VH1 will examine how someone as rich and famous as Willie Aames was during the '80s and '90s could end up in living in abject poverty only a few years later in this one-hour special profiling the calamitous financial situation of a celebrity. "Broke and Famous: Willie Aames" airs Thursday, November 5 at 10pm.*
As a young star on two of the most popular shows on television, Willie Aames had both wealth and fame, and lived the good life -- he is now faced with the prospect of losing his house, his possessions, and his family, after making a series of bad financial choices and living beyond his means. With no acting roles in sight, Willie is in dire straits with no plan to pull himself out of his situation. Enter Sarano Kelley, a tough, no-nonsense financial guru and life coach who will be tasked with giving Willie the wake-up call he needs and helping him to reshape his financial future...before it's too late.
Willie Aames charmed audiences in the role of Tommy Bradford on the series Eight Is Enough. He followed that role by starring as side-kick Buddy Lembeck opposite Scott Baio on the smash hit series Charles in Charge. Recently, Aames also appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 2 and Celebrity Fit Club 6: Boot Camp.
Sarano Kelley is the author of the book, "The Game - Win Your Life in 90 Days." A self-made man, he entered Vassar College at 16 years old and was earning $400K in commission as a stockbroker on Wall Street by the time he was 23. As a motivational speaker and life coach, Sarano has trained more than 250,000 people.
"Broke and Famous: Willie Aames" is co-produced by Tom Forman for RelativityREAL, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah for Flavor Unit, and Jim Ackerman, Christian McLaughlin, and Jeff Olde for VH1.