The identity of Tom Willett’s wife is one of the details about the life of the actor, Youtuber, record producer, and singer-songwriter that makes many curious. As it is, he has managed to focus attention on his career making it likely that he is married.
Tom’s fame can be traced to a career he launched at a young age and gradually rose to the top to become a successful entertainer. Through his exploits, Willett has made himself a recognizable actor when it comes to non-talking roles like in Dear John. Apart from this, Tom embraced technology as a YouTube star, unlike many people of his generation. Through this, he garners thousands of views for his uploads. Though he is acclaimed for career milestones, he has also been arrested for crimes against nature which dates back to the 70s.
Who is Tom Willett’s Wife?
Willett has not divulged the identity of his wife. Since there is no evidence of his ever being married or in any serious relationship, we may not be wrong to assume that he has never been married either.
Considering how some celebrities choose to keep details about their love life private, it would not be surprising if he has been in relationships in the past. This is based on past issues he had that were considered crimes against nature.
Admittedly, this is a description of sexual practices like masturbation, sodomy, and bestiality which are legally punishable by law. Though details about the case are quite sketchy, he ended up with three life sentences from a Nevada court. However, the sentences were suspended and he was placed on probation. Since then, he notably stayed away from controversy instead choosing to focus on his career.
Willett’s Other Relationships
Apart from celebrity marital relationships, some have enjoyed support from other family members or colleagues. In his case, Willett may have not enjoyed a cordial relationship with members of his family as he is said to have left home at the age of 17 and moved to Los Angeles. To support himself, he worked both day and night; in the daytime, he worked in a furniture warehouse and as a country music record producer at night.
During this time, he also honed his skills as a piano player using the alter ego of Herman Schmerdley. Notably, he released Mona Lisa, a song that is described as a rockabilly tune. The song gave him access to radio shows as well as performances at Shows like The Gong Show.
Also, while building his career, he was meeting new people like Roy Clark, who would eventually become his close working partner.
Other Fascinating Facts About Tom Willett
1. His Age and Early Life
The American actor and record producer was born Thomas Willett sometime in 1938 in Chenault, Kentucky. Based on this, we are sure that he is 86 years old. His birth was shortly before World War II.
Regarding his educational pursuit, it is generally believed that he did not further his education after he left home.
2. The Kentucky-born Started Recording Music Years Before his Acting Career Began
Back in the day, Willett kept a night job as a record producer to support himself. With time, he started Freeway Records. Through the production company, he is said to have released songs for Greg Penny.
During that period, he produced country music singles till their demand became low. Moving on, Willett is said to have cofounded Tomark Records with Mark Thornton. From what we gathered, the company was not very popular as they were doing it for passion rather than profit.
3. Tom’s Roles are Mostly Nontalking
As mentioned earlier, Tom’s acting career has seen him appear in roles where he says absolutely nothing. For instance, in the acclaimed NBC sitcom, Dear John, Willett appeared as a member of the One-to-One Club, a support group for the divorced, he is only seen at the back of the room making gestures but not uttering any words.
While many actors say lines that last in the hearts of many, Willett chose nonspeaking parts because he learned he was not a very good actor. However, he got around it by doing things others were not doing-in his case saying nothing on screen.
Apparently, this paid off well as he claims to have appeared in over 100 movies and TV shows.
4. He was One of the Earliest Entertainers to Start Using YouTube
For a man who was born in the 30’s, Tom has shown a passion for embracing technology, especially social media. It is a known fact that he started using the video-sharing app as far back as 2006, just a year after it was launched. Yet it was six years later that his uploads started gaining attention especially when he did a 10-minute tutorial on How To Eat a Watermelon. He has since made videos on different topics including lifestyle, reviews and
On his Featureman channel on YouTube, Tom makes updates about various topics ranging from lifestyle, reviews on trends, to investment advice. Followers of his channel describe it as simply making the mundane seem awfully natural.
So far, he has garnered thousands of followers on the platform and is now considered one of the oldest YouTubers alongside people like the Japanese gamer, Hamako Mori(94), and Lill Droniak(93).
5. Tom Willett’s Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of over a million dollars. Though he has not verified this amount, his career of over 60 years. Aside from acting, singing, and record production, he rakes in money through his YouTube channel. Considering that YouTubers earn between $1 to $29 per 1,000 views, Willett may have made some cash considering that he gets views running into thousands.
Looking at his lifestyle, he prefers to live simply. According to an LA Times 1990 article, the entertainer was said to live on food coupons while driving a 1969 blue Rambler. More on how he spends his money, his X profile indicates that he owns two houses in Tennessee and Hollywood respectfully.