Walt Willey 411
BIRTHDATE: January 26
BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, Illinois
MARITAL STATUS: To Marie since July, 1994
CHILDREN: Son Chance, born 5/95, and daughter Merit, born 11/25/98
Walt Willey landed his first contract with AMC as Jackson in 1987 after deciding at the age of 30 to pursue his dream of a show business career. He now splits his time between New York, where the show tapes, and New Mexico, where he and his wife own and operate a bed-and-breakfast called Crystal Mesa Farm. In addition to his frequent stand-up comedy appearances across the country, the actor is an accomplished cartoonist whose work has appeared in Soap Opera Weekly, among other publications. A practicing Buddhist, Willey founded the WilleyWorld Endowment Fund, which gifts children's charities and services. His official Web site is www.willeyworld.com.