|Born||Albert William Upton
July 15, 1960
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Victoria Averbach (m. 1979–1984)
Maylo McCaslin (m. 1986–present) (separated)
Willie Aames (born July 15, 1960) is an American actor, film and television director, television producer, and screenwriter. He played Tommy Bradford on the 1970s' Eight Is Enough, and Buddy Lembeck on the 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge.
Born Albert William Upton in Orange County, California, Aames attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California, and was in both the choir and the Madrigal Ensemble. Aames began acting in the early 1970s as a child actor. 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. The following year, he voiced the character of Jamie Boyle in the animated series Wait till Your Father Gets Home. Aames has guest starred on various television series including The Waltons and Adam-12. In 1974, he portrayed a 12-year old Benjamin Franklin in the miniseries Benjamin Franklin. The next year, he co-starred in the short lived series We'll Get By.
In 1977, he landed the role of Tommy Bradford in the sitcom Eight is Enough. During this period, he formed a rock band called "Willie Aames & Paradise," where he was lead singer/guitarist. After Eight is Enough ended in 1981, Aames moved on to roles in films including Zapped!, opposite Scott Baio and Paradise with Phoebe Cates.
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. From 1983 to 1985, he was the voice of Hank on the cartoon Dungeons & Dragons. After the end of Charles in Charge in 1990, Aames hosted the game show The Krypton Factor. From 1995 to 2004, he starred in a video series and annual touring performances as the Christian superhero Bibleman, although he has since retired from the role.
Aames resides in Olathe, Kansas. He is separated from second wife, Maylo McCaslin, with whom he co-wrote the book Grace is Enough in 2007.  They married on March 15, 1986, and have a daughter, Harleigh Jean. Aames also has a son, Christopher, from his first marriage.
Aames held an estate sale on March 26, 2009, at his Olathe, Kansas, home to sell all of his possessions in order to combat the impending foreclosure on his home. Aames' yard sale gained nationwide attention, and was attended mostly by fans as well as people who could relate to Aames' finance issues given the current economic recession.
The 2009 VH1 program Broke & Famous: Willie Aames documented his money problems. In late 2009, Aames became a licensed financial advisor. In March 2010, he joined Oceania Cruises as a member of the Entertainment Staff.
|1979||Scavenger Hunt||Kenny Stevens|
|1984||Goma-2||Tony||Alternative title: Killing Machine|
|2003||The Missy Files||
|1971||The Odd Couple||Leonard||1 episode|
|1971-1972||The Courtship of Eddie's Father||Harold O'Brien||4 episodes|
|1972||Cannon||Macklin Boy||1 episode|
|1972-1974||Wait Till Your Father Gets Home||Jamie Boyle (Voice)||38 episodes|
|1973||Adam's Rib||Boy||1 episode|
|1974||Benjamin Franklin||Benjamin Franklin (12 years old)||Miniseries|
|The Wonderful World of Disney||Jeff Peterson||1 episode|
|1975||The Waltons||Danny Comley||1 episode|
|We'll Get By||Kenny Platt||12 episodes|
|1975-1976||The Swiss Family Robinson||Fred Robinson||20 episodes|
|1976||Rich Man, Poor Man Book II||Young Wesley Jordache||Miniseries|
|1976-1977||Family||T.J. Latimer||6 episodes|
|1977||Little House: A New Beginning||Seth||1 episode|
|1977-1981||Eight is Enough||Tommy Bradford||112 episodes|
|1982||The Love Boat||Danny — Doc's Nephew||1 episode|
|1983||The Edge of Night||Robbie Hamlin||Unknown episodes|
|1983-1985||Dungeons & Dragons||Hank the Ranger (Voice)||27 episodes|
|1984-1990||Charles in Charge||Buddy Lembeck||87 episodes|
|1986||Blacke's Magic||Eric Wilson||1 episode|
|1987||Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion||Tommy Bradford||Television movie|
|1989||An Eight Is Enough Wedding||Tommy Bradford||Television movie|
|1996-2004||Bible Man||Bibleman||5 episodes
Director, producer, writer
|2006||Bugtime Adventures||Narrator||Unknown episodes|
Willie Aames (born Albert William Upton July 15, 1960 in Orange County, California, USA) is an actor famous for the roles of Buddy Lembeck on Charles in Charge, Tommy Bradford on Eight is Enough and the voice of Hank on Dungeons & Dragons, the cartoon. He also hosted a game show The Krypton Factor from 1990-91.