Most recently: Oliver has been teaching photography classes in Los Angeles, and some of his photographic works have been put in galleries and exhibitions. He is respected for his knowledge of 19th century photography techniques and has written a book called "A History of the Woodburytype: The First Sucessful Photochemical Printing Process of Walter Bentley Woodury" (2007).

He was also involved in the wet plate photography for the movie Cold Mountain (2003), and is one of the 10 featured emerging photographers in the 2007 Silverstein Photography Annual (SPA). He has also worked with the Huntington Library to produce a short film "In the Usual Manner," where he demonstrates the wet plate photographic technique and provides audio commentary on the process and his experience.

Recent photos of Barret Oliver are available all over the internet with a basic image search. We don't post them here out of respect for his anonymity.


Welcome to the new and improved BOA. Thanks for coming. This site is in blog format, so feel free to add your comments to any page you like. You can consider this the home page. New features will include a video section for Barret Oliver videos on Youtube, easier access to the galleries, no more site overloads and down times, and easier/faster movement around the site. Please lend your comments, and enjoy your stay!

The old site is now gone, with the closing of Geocities. It had a good run.

December 2002 - October 2009


Barret Oliver --once famed child star, now successful photographer and teacher of photography-- appeared in many television and film roles though out the 80's. His talent and charm have been kept alive by his fans.

Welcome to the Barret Oliver Archive. This website is an unofficial internet resource archive of some Barret Oliver articles, pictures, and personal information, and information about his current career, set up for the appreciation and remembrance of a great child star.


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Scott A. Brewer said...

Watched "Gramma" - The Twilight Zone series from 1986 for the first time on Chiller network and remembered I've seen this actor before in another movie, The Never Ending Story. Wow how time flies.

Anonymous said...

Some additional footage of Mr Oliver, and an explanation of his artistic approach, can be viewed on the Huntington Library's Youtube channel:


amanda robinson said...

hi BARRET when i watched the movie daryl i loved it it made me laugh and cry though. i also bought the movie as well i though you wear crafty with the cash machine though it was funny i did laugh so funny that the machine talked back. i could watch it over and over again i loved it that much i also found funny when you stuck chewing gum on the screen to block their signal of where you were.i didn't no you could fly a jet though loved your baseball skills they were awesome i also have another movie you were in the Neverending story that was also a brillianrt movie as well i also Cryed in that one to.i haven"t seen any more movies that you were in but if i like any of the others i will buy them i would like to read your book if i could find it so good luck to you career signing of now until next time.

Vahagn Hovhannisyan said...

Yesterday I decided to watch "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills". I am entirely shocked! How could the film-maker bring our boy to such a disgusting peace of garbage? I think they just abused his teenage mentality. It was just outrageous to me. I fully understand Barret. He just did what he always does in his best movies - he ran away. I myself would do the same. He is the best kid one could ever imagine. I think the fine art did not lose him - he is a great fine-photographer-artist-teacher-writer. I wish Barret not to regret about the past and create fine pieces.