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Willie Aames


Known throughout the world for his role as Tommy Bradford on long-running hit series “Eight Is Enough” and as best pal Buddy Lembeck on “Charles in Charge,” Hallmark Channel viewers recently got to see Aames starring in “Dater’s Handbook” and “Harvest Moon,” following his 5-year hiatus from acting. During that time, Aames was cruise director for Oceania, circling the globe and visiting more than 125 countries in the process.

Aames began his career as a child actor, appearing in episodes of popular series such as “The Odd Couple,” “Cannon,” “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” “The Waltons” and “Adam-12,” among others. At just 12 years old, he was cast as a series regular in “Wait Till Your Father Gets Home,” followed by series regular roles in “We’ll Get By,” “Swiss Family Robinson” and “Family.” In his twenties, Aames starred in the CBS series “Dungeons & Dragons,” and in hit TV movies “Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion” and “An Eight Is Enough Wedding.” He created, executive produced, wrote, directed and starred in the platinum-selling Christian direct-to-video series “Bibleman.”

Aames starred in the feature films Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Cut and Run, Killing Machine, Scavenger Hunt, Paradise and Zapped!, as well as video releases F.L.U.I.D., The
Public Life of Sissy Pike: New Girl In Town and The Missy Files.

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