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Wil Wheaton

Ancestry of
Wil Wheaton

TV and Movie Actor


Who is Wil Wheaton?

Wil Wheaton is an American television and movie actor who is probably best known for his role as Wesley Crusher in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. More recently he has portrayed himself in a recurring role on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He was born Richard William Wheaton (III).

Famous Kin

Wil Wheaton is a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Francis Cooke. He has kinship to the current royal family through a connection to Princess Diana. U.S. Presidential kin include William Howard Taft, Ulysses S. Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and both Presidents Bush.

Wil Wheaton has a number of fellow celebrities that are in his family tree including, but not limited to, Christian pop signer Amy Grant, actor Henry Fonda, Chef and TV personality Julia Child, actor Anthony Perkins, folk singer Peter Seeger, actor Vincent Price, and possibly actress Marilyn Monroe. Literary kin for Wil Wheaton include poet William Cullen Bryant, author Horatio Alger, and author Laura Ingalls-Wilder.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Wil Wheaton

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John Ritter

TV and Movie Actor

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Francis Cooke

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

5th cousin 5 times removed
via John Washburn Jr.

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Packard

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William Ames

(c1605 - 1653/4)
Great Migration Immigrant 1640

10th great-grandfather

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Lizzie Borden

Accused Murderess

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Ames

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Raquel Welch

Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Ames

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John Batterson Stetson

Inventor of the Cowboy Hat

7th cousin 4 times removed
via William Ames

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Seth MacFarlane

Actor, Animator, Writer and Producer

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Ames

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Brigham Young

2nd President of the Mormon Church

5th cousin 6 times removed
via William Ames

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Steve Young

NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Ames

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Gene Roddenberry

Creator of Star Trek

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Ames

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via William Ames

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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William Ames

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Rob Schneider

Comedian, TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via John Ames

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Experience Mitchell

(c1602 - c1689)
Anne passenger 1623

10th great-grandfather

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Samuel Packard

(unk - c1684/5)
Diligent passenger 1638

9th great-grandfather

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Jonathan Bush

Co-founder and CEO of athenahealth

10th cousin
via John Washburn Jr.

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Billy Bush

TV Personality and Host

10th cousin
via John Washburn Jr.

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Thomas Hayward

(c1599 - c1680/1)
Hercules passenger 1635

10th great-grandfather

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Gen. Joseph Gardner Swift

First Graduate of West Point Military Academy

6th cousin 7 times removed
via Jacques Mahieu

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Louis Comfort Tiffany

American Stained Glass Artist

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Francis Cooke

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Cindy Crawford

Actress and Model

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Packard

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Amy Grant

Christian/Pop Singer and Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Experience Mitchell

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Wil Wheaton photo by Wil Wheaton (CC BY-SA 3.0)