skip navigation
David Oliver

David Oliver

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

The Boris Karloff Collection... Arguably the best actor ever to frighten audiences, Boris Karloff will make your... more info $29.98was $29.98 Buy Now

Short Circuit DVD This family-friendly sci-fi feature about an adorable robot who becomes... more info $5.99was $9.97 Buy Now

The Devil's Party DVD The bonds of young friendship have never been tested like this. As kids growing... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Short Circuit: Special Edition... "Short Circuit (Special Edition)" (1986) stars Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Short Circuit Blu-ray MORE > $14.98 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now blu-ray



Also Known As: David A Oliver, Dave Oliver Died: November 12, 1992
Born: January 31, 1962 Cause of Death: complications arising from AIDS
Birth Place: California, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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".

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".

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
  Cave Girl (1985) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Edward II (1991) Thug
3.
 Miracle In The Wilderness (1991) Lieutenant Reid
4.
 Hot Shots! (1991) Sleepy Weasel Squadron Member
5.
 House Iii (1989) Vinnie
6.
 Defense Play (1988) Scott Denton
7.
8.
 Night Of The Creeps (1986) Steve
9.
 Rio Rita (1942) Golfer
10.
 Mississippi Gambler (1942) Croupier
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Appeared two years in the NBC soap, "Another World"
1986:
Featured in the NBC miniseries, "A Year in the Life"
1987:
Appeared as a regular in the NBC series, "A Year in the Life"
1988:
First feature starring role in the thriller, "Defense Play"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Notes

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

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Terry Houlihan. Survived him.

Family close complete family listing

father:
William Oliver. Survived him.
mother:
Pat Oliver. Survived him.
step-father:
Gordon Ingle. Survived him.
brother:
Jeffrey L Oliver. Born in August 1965.
sister:
Laura J Oliver. Born in 1970.
step-sister:
Kathleen Ingle. Actor. Born in 1965.
step-brother:
Michael Ingle. Born in 1977.
VIEW COMPLETE FAMILY LISTING

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute