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Where Are They Now - Friday, April 7, 2017

Hello fans,

I caught 'The NeverEnding Story' the other night and began to wonder, "Whatever happened to Barret Oliver?" He played Bastian in the movie. Good movie, by-the-way.

Now that the movie is 30 years old, great gravy, let's find out what Barret Oliver has been doing.

Take care,

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See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Shelley Hack: Played Tiffany Welles on the TV series "Charlie's Angels"

Karen Grassle: Played Caroline Ingalls on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie"

Ursula Andress: She was the original "Bond girl" in the James Bond movie "Dr. No"

(Answer at the bottom)

Barret Oliver

Learn more about Barret Oliver on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: 24 August 1973, Los Angeles, California, USA

BIRTH NAME: Barrett Spencer Oliver


CLAIM TO FAME: He has appeared several memorable films of '80s, some of the most well-known being Cocoon, D.A.R.Y.L., and The NeverEnding Story.

FAMILY LIFE: No info found.

INFO: '80s child actor best known for his work on The NeverEnding Story (1984), Cocoon (1985) and Frankenweenie (1984).

Has done "voice-overs" in television programs such as "The Archers", "Riders of the Storm", and The Executioner's Song (1982) (TV).

Has appeared in television commercials for several institutions such as McDonald's, Goodyear Tires, Visa Card, Security Pacific Bank, Marineland, and Hertz.

TRIVIA: Attended Los Feliz (Apple) School, an Elementary School in Los Angeles.

Is the son of Kathy and Kent Oliver. He has an elder brother named Kyle Oliver.

His mother, Kathy, worked as his manager. His father, Kent, worked as an interior designer. Barret developed an interest in acting after his elder brother, Kyle, became involved in acting as a child.

He has written articles on photography and contributed to demonstrations and workshops.

He has authored the book "A History of the Woodburytype." Woodburytypes are made from a 19th century photo-mechanical process.

WHERE IS HE NOW: From what I gather Oliver teaches photography in Los Angeles, California. He has become a photograph historian after learning the 19th Century Wet-Plate process from artist Stephen Berkman and studying with master photographers Cole Weston and George Tice, Barret's print work has been part of numerous gallery and museum exhibitions.


1989 Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills...Willie Saravian

1988 Cocoon: The Return...David

1988 Hooperman (TV Series)...Anthony
- Me and Mr. Magoo (1988)

1987 The Secret Garden (TV Movie)...Dickon Sowerby

1986 Spot Marks the X (TV Movie)...Ken Miller

1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)...Georgie (segment "Gramma")
- Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading (1986) ... Georgie (segment "Gramma")

1985 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)..Hendrick Van Tassel
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1985)

1985 Cocoon...David

1985 D.A.R.Y.L....Daryl

1984 Frankenweenie (Short)...Victor Frankenstein

1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)...Matthew Powell
- Portraits (1984)

1984 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)...Arthur Nealy
- To Touch the Moon (1984)

1984 Invitation to Hell (TV Movie)...Robbie Winslow

1984 The NeverEnding Story...Bastian

1984 Lottery! (TV Series)
- San Diego: Bingo! (1984)

1983 Uncommon Valor...Kid #2

1983 Love, Sidney (TV Series)
- Surprise Party (1983)

1982 The Circle Family (TV Movie)...Q.P.

1982 Kiss Me Goodbye...Little Boy

1982 Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again...Child in Supermarket

1982 Knight Rider (TV Series)...Buddy
- Knight of the Phoenix: Part 2 (1982)
- Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 (1982)

1981 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)...Jimmy the Kid
- Veteran (1981)

To see Then & Now pictures of Barret Oliver, visit: Celebrity Nooz


--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Shelley Hack - ALIVE
Born: 07/06/1952

Karen Grassle - ALIVE
Born: 02/25/1942

Ursula Andress - ALIVE
Born: 03/19/1936



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