David Oliver

Actor
Young stage, film and TV actor who played Sam Gardner, the twentysomething son of Richard Kiley, in the Emmy Award-winning NBC miniseries "A Year in the Life" (1986) and the subsequent TV series (1987-88). Previously ... Read more »
Born: 01/30/1962 in California, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Rumpole and the Miscarriage of Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Velvet Gown 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Edward II 1992 (Movie)

Thug (Actor)

Project: Shadowchaser 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hot Shots! 1991 (Movie)

Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Protect and Surf 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Show 1989 (Movie)

Vinnie (Actor)

Defense Play 1988 (Movie)

Scott Denton (Actor)

A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of the Creeps 1986 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

The Boys From Syracuse 1939 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Year in the Life (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle in the Wilderness (TV Show)

Actor
Visual Effects & Animation (13)

Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

Firestarter 1984 (Movie)

(Titles)

Footloose 1984 (Movie)

(Titles)

Splash 1984 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

Rocky III 1982 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

The Toy 1982 (Movie)

(Titles)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

9 to 5 1980 (Movie)

(Titles)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 (Movie)

title design (Titles)

The Nude Bomb 1979 (Movie)

title design (Titles)
Camera, Film, & Tape (3)

Are You Being Watched? 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Camera

Gianni Versace: The E! True Hollywood Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Camera

Mahatma Gandhi: Pilgrim of Peace 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Camera Operator
Producer (2)

Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off 1990 - 1991, 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Cave Girl 1985 (Movie)

(Producer)
Executive (1)

102 Dalmatians 2000 (Movie)

muscle & skin supervisor(The Secret Lab/visual effects provider) (Supervisor)
Writer (1)

Cave Girl 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Cave Girl 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Other (2)

Felony 1995 (Movie)

insurance (Production Insurance)

Love and Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell (TV Show)

Production Assistant

Biography

Young stage, film and TV actor who played Sam Gardner, the twentysomething son of Richard Kiley, in the Emmy Award-winning NBC miniseries "A Year in the Life" (1986) and the subsequent TV series (1987-88). Previously Oliver had been a regular on the soap "Another World". After the end of "A Year in the Life" he did TV guest spots and a busted pilot ("Protect and Surf" 1989) and appeared in several TV movies and miniseries ("If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium" 1987, "Miracle in the Wilderness" 1991). Oliver's film career included a starring role in "Defense Play" (1988) and small roles in Derek Jarman's "Edward the II" and Jim Abrahams' "Hot Shots" (both 1991). He also appeared on the San Diego stage. Oliver's final stage work was in "Elegies: An AIDS Anthology".

Relationships

Terry Houlihan

Companion
survived him

Gordon Ingle

Step-Father
survived him

Kathleen Ingle

Step-Sister
born in 1965

Michael Ingle

Step-Brother
born in 1977

William Oliver

Father
survived him

Pat Oliver

Mother
survived him

Jeffrey Oliver

Brother
born in August 1965

Laura Oliver

Sister
born in 1970

Milestones

1988

First feature starring role in the thriller, "Defense Play"

1987

Appeared as a regular in the NBC series, "A Year in the Life"

1986

Featured in the NBC miniseries, "A Year in the Life"

Appeared two years in the NBC soap, "Another World"

Bonus Trivia

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Oliver was a founding member of Young Artists Ltd., a civil rights activist group.

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