I Never Said Goodbye
I Never Said Goodbye is the ninth studio album by American rock vocalist Sammy Hagar, released in June 23, 1987 by Geffen Records. It is his only solo album released; the album was recorded in ten days as a contractual obligation to Geffen Records as a condition of his leaving the label to join Van Halen and their record label, Warner Bros. Records; the album was titled Sammy Hagar, included an untitled cover. The album was renamed I Never Said Goodbye, the name being chosen as part of an MTV promotional contest; some pressings retain not to be confused with the 1977 album Sammy Hagar. It features Eddie Van Halen on bass guitar, who said in an interview that he played a brief part on guitar uncredited; the songs "Give to Live" and "Eagles Fly" were performed live by Van Halen together with Hagar. "Give to Live" topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1987, a first for Hagar as a solo artist. The former song was included on the album Live: Right Here, Right Now, the latter on the optional bonus disk as well as on the "Jump" single.
"Boys' Night Out" was performed live on the American TV show Late Night with David Letterman. "Returning Home" was intended to be a sequel to "Silver Lights" from Hagar's first album Nine on a Ten Scale. Whereas "Silver Lights" was a story about aliens taking humans from Earth, "Returning Home" tells the story of the humans' return trip. Hagar said that it could apply to a tale that his future self might tell a child at that time. "Standin' at the Same Old Crossroads" was released in an extended version on the "Give to Live" single. "Privacy" was inspired by several run-ins that Hagar had with the California Highway Patrol while driving in his car with black-tinted windows. While a court challenge would always rule in Hagar's favor, the law could not prevent the police from pulling him over and giving him tickets. "Eagles Fly" was demoed with three other songs as a follow up to Hagar's VOA album before joining Van Halen. When they had finished recording 5150 and "Dreams" had not yet been written, 5150's producer, Mick Jones, suggested that the band needed another song.
Hagar presented "Eagles Fly" to the band acoustically, rejected as being too folksy. The band joined Hagar performing the song live on their 1995 Balance tour; the song's lyrics deal with the level of consciousness after birth, where humans are aware of all, all that was. All songs except "Back into You" by Hagar and Jesse Harms. Side one "When the Hammer Falls" – 4:09 "Hands and Knees" – 4:52 "Give to Live" – 4:23 "Boys' Night Out" – 3:19 "Returning Home" – 6:17Side two "Standin' at the Same Old Crossroads" – 1:46 "Privacy" – 5:23 "Back into You" – 5:15 "Eagles Fly" – 5:00 "What They Gonna Say Now" – 5:09 Sammy Hagar – lead vocals, guitars Eddie Van Halen – bass, backing vocals, guitar on "Eagles Fly" Jesse Harms – keyboards, backing vocals David Lauser – drums, backing vocalsAdditional musicians Albhy Galuten – additional keyboards and percussion Omar Hakim – drum overdubs on tracks "Hands and Knees" & "Back into You"Production David Thoener – engineer, co-producer Rob Beaton, Cary Butler, Robert DelaGarza, Marc DeSisto, Mark McKenna, Toby Wright – assistant engineers Greg Fulginiti – mastering at Artisan Sound Recorders "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" b/w "Standin' at the Same Old Crossroads" – US "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" b/w "Standin' at the Same Old Crossroads" – UK "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" – US "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" – US "Give to Live" – US "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" – Canada "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" – Germany "Give to Live" b/w "When the Hammer Falls" – Japan "Eagles Fly" b/w "Hands and Knees" – US "Eagles Fly" b/w "Hands and Knees" – Japan "Eagles Fly" b/w "Eagles Fly" edit – US "Eagles Fly" b/w "Eagles Fly" – US Geffen Records: GHS 24144 Geffen Records: GEFD-24144 Geffen Records: 924 144-1 Geffen Records: 924 144-2 Geffen Records: XGHS 24144 Geffen Records: P-13530 Album liner notes and lyrics at Sammy Hagar's official web site
Boys' Night Out (film)
Boys' Night Out is a 1962 American romantic comedy film starring Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall, featuring Janet Blair, Patti Page, Jessie Royce Landis, Oscar Homolka, Howard Duff and Howard Morris. The picture was directed by Michael Gordon and was written by Ira Wallach based on a story by Arne Sultan and Marvin Worth; the film is about three men who are looking to meet needs that are not being satisfied in their marriages. Their bachelor friend arranges for a "kept woman", in reality a sociology student studying contemporary American men. Three married men, George and Howie, divorcé Fred are friends who commute to work from Greenwich, Connecticut, to New York City on the same train. Seeing Fred's philandering boss, Mr. Bingham, with his mistress sets the men to fantasizing about sharing the expense of an apartment in the city as a love nest; as a gag, they give Fred the task of finding an unrealistically inexpensive apartment and a blonde "companion" to go with it. Fred rents a luxurious suite from Peter Bowers, desperate to find a tenant because the previous occupant was a publicized murder victim.
By chance, Cathy, a knockout of a blonde answers the advertisement for the apartment. Fred explains that the place has been taken, but that he is looking for a beautiful young "housekeeper" for his friends. To his surprise, she accepts the job; the boys are delighted. Unbeknownst to the men, Cathy is a sociology graduate student writing her thesis on the "adolescent fantasies of the adult suburban male." Her skeptical advisor, Dr. Prokosch, objects, "Can you look like'yes' and act like'no?'... This a nice girl hasn't learned." Cathy responds, "No? This is what a nice girl has learned best." When they start calling on her individually in the evenings, she encourages them to talk, all the while secretly recording their conversations. Cathy deftly avoids being seduced by the married men, although each lets the others think he has slept with her, she supplies what each one wants: Howie is starved for more substantial food than his dieting wife will provide. Fred, however, is a different story: he is attracted to Cathy and, disgusted by his friends' fabricated stories, refuses to use his night.
In the end the wives become suspicious, on the advice of Fred's mother, hire private invinvestigator Ernest Bohannon to find out what is going on. Based on his report, they confront their husbands. All three married men confess that nothing happened, Cathy reveals that she is just doing research. After getting over the shock and Cathy become a couple, the boys' night out is no more. Financed by Novak's Kimco production company & Filmways Pictures – and, it turned out, its first and last production – Boys' Night Out was intended to resurrect Novak's career, which had hit a snag at the age of 29 with the death of Columbia Pictures' production head Harry Cohn, but it was not a financial or critical success. According to MGM records it incurred a loss of $262,000. Although Novak's career was not resurrected, it did propel James Garner's forward. Boys' Night Out was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on December 22nd, 2010 via its Warner Archive DVD-on-demand service as a Region 1 DVD. Boys' Night Out on IMDb Boys' Night Out at the TCM Movie Database Boys' Night Out at AllMovie James Garner Interview on the Charlie Rose Show James Garner interview at Archive of American Television
Boys Night Out (album)
Boys Night Out is the eponymous third full-length album from Canadian emo/post-hardcore band Boys Night Out. It was released on their third and final release on Ferret Records. "Get Your Head Straight" - 2:49 "Swift and Unforgiving" - 3:42 "The Push and Pull" - 3:43 "Up With Me" - 3:52 "The Heirs of Error" - 2:52 "Let Me Be Your Swear Word" - 3:40 "Hey, Thanks" - 3:39 "Fall for the Drinker" - 3:45 "Apartment 4" - 3:51 "Reason Ain't Our Long Suit" - 3:44 "It Won't Be Long" - 5:35 "Hints of Acquiescence" Up With Me Connor Lovat-Fraser – lead vocals, lyrics Jeff Tarbender Davis – guitars, vocals Andy Lewis – guitars Dave Costa – bass Ben Arseneau – drums, percussion Official Band Website Ferret Records
Samuel Roy Hagar known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, songwriter and entrepreneur. Hagar came to prominence in the 1970s with the hard rock band Montrose, he launched a successful solo career, scoring an enduring hit in 1984 with "I Can't Drive 55". He enjoyed commercial success when he replaced David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen in 1985, but left in 1996, he returned to the band for a two-year reunion from 2003 to 2005. On March 12, 2007, Hagar was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen, his musical style consists of hard rock and heavy metal. A businessman, Hagar founded the Cabo Wabo Tequila brand and restaurant chain, as well as Sammy's Beach Bar Rum, his current musical projects include being the lead singer of The Circle. Named after his maternal grandfather, Samuel Roy Hagar was born in Salinas, United States, on October 13, 1947, but his family soon moved to Fontana, where his father worked at the Kaiser Steel Mill. Sammy Hagar graduated from Fontana High School.
As a teenager, Hagar became interested in the burgeoning Southern California music scene. He fronted the Fabulous Castilles, when he was 14 years old; as part of a duo known as Samson & Hagar, backed by the Peppermint Trolley Company, he released a 7" single on Ranwood Records with the tracks, "Reach Out to Find Me" and "Read My Thoughts."That same year, Hagar joined the Johnny Fortune Band as a vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Hagar was a member of a string of other pre-Montrose bands including Big Bang, Dustcloud, Cotton and Manhole, he next became a member of the Justice Brothers, along with guitarist Bob Anglin, keyboardist Al Shane, bassist Jeff Nicholson, drummer David Lauser. The Justice Brothers were the house band at a bar called "The Nightclub" in San Bernardino, before they relocated to San Francisco. Hagar's first major success came with the group Montrose, on their debut and second albums, which included the first song Hagar wrote, "Bad Motor Scooter". After conflicts during a European tour with the band's founder, Ronnie Montrose, Hagar quit the group.
Bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi played in Hagar's backing band. After Montrose' second album Paper Money, Hagar began his solo career. In the mid-1970s, Hagar began a solo touring career with increasing success, he enjoyed moderate success on Capitol Records under the tutelage of A&R man Carter, with such albums as Nine on a Ten Scale and hits such as "Red", which would build his persona and style, leading to his nickname as "The Red Rocker". However, Hagar felt that Carter did not play to his strengths as "a heavy-metal guy" and instead tried to generate Top 40 hits with little success. Hagar was scheduled to open for Boston in San Bernardino, during their 1979 world tour. Prior to the show, Hagar was replaced on the bill by the up-and-coming Los Angeles club band The Knack. Hagar split with Carter for his 1979 Street Machine album, but after it and 1980's Danger Zone failed to break out, Hagar felt that Capitol was not supporting him sufficiently. Hagar left Capitol for the newly formed Geffen Records and made some personnel changes, including enlisting long-time friend and former Justice Brothers bandmate David Lauser as his drummer.
His first Geffen release, Standing Hampton, was his biggest-selling album to date and went platinum on the strength of songs such as "There's Only One Way to Rock". The follow-up, Three Lock Box, generated his first pop Top 40 hit single and his highest-charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100, "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy", which peaked at #13 in early 1983. Hagar continued to enjoy commercial success in the 1980s, with his best-known song, "I Can't Drive 55", from his 1984 album VOA, reaching #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. By this time, Hagar had become a headlining act in many parts of the United States and Europe. In 1987, Hagar had his first #1 hit on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks with "Give to Live" from I Never Said Goodbye, released after he had joined Van Halen. In 1983 and 1984, Hagar and Neal Schon formed the supergroup HSAS along with former Foghat bassist Kenny Aaronson and former Santana drummer Michael Shrieve. HSAS released an album, Through the Fire; the tracks which appeared on the album were recorded live, but crowd noise was removed during the mixing process to create the feel of a studio album.
As intended from its start, HSAS was a short-lived project. One song in particular, a cover of "A Whiter Shade of Pale", received some airplay, peaking at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, while "Top of the Rock" became an under-the-radar airplay favorite in markets such as Seattle, Washington. In 1985, after parting ways with vocalist David Lee Roth, the remaining members of the band Van Halen contacted many potential replacements. In July, given Eddie Van Halen's appreciation of Montrose and at his car mechanic's suggestion, the band auditioned and hired Hagar to fill the opening. With Hagar at the front, Van Halen produced four multi-platinum, #1 Billboard charting albums: 5150, OU812, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Balance, as well as many chart hits, including nine #1 Mainstream Rock hits. During Hagar's stint as Van Halen's vocalist, the band was informally referred to by fans as "Van Hagar" as a way to distinguish the band from the previous David Lee Roth era. Internal disputes led to Hagar's departure from the band in June 1996.
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Benson (TV series)
Benson is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 13, 1979 to April 19, 1986. The series was a spin-off of Soap in which the character Benson, portrayed by Robert Guillaume, first appeared as the wise-cracking yet level-headed African-American butler for the dysfunctional Tate family. However, Benson eschewed the soap opera format of its parent series for a more conventional sitcom structure, the lead character moved from his service position to a role as lieutenant governor; the series was created by Susan Harris, produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions. In 1985, Guillaume won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the series; the main character was Benson DuBois, hired to be the head of household affairs for scatterbrained and widowed Governor Eugene X. Gatling and his daughter Katie. Governor Gatling was a cousin of sisters Jessica Mary Campbell from Soap. Although the state of which Gatling was governor remained unidentified throughout the series, Soap was situated in Connecticut, the seal of the state of New York is visible when Benson wins the lieutenant governorship.
The series revolved around Benson's housekeeping dilemmas, his squabbles with German cook Gretchen Wilhemina Kraus and his interactions with John Taylor, who assisted Governor Gatling as chief of staff. After the first season, Taylor's job was filled by the pompous Clayton Endicott III. In spite of their adversarial relationship and Kraus became good friends. Benson had good friendships with the governor's secretary, Marcy Hill and her successor, Denise. Marcy left after her second-season wedding. Jerry Seinfeld played a small role as Frankie, a delivery boy and unsuccessful comedian, for three episodes in 1980. Denise and Pete Downey, the governor's press secretary and married, having a child in the show's fifth season. However, both were written out, with the reason given that Denise secured a job with NASA. Benson worked his way up the ladder during the series, going from head of household affairs to state budget director, was elevated to the position of lieutenant governor. During the final episodes of the 1985–86 season, Benson ran for governor against Gatling.
Kraus proved to be Benson's strongest supporter, he made her his personal assistant and campaign manager. The term-limited Governor Gatling ran for reelection as an independent candidate, with Benson securing the party nomination, setting the stage for the two to go head-to-head in the general election. At the end of the series' final episode and Gatling, who had strained relations due to the race, made peace with each other and watched the tight election returns together on television; as the broadcaster began to announce that a winner was at last being projected, the episode ended on a freeze frame of Benson and Gatling, leaving the series with an unresolved cliffhanger. Coincidentally, Guillaume's previous series, the one from which Benson spun off, was canceled with unresolved cliffhangers, though Guillaume had moved on to Benson by that point. In 2007, Benson showrunner Bob Fraser said that the season ended on a cliffhanger at the request of the network; the show was canceled. Fraser indicated that, had the show continued, Gatling would have won the election and Benson would have become a United States senator.
According to Gary Brown, who directed the finale and 20 other episodes of Benson, three outcomes were filmed, with Benson winning, Gatling winning, a tie. The intent was to decide over summer break. Brown stated that, regardless of the outcome, the long-term intent for the next season was for Benson to become the governor. Robert Guillaume as Benson DuBois, the main character, hired as head of household affairs for Governor Gatling and his daughter Katie. Quick-witted and quick-thinking, Benson has helped the governor on several issues, bailing him out of tight political and public situations. James Noble as Eugene X. Gatling, the widowed and scatterbrained governor. Gatling had a penchant for telling off-the-wall stories. Missy Gold as Katie Gatling, the governor's pre-teen daughter. Inga Swenson as Gretchen Kraus, the governor's chef. A fiercely proud German immigrant, she is at odds with Benson and trades insults with him. A running gag in the series was whenever she would walk out of the room, Under his breath, Benson would cast one last barb toward Kraus, to which she shouted from off-stage, "I He-e-e-ear You-u-u-u!".
Despite their rivalry and Kraus become close friends. She became Benson's strongest supporter when he ran for governor against Gatling. Lewis J. Stadlen as John Taylor, Governor Gatling's chief of staff. Caroline McWilliams as the governor's personal secretary. Unlucky in love, Marcy married toward the end of season 2. Didi Conn as Denise Stevens, Marcy's replacement Ethan Phillips as Pete Downey, Gatling's press secretary. René Auberjonois as Clayton Endicott III. Clayton is s
Boys Night Out (band)
Boys Night Out is a Canadian emo/post-hardcore band from Burlington, Canada. The band formed in 2001 when lead vocalist Connor Lovat-Fraser and current guitarist Jeff Davis started collaborating on songs; the work led to the four-song You Are My Canvas demo, an EP influenced by fellow Burlington hardcore act Grade. Following the release of this demo, the band signed to One Day Savior Records and subsequently released the Broken Bones & Bloody Kisses EP. Interest in the band was immediate, a short while they signed to New Jersey-based Ferret Records, their debut full-length album, 2003's Make Yourself Sick, was a shock to some fans. It was much lighter and pop-punk-oriented, but with the same heavy screaming and guitars found on earlier releases; the band toured in support of the record with acts such as My Chemical Romance, Catch 22, Saves the Day, a stint on the Warped Tour circuit. Boys Night Out was featured in the Nintendo Fusion Tour with Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, The Starting Line, Panic! at the Disco.
The band's next effort, 2005's Trainwreck, is a somewhat more subdued, experimental concept album based on a man's loss of sanity. Trainwreck opens with a doctor dictating his notes into a tape recorder; the album chronicles the arrest, trial and subsequent release of a man who, in a waking dream, murders his wife and cuts both his hands off with a machine at his work so that he can not kill again. Kara Dupuy's vocals act; the band released their third album, Boys Night Out, on June 26, 2007. The first single from the album is "Up with Me". Boys Night Out played their first show in two years at the Opera House in Toronto using the original five members, on 24 October 2009; the band Make Yourself Sick in their entirety. Connor posted the following regarding the band's status on the Boys Night Out Facebook group: "No breakup. No lost members. No getting dropped. We're just taking it easy for a while. Once we finished our contract with Ferret we opted to leave the label. We've been touring non-stop for the past few years and we're all feeling the wear and tear of constant life on the road.
We started this band as a means of escape from everyday life...this is a return to that frame of mind. Easy like Sunday morning. It's pretty refreshing to just sit back and write songs without pressure from all sides telling you that there HAS to be a new record on day x. Before we release another full-length we're going to take our time to make sure that it's as wickedly radical and gnarly as it can be. So, yeah...that's the gist of it. You won't be seeing us playing a whole lot of shows in the coming months - and we won't be playing extended tours - but we're still alive and kickin'." In 2009, Lovat-Fraser and Davis joined producer Scott Komer to form a band called Hard Calibers. The main purpose of the band was to record a version of ESRT Page 14 by Justin Veatch of the Ivoryton Piano Factory; the song is featured on a compilation album of music by Veatch, who died in 2008 at the age of 17. Connor has been working with local acts such as the punk band'The Eff Holes', Electro-Pop group'Crazy Diamond' featuring Regan and Matt Davis.
The band's song "I Got Punched in the Nose for Sticking My Face in Other Peoples Business" was used on the last episode of an anime titled Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad. As of early 2013 the band has still yet to make an official announcement on its split, but lead singer Lovat-fraser had this to say about the band's future, "I'm sorry to say it, but I can't see BNO getting back together for any shows, it seems that everyone is getting back together for reunion shows these days, but sadly, I don't think BNO will be counted among them." In March 2013 Boys Night Out's Twitter account posted the following in regards to a new album: "Just finished recording the new full-length. Sounds like shit.". Two days the band followed up by revealing their previous statement wasn't a reality, but provided fans with some closure on the band's end, they tweeted the following: "There is no new album, but if we recorded one right now it would sound like shit.". The former band's Twitter page description states they are no longer a band though they still used the account from time to time.
On January 12, 2015, the band's Twitter account changed its heading to "2015. Stuff is a-brewin'." Connor's Twitter confirms that the band is working on new material. On October 10, 2015, the band's Official Instagram posted an image of Bassist Dave Costa and Drummer Ben Arseneau in the studio with the caption "Day one with @derekbrightest at @fox_sounds - new album on the way!" On January 21, 2016, the band released a press release announcing the release of a new album, "Black Dogs", in Spring of 2016. In early 2006, Kara Dupuy left Boys Night Out; as seen on the live show footage of Dude, You Need to Stop Dancing, she had become engaged and chose to pursue a new life off the road. In March, 2006, Andy Lewis, left The Fullblast, to join Boys Night Out on guitar. In late 2006, Brian Southall left the band to join The Receiving End of Sirens, he was replaced with the original drummer. Connor Lovat-Fraser – lead vocals, guitar Jeff Tarbender Davis – lead guitar, programming, backing vocals Dave Costa – bass Ben Arseneau – drums Kara Dupuy – keyboards Andy Lewis – guitars, backing vocals Rob Pasalic – guitar, vocals Shawn Butchart – guitar Brian Southall – drums Chris Danner – drums Adam Kingsbury – drums Make Yourself Sick Trainwreck Boys Night Out You Are My Canvas Broken Bones and Bloody Kisses (Additionally
Richard William Wheaton III is an American actor and writer. He portrayed Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me, Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers and Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber. Wheaton has appeared in recurring roles as Aqualad in Teen Titans, Cosmic Boy on the Legion of Super Heroes and Mike Morningstar/Darkstar in the Ben 10 universe, he has regularly appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and in the roles of Fawkes on The Guild, Colin Mason on Leverage and Dr. Isaac Parrish on Eureka. Wheaton is the host and co-creator of the YouTube board game show TableTop. Wheaton was born July 29, 1972, in Burbank, California, to Debra "Debbie" Nordean, an actress, Richard William Wheaton, Jr. a medical specialist. He has a brother, a sister, Amy. Both appeared uncredited in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "When the Bough Breaks". Amy appeared alongside Wil in the 1987 film The Curse.
Wheaton made his acting debut in the television film A Long Way Home, his first cinema role was as Martin Brisby in the animated film The Secret of NIMH, the movie adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's book Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, he had a minor role in The Last Starfighter as Louis's friend. He first gained widespread attention for playing Gordie Lachance in Stand by Me, the film adaptation of Stephen King's novella The Body, published in 1982's Different Seasons, he played Wesley Crusher for the first four seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, from 1987 to 1991. This became a recurring role in the series. A vocal group of Trekkies disliked his Star Trek character and, by extension, Wheaton himself. Wheaton commented about his critics in an interview for WebTalk Radio: Later, I determined that the people who were really cruel – like the Usenet weenies – are a statistically insignificant number of people, and I know, just over the years from people who've e-mailed me at my website and people who I've talked to since I started going to Star Trek conventions again in the last five years, that there are so many more people who enjoyed everything about the show, including my performance, including the character.
Wheaton's notoriety among Star Trek fandom is covered in a number of web comics. For example, ArcaneTimes offers a sympathetic position. Wheaton played Joey Trotta in the action film Toy Soldiers. After leaving Star Trek, he moved to Topeka, Kansas, to work for NewTek, where he helped to develop the Video Toaster 4000 doing product testing and quality control and used his public profile to serve as a technology evangelist for the product. Wheaton said this was a period of growth in his life, living away from Los Angeles helped him deal with anger problems. Afterward, he returned to Los Angeles, attended acting school for five years, re-entered the acting world. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Wheaton appeared in several independent films, including the award-winning The Good Things, in which he portrays a frustrated Kansas tollbooth worker. For his performance in Jane White Is Sick & Twisted he received the Best Actor award at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Wheaton has worked as a voice actor in animation, video games and audiobooks, beginning with the role of Martin Brisby in The Secret of NIMH at age 10.
His most noteworthy credits include the roles of Aqualad in the cartoons Teen Titans and Teen Titans Go!, the voice of radio journalist Richard Burns in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Kyle in the Nickelodeon cartoon, Kyle + Rosemary as well as himself and various other characters on both Family Guy and Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. Wheaton featured as the second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, on Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Dr. Peter Meechum in Generator Rex, Mike Morningstar / Darkstar in Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien & Ben 10: Omniverse. Wheaton took upon the anime roles of Yakumo in Kurokami: The Animation, Menma in Naruto, Hans in Slayers Evolution-R, Aaron Terzieff in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, he appeared as himself in a skit on nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot's 2008 album Final Boss attempting to be a rapper, whose rhymes only involved shellfish. Wheaton collaborated with Frontalot on "Your Friend Wil", a track from the 2010 album Zero Day on the subject of what Wheaton calls "Wheaton's law": "don't be a dick".
Wheaton and Frontalot have both appeared at the Penny Arcade Expo. Wheaton has narrated a number of bestselling audiobooks in the science-fiction and fantasy category, including Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, "Armada" by Cline, Redshirts by John Scalzi, "Fuzzy Nation" by Scalzi, books 6–10 of the Chronicles of Amber series by Roger Zelazny. Wheaton was a contestant on a 2001 episode of The Weakest Link featuring Star Trek actors attempting to win money for charity, he has made guest appearances on the November 23, 2007 episode of the TV series Numb3rs, the October 22, 2008 episode of the series Criminal Minds, appeared in Internet presentations, including a cameo in a comedy sketch for LoadingReadyRun, the May 30, 2008 episode of the Internet series Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show. From 2009-2011, Wheaton