedren, Trisha Noble, John Fiedler, Alan Oppenheimer, Lou Jacobi, Will Geer, Bill Dana, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Ronny Graham, Lori Saunders, Ann Prentiss, Ron Ely, Carol Lawrence, and George Takei.

The Odd Couple (1970 TV series)

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In 1971, he originated the role of Leonard Unger, the son of Felix Unger (Tony Randall), on the ABC-TV series The Odd Couple, a part that was later played by Leif Garrett.
Willie Aames and later Leif Garrett made a few appearances as Felix's son, Leonard.

Huntington Beach, California

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He attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California, and was in both the choir and the Madrigal Ensemble.

Zapped!

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After the series ended in 1981, Aames appeared in more film roles, including Zapped! opposite Scott Baio and Paradise with Phoebe Cates.
At Ralph Waldo Emerson High School, bookish student Barney Springboro (Scott Baio) performs various scientific experiments on laboratory mice until his friend, yearbook photographer Peyton Nichols (Willie Aames), retrieves him for a class assembly.

Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

The following year, he voiced the character of Jamie Boyle in the animated series Wait Till Your Father Gets Home.
The Boyle family consists of father Harry; wife Irma (voiced by Joan Gerber); amply contoured teen feminist yet boy-crazy daughter Alice; lazy and perpetually unemployed long-haired post-adolescent son Chet who, like his sister, does not want to follow in the morals and values of his parents; and precocious, if rather mercenary, younger son Jamie (voiced by Willie Aames).

Paradise (1982 film)

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After the series ended in 1981, Aames appeared in more film roles, including Zapped! opposite Scott Baio and Paradise with Phoebe Cates.
Paradise is a 1982 Canadian romance adventure film starring Phoebe Cates and Willie Aames, written and directed by Stuart Gillard.

Scavenger Hunt

During this time, Aames appeared in his first movie role, Scavenger Hunt.
Scavenger Hunt is a 1979 American comedy film with a large ensemble cast which includes Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman Crothers, Ruth Gordon, Cloris Leachman, Cleavon Little, Roddy McDowall, Robert Morley, Richard Mulligan, Tony Randall, Dirk Benedict, Willie Aames, Stephanie Faracy, Stephen Furst and Richard Masur.

Scott Baio

After the series ended in 1981, Aames appeared in more film roles, including Zapped! opposite Scott Baio and Paradise with Phoebe Cates.
That same year, he appeared opposite another popular teen actor, Willie Aames from the ABC series Eight Is Enough, in the 1982 film Zapped!, along with Heather Thomas and Felice Schachter, and recorded an album for RCA (he also recorded a second album The Boys Are Out Tonight the following year).

Benjamin Franklin (miniseries)

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In 1974, he portrayed a 12-year-old Benjamin Franklin in the miniseries Benjamin Franklin.

Dungeons & Dragons (TV series)

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From 1983 to 1985, he was the voice of Hank on the cartoon Dungeons & Dragons.

Cannon (TV series)

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Other guest stars included: Willie Aames, Sharon Acker, Claude Akins, Frank Aletter, Lou Antonio, Anne Baxter, Alan Bergmann, Whitney Blake, Whit Bissell, Lloyd Bochner, Sorrell Booke, Antoinette Bower, Brooke Bundy, Ahna Capri, Johnny Cash, Cathy Lee Crosby, William Daniels, Burr DeBenning, Severn Darden, Micky Dolenz, Dennis Dugan, Andrew Duggan, Shelley Duvall, Dana Elcar, Jason Evers, Mike Farrell, Joan Fontaine, Bert Freed, Leif Garrett, Paul Michael Glaser, David Soul, Dabbs Greer, Clu Gulager, Peter Haskell, Mark Hamill, Robert Hays, David Hedison, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Kim Hunter, David Janssen, Claudia Jennings, L. Q. Jones, Kate Keenan, Dan Kemp, Tom Kennedy, Sondra Locke, Robert Loggia, Tina Louise, Barbara Luna, George Maharis, Robert Mandan, Nora Marlowe, Ralph Meeker, Vera Miles, Donna Mills, Leslie Nielsen, Nick Nolte, Sheree North, Lee Paul, Steve Pendleton, Nehemiah Persoff, John M. Pickard, Stefanie Powers, Judson Pratt, Denver Pyle, Eldon Quick, Dack Rambo, Wayne Rogers, John Rubinstein, Roy Scheider, Tom Skerritt, Peter Strauss, Vic Tayback, Malachi Throne, Ronne Troup, Joan Van Ark, Vincent Van Patten, John Vernon, Jessica Walter, Jess Walton, Cindy Williams, William Windom, Dana Wynter, and Anthony Zerbe.

Phoebe Cates

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After the series ended in 1981, Aames appeared in more film roles, including Zapped! opposite Scott Baio and Paradise with Phoebe Cates.
According to her co-star Willie Aames, "She will have nothing to do with the film. She's really upset about it. She won't do any promotion with me."

The Edge of Night

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Before portraying the role of Buddy Lembeck in Charles in Charge in 1984, Aames played the character of Robbie Hamlin on the ABC soap opera The Edge of Night.
Among the show's guest stars were Willie Aames as Robbie Hamlin, Amanda Blake as Dr. Juliana Stanhower, Dick Cavett as Moe Eberhardt, Nancy Coleman as Elizabeth McGrath #2, Professor Irwin Corey, Selma Diamond, James Douglas as Desmond Aldrich, Alfred Drake as Dwight Endicott, John Fiedler, Berry Guarde, Rita Gam, Eva Gabor, Jack Gilford, Frank Gorshin as Smilie Wilson, Farley Granger, Cynthia Gregory, Micki Grant as Ada Chandler #2, Lisa Howard as Louise Grimsley Capice #1, Kim Hunter as Nola Madison, Leon Janney as Eric Barrington, Rita Jenrette, Larry King, Nancy Marchand, Donald May as Adam Drake, Sam McMurray as Phil, James Mitchell as Captain Lloyd Griffin, Meg Myles as Sid Brennan, Dennis Parker (also known as Wade Nichols) as Chief Derrek Mallory, Minerva Pious as Mrs. Castermore, Anne Revere as Dorothy Stewart #1, Rosemary Rice as Mrs. Nick Bryce, David Prowse as Albert, Hugh Reilly as Simon Jessup, Wallace Shawn, Pat Stanley as Lillian Goodman #2, Shirley Stoler as Frankie, Jane White as Lydia Holliday R.N., Ann Williams as Margo Huntington and Jerry Zaks as Louis van Dine.

The Krypton Factor (American game show)

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After the end of Charles in Charge in 1990, Aames hosted the game show The Krypton Factor.
The revival was produced by Kushner-Locke Productions and distributed by Western International, with Willie Aames hosting.

Cut and Run (film)

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Cut and Run (Inferno in diretta) is a 1985 Italian exploitation thriller film directed by Ruggero Deodato, written by Cesare Frugoni and Dardano Sacchetti, and starring Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch and Michael Berryman.

Celebrity Fit Club (American TV series)

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