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February 11, 2005

i slow my steps and start to blur

What an amazing day!

Working on CSI is as cool as we all think it is. In fact, it's cooler. The cast, the crew, the director, the writers, the producers . . . everyone is incredibly cool! I know that I'm only on the show for a few days, but I left the set tonight feeling like I belonged there. Wow. It's the way people told me we made them feel when they worked on TNG, and that's pretty cool.

Turning into Walter was really fun, other than the extreme pain that came with my wig. Because I did a stunt tonight (I have to be very careful, and not give any of the plot away, so bear with me) my wig needed to be "anchored" to my own hair. To do that, they hair department put this stuff called hair glue on me, and twisted my real hair into little bundles that they secured with rubber bands. Holy shit did that hurt. Then they put the wig on me, and used pins to "anchor" the wig to those little hair glue balls that happen to be attached to my scalp. Believe it or not, it's actually as fun as it sounds!

The director (who fucking rocks!) and I decided that Walter has this dangerous volatility to him, that is a result of the voices in his head. Walter uses drugs and alcohol to quiet those voices in his head . . . but it's not working as well as he hoped it would. In fact, it's kinda making it worse. Okay, it's really making it worse, and playing that was just too much fun. Of course, because I'm in a serious makeup and costume thing, it's that much easier to totally become this guy.

We shot out in Northridge tonight, in this über suburban area, and I *really* wanted to wander around the streets in my Walter clothes and makeup, shouting at people that only I could see. I was going to take bets on how long I could get away with that before someone called the police . . . but it turned out that I had real work to do, so that will sadly remain just an idea. Maybe next time.

This neat thing happened tonight. One of the crew came over to me and said, "It's like you're getting paid to play."

"Yeah, I didn't work all last year, so I could save up for this part," I said, only half-joking.

But it's true. I'm having so much fun, and I had this great Moment of Clarity™ tonight after a particularly good take: "This is why I wanted to be an actor", I thought, "I can't believe how lucky I am!"

I've made some notes, and I'll do my best to write a cool blog about the day, but it's past midnight, and I have to be back on the set tomorrow morning, so I'm going to sleep now . . . right after I wash all this hair glue off my head.

\m/

Posted by wil at February 11, 2005 12:17 AM
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Comments

how fucking exciting! that is awesome! i cant WAIT to see that episode... you will have to remind me when it airs; I, unlike the rest of the world, do not watch CSI, or any other tv so i am kind of out of it.
dude, you should totally walk the streets in costume. or better yet, come in to Borders in costume and make a scene and get thrown out by mall security. that would seriously like, make my year. :)

Posted by: Jessie [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 12:47 AM

Dude! That Walter game (freaking people out) is so totally what I would have done! You rock. I can't wait to see that episode.
Congrats, I can only imagine how cool this must be. You deserve every bit of it!!
:D

Posted by: Patty [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 12:55 AM

That was what I always loved about acting when I was doing college theatre, submerging yourself long enough to let this other persona out...some roles it was easy, some roles it was very, very uncomfortable (like the directing scene I did that was an excerpt from Patrick Marber's "Closer").


The payoff (or, a payoff, I should say, one of many besides the endorphin rush) is walking out after the show and people saying how much you're unlike your character...then you know that you've done some good acting. If your recounting of the day's work and that awesome photo of your wardrobe and makeup are any indication, you've given your acting chops one hell of a workout with this role, Wil...you deserve a double goat, because this is too much metal for one hand, baby!

\mm/

Posted by: Chris the Tiki Guy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 01:06 AM

Thanks for letting us see your world a little. And I totally am loving the moblog today!
\m/

Posted by: lomara [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 01:14 AM

Color me jealous, Wil! I can't wait to see the episode!!

Posted by: Clay [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 01:23 AM

GO WIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JulieAnna C [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 01:30 AM

Hi Will,
can you tell us the name iof the director?

Posted by: mocm [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 01:41 AM

**jumps around like a fangirl**

ooo I wasn't expecting an update, since you're so busy! Great picture by the way, completely awesome.

I'm so glad you're having fun on CSI, I was so scared they'd all be jerks!

Posted by: jude [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 01:44 AM

Dude, that is so awesome! Personally, I would have paid to see you walking around an uber-suburban area as a bum.

Please definitely blog about when the show will air. It'd be really cool to watch and know who you're going to be, what you're going to be doing, and you know the rest.

Thanks for letting us know, Wil!

Posted by: Amber [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 02:12 AM

Great beverage choice!

(referring to the picture in the buzznet profile)

:o)

Posted by: Qweltor [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 02:38 AM

I'm going to sit here and pretend that I'm not jealous.

Nope, it's not working. I'm jealous.

Nicely done.

Posted by: zweiblumen [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 02:45 AM

Sounds like you had the time of your life Wil.
I can't wait to see your episode.

Posted by: ColleenS [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:15 AM

[drooling fangoddess] Dude. Even as a homeless guy you're hot.[/drooling fangoddess]

*ahem* Sorry. I don't know where that came from. Really. I'm not 16 anymore. And I'm married. Very, very happily married.

I find it interesting that the day I find out you've booked CSI, Hubby (the community theater whore) asks me if I would take a tiny role in his play (that opens tonight!).

"No lines," he reassured me as I balked at the idea of doing anything for the public with only a mere 24 hours' notice. "Just walk on, sit down, and flirt with me. Then I'll come sit next to you, and we'll pantomime."

Okay. I hate miming. I hate being on stage. I haven't "acted" since high school. But it's Hubby asking for The Director, and it's at the last second, and they need someone, and...and...okay. I agreed. One quick rehearsal and an impromptu costuming session and we're ready to open. Tonight.

So while you're having fun on the set of CSI, I'll be on stage here in my little town, listening for my cues to flirt with my husband. Like I don't do that all the time. Just never on cue.

Break a leg,
The Goddess of Justice and Vengeance

Posted by: Aylaleia [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:25 AM

Cool, looks like ur really enjoying yourself! about time you got a break too!

I started up my own blog yesterday thanks to wendy may.Click here to check it out.

Just to say thanks to you for opening the world of blogging to me.
I even started learning HTML now, how cool is that?! (see my feeble attempt for the link above!)

Posted by: Noel Burke [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:45 AM

Hi Wil,

So glad you enjoyed your day. :) I can totally relate to the excitement of when you get to do something you love. When I get to create I am happiest, and when I used to act and bring a character to life, I was never happier.

How many more days are you on set? Enjoy the rest of your time exploring and discovering Walter. CONGRADS on your first day wrapped. :)

Posted by: Quincey [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 04:27 AM

way to go,wil!!!thank you for sharing your thoughts with such honesty.glad to see you are having such a good time.
can't wait to watch your episode of CSI.*squeal!

Posted by: Geekgirl15 [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 04:56 AM

"The payoff (or, a payoff, I should say, one of many besides the endorphin rush) is walking out after the show and people saying how much you're unlike your character...then you know that you've done some good acting." -Chris the Tiki Guy

Makes me wonder how Kevin Costner kept getting acting jobs...

Posted by: Slacter [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 05:09 AM

Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to hear more from the set of CSI.

Oh, and love Walter's look. LOL!

Posted by: Valerie [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 05:33 AM

Love the Walter picture. I smell a cover for your next book!

Posted by: Magazine Man [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 05:38 AM

Experiences like this is what makes all the crap that goes with the business worth it.

Suck the marrow out this one, Wil. You've wholly earned the right to enjoy it.


D.

Posted by: rougewench [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 05:54 AM

I saw the picture of Walter. Holy SHIT! I've seen that guy, before! I swear!
Back when I worked in a grocery store (about 20 some-odd years ago... really odd years)I was accused of short-changing this hot-wired punk. Five friggin' bucks! We even closed my line and counted out my drawer to prove to him that I didn't have his five dollars. The bum threatened to come back when we closed and kill me in the parking lot. We had to call the cops on him and they convinced him to move on. They also came back a bit before we closed and flashed their spotlight around the lot. My coworkers, half -jokingly, surrounded me as they walked me out to my car.
Man... I swear... he looked just like your fuckin' Walter!

Posted by: Mr. Lizard [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 06:03 AM

Hey Wil,

How many days do they take to shoot one episode of CSI? 5? 8? If you're shooting for a few days that means you've got a lot of screen time, right? cool.

Glad you're having fun.

;)

Posted by: CarolP [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 06:46 AM

Very cool stuff Wil, can't wait to see the episode. Wil back on TV! Now with 200% more babbling and derangement.

I blogged about your CSI job here: http://geekswithblogs.net/pstathakos/archive/2005/02/11/22682.aspx

Posted by: Stack Of Toast [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 06:54 AM

Man, I wish LiveJournal could do TrackBack. I've been piquing my friends' curiosity about the CSI gig since you announced it. Now that they've got a photo for reference, they're starting to clear their schedules for CSI 'cause...

...well, I hate to say it, but most of them want to see someone they know as Wesley Crusher turned into hobo-freek-murder-suspect. I think we're all going to watch this at my house with beer and Cheetos.

Pax,
Matthew

Posted by: Matthew Ebel [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 06:59 AM

Awesome man! This sounds liek the shot of medication you really needed. I almost blew coffee on my monitor whe i read th ebit about your desire to wander the streets shouting at people only you could see :D

Bravo! Can't wait to check it out!

Posted by: Glyn Evans [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 07:27 AM

Wil,

OMG dude. I don't watch CSI, but you have to keep us informed when this episode is about to hit TV. I took a peek at your moblog and shit man, even I was scared to toss you change. If you can pull that off in a photo, I am dieing to see how you pull it off on screen.

This is so NOT Wesley Crusher.

Bum Story Alert!!!

I was in Philadelphia for a national chess tournament when I was in high school. We had stopped off at a red light and I was looking out the van window. I saw this person toss their McDonald's cup into the trash. Not more than a few second later this homeless guy walks buy, picks up that same cups and sips whatever he can out of the straw that the previous person just used.

We nicknamed him "Chef Jeff".

Posted by: Widget [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 07:33 AM

Way to go Wil...Maybe they will ask you to be a regular. How's sketch doing? Better I hope.

Lostboy

Posted by: Lostboy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:05 AM

I had a friend who drove home in stage makeup (after playing a dead guy) He was pulled over and the cop was about ready to call an ambulance before my friend remembered that he still had make-up on and explained why he was so pale. :)

My family thanks you... after living with somewhat crappy cable reception for a year, your upcoming roll has pushed me to finally call the cable company and get our cable fixed so we can have a crystal clear picture of CSI.

Posted by: jadeddo [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:36 AM

Woo!

I'm so glad you're having a good time. Thanks for making time to share with us.

Posted by: Cookie [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:40 AM

oh wow thanks for showing us a picture of you as Walter, I love it! I can't wait to see this episode. :)


Posted by: JenniferB [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:40 AM

I'm thinking up CSI party ideas. I'm sure your fans will get together to share the moment.

Posted by: joann [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:42 AM

"Walter" looks like he's totally going to rock! Can't wait to see this episode...

Glad to see you working and happy again, Wil. It's been far too long, and you most assuredly deserve it.

Checked out the photo blog, and the great pic of Sketch in it. Mojo continues to flow, you know? Man, did that rhyme attempt blow...

Posted by: Eric in PA [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:47 AM

Well color me green! Man that is so cool. Have to admit, living through you on this dream. Sounds great, cant wait for more updates. Hope the glue didnt do too much damage! Can not wait to see the episode.

Posted by: cilesmom [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:48 AM

Wow, Wil, you've got me all excited for you, and I don't usually do that with people I don't really know. I guess since your writing is so personal and conversational I feel like I kinda do know you. Anyway, thanks for giving us a peek behind the scenes, and I can't wait to see the episode. Have fun!

Continued Kitty Mojo™ . . .

Posted by: AmyO [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 08:54 AM

Wil, you wrote that everyone on CSI is incredibly cool, and that you felt you belonged there. Well of course you do, because *you* are incredibly cool. Besides your brilliant audition, no doubt it was your coolness that helped get you the job.

Getting the chance to play a role that is miles away from who you are every day is one of the most challenging and most enjoyable things an actor can do. No wonder you are having such a good time. Savor every minute of it, sir. You have earned it.

I'm glad to hear you washed out the hair glue. (I'm sure Anne is glad too.) Some actors go a little too far in staying in character; Walter sounds like one you want to leave on the set when you go home.

Looking forward to the next report!

Posted by: Dave Westbay [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 09:55 AM

It sounds like you're having a great time. Nothing like playing a crazy guy. It would have been hard to recognize you in all that hair...

So, when is the episode going to air?

Posted by: DarthPedro [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 10:18 AM

Dude! I hardly recognized you in that picture. You really look like a crazy homeless guy. Cool.

I'm sorry Sketch isn't doing as well as you'd hoped. In some ways the illness of a pet is worse than a human companion's, because they are so helpless and dependent on you, and because they can't understand what's happening to them, how the painful invasive procedures are meant to heal them. You just feel so helpless.

But he may improve yet. Try to enjoy the time you have, and don't dwell on the end too much. Don't let fear of the end rob you of the comfort you can feel now.

Posted by: RavenDX [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 10:31 AM

Lord, that's amusing, because I live about three blocks from where you're filming, and driving to work yesterday, I saw the crew and thought "Hmm, now what's filming there?" Driving home, I saw the CSI sign, and thought "Gracious, I wonder if Wil Wheaton's episode is right there?" And lo and behold, you confirm my suspicions. How awesome!

Continue having fun - despite the rain. :)

Posted by: jessa [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 10:42 AM

the look of "walter" is reminiscent of MOTLEY CRUE...you could have a whole new career as a VINCE NEIL lookalike...seriously...i can't wait to see what you did with this character...i think it's gonna blow away any typecasting that may have existed for you before.

Posted by: d. burr [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 11:44 AM

That rocks, Wil! Be sure to let us know the EXACT SECOND you know when it's going to air.

Posted by: Jen Z [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 11:50 AM

Wil, I'm so happy for you! Congrats on the role. What a great feeling to get paid for something you enjoy. Almost didn't recognize you in the pic. Can't wait to see the episode!

BTW, your blog is awesome. I've been kinda hooked since I read about it on MacCentral re: your MacWorld appearance. You seem like a cool down to earth guy, don't change.

Posted by: scubachic [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 12:25 PM

Congratulations, Mr Wheaton, on your CSI spot. And thanks for reminding us that a childhood fame doesn't have to result always in adulthood idiocy, larceny or tragedt.

And continued good luck and patience with Sketch.

Posted by: Thomas Strickland [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 12:46 PM

Tragedt?!? Damn you, small keyboard and your associative key placement. Damn you.

Posted by: Thomas Strickland [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 12:47 PM

This is amazing for you! I liked you on TNG and now its great that you are on another fabulous show. Please let us know when the episode will be aired.

Posted by: lucy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:01 PM

Yeah, if you're not used to getting your hair pulled and messed with like that, it fucking HURTS. I recently got into dreads and extensions, and I was a huge pussy throughout the whole ordeal.

And have you ever thought about sporting a goatee or something? I think it'd look sexy on ya ;)

(Assuming you even READ comments down this far, ahem.)

Posted by: smirkingpunk [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:02 PM

Walter looks like he needs a shower... ;)

Man, if I didn't owe Uncle Sam and need to buy a car, I'd be getting TiVo to make sure I get to see it when it's on...

Posted by: Thumper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:08 PM

Reading this entry makes me want to get back onstage. Way to go, Wil!

BTW, you shouldn't have mentioned Northridge. Because when I watch the show I'm going to spend too much time trying to figure out the neighborhood. I used to live and work in Northridge many moons ago and went to high school nearby.

I'll keep an eye for your performance, though. ;)

Posted by: Carol [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:22 PM

That's all cool and froody Wil. I can't wait to see it. I love that you're going to guest on one of the best shows out there.

Posted by: karenk [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 03:36 PM

The further we go
And older we grow
The more we know ...
The less we show ...

Be sure and steal as many props as you possibly can from the set man. You could make a mint selling those on e-bay. ;)

Posted by: liana [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 04:48 PM

Hi Wil,

Congratulations on CSI!! The picture you posted as "Walter" is scary! I'm really excited for you. I can't wait to see it. Do you know when it will be aired?

Lefty

Posted by: lefty [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 06:27 PM

What fun!!! Sounds like you're having a great time. I'm so happy to hear that. =)

Posted by: Laura [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 06:50 PM

Can't wait to see you on CSI! Let us know the air date and I'll make sure I turn it on in the lobby of the hotel where I work. :)

Posted by: Kendra Scattergood [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 09:50 PM

ROTFL, Wil.

That photo of you as Walter. It reminds me of the way Tom Hanks looked after spending a few years on that island in Castaway.

Wilson! Wilson!

Sounds like a great experience. Looking forward to viewing it!

Posted by: LynnZee [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 10:23 PM

Congratulations on the CSI gig ! I love that show and it sounds like you are having a wonderful time being on it. I can't wait to catch the episode.

Posted by: DonnaGrayson [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 11, 2005 10:47 PM

I had a similar(though much smaller scale) Moment of Clarity(tm) today when I found out that through a couple simple twist's of fate, one of my poems is going to be read by a Dutch poet in his poetry group. Moments like that erase so many hours of "Why The Hell Am I Doing This"(tm), and provide some shielding from future self doubt as well.

And BTW, who told you shouting at people you can't see isn't real work, young man ;)

Posted by: CIO [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 12:59 AM

Wow, what great news! I'll be sure to watch that CSI. I hope sketch gets better soon. I dunno if it's been posted before, but has Sketch been switched to a diet cat food? Once he gets back to eating normally, a lower fat high fiber food might help his heart out. I suggest it, because I inherited a fat cat (who was my 'big guy) and put him on the sensible choice diet food- it's actually a good natural food and since the weight's come off he's been lots more healthy and active. It's been easier for him to jump up on stuff too. Just a thought. He wasn't an overeater or anything either, some cats and cat breeds just have slower metabolisms.

Posted by: ambercat [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 01:01 AM

Like riding a bike, Wil.... like riding a bike.


Sweet pic, can't wait for the ep.

Posted by: Sinkuu [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 04:38 AM

you wrote "this is why I wanted to be an actor, I can't believe how lucky I am"
Congratulations , I m glad that you still love to be an actor, I can't wait to see you in the show

Posted by: Jules [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 07:02 AM

Walter looks so cool in a manic sort of way, and I'm glad you're really enjoying the role, I look forward to seeing that episode. How is the Fat Guy? As regards to him not eating properly I know how much that feels like, I've had 'flu for over a week and only just ate something solid for the first time in four days o.O not being able to eat is NOT fun. Give the furball a hug from us and our mogs. His similarity to Ziggy is uncanny. Actually he looks a lot like Cat did too... o.O

Posted by: Devil Girl [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 07:24 AM

Congratulations Wil! So happy for you! You totally deserve this job. I can't wait to see you on the show! I love CSI!

PS. Sketch is adorable and I am sending him Get Well kitty vibes from me and my Maine Coon (Spree) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Posted by: Luci [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 08:23 AM

This so cool! Good for you. This will be enough to get me to actually watch some TV!

Posted by: jcklsgk [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 09:32 AM

Who knows Wil.. Maybe they will like your performances so well they can create another character for you to play on a more regular basis..

That would be Cool!!!!!!..

Cheers,

Keith (Xgaming) Dick

Posted by: Keith Xgaming [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:27 AM

Wil,

Congratulations on CSI! Let us know when the episode's gonna air, and I'll definately be sure to tape it for viewing! Can't wait to see it!

You more than deserve this man.....and I have a feeling you will be hearing more on offers in the future!

Good Luck!

Posted by: Will Blackmon [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 02:44 PM

Well done, Wil! I'm so pleased for you.
Have fun!

Posted by: crystal [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 04:24 PM

Hello there. Love your site. The CSI episode will be a good one, I am sure. I don't know if you do any of these things, but I was sent a music meme and had to invite 3 other people to do it. I just randomly picked 3 people I thought might do it and you are one of them. If you want to check it out, go to my site and read the post from Feb. 12th. Thanks so much! And keep on having fun the we all should!

Posted by: Party Pascha [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 08:05 PM

Yup! That sounds SO familiar, Wil. When I was working production, and we had a great crew, it was almost like magic, and, dare I say, FUN! Unfortunately, the vast majority were just the opposite. That's why I moved to the corporate side of the industry.

Hope this is the start of even bigger things!

Posted by: Scott T [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:28 PM

Yup! That sounds SO familiar, Wil. When I was working production, and we had a great crew, it was almost like magic, and, dare I say, FUN! Unfortunately, the vast majority were just the opposite. That's why I moved to the corporate side of the industry.

Hope this is the start of even bigger things!

Posted by: Scott T [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:28 PM

Yup! That sounds SO familiar, Wil. When I was working production, and we had a great crew, it was almost like magic, and, dare I say, FUN! Unfortunately, the vast majority were just the opposite. That's why I moved to the corporate side of the industry.

Hope this is the start of even bigger things!

Posted by: Scott T [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:29 PM

Yup! That sounds SO familiar, Wil. When I was working production, and we had a great crew, it was almost like magic, and, dare I say, FUN! Unfortunately, the vast majority were just the opposite. That's why I moved to the corporate side of the industry.

Hope this is the start of even bigger things!

Posted by: Scott T [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:29 PM

Ooooops!

Posted by: Scott T [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:30 PM

Wow, sounds like you had a blast! (Except for the glue ball wig rubber band thing... egads.) Ugh... I am so JEALOUS! ;o) I love CSI.. Can't wait to see your episode. Walter sounds like a great character to get to play. I'd love to do a character like that someday. :o)

Posted by: LolaGabanna [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 12, 2005 11:48 PM

Great to hear you're enjoying working on the show. Can you call it working? I mean like that old saying "Get a job you enjoy and you'll never have to work a day in your life."

I watched the SAG awards last night, it was cool to see CSI get best ensemble. That must be a real boost for the cast and crew, to have your work validated by the people best placed to judge.

Best wishes to the big guy. Hope he has many more nights sleeping on your chest and is feelling a lot better real soon.

Posted by: stephenbooth_uk [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 05:13 AM

Well, congrats on that one Wil ! I will have to wait for a year or two before it will be broadcast here in Holland :(
Anyway, enjoy doing what you are doing. But please dont give up the writing okay ?

Oh, and lots of cat mojo comming from old Holland....3-2-1....mmmmmmmmooooooojooooooooo !!

Posted by: leon [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 07:14 AM

Oh, I am SO excited to see how you play this character! You have to let us know when it will air - I'm assuming it will be towards the end of this season?

Much mojo to Sketch, you, and your family!

Posted by: MiladyGreenEyes [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 07:34 AM

Good for you, Wil, both for landing a plum and for struggling through a very American paradox. On one hand, we're free to talk about our failures, our unluckiness, or things we're not good at. On the other, people look at us like we're irretrievably dim/arrogant/obnoxious if we revel in lovely things that happen to us, express pride in accomplishment, or confidence in our abilities. It's a challenge.

Definitely soak, wallow, swim, and surf in the joy of an excellent life event. Don't worry about what it means for the future, just bask. Your inner journey has been profound and you deserve to have some unadulterated joy.

-Dot

Posted by: Polka Dot [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 08:17 AM

I'm going through a really hard time in life right now and it's nice to see someone I used to watch on tv get ahead in life. It's really weird because in the past couple of weeks since I've discovered your website I've been reminded of things that I went through. Sorry about Sketch. Hope he pulls through. I had to put my own cat down two years ago. And after having her being a constant companion for 20 years I was devastated.

Your comments about being a dad are great but they also hit a nerve with me. Being a dad myself is pretty tricky these days as my relationship with my 16 year old is pretty messy these days. Anyway. This site always cheers me up. Thanks. Most appreciated.

Posted by: justintime181 [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 10:41 AM

WoW! It's amazing to me to see one of my fav actors guest starring on one of fav shows. I know you'll be great. Please don't forget to post which episode you'll be in and if possible the air date.



BTW, I am a HUGE TNG fan. I liked Wesley. I was shocked to read on your FAQ page that people didn't like the character. That's insane.



We also share the same fav episode. INNER LIGHT was nothing less than epic!

Posted by: LadyBug [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 11:18 AM

Excellent pic of Walter. I had to look twice to be sure it was you! The hair is awesome... Does that make the glue balls feel any more worth it? :)

Congrats again on the CSI gig. It sounds so cool for you, and I gotta believe that if nothing else this job will result in a more widespread conception of you being the well rounded artist that you are. Right dude? ;)

I'm keeping tabs on SketchKitty as well... all good mojo being sent to Wheaton household... direct from Seattle.

Posted by: jenga [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 02:07 PM

Now you can swap painful wig stories with your old buddy, Sean Astin. :-) Imagine if you had to have your wig tied on for 2 YEARS!

I love it when nice happens to nice. I've been pulling for you since I started reading in 2001, and it is wonderful to see you get into fun work, on a show so well written and well received.

Sure hope your kitty feels better. I lost my doggin this past summer and it was heartbreaking... take comfort in that your lil pot pie knows that you're doing everything you can.

Posted by: cosmiquemuffin [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 03:08 PM

Hi Wil!

I really hope that your Fat Guy pulls through soon. I had a very difficult time last year. I lost 2 cats (that I had for about 6 years but they were already 8 when I got them) and a dog (that I had for about 11 years). Yesterday my two year old puppy got very sick and I will probably have to take him to the vet tomorrow. I would like to say that I know how you feel because I understand the bond that grows between a person and their pets and I too, began to think about life and all the "I don't know"s that lay beyond and all the people that I love... I want you to know that my friends and I are sending Sketch as much good mojo as we could muster.

With that said, I'm really thrilled to read that you got such an interesting part on such a great show. You're a very talented actor and many people stand behind me on that comment. You really do deserve this.

Posted by: Darcy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 08:57 PM

Awesome. I love getting paid to play.

Though that's usually just what I tell myself after posting a tiny win at a casino.

Good job again with getting the CSI gig.

Posted by: StudioGlyphic [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 13, 2005 11:09 PM

Wig Schmig! I had to SHAVE MY HAIRLINE and wear a hairpiece for THREE MONTHS in Canyon Country in the heat of Summer on "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead"!

That's all fine and dandy that Sean had to endure 18 months of hair torture, but then again he was in "The Biggest Movie Ever Made" and it was Orlando he complained about the most, not his hair.

Congratulations on your score with C.S.I. Since it is my favorite show on T.V., I will be sure to catch you on it. I hope Billy Peterson was nice to you, for he was the coolest guy I ever worked with. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Mine, mine, mine.

Much love to you and your family. I hope Sketch feels better.

Peace,

Coogan

Posted by: Keith Coogan [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2005 01:12 PM

Yay! That is so kewl! Congrats on the new gig! It will be great to see your mug on the boob tube again. I stopped watching CSI a little while back (too many Tivo programs to watch), but I'll definitely tune in to see you! Keep us posted on the actual air date. Meanwhile, my thoughts are with you with Sketch. We have 3 cats and 2 dogs, and I absolutely dread the day when something happens to any of them. They are like family, for sure. Have a good day...Walter (evil laugh!).

Posted by: Randy Cunningham [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2005 02:47 PM

Congrats on the CSI appearance! It will be a very cool episode with you in it. Do you suppose that there will be a possibility for another episode with Walter? I've always liked your work. Keep it up, and stay real.

Posted by: Kassi Gilbert [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2005 03:05 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction.



The "Wil Wheaton" CSI episode will become the most downloaded episode in the show's history.

Posted by: wynand [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2005 07:09 PM

Congrats on the role! Can't wait to catch the show, I'm not a fan, but I'll definately watch it. Hope your cats doing better as well.

Posted by: wallflowergirl [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 14, 2005 10:41 PM

whoah, you look like a total freak!! That's so awesome! Cannot wait to see it on television. Now I have a reason to watch the show :)

Posted by: Alluveal [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2005 10:20 AM

Wow its a good thing you spent those years riding the rails as a hobo.. must have been great research for this part.

*evil giggles*

*ducks and runs*

Posted by: NephraTari [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2005 01:23 PM

Heya Wil,
please update. Im shaking with antici...
pation!

Btw, you look pretty crazed as Walter. I cannot wait to see this!

Posted by: Chrispy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2005 03:29 PM

Ok, you just updated... ignore me

Posted by: Chrispy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 15, 2005 03:33 PM

Hi. I've never responded to your blog before, but I just read both JUST A GEEK and DANCING BAREFOOT. They both really made an impression on me, and I wanted to let you know.

I've had a crush on Wesley Crusher from the first time I saw him on the screen--I remember distinctly the first time STNG aired because it was the first time I was allowed to stay up past nine o'clock. I felt such a camaraderie with Wesley; he was *smart* damnit and capable and he had responsiblity and power and the cool kids didn't beat him unto pulp every five minutes.

Now, as a sort of grownup and a mom, I have a crush on Wil Wheaton. (don't worry; it's an innocuous one) I think that some people might've responded to your books with pity; "poor Wil Wheaton can't get a job." But I don't pity you. I admire you. You love your wife; you love your kids; you're a damn good actor; you're also an amazing writer. You lived the dream that all us nerds always wanted, and now you get to write about it and the new directions your life is taking.

I guess I just wanted to say thanks and good luck.
I have no idea if you will respond to this or not, but I don't know how to check it if you do. I just got this password so I could tell you how much I enjoyed your book. *g*

Posted by: lunabee34 [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2005 10:50 PM
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