Happy Birthday today to Wil Wheaton. This guy is such an endearing figure to Gen Xers thanks to his brilliant performance in Stand by Me (1986) as Gordie Lachance, the main character in Stephen King’s coming-of-age story, directed by Rob Reiner. His portrayal as the forgotten child after his older brother is tragically killed is gut wrenching. My favorite scene in the movie is when his character has a silent encounter with a deer in the forest. What a powerful performance all around.
And, count me in as someone who loves his role on TV’s The Big Bang Theory. His interactions with Sheldon — comedy gold for me.
So happy birthday to Wil Wheaton, a GenX Cafe favorite — always.
Biographical information provided by IMDB.com.